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Another year, and another year of Super Bowl commercials is in the books.

The New England Patriots came away with the Vince Lombardi trophy, securing a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in a thrilling fourth quarter. However, who were the big winners with the commercials this year?

Here are our top 5 commercials from the Super Bowl this year:

The Budweiser Lost Puppy Ad

You all have probably heard about or seen it before it aired yesterday during the Super Bowl, but this year’s Budweiser ad featured a cute puppy going to great lengths to be reunited with his buddy on the road– a Budweiser Clydesdale. The owner thinks his dog has run away, but the horses team up to help him get home.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsjRRMMg_Q[/youtube]

Clash of Clans: Liam Neeson

Taking a cue from his character in the popular “Taken” movie franchise, this ad features Neeson looking at his phone rattling off lines similar to those from the films– “I am coming for you with lots of barbarians and dragons.” The camera then pans to a coffee shop employee who calls out his name (pronouncing it LIE-um), as Neeson deadpans back, “It’s LEE-um.”

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuFebXDkI3k[/youtube]

Dodge: Turning 100 Ad

Light and fun with a good message, this commercial featured people who were all around 100 sharing their words of wisdom of living life to the fullest, such as “never forget who you are,” and “don’t bitch.” The commercial commemorates the 100th anniversary of Dodge, which was founded in 1914.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKlqMs19tU[/youtube]

Square Space: Dreaming with Jeff

This one was a bit weird, but great. Square Space, a website that helps you build your own site, has Jeff Bridges sitting on a chair chanting “Ommm” over the bed of a sleeping couple. At the end comes a promo with something called sleepingwithjeff.com, which is a REAL website that provides you with sleeping tapes of Bridges. You can view it HERE.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKIlfLReHyo[/youtube]

Doritos: Airplane Seat

Ahh everyone’s worst nightmare…getting stuck sitting next to someone in the middle seat. The man in the commercial goes to great lengths to prevent anyone from taking the middle seat, until he sees an attractive blonde coming down the aisle. He lures her by flashing a bag of Doritos, but gets more than he bargained for.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JqRXLQYF9o[/youtube]

-by: Jackie Hart