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August 29, 2013 4:16 AM   Subscribe


 
Not a Pepsi Blue, but this is extreme satire in response to the Jeep ads airing on Australian television such as this one.
posted by panaceanot at 4:21 AM on August 29, 2013


"potentially" is a bit of an understatement.
posted by HuronBob at 4:24 AM on August 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yes, emphatically (potentially?) disturbing, especially because it's undeniably (potentially?) funny at the outset. Such is black comedy.
posted by panaceanot at 4:29 AM on August 29, 2013


Fulfills its jeepin' potential, I'd say.
posted by ardgedee at 4:36 AM on August 29, 2013


Aw man, that was surreal and really funny, right up until they took it way too far. The ending struck a false and very unpleasant note to me.
posted by col_pogo at 4:42 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


The ending was perfect. If your gonna bought a jeep, you may as well bought the jeep.
posted by idiopath at 4:46 AM on August 29, 2013


I guess it didn't dawn on the writer that Jeep metaphors only LOOK like they can be driven off road.
posted by three blind mice at 4:48 AM on August 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


They bought a jeep.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:49 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


I bought a jeep watching this.
posted by secretdark at 5:19 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


...in response to the Jeep ads airing on Australian television such as this one

Which every time I see it I think, "who the hell buys a car without discussing it with their partner first?!" I can't decide if it's dysfunctional couples or people with waaay more disposable income than me. Either, I won't be getting a jeep.

Anyway, perhaps because of the above, I dig this parody. It just keeps winding it up and winding it up...
posted by adamt at 5:23 AM on August 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


[Added a NSFW warning, since that wasn't explicit.]
posted by taz at 5:28 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Which every time I see it I think, "who the hell buys a car without discussing it with their partner first?!" I can't decide if it's dysfunctional couples or people with waaay more disposable income than me.

DIGG

LIKE

REDDIT THIS

TWEET

DELICIOUS

BUY A JEEP
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:28 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Today I learned that the word Jeep sounds weird when Australians say it.
posted by dortmunder at 5:37 AM on August 29, 2013


It's weird and sad that about a minute into that I knew that the ending was going to involve... well, basically what the ending involved, in the broad strokes if not the detail.

Commercials have their own language and grammar, which most of them follow uncritically, and that is certainly mockable, but transgressive parodies of commercials also have their own language and grammar.
posted by running order squabble fest at 5:40 AM on August 29, 2013 [3 favorites]


Anyone else think it was 4 or 5 minutes too long?
posted by knapah at 5:52 AM on August 29, 2013 [5 favorites]


Irrespective of it being a parody, I thought it was filmed and edited per scene really well and the acting for certain scenes was top notch (particularly the breakfast table and the couch scene).
posted by panaceanot at 5:53 AM on August 29, 2013


Well that escalated quickly...

Someone needs to write a 'Jeep' grease monkey plugin for AskMeTa's relationship threads.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 5:56 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Liked this, taking jeep first as symptom of breakdown in communication then into man's own midlife crisis. Nicely done. Agreed that the ending was a bit much: think it was because of the original ad and wanting to take it to some absurd conclusion: you buy a jeep without asking? You'll end up sawn up.
posted by litleozy at 6:46 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


adamt: " "who the hell buys a car without discussing it with their partner first?!" "

No no no no no no the real question is who the hell masturbates with headphones on?
posted by gertzedek at 7:00 AM on August 29, 2013


I guess your mileage may vary (hah) but as far as I'm concerned the vile ending didn't add anything, in fact it took away pretty much everything.
posted by nanojath at 11:00 AM on August 29, 2013


Well that escalated quickly..

They always upsell you when you bought a jeep.
posted by surplus at 11:44 AM on August 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


My husband would like a jeep. I don't care if he buys a jeep.
However, it will be a used jeep.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:38 PM on August 29, 2013


'Which every time I see it I think, "who the hell buys a car without discussing it with their partner first?!" I can't decide if it's dysfunctional couples or people with waaay more disposable income than me. Either, I won't be getting a jeep.'

Not as bad as the one which goes something like:
Dad (to daughter's new boyfriend): "I suppose you drive some poxy rustbucket that's always breaking down?"
Daughter: "No dad - he drives an Alfa Romeo"
I'm still not sure if they're playing it dead straight for laughs, or missing the point entirely…

The jeep ads, I just imagine the dialogue spoken in world-weary resignation: "He bought a Jeep?!" - "Yeah … he bought a Jeep …"
posted by Pinback at 3:57 PM on August 29, 2013


what. the. fuck?
posted by djeo at 7:22 PM on August 29, 2013


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