So I’ve been trying not to pass judgement on this Matt Christiano guy, but they keep playing the commercial again and again. I know there are way more important topics out there in the world to be discussed but I can’t help it. It’s getting on my everlasting nerve.
Let me paint you a picture, the commercial begins with a group of friends taking a road trip. They are going on this trip because Taco Bell released a new Supreme taco with a shell made out of a huge Dorito. Unfortunately, they didn’t release this new product in their area – hence the road trip. They drive over 900 miles just to taste it. Then comes the cheesy (see what I did?) voiceover “Last year, Taco Bell released the Taco Supreme made with a shell made of real Nacho Cheese Doritos in a few cities – none of which were anywhere near the hometown of Matt Christiano. So Matt drove his friends 965 miles to get it. Well played Matt. The new Doritos Locos Taco – now at Taco Bells everywhere. Sometimes you gotta Live Mas.” And I understand that Taco Bell changed some facts to make the commercial lean in their favor, but still.
Well played? That is so not well played Matt.
5. Wanna Race?
I love how they have their diversity quota in: a Hispanic guy, a white guy, an Asian guy, and of course the cute white girl. The real guy, “Nat” is a chubby white guy from NY by the way. This commercial was just a sleazy marketing gimmick to cater to the Hispanic/college student demographic.
4. For Here or To-Go?
In the commercial it shows Matt and his friends enjoying their spoils outside a Taco Bell. If I drive or ride 1000 miles for some damn tacos, I be damned if I’m not getting out of the car and eating inside. I mean you’ve been stuffed in the car 4-deep all this time and you don’t want space to enjoy your meal?
3. My Hoopty Rollin…
I’m not sure if you noticed, Matt drove a bucket. Old school Volvo station wagon. The car looked to be on it’s last leg and the bright idea that Matt had was to use that last leg the car is on and push it 1000 miles to get some Taco Bell. And what everybody fails to mention is that they STILL HAVE TO GET HOME!
2. F*ck a Recession
Spend hundreds in gas for gas? Maybe I’m slightly biased here, but if a franchise has to make a commercial to tell people they use 100% beef in their tacos, it makes me suspicious. I smell more than just farts, I smell a scandal. Unless Matt’s car runs on smiles, I’m estimating a cost of $300 in gas to get Doritos Locos. BOY STOP!
1. Taco Hell
Regardless of the shell, it’s STILL an $.89 taco from Taco Bell at the end of the day. In my opinion, Taco Bell is the ass crack of fast food. I mean how are they still profitable without raising prices AND serving “real beef”? Even McDonald’s changed their menu due to the economy. Then on top of that, how many tacos do you buy to make the trip worth it? You tell me.
Am I crazy for thinking that Matt (or Nat) is an idiot? Would you round up your friends for any food that’s less than a dollar US? How far would you drive for a specific meal?
Thanks for tuning in…..