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    Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 1:49am
 
As is the case with so many commercials, the relationship between the product and the "story" is contrived and tangential.  Nevertheless, this one makes me laugh.
 
 
 
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Yes! Posted a link to this in the other VW thread, this cracked me up. Love it.
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I don't get why dad throws like that.Confused
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I don't get why dad throws like that.Confused
 
That's kinda the joke.  He throws like a geek, and he thinks he's teaching his son to throw well.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2013 at 4:40pm
LOL one of VW's better commercials LOLThumbs Up
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I keep waiting for the kid to get fed up and whip the ball into the passenger window...
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Originally posted by SEA2012 SEA2012 wrote:

I keep waiting for the kid to get fed up and whip the ball into the passenger window...
Thats right....A little common sense is good to teach the boy also.  It could be an ins. commercial too!? OOps I made myself throw up in my mouth a little bit. Sorry.
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ConfusedEvery time I see that commercial I just want to tell 'Dad' to quit that and go put his dress back on.
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Originally posted by lkl005 lkl005 wrote:

It could be an ins. commercial too!?
 
Or...
 
Safelite repair, Safelite replace
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by lkl005 lkl005 wrote:

It could be an ins. commercial too!?
 
Or...
 
Safelite repair, Safelite replace
 
 
 
 
 
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Anything but that awful jingle!!!!!AngryLOL
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

ConfusedEvery time I see that commercial I just want to tell 'Dad' to quit that and go put his dress back on.
LOL Not only does this proud owner of the VW have some serious shoulder defect. He also has some gender issues. WHY do they make the person that bought their product look so stupid?
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This is a trend in commercials: "Hey son, let's play catch in front of my brand new car!"  "Gee Dad, what a swell idea!"  I guess it's supposed to show that the car is durable, but it's just dumb as hell.  Weak arm or not, one good bounce shatters a side window.  Come the f*ck on. 

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

I don't get why dad throws like that.Confused
 
That's kinda the joke.  He throws like a geek, and he thinks he's teaching his son to throw well.
 
 


Yep, the point of the commercial was summed up in the statement,

"The Volkswagen Passat,  pass down something your son will be grateful for."


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That 'Dad' throws a baseball like Steve Blass.
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Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

That 'Dad' throws a baseball like Steve Blass.


Not in 1972.  He was 19-8 with a 2.49 e.r.a. 

Now, in 1973, he apparently got the yips and forgot how to throw....
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"got the yips"....LOL  Love you Hoot.
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Go Orioles!
LOLYea - there ya go! Buck Showalter's very own Brian Matusz, a few years back - he really had a case of the 'yips'. I think the O's relieved him with the 'Dad from the VW commercial', who really had so much more form and control....
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The yips were once limited to golfers who were burned out by too many missed putts. But I think the VW dad probably is   Madison Avenue suits trying to be funny. But it's not funny, just insulting. Steve Blass, the "Pirate for Life" could teach VW ad execs a thing or two!
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So, the point of this commercial is.... VWs are such junk that it's OK to throw a baseball at them.  Who cares?  It's just a VW.
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The other thing I was wondering is why the guy can't take off his tie and dress shoes and all that. I suppose it's the "I just got home from work... in my douchey VW... and I since I don't spend enough time with my kid since I have the Cat's in the Cradle syndrome... I need to drop my briefcase and attempt to throw a ball at my kid" theory. 
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This commercial is getting on my nerves. Angry
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