Babe Magnets Gone Hybrid: We Pickin Up Their Chicks In Our TOYOTA PRIUS

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

I’m just beginning to figure out that Twitter thing, and there it was:

ToyotaPR Scott Brownlee RT @YouTubeLMAO: @ToyotaPR Made this Hybrid Music Video for Toyota.

Say what?

But anyway, the video is funny, in a subversive kind of a way. It even makes you ignore ruined rhymes such as:

Forget all that yap about the Beamer Benz and Bentley

I’m ridin’ in these streets and I’m cruising at eco-friendly

Or that beauty:

They hate and it’s great cuz the fellas wanna be us

We pickin up their chicks in our TOYOTA PRIUS

Ruining the plot dept: The black guy gets the white chick.

Toyota’s got a bad rap? After that video, no more.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • John Fritz John Fritz on Jun 04, 2011

    I lost count of the memes about two minutes into it.

  • ZekeToronto ZekeToronto on Jun 04, 2011

    That was just wrong on so many levels ....

  • Steven02 Steven02 on Jun 04, 2011

    Absolutely terrible. Looks like Toyota has there own Volt dance now.

  • Meefer Meefer on Jun 05, 2011

    Everything about the video makes no sense. Drinking gas? Racing for women? Winning a race in a Prius? What they should have done was a roadtrip where the kids can't make it back and get in trouble because they can't come up with gas money to get back from vegas. But then we wouldn't have been able to mashup Grease, Fast and Furious, and a McG video. Sigh.