Sunday, December 9, 2018
Toyota Jan Presents Holiday Nightmare Fuel
When is this woman's fifteen minutes of career as Toyota's Stupid Spokeschoad going to be over already? I mean, Toyota isn't going to pull a Progressive on us and keep this woman on contract until she looks like a fat, pale old vampire, are they?
I was looking for the ad where Jan is descending a staircase in front of a wall festooned with about 200 framed photos, 99 percent of which are....Toyotas....before we find ourselves in the Toyota showroom, suggesting that Jan actually lives above the shop that is the love of her life. Haven't found that one yet, but man it's weird.
Anyway, Toyota thinks that we want to see NINE Jans singing to use for a few seconds, probably because Toyota has long since stopped caring to find out what we really want, which is for Jan to just go away already. Oh, and I'm guessing Toyota thinks that this will remind us of The Brady Bunch,* which will tweak some nostalgia impulse and....make us want to go out and buy a Japanese car? Huh?
*One commenter was indeed reminded of The Brady Bunch when he saw this ad. And felt compelled to let us know for Reasons. So congratulations, Toyota, you managed to accomplish...umm, something.