Super Bowl commercials: Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny, Budweiser, Old Spice and David Beckham half naked… all the best ads from over the years

WITH over 100million viewers in America, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest dates in the US calendar.

And where there's such a huge audience, there's an opportunity for advertisers that they will break the bank to take.

 Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is gearing up to host Super Bowl 53 on Sunday

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Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta is gearing up to host Super Bowl 53 on Sunday
 Budweiser's infamous 'Whassup?' advertising campaign shot to prominence during the Super Bowl in 2000

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Budweiser's infamous 'Whassup?' advertising campaign shot to prominence during the Super Bowl in 2000

A commercial during the Super Bowl doesn't come cheap and executives try their utmost to make them catchy, memorable and creative.

The first AFL-NFL Championship Game 51 years ago cost £32,000 for a 30-second advert.

In recent years, the price has risen to nearly £4million and this year's broadcasters CBS are expected to start at the same amount.

It usually means paying a lot more in production costs and A-list talent to make the most of their 30 seconds in the spotlight.

The Space Jam movie came four years after Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny initially teamed up in a Super Bowl advert.

 David Beckham stripped down to his pants for an H&M advert in 2014

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David Beckham stripped down to his pants for an H&M advert in 2014
 The movie Spacejam came from a Super Bowl advert with Nike and Bugs Bunny

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The movie Spacejam came from a Super Bowl advert with Nike and Bugs Bunny
 Kate Upton eating a Carls Jr burger in 2012 grabbed the eye

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Kate Upton eating a Carls Jr burger in 2012 grabbed the eye

Anyone remember the “Whassup?” advert while “watching the game, having a Bud”, that too started out as a Super Bowl commercial.

Here are some of the best from over the years…

Nike and Air Jordan with Bugs Bunny (1992 and 1993)

Hilarious Nike Super Bowl advert from 1992 featuring iconic cartoon Bugs Bunny

1993 Nike Super Bowl Advert featuring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny for a second year running

Budweiser 'Whassup?' (2000)

Budweiser's infamous Super Bowl commercial from 2000

Old Spice's steamy commercial (2010)

Classic 2010 Old Spice Super Bowl advert 'The man your man could smell like'

Budweiser's founder on his journey to America (2017)

Epic Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl commercial 'born the hard way'

Doritos, a flying pig and a jetpack (2015)

Brilliant Doritos advert for Super Bowl 2015 including a flying pig with a jetpack

Victoria's Secret Angels playing American football (2015)

Victoria's Secret Superbowl ad

Victoria's Secret Angels play American football

David Beckham for H&M (2014)

Becks strips down in Super Bowl ad tease

Kate Upton for Carl's Jr (2012)

Feast your eyes on Kate Upton

WITH over 100million viewers in America, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest dates in the US calendar.