The Best Super Bowl Commercials of the '80s
The Super Bowl has always been known for having some of the best and craziest commercials. Blue chip companies across the globe spend millions for a 30 second ad during the most widely watched sporting event. You are sure to always get a laugh or a "what in the world?" moment with these ads that try to create something you won't soon forget. I've been known to take my bathroom breaks during the actual football game, just so I won't miss any of the outrageous commercials! The '80s brought us both good and bad Superbowl ads. First, let's rediscover some of the best ads and the stories behind them.
Coca-Cola "Hey Kid, Catch!" (1980)
Apple "1984" (1984)
Canned Foods Information Council "Brilliance" (1985)
During the 1985 Superbowl, the Canned Foods Information Council asked us the age old question of "What's for dinner?" in a whole new way. A sexy 3D robot was the centerpiece of the ad, with a female narrator explaining that canned food would still be used in the year 3000. The computer graphics used to create the robot were real breakthrough for a TV commercial. You can watch the behind the scenes documentary on Youtube about how Ketchum Advertising produced the commercial.
Diet Pepsi "Apt 10G" (1987)
Coca-Cola "Ninja" (1987) & "Train" (1988)
Also check out my worst Superbowl ads of the '80s. Trust me, you'll want to see these horribly bad commercials at least one more time. Leave a comment with some of your favorite '80s Superbowl ads!