Friday, October 6, 2017
Time to put this bit to bed, Chevy
First of all, this guy's face has become so ubiquitous on America's tv screens that it's really hard to believe that anyone wouldn't recognize him in relation to Chevrolet in about fifteen seconds. And then punch him hard in the mouth for presuming that you want to be in a stupid Chevy commercial.*
Second, the "real people" in this ad are so quick to just "go along" with the Chevy carnival barker and get into someone else's car, aren't they? Not like any sane people, who would say "um, no- I don't want to get into someone else's car. I just want my car. And I don't want to be in your stupid commercial, either. So I'm not signing a release. So get the f-- out of my face and get my f--ing car, please." Yeah, these are "real people, not actors." It would be a lot more honest if Chevy just told us that these were "real people, wannabee actors" (check out the guy's "not my car" double-take. Very genuine, buddy. I'm really sold on the idea that you're surprised. Uh huh.)
Third, nobody is getting into a strange car to "check it out" when they just left a restaurant and want to drive away in their car. If I wasn't one of these "real people, obvious actors" camera whores, I'd be pretty damned resentful that I'm basically being offered a chance to look at a really NICE car while I'm waiting for my obviously inferior one. F--k you, Chevy.
*Can we agree that this guy has maybe the most punchable face on television?