WTF? Audi “Green Police” commercial

2/9/2010:

Re-programming your brains? What’s up with that?

Many of you that watched the Super Bowl this weekend saw this “Green Police” commercial from Audi.

A couple comments (1500+ when this was written) that were on YouTube were interesting:

  • “An Al Gore-like commercial that emphasizes the oppositions point accurately. Is Audi nuts? They should fire the ad agency… they drank their own Koolaid.”
  • “Make no mistake – There are lots of people in the environmental movement that would welcome this! I think I can say with accuracy that those same people believe that mankind is the scurge of the planet and elimination of as many people as possible, by any means necessary, is the “Final Solution” to what ails their blessed “mother earth” Yet another example proving that liberalism is a mental disorder…”
  • “Very scary indeed, I just hope there is a revolution before the green police kick into action. Audi you went down a notch in my books.”
  • “Welcome to Glorious Leader Obama’s five year plan for you. Enjoy as you are re-educated on how to think and feel. Your children are now owned by the state due to the debt. All is well. You will obey.”

What did you think of the commercial? Are you getting sick of the “green movement” yet? Or is this right up your alley?

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14 Comments on "WTF? Audi “Green Police” commercial"

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

The fact that this commercial has received 12 comments is more proof that advertising works. Way to go Audi ad people!!

Salinea
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Salinea

It’s kind of funny to see how desperate the Audi commercial is to create this Green view of the future but the immense number of discrepancies the commercial has kind of destroys their credibility. Instead of actually advertising why the diesel is green or why it’s a better option, they make it a punishable crime to use plastic bags even though they are still offered as an option (odd, no?) and now a lot of grocery stores not only use recyclable bags, they have special recycle bins at the store where you can put them in (even Macy’s in Manhatten has them). On top of that, the cops pouring out the water from a bottle is like a slap in the face to states and other countries that have water shortage problems or no access to clean water.

SummitGuy
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SummitGuy

Although not well known in this country, Audi is a world leader in TDI Turbo Diesel engines. They sell mostly Diesels in Europe and walk the walk as well in their racing efforts where their world beating cars in the LeMans Series race with turbo diesel motors.

bradykp
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bradykp

i didn’t think the commercial was all that great. i forgot what it was for until i started reading these comments, and then remembered that when they finally got around to highlighting the product (the TDI audi), i had lost interest.

with that being said, the TDI models that VW and Audi have are fantastic vehicled. they get amazing gas mileage and have been reported to have far fewer maintenance issues that other similar vehicles. they are also known to last a very long time. It’s a shame more TDI models aren’t available in the US, but I have heard that VW is stepping it up with coming out with more models. I’ve been waiting for some nice options to come out.

Mercedes has a couple diesel options out now also. Americans have a bad prejudice with diesel engines, but Europe has been using cleaner diesels for a long time now. It’s just been tough for the car companies to bring em back to the US

In response to SummitGuy who said:
Although not well known in this country, Audi is a world leader in TDI Turbo Diesel engines. They sell mostly Diesels in Europe and walk the walk as well in their racing efforts where their world beating cars in the LeMans Series race with turbo diesel motors.

getz76
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getz76

I was not the target audience for that commercial. Audi is not trying to convert anyone, they are preaching to the choir. They need the greeny, hipster who is considering a Prius but wants something a bit more luxury-ish.

Pollution is bad. Litter is bad. I want clean air and streets and water. It is a shame that the “Green Movement” has been taking over by the global warming fascists.

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Even if Audi were to claim that every vehicle they’re currently producing qualifies as “green,” which I seriously doubt because I don’t think any car that runs on gasoline can be considered green, what about all the older Audis that are still on the road? Fail.

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