• May 26, 2010
Mazda silences the kids – Click above to watch the video after the break

We love kids... other people's kids, that is. Yours truly doesn't have any progeny of his own to look after, so the need for a vehicle that has loads of interior space is mostly lost on me. If you do have some screaming little'uns to look after, though, your vehicular choices suddenly become a bit narrower in focus, and things like folding rear seats, power liftgates and rear-seat entertainment systems begin to look less like unnecessary expenses and more like valuable life- and time-savers.

Regardless of whether or not you have kids of your own, you've surely been trapped inside a moving vehicle full of the little buggers. Assuming that's the case, we'll step a bit further out on the limb and figure that you've had your own thoughts on how best to deal with the, ahem... problem. Mazda has a suggestion – see for yourself by watching the video pasted after the break. Like that one? Click here to see more funny commercials from veryfunnyads.com.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, that was f-king lame. Yes, that does glorify (not really promote) child abuse. Rather than communicating with your children that they are being too loud and ask that they settle down, he slams them flat under a seat? He was near the forest, why not just take them off the side of the road and shoot them if he dislikes his offspring so much?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your sense of humor is poor, and you are the reason why US television is full of 'freaking', 'gosh darn', and doesn't have any nudity.
        • 4 Years Ago
        But how would that work? "Hey, kids, please settle down or I'll have to demonstrate the Mazda 6's nifty rear power seat folding mechanism and muffle you", just doesn't quite seem do it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If this had been real, Rick, your concerns would be valid.

        However, it's not.

        (Hint: There isn't a little man living inside your computer screen.)
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...and this is why U.S. network television--and especially the ads thereon--is whitewashed and totally unfunny.

        Every time I find myself replaying a commercial over and over again (Ford Ka, anyone?), it's one from Europe.

        Oh, yeah, and that one for the Audi A4 where the driver oversteers 180˚ into a parallel parking space. Not funny...but all kinds of awesome. But I digress.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's not power, it's tensioned. With kids sitting there the seats would unlatch, but their weight would hold the backs in place anyways.

        Not that I tried this or anything..... but the system in the 6 wagon is the same as what I had in my CX-7.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll be honest,, it wasn't funny for me. But I hope this brought a smile to someone else.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be surprised if this is for US markets. I can see some PC types saying it promotes child abuse.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And driving on the "wrong" side of the car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Interesting that it's Dad that does this instead of Mom (and that Mom is not around). Social commentary perhaps?
        • 4 Years Ago
        No kidding...

        The problem is that someone will actually replicate it. Then they will blame Mazda and the commercial for people being idiots.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nicely done gag. Play out the "what I wish I could do if it didn't have consequences" feelings that parents get every day.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I liked it. A good morning chuckle, thanks AB. /d
      • 4 Years Ago
      *sarcastic font*

      Now THAT would have been funny!
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL That's too funny. Love it. And who hasn't thought it?!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Shouldn't that lever only lower the right half of the seat and not both sides? Other than that, funny stuff, I want to do something like that every time my nephew is in my car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think it's a 100% true to real life ad.. Otherwise we could get picky and say the seats shouldn't have folded so far down either.. Ripper car though, as an ex-salesman of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      where was that feature when my kids were little
      "insanity is hereditery you get it from your kids"
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a nice wagon!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Its the previous generation Mazda 6 Wagon.

        PS: The ad is from the UK.
        Its one of the viral ads Mazda released way back in 2002.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, that wasn't funny. Actually, it was a little revolting.
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