Doug the puppet and his handler John trekked to the headquarters of Automobile Magazine in order to show off the 2012 Ford Focus. John and Doug arrive in the office of editor Jean Jennings, and things don't exactly get off on the right foot.

After their initial introductions, Doug and John discuss the 2012 Ford Focus in front of the magazine staff. A boring PowerPoint presentation leads to some track time with the car, and it's all captured in five short videos.

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      Helix
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's Kripke from the Big Bang Theory!
      johnmartinezmail
      • 3 Years Ago
      loosen your sphincter guys its just a comedy bit
      Devonblue4u
      • 3 Years Ago
      Automobile Ragazine is all about ad dollars and not journalism. And David E's comment about Jean Jennings is dead on.
        T0pgear
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Devonblue4u
        While the news and reviews aren't anything to write home about, I think that the writing of the road tests, road trips, and the columnists Jamie Kitman and Ezra Dyer are incredible. Automobile has really been lacking in the photography department lately.
      CarGuyCR
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was about to comment about what unkilars mentioned... The rims!!! C'mon! I mean, the car doesn't even end the ride with the same rims as it started it!! That's the kind of details that they should pay attention to, or one would think so, at least. The 5-spoke rims appear on the car when it's doing the toughest swerving and cornering, and then the other multi-spoke rims are shown at all other times, so, is the average Joe/Jane supposed to believe that all Focuses can do that?
        drewbiewhan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @CarGuyCR
        Both cars are the top level Titanium trim despite what rims they are wearing... They are both 17' alloys, just a different design. You can tell they are Titaniums by the smoked headlight s just in case you were wondering.
          mrgdr
          • 3 Years Ago
          @drewbiewhan
          You are incorrect about the wheels and headlights. The five spoke wheels are 18" shod with Michelin PS3 tires (Titanium Handling Package) versus the standard Titanium 17" wheel/Continental tire combo. The Titanium headlight trim is black instead of chrome, not smoked.
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      Loo,ks suspiciously like Flat Eric who shot tonfame in UK Levis ads in the 90s and went on to sire his own hit single.
      unkllars
      • 3 Years Ago
      The rims constantly changed in the videos. For marketing, they sure forgot that some of us are sticklers about things and notice the slightest change. Love the 5 spoke rims, not big on the other ones.
      Bentot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Doug...he must be Kermit (the Frog)'s illegitimate half breed salamander son.
      JamesG
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Doug the puppet and his handler John..." Based from the videos, I think Doug is in reality...the real handler of John.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Juffinstuff
        • 3 Years Ago
        Terrible car? Let me guess, you drive a 2006 Chevy Cobalt? Seriously, what vehicle in the same segment are you comparing the Focus to that it's a terrible car? I've put 1,000 miles on my 2012 SEL hatch in the past week and a half since I took delivery, and absolutely love it. Better NVH than the Fusion SE and Sonata GLS/SE's I had been contemplating before going 'what the heck, let's try a Focus." The car has won every comparison test I've read. I simply don't understand what vehicle is so amazing that it makes the Focus look terrible. Please, do tell.
          Cornel001
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Juffinstuff
          I think he drives a 2011 Lambo Aventador.... .............................................................................. micro-sized, from MatchBox.
        Cornel001
        • 3 Years Ago
        Terrible user. Horrible comment. Typical True voice.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Cornel001
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      Old Timer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cute ads, but the fact that Automobile could prostitute themselves like that shows that you can't believe anything you read in car mags.
      budwsr25
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best car ad in a long time. This should have been saved for the superbowl.
      Adam Waltering
      • 3 Years Ago
      I though these were funny and clever. I'm going to guess that most of the people who don't like them are over forty. Thats right, I went there.
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