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Volkswagen for the win!

This may replace the Traveler's bone commercial as my favorite commercial. Humor, quiet desperation, youth, messing with a kid, and of course, Star Wars. And I used to do the same damned thing when I was about that age with remarkably similar results. (I used to also run as fast as I could across my best friend's front lawn, throw my arms in front of myself, and launch myself in the air in the hopes that I would end up aloft. It never worked as well as I'd hoped. I think I wasn't running fast enough.)

What I love the best about it, I think, is the gender ambiguity: It could just as easily be a little girl under the Vader mask as a little boy. In fact, chances are high that it is a little girl under the mask, given the pink bedroom little Vader practices the Force on the baby doll.

If I get a new car this year, chances are very high that it will be a Volkswagen. This commercial has very little to do with that choice (the 42 miles a gallon on the highway/35 in the city for the Sportswagon Jetta TDI is more compelling), but the commercial helps.


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Feb. 3rd, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
That commercial is hysterical. For the win indeed. I'm still laughing. That is awesome!
Feb. 3rd, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
I loved this, too.
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