Super Bowl Commercial Week: Leapfrog for a Beer with Bud, Weis, and Er


It’s Day 2 of Super Bowl Commercial Week and today we’re revisiting those famous, late night pond-hoppers, the Budweiser Frogs.

Way back in 1994, when the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers met up in Miami for Super Bowl XXIXX, Bud featured the CGI swamp creatures in an ad for their beer. As we now know, the campaign was an overwhelming success and the frogs became synonymous with the beer brand.

The controversy? Apparently, kids dig slimy stuff and the frogs were criticized for appealing to an audience that was not of legal drinking age.

But that was 18 years ago! If you’re old enough to remember watching the commercials the first time around, there’s a good chance that you’re at least 21. Which means you can grab a beer and ribbit along with the rest of the gang.