Thursday, May 20, 2010


Just a little modern day trivia for you today...

I'm sure by now everyone has seen this commercial! A child's toys left in the car overnight, take a "Joy Ride". Originally aired on the Super Bowl.

Kia actually got the top wave runner rider in the country to do the stunts in the sock monkey suit.

And, here is sweet Sock Monkey sporting his new tattoo. One of the most clever parts of the commercial is the 'sewing on' of his new tattoo! Just look at those innocent eyes!
Also clever is having the robot doing a dance called....'the robot', of course!

The funky music is "How You Like Me Now?" by The Heavy...originally by James Brown.

Lyrics used in the commercial

How you like me now?
Remember the time when I heat? you up?
So how you like me now?
How you like me now?
how you like me now?
Oh yes-ah

A colorful group of characters have some fun in Las Vegas in a montage that takes them bowling, bull riding, dancing, and more.

The red cyclops is Muno, a character from the Nick Jr. kid's show Yo Gabba Gabba! The other characters in the ad include a hairy creature with a black & white striped shirt, a blue robot, a sock puppet monkey, and a teddy bear.

The group all fits into the 2011 Kia Sorento, and rides around some scenic locations. Some other adventures they have include: jet skiing, making snow angels, hot-tubbing with a bikini girl, getting a 'MOM' tattoo (actually sewed on), standing by the Las Vegas sign, riding down the street standing up through the sunroof, passing by the New York, New York casino, and arriving at the Monte Carlo casino.

The punchline to the ad is all the characters are a child's small toys. The mom pushes the Start button and the music starts up again.
I know it is hard to believe, but, I just do not know how to get those videos on my posts. Well, that's not exactly correct. I can get them on there...I just can't get them to play! Which actually defeats the purpose of putting them on there in the first place!!! BUT, if you wish to see the complete commercial, one minute and 11 seconds...just google Kia Sorento Commercial.

And prepare to SMILE!!!


racheld said...


You find the cleverest things!!

PS Did Cousin It do a stretch in Sing Sing?

Gram said...

I love this commercial! Several years ago, I made sock monkeys for my hubby and his brothers because it was one of the things they had wanted when they were young and never had. I have thought of adding a tattoo to his monkey. I may do it as a surprise one of these days!

Just Breathe said...

I fell in love with that Sock Monkey when I saw the commerical on Super Bowl Sunday.

Kat said...

I haven't seen the commercial, but I LOVE sock monkeys.


nancygrayce said...

But you did such a good job of describing it! And I'm probably the only person in America that hasn't seen the commercial!!!