On February 2, millions of people will watch Super Bowl XLVIII, as the Broncos face the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Some will watch to cheer their team to victory. We'll watch it for the commercials.
And, with a 30-second spot going for around $4 million, you can bet the commercials for beer and cars will be slick and celebrity laden. Expect to see Arnold Schwarzenegger shilling for Budweiser, Scarlett Johansson making bubbles for SodaStream, and Stephen Colbert tell America to "get crackin'" for Wonderful Pistachios.
In the midst of all this celebrity endorsement deals, the spots that prove to be the most consistently clever are the ones for Doritos. The kicker? They're made by amateur filmmakers and usually star someone's kid or dog.
That's right! The annual Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" contest is back for the eighth year in a row. This time with a twist -- the competition for two spots at the big game is open to entries from people in the 46 countries where the spicy chips are sold. Of course, the entries have been whittled down to the five most unique entries. And they're good. Really good. Even better that Ahhhrnold playing ping pong for beer or the cast of Full House reuniting to sell Oikos Greek yogurt.
Watch the commercials, then vote on the one you like best at Doritos.com until January 29. One "fan favorite" will get their spot aired on Super Bowl Sunday (with another spot chosen by the Dorito's marketing team). The creators of both ads will get the chance to work on the set of Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron -- and know that their kid (or dog... or ostrich) is a better actor than John Stamos.
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