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This is a great ad. I don’t remember ever doing this as a kid, but I remember bugging my mom and dad every time we stopped to get candy or chips. My parents would always get annoyed and would tell us to chill out. My favorite part is when the employee’s face is struck with horror. This really shows the advantage of fewer stops. It’s short, comical and informative. It gets the point across that minivans are not the only car for family road trips.

1_5starsTom5The commercial, Mom, was great fun and made me want to watch the whole ad again – maybe even go look at the new VW’s and all their new gadgets. The photography was over the top and made a great contrast to the peaceful scene in the car. The characters were perfect – from the fat kid to the calm mom. Most car ads are boring – this one was anything but boring.

Meet the Authors

The 18 year old

A rising student of film, Graham measures all advertising against his favorite movie scenes. So a commercial with a good car chase plays well. Better with an explosion. And funny. It should be funny. So a speeding car that explodes in an amusing way will sell product.

  • Recent Pope High School Graduate
  • Rising College Film Student
  • Long Boarder, Snow Boarder, Rower
  • Improv Performer at Whole World Theatre
  • World Traveller (England, Scotland, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica)

The 80 year old

Graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Business School, Tom doesn’t let his Ivy League education interfere with an appreciation for inane advertising campaigns. He more than appreciates a poodle in a business suit selling cleaning products. He also enjoys talking babies.

  • Lieutenant of the USS Gurke Destroyer
  • Furniture Industry Legend
  • Business Professor
  • Husband for over 60 Years
  • Lover of Daschunds, M*A*S*H and Scotch

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