September 19, 2017


A reader tip led us to the rather improbable screen grab above, showing a King Kong‒esque gorilla gliding past the Tudor City Sign. It's grabbed from a current commercial for the Volkswagen Tiguan, a compact SUV billed as "The New King of the Concrete Jungle."

The spot revisits the old tale of Beauty (a hot blonde in a cool Tiguan) and the Beast (a mammoth inflatable ape) in an amusing way, with cameras swooping through the canyons of Manhattan to the catchy tune of ELO's "Livin' Thing."

See the full spot hereTudor City makes a brief but memorable appearance at 0:47, when the ape floats by the sign.

Thanks Jonathan Rosenthal for the tip.

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