Ranking the Super Bowl’s Top 5 Animal Ads: From the Cuddly and Cute to the Downright Strange

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No Super Bowl would be complete without a few furry friends filling the screen, and this year's Big Game was no different.

The use of adorable baby animals has always been a tactic for marketers to get viewers at home swooning and talking on Twitter (see Budweiser's "Lost Dog" and "Puppy Love" ads). This year had more than its fair share of fluff balls, most notably Heinz's stampede of wiener dogs dressed as hot dogs. It also had some downright strange animals doing some even stranger things—like Mountain Dew's bizarre combination of a puppy, a baby and a monkey.

Here's a look at the top five animals from Super Bowl 50 commercials that had people talking, for better or for worse.

@ktjrichards katie.richards@adweek.com Katie Richards is a staff writer for Adweek.