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2005-01-23 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Real Volkswagen Ad? Dunno, But It's Hilarious!
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Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2005-01-23 17:31|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [331 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I don't know who filmed this ad but it's professionally done and has obviously been made in the UK, in the same style as a series of similar, authentic, 'small but tough' Polo ads. Possibly it was made as a real ad which was either binned or aired a few times on non-terrestrial TV, but it's much shorter (and controversial!) than your usual car ad. If it was meant for broadcast, I think it must have been meant for a UK audience - the non-generic feature such as right-hand drive and distinctive numberplates are too noticeable for use internationally, I would think.

Or it might have been part of a TV comedy...
Posted by Bulldog  2005-01-23 6:30:04 PM||   2005-01-23 6:30:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Whatever it was, Bulldog, I laughed my ass off.

If I were in the market for a baby car, I'd buy this one on the strength of the ad alone. ;-D
Posted by Barbara Skolaut  2005-01-23 7:34:35 PM||   2005-01-23 7:34:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Barbara - if I'd done some actual Googling before talking through my proverbial hat, I might have found this before. The Guardian have it covered. Apparently it's a 'spec' ad; made for VW by these folks, but not commissioned. Cost: about $70,000. Seems to have earned its makers a lot of worldwide attention, and outraged Volkswagen. Heh.
Posted by Bulldog  2005-01-23 7:48:18 PM||   2005-01-23 7:48:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't know why people are complaining. It's not like the car was damaged.
Posted by Charles  2005-01-23 8:42:46 PM||   2005-01-23 8:42:46 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 And it's not like anyone significant was hurt...
Posted by Phil Fraering 2005-01-23 10:09:59 PM|| [http://newsfromthefridge.typepad.com]  2005-01-23 10:09:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 LOL, Charles & Phil.

So true.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut  2005-01-23 11:13:16 PM||   2005-01-23 11:13:16 PM|| Front Page Top

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