Porsche withdraws Tribbiani special edition for friends reunion
However, as there seems to be this little controversy surrounding them, Germans probably feel the need from time to time to show the world that they can appreciate good humor too. And the Friends TV show is one of the few things almost the whole world agrees to be funny.
Their protagonists were young and lived in the city, which means that the cars made very few appearances since they did not drive any. But there’s this episode with a Porsche 911 (996) Carrera Cabriolet with a hardtop that plays a pretty central role in how the action unfolds.
Joey, the character of Matt LeBlanc – you know, the guy who turned out to be pretty tall in cars and ended up briefly facing the Top Gear show – finds the keys to the car and, instead of doing the thing. sensible and to return the keys to a police station, he tries to find the owner himself.
In doing so, he notices that people treat him differently because they think it’s his car, so he decides to embrace this new, much more favorable situation. Obviously there was no way this could go on forever, so the rightful owner finally shows up, takes their keys and leaves.
Not wanting to give up the newly found lifestyle, Joey dresses head to toe in Porsche clothes (“Only a fool would wear this thing if he didn’t have the car”) and stands outside talking with it. suspicion of his Porsche. Seeing how that doesn’t work, he eventually gets a Porsche-branded car cover that he places on a stack of boxes to simulate the silhouette of a 911.
Things are heading south in the most spectacular way and at the worst possible time. A kid playing ball with a soccer ball stumbles upon Joey’s carefully constructed 911 mockup, just as he spoke sweetly to two girls, revealing that what was hidden was actually worth around $ 10 or a trip behind the local store.
Things didn’t go well for Joey or the fake 911, but Porsche certainly received a lot of publicity considering that Friends was (and still is) the most successful sitcom, reaching huge audiences all over the world. In recognition of this and to celebrate the next reunion of friends, Porsche posted a photo of a stack of cardboard boxes sitting under a Porsche blanket on the streets of New York City, calling it the “Porsche Tribbiani” edition. Oh, come on, you don’t have to keep that straight face just because it’s from the “not funny” Germans.