Remember this classic Super Bowl commercial from Budweiser beer which aired back in 2008?

The TV ad focuses on a sweet story about Hank, one of the famous Clydesdale horses who isn’t quite good enough to make it onto the elite Budweiser team – that is, until he gets a little help from a spunky Dalmation, inspired by Mickey Goldmill.

The dog helps train the horse – set to the tune of The Rocky Theme – and the training sequences feature a couple of distinct throwbacks to Rocky IV; first, the horse pulls a huge crate into the air using a pulley, then runs through the snow and ice. It ain’t quite Russia, but this ad sure did make us smile when the horse finally went the distance and made the team.