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Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Delivers Epic Surprise

Here are this year's most talked-about ads
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2019 1:52 AM CST
Updated Feb 4, 2019 6:50 AM CST
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(Newser) – The ads provided some much-needed entertainment during the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history—especially a Bud Light ad that took a very dark turn. The ad, set at a medieval jousting match, was "hijacked" by HBO's Game of Thrones to promote its final season, with the skull-crushing "Mountain" character violently killing the "Bud Knight" before a dragon rains down fire, the Wall Street Journal reports. It was directed by Game of Thrones director David Nutter. The ad "was the perfect capper to my 'Game of Thrones' experience," Nutter said in a statement, per USA Today. "Bud Light, the Mountain, and a dragon—a holy trinity of epic-ness." Some other standout ads, which can be seen in the gallery:

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