Skip to comments.Fiat ad: This is So Much Better Than the Tea Party
Posted on 06/26/2013 5:53:58 AM PDT by SW6906
Fiat has a new ad out (ignore the advertising crap at the end, I couldn't find a clean version). Actually, I found two versions of the same ad. In the version I saw on TV, it ends with a girl saying "This is going to be so much better than the Tea Party".
When I went looking for it, I found a different version that ends with the girl saying "This is going to start a revolution".
...at a price of around $16,000, there are compact cars that are a much better value.
I have a hunch Fiat is actually selling a lot of Korean entry level cars.
I wouldn't shove a Fiat up my @ss if I had room for two.
Don’t forget “Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation.”
It’s possible that there are two versions of the ad, one for English speaking audiences who do not live in America, land of the Tea Party.
Actually, I took that line to be a reference to the REAL Tea Party in Boston, since this is supposedly during Paul Revere’s time. Also, I thought it was essentially a neutral reference and was said just to try to have a putatively cute ending line. In fact, it almost seems to me like free advertising for the modern political Tea Party. I wonder if the Fiat execs even realized some people could take that line as a reference to the contemporary Tea party.
I heard “Boston Tea Party” — referencing the historical event, not the modern-day Tea Party.
Exactly. It’s a reference to the historical Tea Party — the original one.
They say “tea party” not “Boston tea party”.
I think they probably have different endings for different channels. The TEA Party ad (with the phallic telescope at the end) is probably for MTV; whereas the simpler, cleaner ending one is for other networks.
Context. They are dressed in Revolutionary times with Paul Revere as a main character. I think the reference is clear. While I wouldn’t put it past any public figure or company to ridicule conservatives, seeing an insult in this commercial aimed at a modern-day movement is quite a stretch.
>>They say tea party not Boston tea party.<<
Exactly. I saw this on TV last night and it was exactly as you say it was. There was no mention of Boston as this was being said right at the end of the ad.
The ad was put together by snarky New York leftists who graduated from Columbia and who think it’s great fun to insult conservatives. Sorry, I understood it just fine.
Probably not, but whatever. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Context is always key. If you have to do “research” to find out who’s behind an ad in order to prescribe some “other meaning” to what they’re doing, chances are it’s a case of straining at gnats and swallowing camels, but whatever. Be offended if you like. I’ll see it for what it is — a historical reference. Nothing more, nothing less.
“Ill see it for what it is a historical reference.”
Uh-huh, and all the women cutting their hair is a contextual historical reference for adultery. Meaning those women were all portraying whores. Depilation was a common punishment for adulteresses in colonial America.
So....sexing up a commercial is something new and means they’re referencing the modern-day Tea Party?? Uh-huh.
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