October 16, 2006


They've been beating us over the head with that new Chevy commercial during the postseason, and my husband hates it too. He flies off the handle every time it's on. He's mad that someone would proudly boil the US down to Hurricane Katrina and Vietnam protesters. I'll have to point out this quote from Slate: "I wonder if they could squeeze in the Rodney King beating and the Abu Ghraib photos, too."

There was a much better commercial on AFN that tried for the same concept. I have been looking online for 15 minutes but can't find any trace of it. Those of you in USAREUR will remember the Navy Reserves commercial that laid out things worth fighting for: hot dogs, Route 66, baseball, etc. This Chevy commercial really misses that mark.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:51 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Yeah, that was no where near the Route 66 commercial (and actually, the Route 66 commercial was probably the only AFN commerical I liked). Bummer for Chevy.

Posted by: Erin at October 16, 2006 12:37 PM (023Of)

2 Didn't the Democrats complain about Bush using 9/11 in is political ads? Bush had relevance since he was directly responsible for how 9/11 was handled. How do the tragedies in the Chevy commercial have relevance to their trucks?

Posted by: Amy at October 16, 2006 01:18 PM (DWNNI)

3 Check out www.youtube.com I can't remember the commercial you are looking for, but when I did a search for AFN and it brought back quite a few options.

Posted by: Vonn at October 16, 2006 05:37 PM (/VoEr)

4 Thank you. You are the first person to mention how just wrong this commercial is. It really rubs me the wrong way. Right at the outset, the first time I saw it, I questioned using Mellencamp (not sure what name variation he goes by these days), but thought I'd give it a shot. It is awful. It is so far off the mark of what I thought Chevy stood for, or should stand for.

Posted by: Jim at October 17, 2006 05:21 PM (IHxDy)

5 I bitched about this commercial to my girlfriend, she just took it in stride. Glad I'm not the only one who wondered what happened between 1969 and 2006.

Posted by: John at October 18, 2006 06:59 AM (5/yJm)

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