The Super Bowl commercials have been underwhelming the past few years . . . partially because a lot of them hit the Internet ahead of time. That, or the ad campaigns are “previewed” online, so we basically know what’s coming.
Still, there’s plenty of buzz for Super Bowl ads . . . so let’s spoil them again with a FULL RUNDOWN of everything we know so far:
1. Remember Isaiah Mustafa, the ripped Old Spice guy on a horse? Well, he’s returning in a new Super Bowl ad 10 years after the original . . . and this time he’s an “embarrassing dad” to his son, who’s played by “Straight Outta Compton” star Keith Powers. Two spots have hit the Internet . . . and in both, Mustafa is only wearing a towel around his waist.
2. There’s also an ad for Sabra Hummus, starring former “Real Housewives of New Jersey” enemies Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo. (Here’s a teaser.)
3. Lil Nas X is doing a Western-themed ad for Doritos . . . and his “Old Town Road” collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus is also onboard. (Here’s a preview.) Sam Elliott is also a part of the campaign. (Here’s that.)
4. Planters is apparently killing off Mr. Peanut. Their campaign has Mr. Peanut sacrificing himself to save the lives of Wesley Snipes and some guy from “Veep”. (Here’s video.)
5. There will be a Pepsi ad starring Missy Elliott and H.E.R.
9. There will be a Pop Tarts ad with Jonathan Van Ness from “Queer Eye”. (There’s a preview, here.)
10. Hyundai is doing a commercial with former “SNL” star Rachel Dratch and former baseball star David Ortiz, a.k.a. Big Papi. There’s a clip online where they’re working on a Boston accent. (Check it out, here.)
11. Mountain Dew is parodying “The Shining”. (Check it out, here.)
12. Pringles has tapped Rick and Morty! (Here’s a teaser.)
13. Budweiser is playing it SAFE this year . . . and no, it’s not another sappy ad about cute barnyard animals. Although, they might do that too. It’s a patriotic, feel-good commercial about “Typical Americans.”
14. Kia has a feel-good ad, as well. (Here’s a teaser.)
15. Winona Ryder stars in a Squarespace commercial about returning to her birthplace of Winona, Minnesota.
(Here’s video. She also shows off her weird way of pronouncing laundromat.)
18. Bill Nye the Science Guy is doing an ad for SodaStream. (Here’s a teaser.)