Happy October 1st … and hope you celebrated it with a beer this morning. Alright that didn’t make any sense but as of recent, I’ve been ranting and raving about the crappy quality of certain commercials on cable. In one of the posts concerning the GM ads, Kev Price over at bizplusblog.com pointed something out to me. The actual lyrics in the GM, Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, and Saturn commercials contains these words along with the main chorus to “Come and get it” and boy does it sound bad.
If you want it, here it is,
Come and get it
But you better hurry ‘cos it’s going fast
Did I hear you say that there must be a catch
Will you walk away from a fool and his money?
Sonny if you want it, here it is,
Come and get it,
But you better hurry ‘cos it’s going fast.
you better hurry ‘cos it’s going fast.
OOHHHHHH A Fool And His Money
It certainly is an interesting song selection by the ad agency in charge. But then, the tv spot has to be approved by the Chevy marketing people and so leads us to the conclusitory (made up word) question if this was an intentional song choice pick. It’s almost like they’re trying to tell us something. They’re hiding the rest of the lyrics from us just like how a shady car-dealer would with problematic parts in used cars. Are the execs laughing at us the consumers by making us buy their cars and trucks? Are they implying we are fools?
Moral of the Story: A Fool and His Money are soon … parted!