Volkswagen Up! Commercial
Dates: February 2012 - May 2012
This Television Commercial refers to Milli Vanilli
The commercial begins with a fight scene between a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops. As the T-Rex falls to the ground, a box appears in the corner that reads Big Dinosaurs 60.000.000 B.C. Next in the commercial, Barney Rubble from 'The Flintstones' is writing a message to his wife, Betty, by carving a stone tablet. The box appearing in the corner reads Big Notes 3.000 B.C. An old black and white video of three women parading on a beach in their old-fashioned bathing suits is shown, with the caption reading Big Bathing Suits 1946. A man with curly hair and sideburns that attach to his sweet mustasche, is flipping through a hairstyle photo book, looking at pictures of men with big sideburns, mustaches and long hair with the caption reading Big Sideburns 1980. A blonde haired woman in a colorful dress is sitting in a cubicle at her desk, talking on the phone, working at her giant desktop computer is shown. The caption reads Big Computer 1983. A man in a double breasted grey suit with a red tie is standing on a city street corner, dialing his gigantic cell phone, with the caption Big Cellphone 1989. The pop duo Milli Vanilli is shown in a clip from their music video 'Girl You Know It's True', with the caption Big Shoulders 1990, referring to their jackets with the shoulder pads. A man wearing a red and white jacket is walking down a city street with a big boombox on his shoulder as he pushes his glasses up on his nose. This caption reads Big Boombox 1995. A blonde haired woman is standing on a stage with three men, showing off a set of encyclopedias on a table in front of her. The group of people she is standing in front of, take pictures and clap as she displays the Big Encyclopedia. Finally, a white Volkswagen Up! appears, with the reasoning that small is better than all the big things in the past. The future belongs to the small. Small is great. The new up! Volkswagen. Das Auto. Big Dinosaurs + 60,000,000 B.C. Dear Betty, I miss you. Love, Barney XXXXXXXXXX Big Notes + 3,000 B.C. Big Bathing Suits + 1946 Big Sideburns + 1980 Big Computer + 1983 Big Cellphone + 1989 Big Shoulders + 1990 Big Boombox + 1995 Big Encyclopedia + 2001 Small is great. vw Das Auto.