Chrysler's latest Super Bowl ad follows in the footsteps of its classic Imported From Detroit spot starring rapper Eminem and Half-Time in America ad starring Clint Eastwood. Featuring Bob Dylan's gravely voice asking, "Is there anything more American... than America?" the spot has been somewhat controversial, thanks to a few lines informing viewers that Germany can brew beer, Switzerland can make watches and Asia can assemble phones. The US, though, will build your car, Dylan tells us. When the ad aired, Shinola-wearing Detroiters simultaneously spit out their Atwater beer over the perceived slight.

Naturally, that controversy has spawned more than a few parodies, one of which comes from Conan O'Brien. Coco expands on the list of things that aren't made in the US, like French water, Danish cheese and Japanese animated, um, adult films. Beyond those examples, there are a number of other things that should be left to countries that aren't the United States. It's a chuckle-worthy parody, so scroll down and have a look, and compare it to the original Super Bowl ad below that.





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      GR
      • 11 Months Ago
      I honestly don't get this pro-America rhetoric from these auto makers. Especially Chrysler. Let's get the facts right: Chrysler makes 3 cars under their own brand. The 200, the 300, and the Town and Country. The 300 and the T&C are made in Canada. This makes the 200 the only Chrysler made in the USA. In addition, Chrysler is own foreign-owned. FIAT from Italy bought them out after Chrysler was bailed out by US tax payers like myself. So, how the flying F is this an American product to be proud of? It's not even American owned anymore. Honestly, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, etc. have more to claim about American pride than these jokers at Chrysler. At least most of their cars sold in the US are made in the US. I like the new 200 quite a bit and I hope Chrysler, I mean Fiat, all the best of luck but this pro-American rhetoric being used so inappropriately is irritating. It's almost insulting to one's intelligence.
        mic414
        • 11 Months Ago
        @GR
        And what I don't get is why people can't understand the difference between company ownership and brand identity? Do you think Budweiser is an American beer or Belgian beer? Is VW a German car company or a Qatari? Is Ducati an Italian bike or a German bike? Is Jaguar a British car or an Indian? Is Volvo a Swedish car or Chinese?
          GR
          • 11 Months Ago
          @mic414
          Brand identity is really used for marketing. Ownership is where the money goes, especially if they don't produce in the country of brand identity. As I said above, the 200 is the only Chrysler even made in the USA. So much for flag-waving Americanism. Also, where are you getting this Qatari crap about VW? Nonsense. They are a German brand operating in Germany. Bulk shares owned by someone in another country does not make them owned by that individual. If so, you can say that China owns part of the USA since they bought a lot of our debt. FIAT on the other hand, bought out Chrysler. Their CEO controls Chrysler. You see the difference? Also, check your news. Looks like folks related to Porsche bought a lot of those VW holdings from the Qatari.
          Bruce Lee
          • 11 Months Ago
          @mic414
          Does Budweiser try to sell itself as something to buy solely because it's made in the USA? No, so this analogy is pointless.
          Echelon Bob
          • 11 Months Ago
          @mic414
          The Budweiser name is a actually a total rip-off from the original Czech Budweiser, a.k.a. Budvar, brewed in Ceske Budejovice, a.k.a. Budweis.
        Card13
        • 11 Months Ago
        @GR
        So the Japanese build a few cars in America, big whoop. GM, Ford, and Chrysler give those high-paying business and engineering jobs to Americans, building up our middle class. Those companies have tens of thousands of Americans with skilled salaried positions. Yes, a few models are built elsewhere in North America (though most components are still supplied from the US), but the vast majority of Chryslers are still made in the USA. 200, Avenger, Ram 1500, Dart, Durango, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass, Patriot, Viper... just to name a few.
        bK
        • 11 Months Ago
        @GR
        Unfortunately the majority of the people who loves this commercial are ignorant and agrees to anything that shouts 'murica!
      Nathan
      • 11 Months Ago
      Is there anything more American than America? Sure, if by American you mean free, then Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Canada, to name just some, are far more "American" than America.
        Walt
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Nathan
        Canada free? Try crossing the border into Canada with a handgun and you'll find out just how "free" it really is.
          Bruce Lee
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Walt
          Canadians own plenty of guns...no country is going to let some random person toting a gun from a foreign country enter, are you insane?
          Lastchance
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Walt
          I think he means economically free. America is quickly becoming a corporate police state compared to other nations.
          AlBongo
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Walt
          Leave your handgun at home and try again. Let me know how it goes.
        GR
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Nathan
        Singapore? You can't even spit or chew gum in public there. FAIL!
      marv.shocker
      • 11 Months Ago
      "Is there anything more American than America?" Stupidest goddamn line in advertising history.
        GR
        • 11 Months Ago
        @marv.shocker
        It appeals to the brain-dead masses who are not even aware Chrysler is Italian owned and makes 2/3 of all their cars in Canada.
      DMAG
      • 11 Months Ago
      Canada is part of NORTH America last time I checked.
        GR
        • 11 Months Ago
        @DMAG
        Right, so is Mexico. Neither are part of the United States of America which is a different country from the other two. I learned this in elementary school. You look like a grown-ass man in your profile pic. Get it together.
        dohc73
        • 11 Months Ago
        @DMAG
        You're the only one that checked.
      Frank
      • 11 Months Ago
      Chrysler just changed their name to Fiat Chrysler. . . .Seriously
        JayH
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Frank
        did you buy chryslers before? cause had you been supporting them, they wouldn't have needed help from italy.
        charles
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Frank
        If there was no Fiat,they would be no Chrysler SIR>
      knightrider_6
      • 11 Months Ago
      LOL. Conan nailed it.
      FutureDoc
      • 11 Months Ago
      Chrysler: I like my Beer to be American from the small brewery down the street.
        Basil Exposition
        • 11 Months Ago
        @FutureDoc
        Yes FutureDoc, we all know microbrews are trending at the moment.
        wafflesnfalafel
        • 11 Months Ago
        @FutureDoc
        Right there with you - I respect German brewing but what I am drinking right now was made just 7 miles from my house and it's awesome. Fab ad - love the last 4 lines - but it's a Fiat.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @FutureDoc
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      Robert Niknam
      • 11 Months Ago
      LOL... What a dick!
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 11 Months Ago
      Is there anything more annoying than America?
      Tony Akinremi
      • 11 Months Ago
      Is There Anything more American than America? Is There?
      Nemebean
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think it's time for Chrysler to move on from this ad campaign. It's had diminishing returns every year: the first one was a hit, the second still generally well-received, last year's (if I'm counting right) got kind of mixed reviews, and this year they really jumped the shark. They need to let it go before they undo all the goodwill they got from the first few. Rah-rah patriotism can only take you so far, and they've reached that point IMHO.
      AlBongo
      • 11 Months Ago
      Is there anything more American than America? Is there Anything more Australian than Australia? Is there anything more Japanese than Japan? Is there anything more French than France? Is there anything more... You get the point. Silly commercial.
        Alex
        • 11 Months Ago
        @AlBongo
        "Is there anything more French than France?" Yes... Quebec!! lol
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