A hilarious commercial and a life lesson: When will the IHTM Editor learn to listen to the IHTM Administrator?

by editor on August 27, 2010

About two weeks ago, IHateTheMedia.com’s Administrator emailed a funny commercial over to IHTM’s Editor, who promptly ignored it. (For god’s sake, man, the guy sends me 50 emails a day. I can’t pay attention to all of them.)

Now, much to the Editor’s chagrin, he saw the same commercial over at The Big Feed and found out it really was hilarious.

That being said, the Editor would like to thank The Big Feed and apologize to the Administrator.

So enough with the thanks and the apologies. Here’s the story on the commercial: Dodge used a monkey in the to advertise its annual Tent Event. PETA complained, so Dodge re-cut the commercial to address the leftist lunatics’ concerns. Here’s the original version:

And here’s the even funnier re-cut version:

H/T: The Big Feed and the IHTM Administrator

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15 Comments on "A hilarious commercial and a life lesson: When will the IHTM Editor learn to listen to the IHTM Administrator?"

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Im_a_Democrat
Guest

and you’re all a bunch of Racist for comparing Obama to this Monkey and saying he’s ‘disappearing’ all the time! Can’t a man take 6 or so vacations a year in peace? Play golf, go surfing, eat shrimp … destroy the Constitution without you calling him a disappearing monkey?!?

USN-RETIRED
Member

Darn — you spotted those invisible words we used. 😉

this is my new name
Guest

i love M.C. hall, that dude would make a friggin awesome riddler

on topic though, the request itself is whats funny, because it pretty much tells you all you need to know

peta asked for the monkey to be removed

they removed the monkey, literally. alot of people are taking this as dodge trying to appeal to peta while keeping the ad intact, but when you read more about the story, they clearly make a tongue in cheek apology

MichiganVet
Member

Good to see our government’s investment in Chrysler is paying off …. that’s one monkey that *has* a job!

sa_rose
Member

So THAT’S why the commercial changed. I had noted the chage and wondered why they thought this was an improvement. PETA doesn’t seem to grasp that it is the identical same commercial, with sort of photoshopping erasing the monkey. How does that improve the lot of monkey’s anywhere! I agree with not being cruel to animals, but seriously?

JPTravis
Member

This explains Joe Biden’s latest speech about the economy – he said the unemployment rate for invisible monkeys ticked lower in July, proving the stimulus is working. Meanwhile, the Invisible Monkey Union has filed a lawsuit, claiming that it’s really an invisible gecko PLAYING an invisible monkey, which is against union rules.

Joe
Member

They should have had a disclaimer at the end that said: “No animals were harmed in the making of this commercial because invisible monkeys do not exist.”

MichiganVet
Member

Thanks Joe – that explains how we can all see Joe Biden …

KimmyQueen
Guest

This was on O’Reilly two or three weeks ago, he thought it was stupid that they acquiesce to PETA a reader sent a letter that this was meant as a joke on PETA for their ridiculous statements. I am sure that the monkey was in no way harmed. PETA may have started with good intentions but they went crazy and it is out of control.

USN-RETIRED
Member

You mean they went ape?? ‘-)

USN-RETIRED
Member

Note to Editor: Fecal matter just occurs sometimes. 😉

JJJRO
Guest

The director’s cut has him jumping into a wood chipper…

Tom
Member

how is making a monkey push a detonation box un’ethical’?

Ruben
Member

Freaking awesome!

Peter
Guest

This cautionary tale brought to you by the ‘careful what you decide to look a tool through highlighting, by getting offended about everything, all the time’ channel.

Bless.

Rather nice to see the ‘offence’ industry (which is a smidge extensive) being served a serious dollop of the finger in the only way it can’t handle: humour.

Especially in what has been, to date, ‘their’ domain, viral.

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