Some of the most memorable commercials are first seen during the Super Bowl broadcast, creating a lot of hype and awareness about name brands and giving fans some water cooler fodder for the next day at work. But what about those commercials we never see? Here are five Super Bowl commercials that were banned because they were deemed too hot for TV. Wardrobe malfunction, anyone?
These commercials are banned because they are deemed too controversial for national television. The question is what becomes of those commercials? Are they archived in some big office and never
viewed again? Luckily, that’s not the case and that’s where the Internet is a lifesaver. We searched high and low and found our Top 5 most controversial Super Bowl commercials (Viewer
discretion is advised).
GoDaddy.com Super Bowl XXXIX
The grand dadddy of all banned commecials, this banned GoDaddy.com commercial played off of the legal proceedings of the Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” Super Bowl incident from
the previous year. Although the commercial was funny, it didn’t quite make the cut for national television. From that point forward, GoDaddy.com has
pushed the envelope to such a degree, that most commercials are refused for airtime by the network. In 2006, the company submitted 14 commercials, and they were all turn down. Every commercial
submitted seemed to be more provocative than the last, earning the sexy commercials to be identified as GoDaddy-Esque.
Snickers Super Bowl XLI
What would you do for a Snickers bar? Apparently a lot, judging from the scenes in this banned Snickers Super Bowl commercial. The smell of chocolate wafting in your face must be too much to
handle. At least that’s the case for this mechanic who starts chomping on his buddy’s Snickers bar while it is still in his mouth. The commercial became controversial when the two end
up in a kiss and immediately freak out and try to do something “manly” to redeem themselves. The Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation complained
that the commercial was “anti-homosexual,” leading the company to remove every aspect of the campaign.
Bud Light Super Bowl XLII
Budweiser commercials are some of the most memorable. This banned Budweiser Super Bowl commercial was deemed too controversial, although many don’t have any clue why it was banned from
the Super Bowl commercials line up. The commercial does have a lot of bodily function innuendos, but it’s not harmful. We bet that if this commercial was aired it definitely would have been
one of the funniest commercials of the decade!
Axe Super Bowl XLIII
We wonder what’s in those Axe products because it seems that it has a way of putting women into a spell. This banned Axe Super Bowl commercial was seen as offensive because of the
nudity. The women in the commercial seem so cool and collected while copying their “aerobics instructor.” Honestly who pays to take aerobic lessons by a naked guy covered in soap suds
that falls out of the ceiling? Well, maybe we would.
PETA Super Bowl XLIII
PETA has done it again! With racy scenes featuring sexy models in lingerie getting it on with various kinds of vegetables, this banned PETA Super Bowl commercial was deemed too hot
for TV. Wait, vegetables? Yes, vegetables! PETA made this commercial in support of people going vegetarian, claiming that “Vegetarians have better sex.” Apparently, NBC didn’t
think this commercial was suitable for television stating, “It depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards.” Um, have you seen the NFL cheerleaders?
These commercials have definitely proved to be clever. They walk the line between funny and offensive, and since there are countless kids gathered around the Super Bowl, too, we're glad the
networks are practicing some self-censorship. And to be honest, we're glad these ads live on in Internet infamy so we can catch them after the kiddos are in bed!