Ode to monster truck rally commercials


#1

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#2

They might surprise you. My first wife and I attended one back in 1995 or so (at her request), and we both had a hell of a good time. Nice to see that Gravedigger still can’t help flipping over.


#3

Graaaaaaaaavedigger!


#4

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Ten bucks buys you the whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge!!


#5

Daredevil Danny Dean will defy DEATH with his dizzying demonstration of DESTRUCTION!!!

Watch as trucks crush cars like bugs!


#6

Genosian Separatist Hot Pod Summer Championship!

Force MAD! Somebody’s gonna get f****d UP!


#7

Thank you for reenforcing my point.


#8

Oh man. Here in Texas the best monster truck commercials were in Spanish. Univision still has the best broadcast signal around

Cinco camiones cuatro pesos. Sábado gigante y Domingo Domingo Domingo


#9

All you really need is:

I went to a truck rally once. It was pretty boring; they did a lot of “tractor pulls”, and the sideshow was a stuntwoman submitting to some form of explosion in a rather unspectacular fashion. I would have preferred to see one of those “Truckasaurus” car-munching robots instead, but those probably aren’t as interesting as the commercials portray them either.


#10

I would go to them when i was a kid with my dad they were great fun.


#11

I recall a Simpsons epsiode had a fake Monster Truck commercial, with the tagline:

"Be There! Unless You are Dead or in Jail!

AND IF YOU ARE IN JAIL… BRREEEEAAAAAAAAAAKKKK OUTTTTTTTTT!!!"


#12

The ones with the echo/repeat are the best. I have been mildly curious about going to one in the past but never enough to actually go.


#13

I made this mashup of pharmaceutical and monster truck commercials.


#14

Holy crap, it just occurred to me that no one has yet produced a viral video editing Mad Max: Fury Road into a monster truck rally commercial. I even searched YouTube and came back with zilch.

The internet must be broken or something.


#15

Get busy, sluggard.


#16

None of this yet in here?


#17

I’m tempted, but I’m really more of a Photoshop guy. And someone’s bound to notice if I don’t show up for work sooner or later.


#18

To boost rating, PBS will be using this style of advertising for the next season of Downton Abbey.


#19

Are the spikes so they can stick the landing?


#20

Just noticed that after the roll, the spikes are all gone.

It’s time to attach hydrolic jacks to the roof that spring the truck into the air when it flips.