Volkswagen's Engineers Sprout Wings And Shoot Rainbows Out Of Their Butts In Super Bowl Ad

Volkswagen is pulling the nostalgia card this year with its own spin on a scene from the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

In VW’s 60-second ad, produced by Argonaut, a father tells his jaded teenage daughter that “every time a Volkswagen hits 100,000 miles, a German engineer gets his wings.” Then a bunch of wings start awkwardly sprouting out of VW workers in the company’s Dresden factory:

It was generally received well, though we saw some commenters on social media snarkily noting that the only woman in the commercial was sexually harassed.

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