The Toyota Prius Commercial – The Music, the Dog, and Shadow Quotes

I’m going to start this post humbly, by admitting that over ten years ago I lost a street race to a Toyota Echo. It was embarrassing but not so embarrassing that I won’t write about it. I wrote about it. Those cars weren’t made for racing but in a new commercial from Toyota (not for the Echo, or else I’d be having major PTSD right now), the speed of the 2023 Prius is highlighted. Take a look then scroll down for more info…

The Green Hornet. You might recognize the music in the commercial. It’s the theme song for the 60s television show “The Green Hornet.” It’s called “Le Frelon Vert” by The Hollywood’s Martins. The song is loosely based on “Flight of the Bumblebee,” which was part of the show series in its radio form (according to Wikipedia).

The Dog. Appearing in the ad is a dog who watches the Prius fly by. It’s a blue heeler and he or she is a good pup! Some might call the breed an Australian cattledog but that’s the same as blue heeler.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” Blaise Pascal

“When walking through the ‘valley of shadows,’ remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.” Austin O’Malley

“My shadow’s my only companion and at night he leaves, too.” Caedmon’s Call lyrics from “Long Line of Leavers”

-Out of the Wilderness


Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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