Runaway Toyota parodied on Saturday Night Live, Ford gets hybrid props

James Raia

Toyota, in its continuing whirlwind of runaway vehicles, recalls and pending litigation, has received the ultimate compliment. It’s been parodied on Saturday Night Live.

In a brief skit on the March 13 show, cast members Kenan Thompson and Abby Elliott are peaceful walk through what appears to be a national park or forest trail.

But when the couple returns to their Toyota Prius, parked at the trail head, and leaves the area, the car immediately suffers from the proverbial “unintended acceleration.” The couple panics and shouts mock expletives.

Despite the current series of runaway incidents around the country, the skit is hilarious.

The commercial ends with the Ford emblem and the words, “We Make Hybrids, Too.”

Article Last Updated: March 14, 2010.

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