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    Posted: 17 May 2011 at 4:20am


Ugh, the "Safelite Repair, Safelite Replace!" jingle is back, and it is heard (once again) on every commercial break on most channels I watch. Cry

The girl in this ad cracks me up when she looks at the crack on her windshield (at 0:05).  I mean, could she be any more dramatic?  It is as if she's immediately about to weep.  In reality, wouldn't it take a moment for it to register, and then she'd be sighing/rolling eyes/getting angry?  I dunno, that's what I'd do.  I'd not look at it as if I was witnessing a furry, cutesy puppy being eaten. LOL  It is as if she knew it was coming, and she was already prepared for her tragic performance.

It is also very obvious in the Youtube video (not so much on TV) that the crack was computer-generated.  There's no rock, or projectile seen until right before it hits the windshield!  Watch the upper-right corner of the screen as the crack 'forms.'  Nothing there!
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I can't stop laughing at this girls acting now.  Thanks! Smile
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I like when dad opens his wallet in an apparent attempt to pay the man, but then he is dramatically "waved off" as if to say this is a free service.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2011 at 9:34pm
Maybe she freaked cause she was driving daddy's car.Shocked  I like the wallet thing too. Who does that?
Don't you want to pay via check or credit card for warranty purposes. Not to mention, they were on Safelite's website where could have read about it.
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man some of y'all are very good.  I never noticed her half constipated/half dramatic reaction to the chip.  Hilarious!  thanks for that!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ThreadKiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2011 at 2:10am

Have they really improved their magic crack-filling resin? I had one of their chip repairs done a couple years ago, and it pretty much sucked. I had the windshield replaced two weeks later.

Hundreds of threads killed.
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The way he pounds the windshield with his fist, it'd better be fixed.
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Originally posted by clamshell clamshell wrote:

The way he pounds the windshield with his fist, it'd better be fixed.


Imagine if it broke!

WHUMP WHUMP SMASH! "Ahhh! I've got glass all over my hand ahhhhh!!!!!!!"LOL
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Look at when the father says, "really" and smiles.  Is it me or does it look like he has 3 times as many teeth in his mouth as a normal person would?
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Glue ('resin' - wow!) is a temporary fix...when do the lawsuits start? Or, maybe better yet. one must wonder how the 'service agreement' legally reads....
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Every time I've had a windshield crack I've lied to the insurance company and said that it was an unrepairable crack. I'm not taking any chances. 
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Originally posted by clamshell clamshell wrote:

The way he pounds the windshield with his fist, it'd better be fixed.


Imagine if it broke!

WHUMP WHUMP SMASH! "Ahhh! I've got glass all over my hand ahhhhh!!!!!!!"LOL
 
Oh man, I don't know if this makes me a bad person, but this made me laugh. LOL
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(From the Safelite call center.  Nobody ever learned how the crack got on the windshield in the first place.  The Safelight tech should be happy he didn't have to fill it....)
 
Safelite Operator:  "Hello, this is Safelite.  How may we help you?"
 
Girl: <frantic>   "There's a crack on my windshield!"
 
SO:  "Calm down.  We can send someone over right away to fix it."
 
G:  <still frantic>  "No! No!  I mean there's a guy's naked butt on my windshield!"
 
SO:  <long pause>  "Maybe you should call 911 instead."
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Originally posted by EventHorizon EventHorizon wrote:

Look at when the father says, "really" and smiles.  Is it me or does it look like he has 3 times as many teeth in his mouth as a normal person would?


I love it when he gives that cheese smile and says, 'really'. Cracked me up. He has 3 times WIDER teeth than most people. not 3 times as many. But good observation.

Also his gap could hold enough luggage for air force one.
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The man is too ugly for words.  Maybe that's why the girl was so horrified, because she'd have to look her father right in the face to tell him.
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Originally posted by clamshell clamshell wrote:

The way he pounds the windshield with his fist, it'd better be fixed.


Imagine if it broke!

WHUMP WHUMP SMASH! "Ahhh! I've got glass all over my hand ahhhhh!!!!!!!"LOL
But that's how The Fonz starts up his car. Umm except you're not The Fonz, so it don't work for you. `EEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2011 at 2:44am
Originally posted by DirtyD79 DirtyD79 wrote:

Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

Originally posted by clamshell clamshell wrote:

The way he pounds the windshield with his fist, it'd better be fixed.


Imagine if it broke!

WHUMP WHUMP SMASH! "Ahhh! I've got glass all over my hand ahhhhh!!!!!!!"LOL
But that's how The Fonz starts up his car. Umm except you're not The Fonz, so it don't work for you. `EEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY!


LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote musicman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2011 at 4:08am
I find this to be a pleasantly badly done commercial.  The expression on the girl's face at the crack, cracks me up, no pun inten... OK, pun intended.
The ridiculous hand wave at the wallet, then the dad's dopey pleased look is priceless.  LOL
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The girl must get her looks from Momma....  
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