It's been seen by millions of viewers on television and the internet, it's been run through the political wringer on both sides of the aisle and it's been parodied by the comedians at Saturday Night Live. And, according to YouTube, Chrysler's "It's Halftime in America" ad staring Clint Eastwood has been named the top Super Bowl car commercial of 2012.

For those keeping track of such things, Chrysler's commercial has over 10.5 million views on YouTube, though we do feel the need to remind everyone that the video was unavailable for a few hours the morning after the Big Game, which we'd imagine is one of the highest traffic times for such advertisements.

The only other commercial from an automotive company that made YouTube's top five Super Bowl commercials was "2012" from General Motors – itself controversial due to Ford's attempted cease-and-desist request before it aired on the worldwide stage.

The number one ad, you ask? That would be M&M's "Just My Shell" commercial. Guess there really is no accounting for taste... we prefer our M&Ms to be green, just like everyone else. Feel free to watch Chrysler's winning ad one more time after the break.


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      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      Crawled out from under my rock a couple days ago and saw this commercial for the first time right here on Autoblog (I missed it at my Super Bowl party. Was having too much fun during the commercials. Ya'll should've been there). Phenominal commercial, vvvery well done...but I think you all know this already.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      breAshley
      • 2 Years Ago
      Content aside, Clint Eastwood is awesome.
      Raphael van Reekum
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like the commercial, Clint Eastwood is perfect for this. What I don't like is the 'us against them' mentality. "The world is gonna hear the roar of our engines". I see it everywhere, people becoming more nationalistic, commercials like this keep that up. It makes you 'proud' to be American or from Detroit. In other words, more oblivious to the rest of the world. It's a trend we always see around the world when a big recession affects millions of people. Suddenly there is not enough for all of us, so we protect what is ours and despise all others. You see it in politics as well, more radical, more us, less them. Extremists groups growing fast in recent years. All movements who want to protect their own. By doing that we'll only make things worse. The truth is we need eachother, we need Europe, we need Asia and we need South-America. Especially our car industry needs them. So yes the commercial is good because it makes us feel like 'we' are able to solve the problems, and 'we' will show the world what we're capable of. But the fact is we need 'them' to do so.
        fat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Raphael van Reekum
        There is no difference between American Honda which is a subsidiary of Honda and Chrysler which is a subsidiary of FIAT, except one is union the other is not. Both have non American top management and both build a whole lot of cars in the USA.
        James Clapper
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Raphael van Reekum
        PETE .
        James Clapper
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Raphael van Reekum
        REPETE
      Shirley Brus
      • 10 Months Ago
      the damn video is private?? what's up with that??
      Diogenes
      • 10 Months Ago
      "This video is private." We will post our story but you cannot see the ad. I am sure there is logic somewhere in this.
      todd
      • 10 Months Ago
      Posted Feb 21st 2012
      Steve Perry
      • 10 Months Ago
      Huh?! This did not air last night...this is from 2 years ago
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, he pretty much started his movie career making movies for the Italians....
      Raphael van Reekum
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like the commercial, Clint Eastwood is perfect for this. What I don't like is the 'us against them' mentality. "The world is gonna hear the roar of our engines". I see it everywhere, people becoming more nationalistic, commercials like this keep that up. It makes you 'proud' to be American or from Detroit. In other words, more oblivious to the rest of the world. It's a trend we always see around the world when a big recession affects millions of people. Suddenly there is not enough for all of us, so we protect what is ours and despise all others. You see it in politics as well, more radical, more us, less them. Extremists groups growing fast in recent years. All movements who want to protect their own. By doing that we'll only make things worse. The truth is we need eachother, we need Europe, we need Asia and we need South-America. Especially our car industry needs them. So yes the commercial is good because it makes us feel like 'we' are able to solve the problems, and 'we' will show the world what we're capable of. But the fact is we need 'them' to do so.
        Highlander
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Raphael van Reekum
        Nothing strengthens a community like having a common enemy.
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fiat, an Italian company owns the majority of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Plymouth, SRT and RAM. I'm sure down votes will be made because fanboys refuse to acknowledge this fact. Point is, this is now an Italian company advertising American ideals. Cool commercial but Imported from Detroit really means "Made in Detroit by Italian Company" which means the dollars now end at the top of their food chain, in Italy, NOT America! Commence Voting Down Fanboys! P.S. I drive and love my Dodge Charger R/T - But I'm a realist and know the facts!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Randy
        [blocked]
        XJ Yamaha
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Randy
        Wah wah wah. I love the people who advertise they are going to be downvoted, it basically means they know their comments are incredibly close-minded and held by the minority, but it brings them some sort of self satisfaction that "hey, look at me!" "I called all you downvoters out beforehand, so your votes are pointless and I feel better about myself!" In reality it's just kind of sad.
        ryan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Randy
        Its matter of opinion Randy, just chill.
      MARK
      • 10 Months Ago
      I use to like Eastwood until he made a total idiot of himself on that conservative convention. Of course, idiocy is part of that parties line, so he fit right in.
        jim_otoole1
        • 10 Months Ago
        @MARK
        I like Clint Eastwood, so I'm keeping Clint Eastwood--can't say that bout the other party's promise
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