What's Your Super Bowl Commercial I.q.?

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Super Bowl Quizzes & Trivia

The Super Bowl has been a showcase for TV commercials since the early days of the contest - a funny TWA airline commercial features a couple arguing about their vacation plans in 1969. From cigarettes and shaving cream to websites and cars, the ads have become classics. Take our quiz on Super Bowl ads inside, and test your commercial I. Q.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This 1998 ad began with all the trappings of a new car commercial – sweeping vistas, a silk draped object, but what was this ultimately advertising?
  • 2. 
    “This is the worst commercial on the Super Bowl.” With these words, which dot.com (now busted) advertised itself in 2000?
    • A. 

      Lifeminders.com

    • B. 

      Hotjob.com

    • C. 

      Ourbeginning.com

    • D. 

      Computer.com

  • 3. 
    Which hot actress of 2000 helped Motorola introduce the concept of “emessaging” – in which one could send a text message to the beepers of several people at once?
  • 4. 
    An unusual referee – a zebra – watches a replay for an unusual game of football featuring Clydesdale horses.
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 5. 
    Frogs sing the praises of their beer.
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 6. 
    A naïve couple picks up an ax murderer because he’s carrying their favorite beer.
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 7. 
    Conan O’Brien agrees to do a commercial – but it only will be seen in Sweden.
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 8. 
    An enterprising beer drinker installs a revolving wall to hide his beer.
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 9. 
    He likes his date, but he likes her roommate better. What’s her response? “Date both of us.”
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 10. 
    A bridge is out, but a beer truck is on the other side. What will the townspeople do?
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 11. 
    Spuds Mackenzie
    • A. 

      Budweiser

    • B. 

      Bud Light

  • 12. 
    This 2003 commercial was a playful homage to a 2000 drama starring Tom Hanks. What is the movie?
  • 13. 
    Which celebrity played off his troubles with the IRS for H&R Block?
  • 14. 
    Which car company features a pint-size Darth Vader in an ad airing on tonight’s Super Bowl?
  • 15. 
    Supermodel Cindy Crawford sports a new look for this soda. (1992)
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 16. 
    Mr. Burns loses his money. (2010)
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 17. 
    “Grand Theft Auto” star takes a break from the mayhem of his video game world for a cool drink (2007)
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 18. 
    Britney Spears travels through commercial time – from the 1950s to the 2000s.
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 19. 
    You think Bob Dole is endorsing Viagra, but he isn’t. (2001)
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 20. 
    Mean Joe Greene gets a smile from a kid. (1979)
    • A. 

      Coke

    • B. 

      Pepsi

  • 21. 
    T was the first one-second commercial aired in 2010. For what product?
  • 22. 
    When did the etrade babies first make an appearance? 
  • 23. 
    BONUS: Who sued etrade for mocking her?
  • 24. 
    Hich elderly actor co-starred with Betty White in last year’s Snickers commercial?