Thursday, February 16, 2017

Honda Random Acts of Helpfulness North Pole Christmas Ad

In this bizarre Christmas ad for Honda, the Honda blue shirt guy shows up at the North Pole with a tanker full of gasoline to help, um, apparently gingerbread men or elves or whomever fill up their cars. But the gingerbread men he encounters say their cars don’t run on gasoline, but rather, on frosting/icing, but thanks anyway.

It’s funny, because when I first saw this spot, the first thing I thought of was that I was surprised the gingerbread men didn’t say: “Gasoline? You mean the stuff you people burn as fuel in your cars, causing global warming and destroying our home up here at the North Pole due to melting ice caps?”

And I figured they’d sic some polar bears on the guy for this dumb stunt of his, saying: “That’s the guy who’s destroying your habitat! Quick, get him!” And then I figured we’d see his bloody bones being gnawed on by some polar bears by the end of the commercial.

But unbelievably, the issue of climate change and the melting of the Arctic wasn’t even raised by the North Pole residents. Strange, don’t you think? (Hmm, maybe gingerbread men are climate science deniers? I wouldn’t have thought so, but…)

Here’s the randomly helpful spot: