Shakespearean Bard Defends Ford Fiesta in Response to Jeremy Irons’ Comments

British actor Jeremy Irons is getting some heat from both fans of a TV drama and the folks over at Ford following a comment he made earlier this month. According to Entertainment Weekly, Irons slammed TV drama Downton Abbey as “the Ford Fiesta of television” during a panel discussion about the PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered. “Watch the Shakespeare productions,” Irons said. “You’ll see what real writing, what real stories, what real characters are about.”

Ford Fiesta and Shakespearean Bard front 300x187 imageWhile Downton Abbey fans are reportedly upset about the disparaging remarks, Ford decided to produce a light-hearted response to the insult in the form of a short YouTube clip that includes a bright green Fiesta hatchback and a chatty “Bard of Ford,” who defends the subcompact with a slew of Shakespeare-inspired comparisons, facts, and rhymes.

The Bard of Ford, for example, shows off his poetic skills by masterfully combining Shakespeare’s opening line in Hamlet with the Fiesta’s fuel efficiency. He also spouts off a few facts about the poet, claiming Shakespeare invented thousands of words for the English language and worked a stint at a gas station during college (at least one of those is obviously made up).

Source: Ford via YouTube, Entertainment Weekly

By Erick Ayapana

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