Many consider Apple's 1984 Super Bowl ad, directed by Ridley Scott, one of the best Super Bowl ads ever. YouTube hide caption

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Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.

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Advertisers used to guard their commercials until they aired on TV. Now, advertisers harness the power of Internet virality and release ads before the big game. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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