Hooniverse "What Were They Thinking" Weekend: Last Call: The Ad

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Hooniverse "What Were They Thinking" Weekend: Last Call: The Ad

At the risk of stepping on the esteemed Mr. Brennan’s toes, this olelongrooffan thought I would share this ad with my fellow Hoons on this Hooniverse “What Were They Thinking?” Weekend Edition.

By |2011-10-02T18:30:46+00:00October 2nd, 2011|Last Call, Weekend Edition|26 Comments

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  1. Paul_y October 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Don Knotts is the antithesis of tough. They might as well have had Joe Estevez endorse it.

    • yellofury October 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      [youtube de_P2aUZJyA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de_P2aUZJyA youtube]

      • Tanshanomi October 3, 2011 at 7:34 am - Reply

        Wow, "3,000,000 synths"— haven't heard that track for what, two decades? Awesome.

    • Alff October 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm - Reply

      …but his public image epitomizes the traditional definition of "Dude". Given that definition, I'm amazed that Dodge would hang the name on a truck. It's all hat and no cattle.

  2. yellofury October 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    [Bill and Ted are in Ancient Greece]
    Bill: [approaching Socrates] How's it going? I'm Bill, this is Ted. We're from the future.
    Socrates: Socrates.
    Ted: [whispering to Bill] Now what?
    Bill: I dunno. Philosophize with him!
    Ted: [clears his throat, to Socrates] "All we are is dust in the wind," dude.
    [Socrates gives them a blank stare]
    Bill: [scoops up a pile of dust from the basin before them and lets it run out of his hand] Dust.
    [he blows the remainder away]
    Bill: Wind.
    Ted: [points at Socrates] Dude.
    [Socrates gasps]

  3. OA5599 October 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    The Dude abides.

  4. facelvega October 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I can't believe what were they thinking weekend ended and we didn't get to talk about the Crossfire or the Reatta. Was there a Ford equivalent to those?

    • UDman October 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm - Reply

      Yes, the Retro Thunderbird….

      • yellofury October 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm - Reply

        There were a few more we left out like the final gen Eclipse like Mercury Cougar
        and the last gen Mercury Capri, the Cadillac Cimmaron, the Envoy XUV, etc,.

        • UDman October 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm - Reply

          Watch what you are saying about the XUV…
          <img src="http://hooniverse.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/025-650×433.jpg&quot; width="500">
          (My XUV by the way)

          • B72 October 3, 2011 at 4:54 am

            My opinion of GM was sullied by an Envoy rental experience. Let's face it, SUV's are intended to be somewhat luxurious – otherwise you would just buy a UV or a car of some sort. The side mirrors on the one I rented were not adjustable from inside the car with the windows up. You had to roll down the window, push on the glass, sit in your normal driving position, assess any errors, and repeat. It's a small detail, but it made an otherwise passable vehicle feel cheap. Why would you even make a "luxury" vehicle like this, let alone sell it into a rental situation where the mirrors get adjusted almost daily? It sullies the brand. Hopefully the "new GM" is smarter.

          • P161911 October 3, 2011 at 6:34 am

            That must have been a super low rental only base model thing. All the other GM360 SUVs I've ever seen have inside adjustable mirrors.
            My 2011 Silverado doesn't have inside adjustable mirrors, but it is the WT model and I expect that type of thing there.

      • facelvega October 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm - Reply

        Good point. Actually, maybe the real trilogy was the T-Bird, Crossfire, and SSR– simultaneous outrageous-looking bad ideas with a retro urge. Back circa 1990 it was the Reatta, Allante, and TC (without the retro urge), with I think nothing comparably fruity from Ford.

  5. scroggzilla October 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    But, Don Knotts beat the Nazi's!
    [youtube xdK3z3Uqiws http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdK3z3Uqiws youtube]

    • McQueen October 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Such a good show

  6. 4DoorNoMore October 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I came for the VW Phaeton and was sorely disappointed.

    • dukeisduke October 3, 2011 at 6:35 am - Reply

      Don't worry, Herr Piech wants to bring it back. Seriously.

  7. tiberiusẅisë October 3, 2011 at 6:07 am - Reply

    People bash the Funkmaster Flex Expedition. Having Don Knotts shill for the Dude would be like having Vanilla Ice do an official Mustang package.
    <img src="http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/200702/funkmaster-flex-come_460x0w.jpg&quot; width="400">

    • Joe Dunlap October 3, 2011 at 6:47 am - Reply

      I remember borrowing a Beau James from a friend to move my ex and me about 12 miles across town. 3 trips took 3/4 of a tank of gas, something like 9 mpg. And for all the bling, it still rode and handled like a (gasp!) truck?! What were they thinking indeed?

  8. Joe Btfsplk October 3, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Ram had better get Chaz Bono under contract before someone else beats them to it. There is a vast, untapped pickup market in the gay-lesbian segment of truck buyers.

  9. oldcarjunkie October 3, 2011 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I saw one at a car show last year
    <img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4781983000_83fe1f17fd.jpg&quot; width="500" height="375" alt="1970 Dodge Dude">

  10. Van sarockin October 3, 2011 at 8:14 am - Reply

    That truck will abide.

  11. dukeisduke October 3, 2011 at 9:00 am - Reply

    My nomination for "What were they thinking?", ten years from now? The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet:
    And they dropped the price to $44,540? Such a deal!

    • facelvega October 3, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

      I love the crosscabriolet for exactly that reason– so much better than a Juke because it's ballsier or maybe just more clueless. Maybe in five years, when they're down to about four grand, I'll even buy one.

  12. cheapthrills October 3, 2011 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Please don't mention Chaz's segment again.

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