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Tom Brady in Hulu's Super Bowl commercial. Photo: Hulu

Super Bowl 2020 was watched by an estimated 194 million people on Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation.

The big picture: With figures like that, it's no wonder the clash between Jimmy Garoppolo’s San Francisco 49ers and Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs drew some of the biggest names in business, sports and politics during the commercial breaks. Here are some of the most memorable ads from the big event.

  • Days before the game, Tom Brady posted a photo of himself at a stadium on social media. It stirred speculation about the future of the 42-year-old, who's a free agent this year.
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  • All became clear on Sunday when it turned out the posts were teasing his Super Bowl commercial for Hulu:
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  • President Trump's 2020 campaign touted his social justice credentials in a Super Bowl ad featuring Alice Marie Johnson. Trump commuted Johnson's life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense after her cause was championed by Kim Kardashian West:
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  • Jeep got us all nostalgic for the 1993 comedy classic "Groundhog Day," as Bill Murray reprised his role as our favorite weather forecaster Phil Connors for the automaker's commercial:
  • Cheetos brought us further back in time with a cheesy ad featuring rapper MC Hammer and his 1990 classic song "You can't touch this":
  • Doritos called in big guns from the entertainment industry for its ad, with Lil Nas X and his insanely catchy chart-topper "Old Town Road" taking on Sam Elliott:
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  • Planters resurrected Mr. Peanut in a 30-second ad, titled "Tribute," showing the beloved character's funeral:
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  • Google went with an emotional Super Bowl commercial featuring an 85-year-old grandfather who uses Google Assistant to keep his late wife's memory alive.
  • Hyundai went heavy on the star power and Boston accents in its commercial, with John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch and Chris Evans featuring in the "smaht pahk" special:

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Why it matters: The FDA is expected to make a final decision within days on the J&J vaccine, which was found to be 66% effective against moderate to severe COVID. An emergency use authorization would allow distribution to immediately begin, helping streamline and speed up the vaccine rollout across the U.S.

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Why it matters: The Major County Sheriffs of America noted Gupta “emphasized that she does not support efforts to ‘defund the police'” and highlighted her desire to improve criminal justice through methods that include increased training for law enforcement officials.

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Driving the news: The White House also announced sanctions on entities implicated in the murder, though not on MBS directly. Officials also announced a new "Khashoggi ban" under which individuals accused of harassing journalists or dissidents outside their borders can be barred from entering the U.S.