MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Zumbrota car dealership has gotten some national attention after being featured on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”
On Sunday, the HBO show released a digital update to a previous segment on local car commercials, which addressed how some of them look “suspiciously familiar.”READ MORE: First Omicron Case Identified In Wisconsin
As part of that previous segment, the show offered a script of its own for a car dealership to make — as long as they agreed to make it without having read the script.
There’s no show tonight! So here’s an update on the car commercial we wrote for a local dealership earlier this year. Which, honestly, might be better than a show! https://t.co/HbnGyk5ek1
— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) October 18, 2021
A Minnesota car dealership took up the challenge: Zumbrota Ford.
In the update, John Oliver says the dealership “threw themselves at the source material,” which features a marriage in peril.
The commercial begins with a married couple arguing inside their home.
“Ever since we bought that all-wheel drive minivan from Zumbrota Ford, you’ve changed,” the husband said. READ MORE: 5 California Residents Infected with Omicron After Wisconsin Wedding
“Maybe I have, maybe I changed the minute I put my hands on the wheel of that new minivan,” the wife responded.
After the vehicle-related spat, the commercial ends with Steve Johnson, founder of Zumbrota Ford, in a pickle costume.
“Couples therapy? Shmuples therapy! A new car is what you want,” Johnson said.
Oliver ended the segment by thanking the dealership.
“My congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the people of Zumbrota Ford,” Oliver said. “We put you in a pickle, and you did something that truly made me feel like my heart was going to explode.”MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Options
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