• Toyota gets satirized in Minneapolis-based musical called "Toyota: The Runaway Musical Hit!"

If you’re lucky to be somewhere in Minneapolis right now - who thought we’d actually write that and mean it - then we highly suggest you find a way to catch this new musical that’s becoming a hot ticket in town. Created by a comedy theater and improv school called ’Brave New Workshop’, the musical is all about Toyota. That, and all of it’s unintended acceleration woes. We get the tongue-in-cheekness of it all and it actually sounds like something we’d go and watch on a Friday night.

Titled as "Toyota: The Runaway Musical Hit!", the creators have promised anyone watching that they’re going to have a rollicking good time with the musical - or as they loosely said. "prepare yourself for an unstoppable musical ride".

These guys worked so far to the end with this they even managed to use - without permission, we heard - R.E.O. Speedwagon’s hit song "Can’t Fight This Feeling" and made it into their own. Don’t believe us? Check out the lyrics.

"And I can’t stop this Prius anymore.
I forgotten what I started stopping for.
I got the brake pressed clear down to the floor.
[Who just came through the back door?]
Baby I can’t stop this Prius anymore."

The show runs until August 14 so you have loads of time to make the trip to the Twin Cities to catch this "runaway musical."


Source: New York Times

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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  (619) posted on 10.22.2010

whoa! that’s so great..mentos + coke zero = rocket car..nice..i get entertain with that..

  (619) posted on 10.22.2010

Toyota? I’m not interested

  (701) posted on 06.9.2010

It sounds to me like it’s time to start enforcing REAL driving tests like they do in Germany so we have, if nothing else, a few less stupid drivers.

  (647) posted on 06.8.2010

Cheap or not still toyota needs to re claim their lost reputation during recalls.

  (42) posted on 06.8.2010

oh man this a truely a cheap shoot at Toyota clearly althought they did bring on themselves but man

  (708) posted on 06.7.2010

Well, I guess that is a nice musical hit by Toyota, eventhough this site has no other video or music player that can provide that musical hit. Anyways thanks for sharing this information.

  (797) posted on 06.7.2010

Don’t you think that this is an insult to once was a best car in the market? guys we can’t blame them for the errors of the system, there is no perfect system.. the only problem with toyota is they keep on selling defective vehicles and that may cause a thousand lives.

  (503) posted on 06.6.2010

Nice music! Its just like in the movie High school musical. hihi no kidding. Do you think toyota can still regain their lost reputation with this?

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