commercial portrays man on date as creepy stalker

Started by mens_issues, Jul 26, 2014, 12:55 PM

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There is a commercial in which a man meets his date at a table and says his passion is puppetry.  He proceeds to pull out a puppet that looks just like the woman and starts kissing it.  The woman is weirded out and abruptly leaves.  Somehow this portrayal of a man on a date as a creepy stalker is supposed to be funny and sell cars as well.

Here is the commercial:

First Date - Funny TV Commercial

Supposedly some people think this is funny and represents how men approach women (in an extreme way, perhaps).  I think it's a demeaning representation of men.  What do you think?
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What a strange commercial.  I can't see how that would sell cars...was that the entire commercial?  Are they trying to mimic the Geico commercials?
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Commercials in my neck-o-the-woods are getting worse and worse by the day.  :angryfire:


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