Mercedes-Benz “Fable” Commercial…



I love to see classic fables revisited, and Mercedes-Benz has a winner in this one!  You know the story; the overly-confident hare challenges the stalwart tortoise to a race, in this version calling him a “turtle” and taunting that he better have a jet pack under his shell!

This bunny-boy is an arrogant jock of a type I’m well familiar with from high school; “Bask in my glory!,” the hare tells an adoring crowd.  Then the race begins (with a fox referee, please note), and the hare is off in a cloud of dust while the tortoise plods on, even being passed by a snail!  So great is his lead that the hare feels he has time for a few hands of cards with other woodland animals over a tree stump.  Meanwhile, the tortoise uses that time to turn into a Mercedes-Benz factory.  “Plot twist!,” he announces.  A magnificent Mercedes is shown; “Slow and steady, my a**,” comments the tortoise, his last word drowned out by a throaty engine growl.  The headlights of the Mercedes flare on like an angry beast…

All too late does the hare see the tortoise coming, the vehicle vaulting over him as he frantically tries to pull away from its approach.  “Who’s your turtle?!,” he exults. The victory of the tortoise is glorious!  Such is the power, you see, of German engineering…

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3 Comments on “Mercedes-Benz “Fable” Commercial…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Fun fact: that don’t-know-jackrabbit was obviously making an in-joke reference to a certain trilogy of Golden Age Bugs Bunny cartoons. The ones featuring a turtle named Cecil…who sounded remarkably like the amiably dim-witted vulture, Beaky Buzzard!


    • carycomic Says:

      Of course, even Beaky could outsmart the A.I.M.S. boys.


      • vulpesffb Says:

        I’ d like to see an episode where the AIMS guys would go in search of Flo of Progressive Insurance. Of course, after toying with and driving them mad, she would kill every last one of them…


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