The advertising world is a scary and confusing place – even when the message in question is in your language. Dive into the murky depths of foreign commercials, and our eyes go glassy quicker than you can say, "Não entendo." Take what looks to be an official Brazilian ad for Nissan trucks in the video after the jump. In it, some hapless soul is apparently plagued by cursing computer-generated My Little Pony knockoffs. The vindictive little airborne equines happily mock the driver after he gets his vehicle buried in frame-deep mud. Apparently there's a difference between pony power and horsepower.

There's even a special treat for those who hang around after the video wraps up. The adorable little ponies apparently have a very dark side to them – one seemingly hellbent on creating a viral video (something they appear to have done handily, as the video after the jump has registered over four million views in just the last few days).

You can check out the original version of the ad after the jump as well as a translated take for us monolingual-types. Now, if you'll excuse us, we need to go start a country-folk-punk fusion band called the Damned Ponies.





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      Kris Dimitroff
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pôneis Malditos, Pôneis Malditos, lalalala.... pôneis malditos, pôneis malditos... Lalalalala! Oh s**t! I am cursed!
      Mundotaku
      • 3 Years Ago
      Freaking "Maldiciaon Do Poneis" now I am singing the song. Poneis Malditos, poneis maldtios. .... .... LALALALALAAAAAAAAAAAAA
      • 3 Years Ago
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      chickenflauta
      • 3 Years Ago
      "No comprendo" is Spanish... In Portuguese you would say, "Não entendo" ...
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @chickenflauta
        Thank you. As a native Portuguese speaker It annoys me greatly that most Americans think that Spanish is spoken in Brazil and they can't tell the difference anyway.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Shiftright
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      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Barbie will be angry about this ad. But damn, i really find this ad so funny. It's also the same with nissan's ad mocking ford engineers.
      Frank
      • 3 Years Ago
      Everyone is STONED in Brazil.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      So if the truck, with it's wheels spinning helplessly, had more power it wouldn't be stuck? I must say though, the ad is still effective. Stupid song is now stuck in my head.
      Dan R
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny add, usually they are crap here in Brazil. I am curious to one thing: To you american folks, does portuguese sound a lot like spanish? Becouse for us it sure doesn´t... cheers
      EB110Americana
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THAT'S funny! I wish we had more commercials like this in the US. All our commercials have the same stupid joke, and they're more sad than anything. It's either over-exaggerate the importance and world-changing nature of your product (ie: the air freshener you buy will make your home so inviting, your house will become a social hub and you'll be vaulted to celebrity status) or insult your customer by joking how stupid they are (I'm a Mac, I'm a PC, Look how dumb Daddy is, etc.). Rarely are ads of the quality we see from the Superbowl.
      Júlio Molchan
      • 3 Years Ago
      172HP...that's all Nissan is bragging about...I just hate this place where I live... called Brazil. No car culture, no car knowledge, just... mass market. Brainless mass market btw
        chickenflauta
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Júlio Molchan
        Why do so many Brazilians have such an inferiority complex about their country? Você não tem orgulho de ser brasileiro? 172 HP is plenty for a small diesel pickup with lots of torque, such as this Nissan, and this type of marketing campaign is really cool and innovative, and would never be approved here in the US.
          o matador!
          • 3 Years Ago
          @chickenflauta
          Orgulho de que?? esse e o comercial mais rediculo que eu ja vi na minha vida!!
        Kai F. Lahmann
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Júlio Molchan
        Yes, everybody is an idiot except the great americans who need a 300 hp pickup to carry their fat ass.
        Flavio
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Júlio Molchan
        A porta é a serventia da casa!
        JayCee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Júlio Molchan
        Thats how mercosur's car markets works... sadly. They sell us crap and call it "sport" if has100cv engine.
      Gubbins
      • 3 Years Ago
      What crap---somebody needs a new ad agency AND director of advertising.
      Klinkster
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sooo....Nissan == Satan? Remind me to bypass the dealership then. :/
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Klinkster
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