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#1 of 74 Best Fictional Character Car Spokesperson
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Mar 04, 2006 (6:29 am)
Someone posted that they should put Harry Potter in a Subaru Tribeca to spur sales, Crocodile Dundee has been used, so it gave me an idea to have a little fun.
Which memorable movie character would you use to try and sell which car? And don't restrict yourselves to current movies. What could you sell using Rhett Butler(Clark Gable) from Gone With The Wind, or Randle Patrick McMurphy(Jack Nicholson) from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest??
Only reminder I want to give is to keep it clean. I KNOW it could be very funny to use references to certain types of films, but we can't do that, and let's NOT go there. Other than that, let's have at it.
Would Indiana Jones sell you on Land Rover??
Of course, to be funny, the commercial would have to have Indiana negotiating all the perils of modern life that a Land Rover could save you from... like getting through construction zones, picking up kids at school, etc
Mar 04, 2006 (8:10 am)
How much would it cost Chrysler to have Elmo hawking minivans for them?
#3 of 74 clifford
Mar 04, 2006 (11:00 am)
I didn't take any pics of it, but Ford had big (red, naturally) stuffed Clifford dogs perched on a Ford Explorer at the Chicago Auto show last year and this year.
Mar 04, 2006 (11:37 am)
Put Patrick Stewart's Captain Kirk at the helm of the new Lincoln Zephyr (Capt. Kirk is classy and affluent, yet he's practical too!), or maybe being chaffeur-driven by Jordi (sp?). Yeah, the chaffeur thing is better, shots of the car all around, then the cabin, then him in the back seat saying "make it so" with his usual gravitas, and the car taking off quickly, smoothly, silently.
#5 of 74 Re: I've got one [nippononly]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 04, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Uh oh.. Here come the Trekkies...
Don't know his character's name.... but, I'm pretty sure it isn't Captain Kirk..
#6 of 74 Re: I've got one [kyfdx]
Mar 04, 2006 (6:14 pm)
Not quite a Trekkie. But I grew up with one.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
#7 of 74 Re: I've got one [derrado1]
Mar 04, 2006 (7:57 pm)
I think he's more of a Citroen CG spokesperson:
#8 of 74 you all forgot the man that sold isuzu's
Mar 04, 2006 (8:05 pm)
and made isuzu look like it had a chance of passing other japanese automakers, back in 87-88 time frame9and a brief priod about 3-5 years ago, they tried ot bring him back, and it failed to help sales) "Joe Isuzu", the "honest" car salesman!
About 03, at the local autoshow, they had a cardboard cutout of Joe Isuzu at the Isuzu stand, trying to get people to look at the VehiCross.
He put Isuzu(briefly) on th emap, so-to-speak, for sales.
#9 of 74 Looking for new ones
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Mar 05, 2006 (5:56 am)
While Joe Isuzu was a fictional character in an ad, I'm thinking more along the lines of characters from movies that haven't been used to sell cars. Like having the Terminator sell Hummers... oh yea, sort of happened already.
OK, how about Sarah Connor from the Terminator pushing the Prius or some other hybrid!
Mar 05, 2006 (9:47 am)
Lee Iacocca...oh, you meant WAS fictional, not talked fiction....sorry