Saturday, April 7, 2018
Chevy's "Real People, Not Actors" tragic outtake
I could have spent an entire post complaining about the monstrosity of an LA house this SUV is parked in front of. Seriously, what the hell- is that George Lucas' house, or what? Who lives here? Why did we come here to make this ad? What the serious hell is going on here?
But it gets much, much worse- after today's group of "Real People, Not Actors" bleat their orgasmic appreciation of the crap Chevrolet sitting in front of them, we get a stunningly pointless punchline- family I guess they have not seen in agest is sitting inside, presumably waiting for them to get done slobbering their lines so they could be released from their freaking tombs and step outside into the lovely driveway above Los Angeles.
What happens next isn't exactly clear- everybody's just walking away from the house and the SUV. Where are the going? Are they being escorted to the bottom of the hill so they can consult the bus schedules after a quick "thank you" handshake from the Chevy spokeschoad? They seem to be making a pretty quick exit- did Lucas not give them permission to use his house and driveway as the backdrop for this ad? I'd think grandma might need a drink of water or to use the toilet after all that time in the Chevy waiting for the door to open....
Oh, what's the "outtake" I mentioned in the title? Well, turns out that the family that emerges from the SUV at the end is completely CGI'd. The original family died of heat exhaustion sitting in that damn thing waiting for the door to open, afraid that if they just gave up and opened it themselves they'd ruin their chances to be on the TV. Poor grandma,being brought to the airport and put on a plane and flown to Los Angeles to see relatives only to die in the back seat of a crummy Chevy SUV while her granddaughter drooled all over her tomb.