So the Big Game happened and some of us cried, some of us cheered. But to be honest just about everyone loves Peyton Manning so we all had to be a little happy for his win.
And the commercials? Funny as always. While my personal favorite was Kia's "Walken Closet" commercial (seriously, if you missed it, check it out here) there were also tons of great dog commercials, as always. Here's a synopsis of all the dog-featured ad spots from this year.
Subaru's "Dog Tested" - It's downright adorable. These "dog tested" ads feature a golden retriever family doing what regular families do (there are a few in the series.) But this game ad spot was downright adorable, featuring a golden retriever mom checking the rearview mirror while her puppy, strapped into a carseat, slowly drifts off to sleep. She pulls the Subaru into her driveway anddd the puppy wakes up. Classic parenting problem.
Doritos Dogs - Now, I don't know about your dog but I know mine will eat just about anything, including Doritos. This ad featured three dogs eyeing the bags of Doritos inside a grocery store with a "No Dogs Allowed" sign. The dogs try again and again to get into the store and grab a bag, but they keep getting chased out by the owner. Finally they come up with the perfect tactic that plenty of cartoons pulled, the "wear a trench coat, stand on each other's shoulders and convince everyone you're a man" trick.
Heinz Wiener Stampede - So simple, but so great. Dachshunds run through a field inside hot dog buns. Get it? Yeah, that's pretty much it but it's amazing.
And bringing it in for the scariest kind of dog commercial?
Mountain Dew's Puppymonkeybaby - No. Just, no. I'm not really sure what Mountain Dew was trying to do here but it was the stuff nightmares are made of. Maybe you liked it. But if you did... just be aware that there is no such thing as a Pug-Monkey-Human mix...
Now we just have to wait another year to see what they cook up for the Big Game in 2017!