Speechless Potato Heads for Bridgestone Tires

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Feb 10, 2009 • References: adsoftheworld
Bridgestone Tires commissioned Hasbro’s Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head to create this hilariously chauvinistic ad. The commercial from The Richards Group was another of the pricey Super Bowl premier advertisements.

In the video, the famous toy couple is driving their Pontiac Solstice, top down, along a curvy mountain road. Mister is enduring constant complaining from his wife until they round a bend and meet up with a herd of sheep in the road. The tires, of course, do their job and the car comes to a screeching halt before any animals are injured. However, Mrs. Potato Head isn’t so lucky.

I guess the ad could offend some women, but probably only those who relate too closely with the lady spud passenger. Bridgestone pokes fun at the chatty wife cliché with animated humor and is really well done technically speaking. Stats for Witty Chauvinistic Ads Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 4,960 clicks in 380 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Witty Chauvinistic Ads
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Segment: Males, 18-55
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