Super Bowl LVII is in the books, and though many Philadelphia Eagles fans are likely still in denial about the outcome of the game, Kansas City Chiefs followers are probably still mid-celebration. Plenty of fans of neither team must have tuned in as well, because data suggests that 36.7 million households across the United States watched the big game this year.
Many viewers who weren’t interested in watching either team likely tuned in for the commercials. Companies save their best (or most confounding) spots of the year for the Super Bowl, where they’re likely to get the most attention from viewers in one sitting. The 2023 edition was no different, and featured several spots that referenced popular TV shows and movies.
If the T-Mobile spot with John Travolta threw you into a nostalgic frame of mind for “Grease,” or if Tony Romo’s antics put you in the mood to watch the dancing gopher from “Caddyshack,” fear not! We’ve got a list of where you can watch content referenced in the Super Bowl today!
This ad featured Travolta performing an updated version of “Summer Nights” from “Grease” alongside “Scrubs stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison, who once again demonstrated their superior bromance to the world.
The e-commerce company Rakuten reunited “Clueless” stars Alicia Silverstone and Elisa Donavan, extending their feud to incorporate the best methods for online shopping.
October 20, 1995
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school’s pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was — and falls for him.
One of the premier beer distributors in the country hit the links for its Super Bowl commercial, in a spoof of the timeless golf classic “Caddyshack.” The spot features sports stars like Serena Williams, actors like Brian Cox, and even the antics of a certain former Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
July 25, 1980
At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist Judge Smails, and then the caddy golf tournament which Smails sponsors.
If you’re looking for a potato chip-alternative as your new go-to snack, look no further than Pop Corners. These popped-corn snacks were apparently cooked up in a lab by Heisenberg himself, with a little help from Jesse. Even Tuco Salamanca approves of the chips in this send-up of “Breaking Bad.”
General Motors pulled out all the stops to advertise its new line of electric pickup trucks in this spot. Will Ferrell stars as just about everyone from Netflix’s most popular recent shows in the spot, including “Stranger Things,” “Bridgerton,” and “Squid Game.”
December 25, 2020
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
September 17, 2021
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games—with high stakes. But, a tempting prize awaits the victor.
July 15, 2016
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
This year’s Pepsi spot featured Ben Stiller spoofing a number of popular films. The commercial references several popular movies, including “The Revenant,” “The Martian” and, most explicitly, “Zoolander.”
September 30, 2015
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
December 25, 2015
In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
September 28, 2001
Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1’s three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year’s award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It’s a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories like Matilda can Derek make the world safe for male models everywhere.
On Wednesday (March 1), the Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings made a very surprising trade. The selling Canucks became buyers, acquiring Filip Hronek and a 2024 fourth-round pick from the Red Wings in exchange for a conditional 2023 first-round pick (from the New York Islanders) and a guaranteed 2023 second-round pick. Canucks Add Top-Four Defenseman; Trade Notable Draft PicksIf the Canucks are going to be competitive as soon as next season, they need to make their defensive group significantly better. Canucks Trade Grade: C+Red Wings Add Two Valuable Draft PicksAlthough the Red Wings were not believed to shopping Hronek, it is easy to see why they agreed to this trade with the Canucks. Red Wings Trade Grade: A-25 days ago The Hockey Writers
He noted getting that information will help him navigate the next few days leading up to Friday’s 3pm ET deadline. “If there’s something that makes sense, whether it’s forward, a (defenseman), we’ll look at it from multiple lenses as we always do,” MacFarland explained. The Avalanche do not have their second-round and third-round draft picks in this summer’s draft or the 2024 NHL Draft. “But if it makes sense, it makes sense. But again, if it makes sense then we will look to improve the team.”28 days ago The Fourth Period
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SA hopes to explore how Micron can help students in areas like internships, post-graduation jobs and training programs, Bruen said. Santos also hopes to use the relationship to benefit the broader Syracuse community outside of the university. Micron is looking to develop educational resources and infrastructure in the Syracuse area and throughout central New York to train a new semiconductor manufacturing workforce. Santos pointed to the program and partnerships like it as a valuable professional opportunity for SU students. Santos said Simmons appeared to be passionate about making the central New York community self-sustaining.28 days ago The Daily Orange
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Messi Wins FIFA’s Best Men’s Player Award AgainArgentina's Lionel Messi receives the Best FIFA Men's player award during the ceremony of the Best FIFA Football Awards in Paris, France, on Feb. 27, 2023. (Michel Euler/AP Photo)PARIS—World Cup champion Lionel Messi edged Kylian Mbappé again, this time to take FIFA’s best men’s player award on Monday. The best women’s player was Spain’s Alexia Putellas for a second straight year. The 35-year-old Messi also beat Mbappé—who was seeking his first best player award from FIFA—to the Golden Ball trophy awarded by FIFA for the World Cup’s best player. Messi broke a record he shared with Ronaldo by making the men’s world best XI for the 16th time.28 days ago The Epoch Times