Jeff Gordon's Pepsi Max Test Drive Prank Fools the Internet

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ZX9RDan89

Fake or not, it's funny.

I just bought a Pepsi Max and book an appointment at my local Chevy dealer. Don't know why... I just had the urge.

My opinion doesn't matter.

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vrmlbasic

Why was this John C. Dvorak guy up in arms over this? Why should I care that he cares?

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Hexorg

I love how the intensity of the second chin is proportional to the G forces. Maybe we can measure G forces in the "second chin protrusion lengths"? He had forces of 4.7 scpls!

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Pruneface

Question: who is better at driving the Camaro: Jeff Gordon or the guy from Hawaii 5-o?

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vrmlbasic

Jeff Gordon.

Only the GM sponsorship keeps McGarrett from dying horribly in that Camaro: he blithely drifts through each and every intersection (luckily cars are repelled from him, magically), he can drive the Camaro through muddy trails and outrace off-road vehicles and all he has to do to stop hardened criminals, criminals often driving much larger vehicles, is to simply get ahead of them and come to a stop ~perpendicular to the "pursuit", and these criminals just give up instead of ramming him.

More importantly, Gordon takes his car against trained drivers piloting comparable cars and wins. McGarrett, supposedly trained in driving as a SEAL, takes his super-Camaro & godly skills against much lesser, slower cars (generally debadged Fords) & trucks, piloted by those without elite driving skills and wins gracelessly.

Gordon beats equals, McGarrett barely ekes out wins against chumps. Gordon is superior.

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stige

it's not even his Camaro. it's Dan-o's.

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pastorbob

I think there are a lot of people on this site that need to lighten up and get a sense of humor. Some of you are waaaay too serious!

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stige

wait... things on the internet aren't always true?

i've had it wrong this whole time.....

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Pball1224

Not as staged as people think. The dealership owner was in on it, but the salesman was not. The car was not even the dealership's, but brought in for the prank.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2013/03/13/jeff-gordons-pepsi-max-test-drive-goes-viral-video/

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jason2393

I liked the ad, but... there was no 2009 model year Camaro, and the 2010 model year car didn't have that steering wheel. That came in 2012.

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anc51699

People must be really gullible to think these aren't staged. Just because they aren't real, however, doesn't mean they're not funny. Most of what you watch on TV, movies or live on stage is staged, yet that doesn't stop people from enjoying it. Why get so bent out of shape about it?

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fygquas

Why do you think the producers go to such lengths to pass this off as "reality tv" when they could just say outright that it's as fictional as a comedy film? Because they know that the funniness here is derived from the fact that it actually happened. So if it's proven that it's all just an act, then it's not funny.

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theplustwo

I'd say the main "fake" in the video (that isn't super obvious) which Dvorak totally missed is that it's most likely not even Jeff Gordon doing the driving. He's not in any of the shots of the salesman reacting and you can't see him in any of the exterior shots of the car.

They got a stunt man to do some donuts and filmed the "salesman" freaking out and then probably did all the exterior shots with only the stunt driver in the vehicle.

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ApathyCurve

There are legions of boob-tube addicts who think "reality" television shows are candid and impromptu; that such people would be fooled by an obvious viral ad doesn't surprise me at all. As you say, however, it is still quite funny.

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anc51699

Probably the same mass of idiots that watch "Honey Boo Boo"

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corbryant

Didn't fool me.. And from the looks of the many posts and comments I've read - it didn't fool very many others either. It's obviously fake.. Dry pavement, wet pavement, sunny, rainy.. It was either taken on different days or at way different times. A total waste of 4 minutes. LOL It's like these fake ass reality shows, I just don't get why anyone wants to watch the crap.

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