Anyone else hate this stupid Hyundai commercial?

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I find myself wanting to beat the crap out of the dude in it. Total hipster garbage. And it's on TV every other commercial break. Anyone else feel this way?

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Dec 30, 2010

its hypnotically catchy

Dec 30, 2010

This commercial is way more annoying, nevermind super-racist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYOzWsAsVc8&feature...
I also hate when people insert unnecessary sounds - like "dzo , dza, dzippity"

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Dec 30, 2010

I'm not gonna lie, I kinda like the commercial... I know, I suck.

Dec 30, 2010

Argonaut, that commercial is straight up retarded. What are we supposed to take away from watching it? It just leaves me feeling confused and under the belief that anyone with a Kia is a dumbass.

Not sure that it's racist, but on some level, it gives me a racist vibe for whatever reason. Maybe it's my white guilt.

Dec 30, 2010
TheKing:

Argonaut, that commercial is straight up retarded. What are we supposed to take away from watching it? It just leaves me feeling confused and under the belief that anyone with a Kia is a dumbass.

Not sure that it's racist, but on some level, it gives me a racist vibe for whatever reason. Maybe it's my white guilt.

It is TOTALLY racist. Hamsterdam avenue? It's one-way northbound to Harlem.
Kia Soul

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Dec 31, 2010

How sick is this kia though?

http://i55.tinypic.com/kbvkf5.jpg http://i51.tinypic.com/ea15oo.jpg

Edit: in the sidebar, the "commercial" part of the title was cut off, woops

Dec 31, 2010

I never thought about the Kia commercial that way...but Argonaut may have a point, a stretch but a point. From my year in the city Harlem was becoming populated by the safe Columbia-eque hipsters its not just a minority neighborhood anymore.

Regardless I hate the Hyundai commercial. it's just really annoying and corny (makes me think of crunchy granola wanna be hippies). Whoever approved the commercial should be fired. I'd rather watch softball - but only for a few innings.

More importantly how bout that Tar Heel W tonight in our BS bowl.

Dec 31, 2010

Argonaut, that's The Choice Is Yours by Black Sheep. What in the world is wrong with you?

Dec 31, 2010
GoodBread:

Argonaut, that's The Choice Is Yours by Black Sheep. What in the world is wrong with you?

meaning?

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Dec 31, 2010

That's just a garbage commercial to begin with, I always got irritated whenever I saw it (especially since it's on Hulu constantly).

I love how much effort they put into marketing such bullsh!t products anyway.

Dec 31, 2010

I think he likes that song haha

Dec 31, 2010

OMG Thank you Theking for pointing this out. I hate this commercial with a passion, it is so freakin annoying. They keep playing it over and over as well. Someone needs to lay a can of woop ass on the ppl in that commercial, I would pay to see something like that.

Dec 31, 2010

You could always switch the channel when in it's on, or even better forecast when you think it will be on (not that hard, just whenever the show/movie cuts to break).

Dec 31, 2010

Racist against hamsters?

The kia commercial is a parody of early 90's rap videos. I get your point with the stereotypes. However, EVERY rap video looked exactly like that commercial for awhile.

Dec 31, 2010
Buyside <span class=keyword_link><a href=https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1145861&am... rel=nofollow>CFA</a></span>:

Racist against hamsters?

The kia commercial is a parody of early 90's rap videos. I get your point with the stereotypes. However, EVERY rap video looked exactly like that commercial for awhile.

Racist against certain clearly referenced demographic that is being portrayed as glassy-eyed hamsters.
And I'm sorry, but " Kia Soul is a better vehicle than a washing machine/toaster/cardboard box" isn't exactly a strong selling point.

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Dec 31, 2010

The song's chorus goes "you can get with this, or you can get with that," which is why it was picked for the commercial. Harlem was probably picked because hamsters go better with Harlem than Queens, which is where the original artists are from. The do, da, dippity is part of the song and you be hard-pressed to find any early 90s hip-hop without stuff like it (Tribes, Naughty by Nature..)

That wasn't the only Kia commercial featuring hamsters btw: http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/media/hamsters-t...
And here's the original song for your viewing and listening pleasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9F5xcpjDMU

Dec 31, 2010
GoodBread:

And here's the original song for your viewing and listening displeasure: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9F5xcpjDMU[/quote]

There :) Fixed it for ya :)

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Dec 31, 2010

Dude, they made commercials with hamsters targeting all sorts of demographics, that commercial just ended up being the most popular one, mostly because of the song. You're the one saying "glassy-eyed." Don't let your distaste for early 90s hip-hop turn this commercial into some sort of racist thing.

Dec 31, 2010

So there's a commercial featuring hamsters in button-ups and khakis mingling at a country club, throwing back a couple of beers on a yacht, golfing, or engaging in some other stereotypical activities?
Because that would imply that the hamsters represent people in general, and not any specific target audience...

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Dec 31, 2010
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