I have to say, this is one of the more clever ads I’ve seen in awhile, so it’s no surprise that it’s in the service of Volkswagen. And hey, the animation is pretty slick as well.
Speaking of Volkswagen ads I like, I’m reminded of why Arrested Development was such a kick ass show: the little jokes. No laugh track meant that the cast and crew could barrel through jokes at a mile a minute, but the writer’s cared enough about the audience to throw a number of very clever bits at those viewers paying close enough attention. Kind of like how the Simpsons did it back in the day, before the suckage set in. There’s a point to this, I promise. Here’s a little throwaway joke from one of the final season episodes of A.D. And here’s why it made me fall off the couch in shock.
Cool, huh? I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Fox makes the stupidest programming decisions ever.
Oh yeah, and Volkswagen consistently makes kickass commercials. See, this is what happens when I miss a day and then try to cram in a gazillion posts to atone for it.