Doritos best Super Bowl ad for first half

The Doritos ad with the boy slapping his mother’s date was the most memorable during the first half.  It was simple, witty, and effective.

While Anheuser-Busch had several good ads for Bud Light and the human bridge for Budweiser beer, I think the Doritos commercial had more stickiness and will stand the test of time.

I’d be curious to hear other thoughts. Do you disagree? Was there a better commercial?



5 thoughts on “Doritos best Super Bowl ad for first half

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  2. Andrea says:

    I most certainly disagree. The Dorito’s commercial was SOOOOOO offensive and racist.

    What is funny about domestic violence?
    Why were there African American actors?

    Have you ever asked yourself what exactly you found funny?
    Perhaps if you did you would find this was far from “funny.”

    We live in a sad society when people think a little boy slapping a man a needing to take the role of his mother’s protector is funny.

    For those who does nt think this was funny please register your complaint:
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    The White House also needs to get involved and work towards ending institutional racism.

    Their line is:


  3. Troy says:


    You are entitled to your opinion, but everything that involves physical contact is NOT domestic violence.

    In fact, the definition of “domestic violence” from the site is:


    Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.

    This commercial is a kid standing up for his mother’s honor and his DORITOS) and laying down some dating rules. The commercial would be just as cute (not necessarily funny) if the characters were white, Hispanic, Asian or an inter-racial couple.

    You also ask, “Why were there African-American actors?”

    I ask you, Would you feel different if the actors where another color?

    It’s high time that we as black Americans (and you as a woman) stop being to hyper-sensitive to every little thing.

    Racism and Domestic Violence are REAL problems… This commercial is neither… It’s just a commercial.

  4. Dave says:

    Yeah, I guess if there were white actors it would’ve been alrighty? LOL. This was my #2 fave behind the Leno/Oprah/Letterman one.

  5. Nancy Berger says:

    I was totally turned off by the Dorito ad and even though the actors were Black,it did not register with me, at the time as being racist.It was plain equal opportunity offensive, yet I do see your point. As a teacher in a public school, I am anti-anything with anyone which models violence, disrespect and inappropriate behavior. I can not say what color the actors in the V8 commercials have been, but found those to be disturbing as well.

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