We’re suckers for two things on TV here at Automobile Magazine, good advertisements, and well written comedies. Today’s Feature Flick is actually both of those: it’s a collection of fake advertisements by the NBC comedy show “30 Rock” that spoof Chrysler’s recent “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad.
The advertisement, you might recall, was a two-minute advertisement that aired only once, during the halftime break of the 2012 Super Bowl. It featured plenty of narration by big-screen bad boy Clint Eastwood, shots of Detroit, and footage from some of Chrysler’s production plants. The tagline: “it’s halftime, America, and our second half is about to begin.” The video has since been viewed around 11 million times on YouTube.
So when it came time for fictional boss Jack Donaghy on NBC’s “30 Rock” to sell 10,000 crappy couches, he turned to actor Stacy Keach. Keach delivers one minute and 20 seconds of Clint Eastwood “Halftime in America” spoofing that might not sell any couches, but is guaranteed to make you laugh.
Chrysler hasn’t responded to a request for comment, but we hope the folks in Auburn Hills are having at least a little chuckle. Imitation is, after all, the sincerest form of flattery.
Check out the video below and see for yourself.