2022 Super Bowl Commercials: a Look Back at 15 of Last Year’s Star-Studded Ads

Super Bowl fans know that the football game isn’t the only reason to tune in. In addition to the star-studded halftime performance and sports-themed snacks, there’s one other element that’s sometimes more entertaining than the match itself: the commercials.

In honor of Sunday’s big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, we're revisiting some of the best commercials that debuted last year. Join us as we walk down memory lane.

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1. Marvel's Run-in With Schitt's Creek

What would happen if Schitt’s Creek were to collide with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Cue this commercial (which stars Brie Larson, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara).

2. Ewan McGregor's Super Bowl Ad Debut

Thanks to Expedia, Ewan McGregor reminded viewers that life experiences are more meaningful than material things. And yes, this was the actor’s first Super Bowl ad.

3. Cutwaters' Ode to Lazy People

Cutwater Spirits’ first-ever Super Bowl commercial explored the wise-old saying: work smarter, not harder. Here’s to the lazy ones!

4. Anna Kendrick's Childhood Dream Come True

Anna Kendrick lived out every child’s dream by getting on a first-name basis with the one and only Barbie in this fun ad.

5. Lindsay Lohan's Comeback

If you’ve ever wondered, What’s gotten into Lindsay Lohan?, you’re in luck.

6. Scarlett Johansson's Soon-to-be Trashed Alexa

In this funny spot, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost encouraged their Amazon Alexa to read their minds. This prompted the virtual assistant to order breath mints when Johansson woke up and breathed on Jost.

7. Pringles' Relatable Tale

Warning: This ad may trigger anyone who’s ever experienced the heart-stopping moment of getting their hand stuck in a Pringles canister.

8. NFL Legends Give Back

With the help of Stella Artois, NFL legends Eli Manning, Dan Marino and Ryan Clark agreed to cover shifts for deserving restaurant and bar workers, so the employees could attend the Super Bowl.

9. Ty Burrell's Reality Check

Ty Burrell’s life motto was, “I’ll take it.” Well, until he realized that money must be earned.

10. Pete Davidson's Karma

Pete Davidson and his mom starred in this silly ad, where the SNL star got tackled by former NFL player Jerod Mayo. Don’t worry: It was for a good cause.

11. Hannah Waddingham's Evil Laugh

The Rakuten teaser simply featured 15 seconds of Hannah Waddingham’s evil laugh, but you ought to see the commercial in its entirety because it's glorious.

12. Paul Rudd & Seth Rogen's Reunion

Join Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen as they reminisce about their favorite memories over a bag of Lay’s.

13. Idris Elba's Pep Talk

Idris Elba enlisted help from Isaiah Mustafa and Jonathan Goldsmith to prepare for his new role as spokesperson for

14. Guy Fieri's Minions

Guy Fieri sent his minions to steal a pack of Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda and bring it back to—you guessed it—Flavortown.

15. Jim Carrey's Suit-up

Verizon teased “a new way to internet” with an ad starring Jim Carrey that’s bound to be legendary.

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