[VIDEO] You Should Watch These German Audi Commercials
Apparently Germany is not only the proud home of the 2014 World Cup, but also the only nation in the world that has legitimately and/or intentionally funny used car commercials. This is thanks to Audi, which offers its own used car buying program in the country called “Audi Plus.” As autoevolution reports, they’ve just released three ads that are well worth a look.
In one called “Bank Robbery,” a very calm woman interrupts a tense heist scene to instruct the getaway driver, “Don’t drive too fast, always use the indicators, never run a red light and of course don’t even think of getting into a police chase.” “Who are you?” the driver asks. “I’m the next owner of this Audi,” she coolly responds.
In another ad entitled “Garage,” an overly cautious “future owner” tapes bubble wrap to the support beams in a parking garage, lest the current owner involve his future Audi in a minor fender bender.
But the true foreign film masterpiece in this series is “Dog” (or, in the original language, Hund). It features a detective on a stakeout eating powdered doughnuts in his Audi, only to be chastised for his messiness by a very regal French bulldog. Even if you can’t interpret what he’s saying, the mere sight of a French bulldog speaking in the voice of an elderly German man is a thing of beauty, and deserves to be viewed and treasured in its own right (the dog’s reading of “Oh-KAY?” is particularly great). But, since you are probably curious, here’s an English translation of the punchline:
Detective: “Who are you?”
Dog: “I’m the next owner of this Audi.”
Detective: “But you’re a dog.”
Dog: “Only in this life, my friend… only in this life…”
Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.