ON TOPIC: Sock Monkey in Kia Car Commercial

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   OK -- did someone post about this and I missed it?  I usually "fast
forward" through commercials but when I saw the adult sized toys driving
the car, I decided to see what was going on because it was cute.  Maybe
I am the only one who actually watched the Kia car commercial with the
adult sized kids toys (Sock Monkey, a piggy bank I think, some pink
stretchy type toy, etc.) driving around in a car, out on the town,
dancing, etc.  there is a shot of the Sock Monkey sitting in a chair
getting a tattoo that says Mom inside a heart EMBROIDERED -- as in
someone with needle and floss was stitching it, you can see it happening
-- onto his arm.  It's good looking piece of needlework, too.
    I've been waiting for at least a month for someone to mention this
but either I'm the only one who actually noticed what was happening in
the commercial or I missed the post.  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^<   (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about
their whiskers!
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Lol I don't watch television, let alone the ads !!  I'm no help.

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I do watch television but I've never seen that commercial.  I imagine I
would remember if I did.

Lucille


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On 3/27/10 9:36 AM, in article hol1la$3r4$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,

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Ok - I admit, I've seen it, more than once (it is often on during hockey
games) and I frankly think it is a riot.

And worse, I kind of like the music.


Cheryl
(maybe I should be embarrassed to admit how often I've seen it)


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On Sat, 27 Mar 2010 09:49:08 -0400, Cheryl Isaak


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Well that probably explains why Lucille and I don't know it.  I do
watch the National news, and Corrie but that's about it.

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It's a great commercial - my DH caught it right away and actually said he
loved the embroidered tattoo.  Very catchy.  Ah, the life of toys....

ellice


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ellice wrote:
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   I've been sitting here folding the laundry and watching the telly
that doesn't have TIVO.  The Kia Sorento commercial came on several
times and I realized that there are three or four different versions!
In one, Sock Monkey is riding a mechanical bull, another has him making
a snow angel, there's one where he is dancing and another where he gets
the tattoo.  The "friends" with the Sock Monkey are a teddy bear, a
robot and some sort of really tall red character with bumps all over his
body, one eye and big teeth -- LOLOL!
    In the version where Sock Monkey gets his embroidered tattoo, he's
actually sitting in a dark, menacing looking tattoo parlor.  The needle
and floss is held by a man's hand that is fairly large and totally
indelicate -- LOLOL!   For those who haven't seen the commercial, at the
end you see a little girl getting into the back seat of the car and
there are the toys on the seat next to her.  It's a very cute commercial
with minimal "commercial" stuff until the very end.  If you are watching
the telly and you see the beginning of a Kia commercial, watch for a bit
to see if it's one of the Sock Monkey ones.  They really are worth
watching, and I don't say this lightly :-).  CiaoMeow >^;;^<

PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^<   (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
Angels can't show their wings on earth but nothing was ever said about
their whiskers!
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You're right about the versions.  I think that one of them is the "full
length" which covers the full adventures of the toys - including the tattoo,
the bull-riding, the big red-guy hanging out of the roof - and the others
are the short versions.  Pretty catchy.  I was telling DH about this as we
ate our latish brunch - and it actually came on the tube - yes, I confess,
we had it on while sitting in the breakfast room sipping coffee.  Too funny.

Ellice


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I saw it the day after the Super Bowl, I think. Looked online to see
what the commercials were (I skipped the SB itself).

look here:
http://superbowlads.fanhouse.com/2010/kia-sorento-joy-ride /

or this one might load more easily:
http://www.spike.com/video/kia-puppet-day-dream/3334766


enjoy!

sue
--
Susan Hartman

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Tia Mary wrote:
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The big red bumpy character is Moono. He was a arcade character and now
has a new life on Nick JR in a show called "Yo! Gabba Gabba". Very Bad
1980's DJ with a HUGE boom box. Grandbabies love it and really like to
get up and dance. One month's exposure is all anyone should have to
endure. LOL

Bobbie V.

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On 3/27/10 3:12 PM, in article holl50$crl$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org,

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Bobbie, you have just given me another reason to be glad there are no small
children in my daily life at the moment.

Though, the other day, we did pull out one of the old RugRats movies and
enjoyed it thoroughly.


C


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And while committing a faux pas, I do have to add that both my children have
sock monkeys and one of DD's team mates had a 4 foot tall one that used to
come to games.

Cheryl


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Cheryl Isaak wrote:
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Over the years I've made a few sock monkeys. Great fun.

In Baltimore, there's a Visionary Art Museum that has all kinds of
programming. One of the afternoon programs was a sock-doll making
afternoon, and people were invited to bring all sorts of socks to make
some decidedly non-traditional dolls. Sounded like great fun! (But I had
another commitment and couldn't go. Boo-hooo!)

If anyone's interested, I found a set of photos of the event. Lots of
kids...what a great activity!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/javajem/4181893789/in/set-72157622869188203 /

sue


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Susan Hartman

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Cheryl Isaak wrote:
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Am I the only person who has never seen one??

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On Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:30:27 -0400, Gillian Murray

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No, take a look at Sue's post and all will be revealed lol

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A sock monkey I've seen.  The commercial I saw yesterday when Sue posted a
link.

Lucille


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Yes, I've seen it several times.....getting the Mom tattoo sewn on
makes me laugh every time!
I think the life size sock monkey is really cool.

just me,
Cathy from KY in CA

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