Super Bowl XVL had many excellent commercials Sunday night (Feb. 6). And many that missed the mark. There were also a few that did not make the cut, which you can check out here.

First (and unsurprisingly on the list) is adult dating site Ashley Madison, which is a dating site for married people. The commercial has everything — a scantily-clad woman, backseat sex, lesbian insinuations, a beaver and encouragement to “have an affair.” We cannot imagine how this didn’t make the Super Bowl broadcast.

The ETrade baby outtakes are actually pretty funny, we’re surprised it didn’t air. We might have to take advantage of the Baby Mail site, since our dad finds those commercials funnier than anything in the world and he would probably laugh his butt off to get an email from the ETrade baby.

The final banned ad is in reference to the potential NFL lockout of 2011, which you can read about in more detail here. Again — not surprised that didn’t make it to air.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."