VW THING-in the movies
I have complied this list of Volkswagen THINGS that have appeared in the movies or on TV. Anybody got any more?
(I don’t remember where I got this, if I did I would gladly give credit).
★ Two VW Things are driven by Nazis in ”Rat Race”.
★ Ivy Miller (Reese Witherspoon) drives a VW Thing in the the 1998 movie ”Overnight Delivery”.
★ A Volkswagen Thing was featured in the 2001 movie ”Extreme Days”.
★ Sandra Bullock does her driving test in a VW Thing in ”Speed 2”.
★ Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character drives a Thing in the film ”Trojan War”.
★ The opening scene of the 1991 Fox TV-Movie ” has two nerds driving a Volkswagen Thing to Adams College.
★ A Volkswagen Thing is driven by John Cusack and Tim Robbins’ characters in the movie ”Tapeheads”.
★ The Police Vehicles chasing Paco in the beginning of ”Herbie Goes Bananas” are VW Things.
★ Rob Schneider drives a VW Thing in the 1993 movie ”Surf Ninjas”.
★ A Volkswagen Thing is driven by Stevie Wayne, the owner of the KAB radio station, in John Carpenter’s ”The Fog”.
★ An orange Volkswagen Thing was the car rented by Ryan O’Neal in Mexico in the movie ”Green Ice”.
★ Other films to feature Things or Safaris include ”Against All Odds, Runaway Bride, A Fine Mess, Six Days and Seven Nights, Max Dugan Returns, Tilt,” ”Pacific Heights” and ”Spaceballs.”
★ A Volkswagen Thing is featured in the Iranian film ”Secret Ballot”.
★ An Orange Volkswagen Thing is seen being driven by Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman in ”Meet the Fockers”. It soon gets pulled over by a corrupt Florida cop.
★ Characters Patty and Selma from the animated television series ”The Simpsons” are often shown driving a yellow Volkswagen Thing.
★ In the ”That’s So Raven” episode ”Driving Miss Lazy”, Eddie buys a Volkswagen Thing after getting his driver’s license.
★ A Volkswagen Thing was featured in episode 2 of season 5 of the MTV series ”Pimp My Ride”. Xzibit says that the car should be named: A No-Name car.
★ The car Jazz of Danny Phantom seems to resemble a Volkswagen Thing.
★ The title character of Moesha drives a gray Thing.
★ The two back up singers, Pepsi and Shirlie drive a yellow Thing in Wham!’s video for “Club Tropicana”.
★ On the show Overhaulin (TLC) the crew does up an orange Thing.
★ A Thing can be seen in the TV movie ”Pirates of Silicon Valley”.
★ On an episode of The Bernie Mac Show, Vanessa’s first car is a VW Thing.
★ On an episode of Burn Notice.