Friday, July 14, 2006

Island of Dr. Z


I didn’t think it was possible but I’ve found a commercial more disturbing to me than the Burger King who haunts my night terrors. For some reason, DaimlerChrysler seems to think that we will buy their cars if we are driven into a wall by a scary German guy who, in an Island of Dr. Moreau sort of way, is an odd combination of Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz.

Come to find out, this is a real guy. His name is Dieter Zetsche and he is the actual chairman of DaimlerChrysler. I know German engineering has improved since 1937; but, when I see these commercials, all I think is Hindenburg.


11 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

That dude is freaky!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Geez, Missy. I get enough of this on the TV, for crap sake.

Popeye said...

OK, I love this ad. Honest.

Lorna said...

Just caught up again...being a grandmother, a wife, a mother and a public servant is getting me down.

I agree with your take on Dr Zee(as we call him up here); very self-spoofing, I can only hope

Laurie said...

Jen - I don't like him.

Old Horsetail - Oops, sorry.

Popeye - Really? Really? Really?

Lorna - He's just creepy.

gnightgirl said...

I've always thought that commercial odd too. Still. That Burger King Guy. If I ever wake up to find that thing in my bed, it would be the end for me.

Laurie said...

GnightGirl - I hate Burger King guy. *shiver*

Madison Guy said...

If they had just named it ChryslerMercedes eight years ago, Dr. Z wouldn’t have to do all this
explaining now.

Laurie said...

Madison Guy - ChryslerMercedes has a much better ring to it.

Zina said...

jen t. (that's me): You're cat looks just like my cat Stevie! That picture is strange!


Laurie...how do you feel about the creepy Oatmeal guy that they roll around every where? He freaks me out.

Laurie said...

Zina - I don't think I've seen that one.