Sunday, October 25, 2015
Works until you realize he bought a KIA.
I'm sorry, but I really don't get this ad at all. A son tells his father that he quit his job and then sold all his stuff so he could buy a car and drive across the country. I do understand that the punchline is the father totally understanding, wishing he had been so juvenile and irresponsible, and goes along for the ride (which I'm pretty sure wasn't part of the son's plan. Though judging from the look on this idiot's face as dad slurps at his Big Gulp, maybe I'm wrong- maybe Dad and his wallet were a very, very important part of his plan all along.)
That's all there is, right?
Well, if that's the case, shouldn't the tagline of this commercial be "KIA- It's the car Idiots With No Sense Drive?" Or how about "KIA- When you're an aimless moron with a rich dad to fall back on?"
If I were the dad, the first question I'd ask is "um, why a KIA?" The second I'd ask is "why are you telling me this? Judging by the facial hair, you seem to be an adult. As long as you aren't asking me to finance your extremely early midlife crisis, why tell me?"
"And by the way, if you ARE asking me to finance this, you know where the door is. I'll wrap up this sandwich and you can eat it on the road."