It's not too often we find ourselves gathered around the office water cooler discussing the latest Walmart commercial, but the latest advertisement for the big box store's new grocery pickup service is pretty amazing. While the ability to order your groceries online and have them delivered to you in the parking lot is nothing new, Walmart's promotion for its new foray certainly is.
The commercial, set to Gary Numan's 1979 hit "Cars," features a number of iconic pop culture vehicles that feels like a trip through '80s nostalgia, though it feature a number of newer versions of classic vehicles that help keep the commercial up to date. What starts off with an appearance from the Batmobile continues to roll through a grand total of ten vehicles, with appearances from a few iconic characters and voices as well.
The cars cover a wide range of fandoms and span across the decades, which could leave some questions about the various vehicles included in the commercial. It all goes by pretty quick, so let's take a more in-depth at all of the famous cars Walmart is using to hype grocery pickup.
The Batmobile kicks off the commercial's cavalcade of famous cars, but moves pretty quickly through the parking lot as Batman appears to grab his groceries from Walmart staff. Fans have seen a number of cinematic versions of the Batmobile over the years, which have appeared in quite a few commercials (not to mention movies and TV series). However, this version of Batman's famous ride looks to be a streamlined version of the Justice League Batmobile, which shares a similar profile, though slightly different wheels.
The Ecto-1 follows quickly, and features in several moments in the commercial. The 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor seen here is from the original 1984 hit Ghostbusters and its 1989 sequel, though the Ecto-1 was part of 2016's Ghostbusters, it was rebooted as hearse. The commercial also features fan-favorite ghost Slimer as he wreaks havoc in the Walmart parking lot as only he can do.
David Hasselhoff was only half of the appeal to the hit '80s series Knight Rider, where he shared screen time with his robotic car KITT. It's the latter star who makes a few appearances in the commercial, including a speaking part by William Daniels, who voiced KITT in the original series. KITT, which stands for Knight Industries Two-Thousand, is an artificial intelligence housed in a nearly unbreakable vehicle, complete with Turbo Boost, weapons... and wit.