So, we're in the new york times. Kinda. Sixteen of our old super bowl commercials are anyway - see The Super Ad bowl where the NYT has done a little graphing to see what type of ad was most common each year, while showing at least one ad from every year since 1984. Sixteen of the 23 years ads were supplied by us from the 35 year strong Super Bowl ad collection a.k.a the Claymore project, and if you click more inside you can go straight to the Quicktime versions here if you prefer that to their nifty flash graphic serving. Stuart Elliot's article Colts and Bears and Kevin Federline goes with the graph.
Naturally we have all the ads (and more, hehe) that the NYT used in their fun graph - here are the ones they picked as standout ads from each year. Two minor mistakes in the grey lady - the year 2000 Etrade ad does not contain a monkey but a chimp, which is an ape. The Tabasco spot is from 1997, not 1998. I nitpick, I know.
Apple, 1984 in - yeah - 1984
Michelin - Honey - 1985
Burger King - Herb the Nerd - 1986
Bud - Bud bowl (end) - 1989
Nissan Turbo Z - Dream - Outracing a jet.
Nike - Sportscasters - 1990
1992 - Nike - Hare Jordan
1995 - Budweiser Frogs croak their way into our hearts.
1996 - Budweiser frogs out in the cold.
1996 - Nike pee wee football
1997 - Nissan Pigeons
1997 - VISA - Bob Dole
1998 - Nike Fit - Skin
1997 - Tabasco Mosquito. (NYT actually has it under the wrong year.)
1998 - Fedex, we apologise
1999 - Monster "when I grow up"
1999 - Bud Light - Paper or plastic?
2000 - Computer.com
2000 - EDS herding cats
2000 - Etrade dancing chimp / Wasted 2 million
2000 - Pets.com - If you leave me now
2000 - Budweiser "Wassup" guy with girlfriend.
2001 - Yuppie wassup
E*trade - the chimp returns
EDS - Running with squirrels
2002 - Levi's legs
2002 - Monster - Mayor Rudy Giuliani
2002 - Yahoo Dolphin
2003 - Trident Squirrel
2003 - Visa - Yao Ming - Yo
2003 - Budweiser Zebra
2004 - Frito-lay grandparents fight
2004 - Bud sleigh date
2004 - Bud, good dog bad dog
2005 - Ameriquest Robbery
2005 - Ameriquest Cat
2005 - Godaddy wardrobe malfunction
2005 - Fedex ten things - Burt Reynolds dances with bears
2005 - Anheuser-Busch - Heroes Salute
2006 - Dove self esteem
2006 BQ Whoperettes
2006 - Ford escape - Kermit
2006 - Hummer H3 Monster
2006 - Mastercard MacGyver