Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with That French-Bashing Cadillac Ad?

DrAdsforProfileWell the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out.

Dear Dr. Ads,

So there I was, watching television and minding my own business, when this Cadillac commercial popped up.

 

 

Narrator: “Why do we work so hard? . . . Other countries, they work, they stroll home, they stop by the café, they take August off. Off. Why aren’t you like that? Why aren’t we like that? Because we’re crazy driven hard-working believers, that’s why.”

Really? More French-bashing, Doc?

Pass the Freedom Fries, oui?

- Hollande Daze

Dear Hollande Daze,

The Doc feels your pain. (We love those baguette thingies, which are the greatest empty calories ever created.) But you should know that not every American is ugly.

From Ad Age . . .

Read the rest at Ask Dr. Ads.

 

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4 Responses to Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with That French-Bashing Cadillac Ad?

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    Baguettes? Baguettes?

    Weren’t they invented to use in sopping up the butter and garlic from the escargot plate?

  2. We’ve been trying to fathom who such an ugly car with such a stupid ad is aimed at. Desperate middle managers with penile insecurities? Self-loathing, closeted suburban real estate agents?

    The guy looks gayer than Oscar Wilde’s gym teacher, and the car looks like a Pontiac Aztek run through Lucky Pierre’s panini press.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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