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    Posted: 19 Jul 2008 at 1:14pm
I give them a minuscule point for not ripping off a decent song for their theme, but....
this has got to be one of the lamest songs ever.
 
It's got one of those "Boom chuck" rhythms where you imagine someone chewing on a piece of straw with a big floppy hat on a mangy front porch.
 
Starts with a kid singing;
 
♫ 1-8-7-7 Kars for Kids
K-a-r-s Kars for Kids
1-8-7-7 Kars for Kids
Do-nate your car ta-day
 
Then a goofy guy comes in and sings it again;
 
1-8-7-7 Kars for Kids
K-a-r-s Kars for Kids
1-8-7-7 Kars for Kids
Do-nate your car too-day ♫
 
Has anyone else heard it?
 
Hey whaddya know I found it on YouTube.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HollyRock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jul 2008 at 4:06pm
What's with the time-share plug?
 
Aren't those free vacation vouchers always a trap to view a high-pressure sales presentation for time-share ownership?  Maybe not, but that's the first thing I thought of when I heard the ad.
 
 
I'm not sure if it's for real, or not, but it's an interesting read.
Let's try not to be boring, mkay?
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I'm pretty sure, that was a user created video, not an actual commercial.
 
I just used it so people could hear the pain our ears endure when we hear it.
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Search them on Google, they do offer that free vacation thing, in exchange for a car.  Weird.

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As if I didn't already know this, but man the jingle writing hey days are over.  Kars for Kids? I'm still pretty lost, they just wanted something that sounded nice even if it makes no sense.
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

As if I didn't already know this, but man the jingle writing hey days are over.  Kars for Kids? I'm still pretty lost, they just wanted something that sounded nice even if it makes no sense.
 
My understanding is that when you donate your car, the proceeds go to giving kids something. I'm not sure exactly what.  Maybe money for camp or something.
 
 
 
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Do you donate your Kar or your Car? Confused

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OMG, I hate hate hate hate HATE this commercial!! They play the radio ads of it here on a certain station a lot and it creates a violent reaction in me every time I hear it. I can't stand the song, especially when the guy starts singing in his monotone voice. His voice creeps me out for some reason.
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(First of all, I'm new, and I'd like to say "hi".)
 
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Ugh, I want to do terrible things to people when I hear this!
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I remember hearing it a couple of months ago, I hate it as well, I ain't donating a classic. TongueThumbs%20Down
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I think this might be comforting, my hatred is equal if not greater than that of this post:

http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/2008/07/hernia-plea-to.html
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I've never seen TV ads for this crapper of a commercial but I hear the radio ones all the time. Doesn't that guy's voice sound creepy? Like pedophile creepy?

EDIT: OMG! The ad just came on the radio! I'm tearing my hair out!
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I'm sorry, kids, but I don't own a kar. I own a car...
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Exactly, he does sound pedophile creepy. That commercial must die.

Anyone here the rock version they for Kars-4-Kids now?

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Here's my version of the commercial that I made up at work today:

1-8-7-7 Shut The F*ck Up!
S-T-F-U Shut The F*ck Up!
1-8-7-7 Shut The F*ck Up!
Shut-the f*ck up to-day!


It makes the ad much more bearable (at least it does for me).

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musicman pointed out the boom-chuck rhythm. It actually loops for the entire ad! A 3-second sample is constantly booming and chucking throughout the commercial!
Closing logos! Now that's something I can watch on TV.
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Oh, wow, that was bady. LOL The gorilla was funny, and that website link was great. I imagine it's even more annoying to hear this song come on (repeatedly) without that video accompanying it.
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I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL I HATE THIS COMMERCIAL.

Have you ever gone to church (forced or otherwise) and want to shoot yourself in the face when a bunch of elementary school kids start singing? That's how I feel about this commercial.

I have never felt like donating a "kar" less than when I started hearing this commercial. It's not so much that I want to kill the people that created and signed off on this song/ad campaign. It's just that I want for them to not be alive anymore.
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Oh my god...has this commercial really been around since 2008??? FUDGE MUFFINS I HATE THEM I HATE THEM
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This has to be the worst, or at least one of the top three, radio commercials of all time in the whole wide world!  I totally hate when the damn thing gets renewed for another 13-week campaign or whatever it is when they buy radio time to air a commercial.

I see I'm not the only person who thinks the adult guy sounds like a pedo.  Especially after the annoying kid's voice is over.

I hate the singing, the guitar strumming, the tune, the "do-nate your car today" pronunciation to get it in there, I hate on this ad so bad.

Why the flocking hell should I do-nate my car to-day?  I need my car.  Kids don't need cars.  What am I supposed to drive after I give away my perfectly good car?  I'd like to drive my car over that sickening creepyphile man.  I hope the kid saves up his commercial voiceover acting/singing money for a college education and doesn't rely on people giving away their cars.

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Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:


This has to be the worst, or at least one of the top three, radio commercials of all time in the whole wide world!  I totally hate when the damn thing gets renewed for another 13-week campaign or whatever it is when they buy radio time to air a commercial.

I see I'm not the only person who thinks the adult guy sounds like a pedo.  Especially after the annoying kid's voice is over.

I hate the singing, the guitar strumming, the tune, the "do-nate your car today" pronunciation to get it in there, I hate on this ad so bad.

Why the flocking hell should I do-nate my car to-day?  I need my car.  Kids don't need cars.  What am I supposed to drive after I give away my perfectly good car?  I'd like to drive my car over that sickening creepyphile man.  I hope the kid saves up his commercial voiceover acting/singing money for a college education and doesn't rely on people giving away their cars.

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I hate this one. Not only do I hate the song, but the intentional misspelling of cars makes me want to kick their teeth in. It's not cute. I mean, really? Have we sunk that low as a society that we can't spell the word cars correctly?
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Originally posted by i8acannibal i8acannibal wrote:

I hate this one. Not only do I hate the song, but the intentional misspelling of cars makes me want to kick their teeth in. It's not cute. I mean, really? Have we sunk that low as a society that we can't spell the word cars correctly?
They think it's clever to match the "k" sounding "c" in cars with the word "kids" so it will be as katchy a phrase as the song.  On second thought, it's not only annoying strum, strum guitar strumming, it's plunking too.  Plunk plunk.  I'd call it a tune, but it doesn't have any!  Dead
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I agree. But did you see the previous posts? This commercial has apparently been around since 2008.

They did at least read some of these posts and updated the commercial...same song...same tune basically but done with a slightly different feel and with an electric guitar. Still terrible. Still misspelled. They still should die...
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