The 7 Best Super Bowl Commercials

From a young Darth Vader to Justin Bieber making fun of himself, these were the most well-done ads of 2011's big game

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl is the only television event in which you don't take a bathroom break during the commercials. And Sunday night's Super Bowl XLV was no exception. Though some ads didn't live up to the hype (we're looking at you, Coke commercial with animated dragons), others are providing us with plenty to talk about.

Here are the best ads from the big game...

Volkswagen: Sure, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was good, but VW's mini Darth Vader (who revealed himself on Today) was the real star of the Super Bowl. As a Vader-clad kid tries, to no avail, to use "the Force" throughout his home (on an exercise bike, a washing machine and his dog!), the boy's father helps him believe in the power of Star Wars by starting up his VW Passat by remote while his son stands in front of it.


Chrysler (featuring Eminem):
This love letter to Detroit was both gritty and beautiful. While a gospel choir-assisted version of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" plays in the background, a voiceover asks the question: "What does a town that's been to hell and back know about the finer things in life?" And the superstar rapper has the answer. "This is the Motor City. And this is what we do."


NFL:
This blast-from-the-past ad celebrated the NFL in the best way possible: by showing characters from our favorite shows, like The Brady Bunch, Happy Days and Full House, loving football. And in case you were wondering -- yes, it used CGI. There's no way The Fonz had a flat screen!


Best Buy:
Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Bieber are a weird duo, we get that. But Ozzy asking, "What's a Bieber?" and the teen star admitting he looks like a girl? Priceless.


Bridgestone:
How can you not love adorable, fuzzy animals who save people's lives?

 
Motorola:
In one of the most simplistic -- yet disarmingly sweet -- commercials of the night,  Motorola's ad for their new iPad-esque tablet just might have made the Apple folks get nervous... even if the people in the commercial resemble the extras in the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show.


Skechers
: While it probably didn't take the most brain power to create this ad, Kim Kardashian sure made audiences take notice. Plus, for the celeb-obsessed, it was interesting to see Kim flaunt her body after so recently protesting her nude pics in W.


Which Super Bowl ad was your favorite? Chime in below!

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