Tuesday, March 14, 2006
My random comment on Volkswagons got me thinking about those new VW commercials 'Un-pimp my ride'. What I mainly find interesting is that despite my loathing for the actual car involved, and the concept in general a.k.a. 'hood-ification'... I am intrigued
by the commercial. It's the 'pop' of it.
With Frauline Helga (seriously!) and a Swede playing a German playing a stereotype in 'da haus'...I feel oddly compelled to laugh - but why? And am I laughing at the 'all Germans are mad scientists' stereotype? Come to think of it, I've never seen a non-German mad scientist. Strangely, I also feel oddly compelled to sing the theme song to Hogan's Heroes.
Which by the way, is a hit in Germany. They just replace the Heil Hitlers with things like 'Heil Bananas'...which in all honesty, is a lot more interesting to visualize. And a bit mad.