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New York and New England fans may have watched Super Bowl XLVI for the football, but many partygoers tuned in for the famously high-profile commercials. This year's slate of million-dollar ad spots offered the usual mix of adorable animals, celebrity appearances and talking babies -- but there were a few entertaining standouts.
Check out some of 2012's most memorable Super Bowl ads below!
Honda's Matthew Broderick's Day Off: Even though he's nearly 50, Broderick is still best known for his iconic Ferris Bueller's Day Off character. In Honda's ad for the 2012 CR-V, Broderick pretends to be himself calling in sick to get out of an acting gig -- just like his '80s alter ego got out of school. Watch as Broderick spends his day playing hooky.
Acura's Transactions: Jerry Seinfeld wants to be the first owner of the new Acura NSX, but when he finds out someone else has already bought it, he'll stop at nothing (from offering up his observational humor at a breakfast buffet to throwing in the Soup Nazi) to convince the guy to turn over the keys to the sports car. But at the last minute, Jay Leno swoops in and makes the guy an even more impressive offer.
Volkswagen's The Dog Strikes Back: What's a chubby canine to do when he's not fit enough to chase Volkwagen's all-new Beetle? In this clever spot, Fido commits to a routine of diet and exercise in order to run after his vehicle of choice. The funniest part is at the end, when the commercial turns into a send-up of the Star Wars cantina scene with a cameo by Lord Vader himself.
Audi's Vampire Party: One of the standout commercials from the Super Bowl's first quarter is this Twilight-fan friendly take on what happens when a handsome vampire arrives to his vampire party with his deadly new Audi. Bonus points if you recognize the commercial's appropriately titled song as Echo and the Bunnymen's "The Killing Moon."
Doritos' Man Best Friend: Doritos had two laugh-aloud commercials during the Super Bowl: one featuirng a baby and one starring a dog. Cat lovers beware; this one follows a man who's easily bribed by his dog (with Doritos, of course) into keeping quiet about the whereabouts of a missing cat.
Watch and vote for your favorite Superbowl commercials of 2012 at Hulu.