This Grandma And Her Family Take A Road Trip Across America In A Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen introduced its biggest SUV, the Atlas, in late March with a humorous tale of the birds and bees that was widely publicized and got mixed reviews. Now, VW is going for a more emotional angle in its new Atlas campaign. The commercial starts with a letter from a dying grandfather to his family. He and his wife hail from Ireland, and he wants his family to take a trip to see America. And that’s just what they do…alongside the pleasant sounds of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”, the family takes a cross-country trip in their Atlas. We see the country’s breathtaking landscapes, and the grandkids learn more about how they met. The road trip culminates in the clan spreading his ashes at sunset along the rocky Pacific coastline. Aww. There are also a series of shorter spots showing the family’s journey (while of course tying them in with features of the car). By the way, the grandmother is played by seventy-eight-year old Marie Gallagher.

Interstate Batteries: Don’t Have Your Battery Die And Grandma Write You Out Of Her Will

Well, that’s dark. And darkly hilarious.

Denny’s Has New Pancakes

I haven’t been to a Denny’s in years. But now they have new pancakes, which are advertised as being 50% fluffier. They look good, though granted pretty much everything looks good on a food commercial. You can make it drizzle…with syrup. But I kinda doubt that Denny’s new pancakes are better than grandma’s.

Grandma’s Cookies Gets Awkward (And Kinda Sweet Too)

If you were to approach strangers, coworkers, and friends and ask if they were your grandma….before ACTING like they are, that would be pretty awkward right? Therein lies the premise of these funny, uncomfortable, and sometimes sweet spots from Grandma’s Cookies created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

 

Priceline: Help Your Grandma And Prevent Her From Getting Scammed

The good grandson got a nice rate on Priceline.com and was able to help his grandma. Without Priceline, grandma has to rely on a scuzzy stranger who is quite intent on getting her Social Security number. This one cracked me up.

That BMW Commercial With The Leather-Wearing Grandma

This old lady is what BMW calls a “back-backseat driver.” And it’s got one of the funniest commercial lines I’ve heard in a long time: “Your grandfather loved it when I wore leather. He was a very dominant man.”

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