That Subaru commercial with the kids washing the car....

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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:39:50 PM
Does it make anyone else crazy?



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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:42:01 PM
Oh yes.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:45:16 PM
I think it's adorable. I have liked many a Subaru commercial.






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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:46:12 PM
I dislike it very much.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:47:36 PM
I wonder, how much damage is being done to everything inside the car, and how much would it be to fix it and is it covered by insurance?




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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:47:55 PM
I think it's adorable too! Not fond of Subaru vehicles though.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:51:21 PM
as my dh said this morning when he saw it this morning......there goes the electrical system after being soaked with soapy water.......


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Posted: 1/20/2013 6:55:55 PM
I don't like it either! They could do a cute commercial with kids washing a car without the damage.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:01:03 PM
It is ridiculously awful.

If you found your kids washing your car like that... and using a whole tube of toothpaste on the inside, the first thought going through my head would NOT be... "Aww! What sweeties! wait until this car is their's someday! Maybe I'll join them!"

It would be "WHAT THE HECK DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!?!??!!"


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:01:30 PM
Not near as much as those bears in the Charmin ads.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:03:47 PM
I love it, but the kids should have been younger... Like 2 and 3


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:07:07 PM

Not near as much as those bears in the Charmin ads.


DD and I were watching one of those ads, and the bear said something about not having to worry about having dirty underwear when you use Charmin, or something like that. DD gave me this look and said did he just say that? GROSS! Besides bears don't wear underwear.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:17:29 PM
The Subaru commercial makes me crazy!! I would love to meet the one parent who would have the calm reaction to kids washing the inside of their car. I agree that the kids are old enough to know better. It just reeks of indulgent parenting.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:20:20 PM
yes. seriously, who would let their kids "clean" their car like that and not get a little nuts?



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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:24:16 PM
I think it is funny. It is not my car! I tend to laugh at inappropriate times though.


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:46:19 PM
That commercial makes me irrationally crazy. I hate it. And I hate even more that the dad is just like "Oh, what the hell!" and just joins in.


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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:52:59 PM
I think you guys are missing the point. We ALL know we would kill them.



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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:56:34 PM
My DH took my car to his workplace and washed it with a power washer. With.the.window.down.
Part way through he noticed and rolled it up.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 7:57:02 PM
My reaction was, "My dad would beat me." And my Dad never beat me in my life. Pretty sure that would've sent him over the edge though.




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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:00:09 PM
Thank you! And I'm sorry but that would ruin ... Something.

You can't tell me you could roll into the dealership with the dash, cd, speakers and vents full of soapy water and THAT would be covered under warranty.




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Speaking as a parent whose child decide to PAINT my Subaru, I think it's a funny commercial. Luckily I discovered him while most of the paint was wet enough to wash off. The side mirror still has paint on it, 8 years later. I did freak out when I saw what happened, but we all laugh about it now. He also painted a number of different surfaces in the garage.

And because I know this place and can expect to be accused of being neglectful and saying it was all my fault, I was inside nursing my newborn when he followed his brother into the garage and discovered a can of paint in the corner DH left the lid off of to dry out so we could toss it. Shit happens.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:50:46 AM
Guess I haven't seen it.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:54:59 AM
Ya I saw that and immediately thought who in their right mind just smiles and joins in....


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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:12:19 AM
Who smiles and joins in....the parent who knows the car is ruined?


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Posted: 1/21/2013 1:40:41 AM
You could tell right away that those kids really belonged to that dad by the resemblance, but the car certainly wasn't his.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:11:08 AM
I love it but also hate it. It's hard to watch that been done to a car but I love the Dad didn't go all crazy but in real life I don't know a man that would react that way but I wish I did.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:19:56 AM
It has the same effect on me as that 'Encouragement: Pass it On commercial...where cute little Tommy sneaks away from *both* parents, on to the stage of a symphony and begins playing the piano.

I think I can find different ways of encouragement other than losing my child at a concert and having thousands of people see that he snuck on stage to bang on the piano.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:20:23 AM
Link to Subaru ad on YouTube for those who haven't seen it yet


I had to look it up because I hadn't seen it.


OMG!

What kind of wealth would a person have to have to just practically shrug that kind of damage to a car off?!

And yes, I know it's a commercial, but please, it was no where near realistic.

There is not a parent I know that would not have lost their sh!t.

I loathe that commercial.



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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:55:11 AM
TOTALLY!

Who leaves windows down when their car is in the driveway?

What dad is going to just join in on ruining a new car?

Why are those kids totally unsupervised?




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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:09:14 AM
So I'm not the only one!! Whew!
Can't stand this commercial, especially when they're in the car scrubbing the vents with toothpaste! Argh!
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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:00:28 AM
When I saw the commercial I kept thinking...I'd be more than a little PO'd if that was my car.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 9:40:32 AM
Argh- I hate that commercial too.

Also high on my list- "Let's get real about what happens in the bathroom." That Rebecca Black looking woman's voice is beyond irritating...and the commercial is mind numbingly stupid.

The Charmin bears..."...pass mom's inspection!" What the hell kind of inspection would that be?

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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:26:27 AM

Let's get real about what happens in the bathroom." That Rebecca Black looking woman's voice is beyond irritating...and the commercial is mind numbingly stupid.


Sue? Is she the first speaker in the commercial? The lady with the black hair? Because, if so, I'm almost giddy that someone agrees with me.

I childishly taunt her voice every time I clean the bathroom...drives my family crazy. But holy damn...could no one *hear* that?


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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:28:59 AM
I think that commercial must have been shown a 1,000 times in our house before I "got"it. I must not really watch commercials .

Yes, it drives me crazy. I don't care how much fun they are having. It makes me go . lol.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:36:18 AM
Ok, I am so glad to see this. Every time I see that commercial, I wonder how I would react if my kids did that to my car. That guy must be smoking something fantastic.

And the toilet paper commercial mentioned? It is NOT time to get real and talk about what happens in the bathroom. It's never going to be that time.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:09:32 AM
The point of a commercial is to make people remember and talk. Mission accomplished.






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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:23:10 AM
I have never seen that commercial, but I would be the mom that was freaking out in the driveway for sure.



Who leaves windows down when their car is in the driveway?

What dad is going to just join in on ruining a new car?

Why are those kids totally unsupervised?


This though? Really? My kids are 9 and 11 and play outside "unsupervised" all the time. They have for a few years now. I watch out the window or wander out now and then, as do the other neighborhood parents, but the kids just play outside all day long together where we live. No one is watching them 100% of the time.

And in rural parts of the country, plenty of people leave their windows down. I always did, and never locked my car or my house when I was growing up in rural Idaho.

It's plenty normal in small town USA.

And I agree with you about the dad. I've never met a single man who would shrug and join in on something like that.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:36:02 AM
Kristen- yes! That's her! Her voice has that weird quality people get when they have strep...like a muffled nasal tone. Ack.

I don't think annoying commercials are 'mission accomplished' because it makes people remember the brand. When a commercial annoys me, it pushes that brand into the 'undesirable' side of my brain unless something can pull it back out. If a company has to annoy me to get me to remember them, they need a better plan.

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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:37:09 AM
Yeah, my parents would have beat our asses for doing that when we were little.

My husband and I would be less than thrilled if our kids did that. Though I don't think a spanking would be involved...



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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:44:49 AM

Who leaves windows down when their car is in the driveway?

What dad is going to just join in on ruining a new car?

Why are those kids totally unsupervised?
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This though? Really? My kids are 9 and 11 and play outside "unsupervised" all the time. They have for a few years now. I watch out the window or wander out now and then, as do the other neighborhood parents, but the kids just play outside all day long together where we live. No one is watching them 100% of the time.

And in rural parts of the country, plenty of people leave their windows down. I always did, and never locked my car or my house when I was growing up in rural Idaho.



These kids are not 9 and 11. They look several years younger than 9 and too young to be unsupervised.

The window thing has nothing to do with rural/city/suburban. More like I don't want the neighbor cat to come in my car and spray it, as happened 25+ years ago to a neighbor in their BRAND NEW (like three or four day old) Mercedes and it was hellacious.

I just don't know people who leave their windows down. I DO know plenty that do not lock their cars, but windows down? That I just don't see.

And as for the TP commercial, I have no idea who Rebecca Black is, but the woman that says 'Being clean is SO important!' just drives me up the wall. I don't even know what TP it is a commercial for, but ACK!



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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:45:19 AM

Kristen- yes! That's her! Her voice has that weird quality people get when they have strep...like a muffled nasal tone. Ack.



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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:46:37 AM
I leave my windows down.

And my kids have been playing in the driveway, fairly unsupervised, since they were about six.

Maybe both were even happening at the same time.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 12:06:28 PM
Watching it makes me laugh. Standing in the driveway watching that happen to my own car would not make me laugh.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 3:25:43 PM

It is ridiculously awful.

If you found your kids washing your car like that... and using a whole tube of toothpaste on the inside, the first thought going through my head would NOT be... "Aww! What sweeties! wait until this car is their's someday! Maybe I'll join them!"

It would be "WHAT THE HECK DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!?!??!!"




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I always think about some kids sitting in front of the TV watching that and then doing it. I wish TV media could recognize the influence on people.


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Posted: 1/21/2013 6:54:42 PM

I think you guys are missing the point. We ALL know we would kill them.


agree.

and this is why kids grow up to have entitlement issues. They never get in trouble for doing really bad stuff!!!! They're parents just laugh and join in.

Damn Subaru.




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Posted: 1/21/2013 10:34:31 PM
I think of my friend (a car nut) who had his two toddlers "polish" his car with rocks.

And

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