Toyota Should Really Use These Fake Toyota Jan Ads
Let’s be honest. Laurel Coppock’s Toyota Jan has become a TV commercial legend. She’s saved us from disaster, she’s made the funniest puns, and she’s even blown up some balloons for our amusement. We celebrate with her during the holidays, we come up with names for her baby, and we listen to her stories about parenthood. She’s so freaking popular that there is even a Latina version of Toyota Jan, named Mariela.
So intriguing is everyone’s fascination with Toyota Jan that I couldn’t help myself from doing some investigating into the world of Jan (as I’ve done in the past), and I stumbled upon something I never thought I’d find: a discussion by people who don’t like Toyota Jan.
Seriously, what the eff. I’ve seen The Unofficial Laurel Coppock Fanpage on Facebook—they’re good people. But a forum of people who are creeped out by Toyota Jan? Now that cuts me deep. Real deep.
The one upside to this horrible, horrible page is that it’s got a few fake Toyota Jan ads that were actually kind of funny. Sure, they were poking fun at Jan, but I have a feeling good old Laurel Coppock might have a good laugh too. She seems like a good sport.
The first was kind of frightening, with Jan being possessed by some kind of demonic creature (perhaps Flo from Progressive):
The second was just downright hilarious, though a little edgy:
The original ads that spawned these user-generated images were ones you might remember following you around on the internet a couple years ago. One featured Jan saying, “You bought a Toyota for a reason. Let’s keep it that way.”
- Timothy MooreManaging Editor
Timothy Moore hails from Dayton, Ohio, and tries to bring that Midwestern flavor to his writing. (But as it turns out, no one really likes the Midwestern flavor.) He has been covering the auto industry for years, with several national auto shows under his belt, but he’s been writing about lots of other things (like dragons and Mickey Mouse and cows drowning in milk) since he was just a tot. Outside of the land of cars, Timothy enjoys watching The Office and consuming excessive amounts of peanut butter and beer, and is on the board of an up-and-coming Dayton theatre company called The Playground. And when he’s not on stage (or three jars into a peanut butter binge), Timothy spends time with his mischievous dog, Greyson. See more articles by Timothy.