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Super Bowl commercials: Audi A3 TDI 'Green Police' funny or gratuitous violence?

Super Bowl commercials: Audi A3 TDI 'Green Police' funny or gratuitous violence? 1The Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Audi A3 TDI, honored as the Green Car of the Year, has attracted a lot of attention for a variety of reasons.  It’s simultaneously funny and not funny, clever and stupid, and features a jingle by the band Cheap Trick.

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It’s all about the Green Police, tracking down “violators” and arresting them for eco rules mistakes.

The commercial’s controversial nature, including gratuitous violence, will likely get a lot more attention. But it may also join the fraternity of commercials that get remembered more for the nature of the commercial rather than the product it’s touting.

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