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Fiat ad: This is So Much Better Than the Tea Party
YouTube ^ | June, 2013 | Fiat

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".


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: ads; anticonservative; antiteaparty; automakers; chrysler; corporateliberalism; fiat; pravdamedia; teaparty
I can just picture some smarmy little lib copy writer penning this and thinking he's so clever. That Fiat (Chrysler) bought off on it, is just par for the course.

Interesting that they saw fit to create two endings.....tells me they know they're slamming the TEA Party.

1 posted on 06/26/2013 5:53:58 AM PDT by SW6906
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To: SW6906

Chrysler can choke on their effing cars.


2 posted on 06/26/2013 5:56:35 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SW6906

Also: the girl cutting her hair off. What’s with that? Isn’t that what was done after WWII to women who collaborated with the Nazis? They focus on that twice in the ad. They want to make a point. Am I the only one who draws this WWII parallel? Isn’t it a tad insensitive of them to use such a horrible thing in their advertising?


3 posted on 06/26/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: namsman

Ping!


4 posted on 06/26/2013 5:59:28 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SW6906
Lame commercial.

This one is much better.

5 posted on 06/26/2013 5:59:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SW6906

I SAW that!

Wow... that’s over the top!


6 posted on 06/26/2013 6:09:20 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: SW6906

I don’t care about the snark about the TP, but this has to be the most sexist, grotesque ad I’ve seen in a long time. “the Italians are coming” so women yank off their clothes and comport in fetishistic underwear? How is thus Italian?


7 posted on 06/26/2013 6:11:19 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SW6906

Well, there IS a silver lining to this.

Let as many Koombaya Liberals as possible go out and buy this thing.

When I bought my first car, there were Fiats sitting there in the show room and they were the joke of the dealership.... ‘Ha! We tow them in daily!’

Ha! I can’t wait to see them all at the side of the road waiting for a tow.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 6:12:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: SW6906

I drew the parallel to flappers cutting their long hair in the roaring twenties. Probably a Gatsby tie in.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 6:12:37 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SW6906

I wonder if they’ve improved their quality control since back in the 1970s...


10 posted on 06/26/2013 6:13:18 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: SMARTY

Fiat acrnyms. “fix it again tomorrow” and “fix it again Tony”—but for me it’s the ominous reminder of fiat currency.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 6:14:12 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: SW6906
 photo TEAP_zps712a7860.jpg
12 posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:40 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: SMARTY; All

The new Fiats are much better than the old ones you talk about but at a price of around $16,000, there are compact cars that are a much better value.


13 posted on 06/26/2013 6:18:18 AM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: SW6906

Here’s the ad without the extra junk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hbRKAVZBlRc


14 posted on 06/26/2013 6:19:44 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SW6906
Weak ad . . . won't last long. Music sucks, not very focused. Liked the coffee-thing, though. Girls were pretty, that's about it.

And where's the revolution? 5 seats in a Fiat? Wow.

15 posted on 06/26/2013 6:27:39 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: skeeter

LOVE that Challenger commercial!!


16 posted on 06/26/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: skeeter

Definitely MUCH better commercial. Sick and tired of seeing stupid commercials that use SEX to distract and attract the consumer so they can sell their crappy product.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 6:30:25 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: skeeter

I dig that commercial....


18 posted on 06/26/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: SW6906

I frequently see ads that have been modified from their original airings.

Some of the modifications are in the text, some in the activities, some in the actors.

I just figured the ad agencies got negative responses either from the clients (network tv, etc.) or from the focus groups or from the public.


19 posted on 06/26/2013 6:37:54 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SW6906

I guess Fiat-Chrysler is jealous of GM (Government Motors) being anathema to conservative Americans. They want to join The Party, also, comrade.

Plus throw in a good dose of Italian “stile” (Italian for ‘chic’) at the same time.

The chics are kinda cute, as 1rudeboy says.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 6:44:12 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: windcliff

...ping....


21 posted on 06/26/2013 7:20:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: baddog 219

Nice.


22 posted on 06/26/2013 7:24:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: GunsareOK
...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.

23 posted on 06/26/2013 7:38:40 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SW6906
Fix It Again, Tony.

I wouldn't shove a Fiat up my @ss if I had room for two.

24 posted on 06/26/2013 7:54:19 AM PDT by Blogatron (Death to islam.)
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To: Mamzelle

Don’t forget “Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation.”


25 posted on 06/26/2013 8:05:24 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: TomGuy

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.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 8:56:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SW6906

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.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 9:43:04 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: SW6906

I heard “Boston Tea Party” — referencing the historical event, not the modern-day Tea Party.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 10:54:15 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: catnipman

Exactly. It’s a reference to the historical Tea Party — the original one.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 10:55:32 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

They say “tea party” not “Boston tea party”.


30 posted on 06/26/2013 11:21:21 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: TomGuy

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.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 11:22:43 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: SW6906

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.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 11:36:20 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: SW6906

>>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.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 2:56:23 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: JLLH

“Context”

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.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 2:58:49 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: MeganC

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.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 4:03:36 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

“I’ll 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.


36 posted on 06/26/2013 4:09:43 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: MeganC

So....sexing up a commercial is something new and means they’re referencing the modern-day Tea Party?? Uh-huh.


37 posted on 06/26/2013 4:12:40 PM PDT by JLLH
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