Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Redcoats' Last Stand

With all the crappy American Revolution-themed commercials I keep seeing on my television (cough cough Citizens Bank) I was leery when this commercial came on.


But as you can see, it is a worthy 18th century-themed commercial. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Monique said...

I love this commercial so much. :)

Tim said...

As a Guardsman, I will never purchase a Dodge ever. Happy Bunker Hill Day.
Cheers.

Can't See Sheep said...

I love it!

Alexis said...

I saw this commercial for the first time at the gym today. I could not stop laughing. I bonded with the man next to me over it. Love it.

Heather Carroll said...

I think it's the fact that the guy looks so much like Washington that makes it especially funny.

Margravine Louisa said...

it is amazing how much he looks like Washington-
does anyone know the name of the fiddle tune that is being played at the beginning of the blurg?
I collect old music, and would love to play it on my cello!
thanks much!

Heather Carroll said...

A tweep (Mythosidhe) said she thought it was from Ken Burns' The Civil War series

PvtSam75 said...

I'm not quite sure what to say about this, excpet that I couldn't stop laughing! I love that it looks like something out of "The Patriot"-minus Mel- however, as a redcoat myself, I can say that I wouldn't run from a car! But I love this-similar to the Ebay "Authentic British Redcoat" commercial.

Heather Carroll said...

How about a car driven by George Washington? (I'm laughing out loud as I write this)

EWAdams said...

It's meant to sound like the music Ken Burns used, but it isn't. I suspect it was composed for the commercial... after all, there's not much to it.

The best-remembered tune from the Civil War series was Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell."