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Best and worst: Super Bowl 2014 ads

Best and worst: Super Bowl 2014 ads

SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS: Some were amazing, others were just weird. Photo: YouTube

Many advertisers have leaked their ads online ahead of the big game, or produced special “teasers” to drum up buzz for their expensive ads. Here are some of our favorites.

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This Turbo Tax had us at the sound of John C. Reilly’s voice, and the whole ad delivers. At least until it’s revealed to be a tax commercial.

Radioshack gets an upgrade after “the 80s” ransack the inventory.

John Stamos is back with another sensual yogurt commercial, but this one had a surprise ending. Have mercy.

Tim Tebow touts the benefits of not having a contract in this tongue-in-cheek ad for T-Mobile.

Latest Budweiser ad has gone to the dogs … and it’s adorable.

If you liked Beasts of the Southern Wild you’ll LOVE this Maserati ad starring Oscar-nominted Quvenzhane Wallis.

What do Anna Kendrick, New Castle Ale, and a lot of bleeped words have in common? Find out.

Laurence Fishburne brings back his character Morpheus for a Kia Matrix commercial.

Honda and Bruce Willis have an important “public service announcement” for us. Free awkward hugs for everyone!

SquareSpace urges you to be a part of a “better” web.

Can we go on a road trip with Terry Crews and the Muppets? Please, Toyota?

Scarlet Johansson’s “banned” SodaStream ad. This ad was actually played with an alternate closing line. We still think this one is funnier.

Jaguar explains why Hollywood movies always have British villains. We’re more concerned with why there hasn’t been an actual film starring Ben Kingsley, Mark Strong and Tom Hiddleston. We’re waiting, Hollywood.

Move over Eminem, Bob Dylan has something to say about Detroit and Chrysler.

Don’t freak out! This bear just wants a cup of Chobani yogurt.

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For more Super Bowl commercials and fan voting, visit the YouTube Ad Blitz.

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