The slow clap, a cliche of sports movies, has been taken to its logical conclusion - use in a commercial for buying a used car. CarMax has unveiled its 2014 Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on a man buying his "perfect" used car.

What starts out as humorous turns creepy rather quickly, as everybody the man drives past breaks into a slow clap when they see his maroon Nissan Maxima. A man teaching his son to ride a bike stops to clap, leading the child to crash. An elderly man being rescued by a firefighter claps. There's even a cameo of Rudy star, Sean Astin slow clapping. It gets better, though.

Scroll down below to see the cute and surprising ending with its follow-on, stand-alone video.




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      Sebastian Koch
      • 10 Months Ago
      That commercial is just beige
      FutureDoc
      • 11 Months Ago
      Worst Commercial Ever... that is not by Nissan.
      Cool Disco Dan
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not sure what the carmax hate is for. I bought brand new cars from them for thousands less than regular steelerships wanted.
        jj360
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        Liar
        john96xlt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Cool Disco Dan
        I've been jerked around by them before when I tried to have an SUV "delivered" to the local dealership that was at another CarMax location (a big selling point for them at the time). Wrong SUV showed up with a lot less equipment, more miles, and in "well-used" condition (was a basic Explorer XLT with cloth and low options when I originally wanted a pre-'02 Mercury Mountaineer AWD Premier or Monterey edition). They tried like hell to sell me on it. I told them to shove off, in so many words. Otherwise, I've found mostly former (not well-treated) rentals at the CarMax's I've visited, and have heard many a horror story about people who did business with them. I've had a couple of different dealer buyers tell me that CarMax typically gets what ever is left at the auctions after everybody else gets the primo cars in good shape with records, no smoking, no damage whatsoever, extra-low miles, etc. Same goes for Mitsubishi dealers and other chain-store used car places. I knew one guy who loved CarMax, but he was an idiot. Trust fund baby, never worked an honest day in his life. Traded cars often, and usually with them. He didn't care how much they offered him on the old car or the price of the "new" one. They loved him, I'm sure. The last I heard, he had traded in his low mileage Civic Si in for a supposedly higher mileage and somewhat older Prius because somebody told him how "cool" it was. The person who convinced him to get the Prius didn't even own one themselves.
      Ryan Allin
      • 10 Months Ago
      I don't know what y'all are talking about, that was pretty awesome
      Peter
      • 11 Months Ago
      the dog commercial was good
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      • 11 Months Ago
      Carmax is great when you want to sell your 2014 Audi for $9000.
      john96xlt
      • 11 Months Ago
      CarMax = rip off. Right up there with AAMCO.
      evilleo22
      • 10 Months Ago
      I worked for Carmax for 5 years Its a great place to work and I know the amount of work that goes into every car they sell. But both these commercials are lame
        RevenantDC5
        • 10 Months Ago
        @evilleo22
        Depends on your location and department I guess. Of all the employers I've had, CarMax is the one I liked the least.
      jj360
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm not going to watch this ad but if that guys is ******* an old lady with one hand and that puppy with the other - then it's a good representation of what Carmax does.
      Ed Rocco
      • 10 Months Ago
      very creepy, like all the people have been brain washed zombies. the dog one isn't as much thankfully.
      SooooRight
      • 10 Months Ago
      Also, to clarify, when I bought my last new car I checked them for lightly used versions of that car and they wee either more expensive than new, or not cheap enough to warrant buying from them.
      Charlie McPoyle
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is a great commercial. Who doesn't like puppies? I have a soft spot for puppies and animals in general. I would have never guessed that this was a CarMax commercial. http://www.shiftrighttransmissionspa.com/transmission_rebuilding_jeannette_PA.html
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