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Dr. Z Vs. Dr. Phil?  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1079 times:

Which one do you find more annoying?

The self righteous Psycho-babbling TV talk show host or the Teutonic CEO/spokesman for DCX?


My vote goes for Dr. Phil.

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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1073 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Thread starter):
The self righteous Psycho-babbling TV talk show host or the Teutonic CEO/spokesman for DCX?


My vote goes for Dr. Phil.

Dr. Phil. At least Dr. Z is trying to sell you something concrete, whereas Dr. Phil is trying to fu*k with your mind.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1073 times:

Dr. Z is funny as hell if you take into account he's a serious German power executive, perhaps one of the five most powerful people in Germany and he's doing commercials in English and Spanish where he semi-mocks himself.


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1062 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
Dr. Z is funny as hell if you take into account he's a serious German power executive, perhaps one of the five most powerful people in Germany and he's doing commercials in English and Spanish where he semi-mocks himself.

Can't argue with that!  Silly


LY744.



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7810 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
Dr. Z is funny as hell if you take into account he's a serious German power executive, perhaps one of the five most powerful people in Germany and he's doing commercials in English and Spanish where he semi-mocks himself.

True, but Dr. Z does have a rep of being a fairly charismatic guy.

But to answer the OP's question... definately Dr. Phil.... Dr. Z ain't trying to get me to get into touch w/ my feelings. Plus he has a far cooler mustache.



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User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Dr. Z by far. At least you can choose to avoid Dr. Phil. Not so with Chancellor Zetsche. You just never know when the commercials will come on and by the time you locate the remote, he's already 10-15 seconds into his spiel answering stupid questions. Plus, dude is in like every commercial break - TV and radio. Like any Americans have heard of this guy anyway. Just giving him a funny accent and calling him a doctor ain't the best way to sell cars. But considering the current state of the US auto market, I guess it can't hurt. Then again, with the intelligence of the average American consumer, the tactic just might work.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
Dr. Z is funny as hell if you take into account he's a serious German power executive, perhaps one of the five most powerful people in Germany and he's doing commercials in English and Spanish where he semi-mocks himself.

Dr. Z is the real Daimler-Chrysler executive? When I saw those commercials I thought it was just some actor.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
Dr. Z is the real Daimler-Chrysler executive? When I saw those commercials I thought it was just some actor.

No, he's for real. He and his wife live in Suburban Detroit.

She got into trouble BTW, serving alcohol to minors last year!


User currently offlineAislepathLight From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 5):
Dr. Z by far. At least you can choose to avoid Dr. Phil. Not so with Chancellor Zetsche. You just never know when the commercials will come on and by the time you locate the remote, he's already 10-15 seconds into his spiel answering stupid questions. Plus, dude is in like every commercial break - TV and radio. Like any Americans have heard of this guy anyway. Just giving him a funny accent and calling him a doctor ain't the best way to sell cars. But considering the current state of the US auto market, I guess it can't hurt. Then again, with the intelligence of the average American consumer, the tactic just might work.

Yeah, I think you are right. Dr. Z is on every time, but it still makes you smile (laugh the first time, and smile after that)



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 5):
Just giving him a funny accent and calling him a doctor ain't the best way to sell cars.

Dr. Dieter Zetsche is the actual current chairman of the board of DaimlerChrysler.

He really is a doctor, he really is german and apparently the commercials are doing a terrific job when I'm looking at this thread...! Big grin


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 6):
Dr. Z is the real Daimler-Chrysler executive? When I saw those commercials I thought it was just some actor.

No, he's for real. He and his wife live in Suburban Detroit.

I know he has a house in Detroit, because he lived there when the merger took place and he was in charge of Chrysler division, but I think he moved back to Germany when he took charge of the whole shooting match.

Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):

Dr. Dieter Zetsche is the actual current chairman of the board of DaimlerChrysler.

He really is a doctor, he really is german and apparently the commercials are doing a terrific job when I'm looking at this thread...!

He's a PhD, not an MD so that there is no confusion. In Germany it appears that PhD's use their accorded title more often than they do here.

I met him once in Detroit when meeting with Mr. Fisher and some sales training people (I was the guy sitting on the end of the row who did not say much....but since I didn't really care if they contracted with me again at that point I said my piece!)

He's pleasant and has some real charisma once he's broken the ice. Other than that he's sort of tall and all the DC people run around like chickens with their heads cut off when he shows up. He's one of those guys who makes you feel like a 30 second conversation is important and he'll remember it. Effective.

I don't know whether he's been able to clean up Chrysler, but he's helped make some improvements.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Quoting WellHung (Reply 5):
Dr. Z by far. At least you can choose to avoid Dr. Phil. Not so with Chancellor Zetsche. You just never know when the commercials will come on and by the time you locate the remote, he's already 10-15 seconds into his spiel answering stupid questions. Plus, dude is in like every commercial break - TV and radio.

You need to get Tivo or DVR. Zip right through the commercials.

Dr. Z is cool.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 941 times:

I just saw the one where he's explaining to kids the DC has the most efficient and cleanest SUVs in the world....they're filthy and he has to explain that it's a joke (inferring that he's German and humor is different over there)


....and a kid asks him the important question....


"Is that moustache real??"


It's funny stuff.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
Dr. Dieter Zetsche is the actual current chairman of the board of DaimlerChrysler.

He really is a doctor, he really is german and apparently the commercials are doing a terrific job when I'm looking at this thread...!

Wonder what he drives.

Maybe he is not as stupid and doesnt own a "target rich" vehicle as Schrempp who had his $850,000 armored Mercedes equiped with GPS/Lo-Jack stolen in Stuttgart in 2004...I remember vividly when half of Poland was looking for that car in its borders but somehow rumor had it that it went rather quickly to Russia via the Belarus border.


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Dr. Z cracks me up...Dr. Phil makes me wanna kill myself...after I kill him  Wink I think Dr. Phil is a judgemental babbler, Dr. Z at least makes sense

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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Quoting DL021 (Reply 10):
In Germany it appears that PhD's use their accorded title more often than they do here.

Except for some college professors who REQUIRE you address them as Dr. Bighead (I found this a fitting name for these people). I actually dropped a class after seeing the syllabus. "Do not call me Kathryn, do not call me Mrs. whatever-it-was. I am your professor, and expect to be called Dr. whatever-it-was."



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