WATCH: 5 Super Bowl XLIX Commercials We Can’t Stop Talking About

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Super Bowl XLIX and Katy Perry’s half time show may be over, but the commercials will forever live on.

Besides the ads everyone got to previewlast week (love you forever, Budweiser’s Lost Dog), there were plenty of spots that made Super Bowl parties across the country erupt in oohs and ahhs.

The one getting perhaps the most buzz is Nationwide’s entry, which will probably now forever be known as the company that used a “dead kid” to toy with our semi-inebriated emotions.

In fact, the commercial angered so many folks that Nationwide issued a statement following the depressing ad’s airtime.

Nationwide ran an ad during the Super Bowl that started a fierce conversation. The sole purpose of this message was to start a conversation, not sell insurance. We want to build awareness of an issue that is near and dear to all of us-the safety and well being of our children. We knew the ad would spur a variety of reactions.

[Read the rest of the statement at NBC News]

Here are four others that deserve another look. Don’t worry, there are no dead kids in the following commercials:

The New England Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28 to 24 with an epic, heart-stopping interception from Malcolm Butler. Katy Perry put on her best NBC “The More You Know” impression and Missy Elliot reminded us all who’s boss.