Jean-Claude Van Damme’s ‘Epic Split’ Volvo Truck Spot Becomes a Cottage Industry (Here’s the Video to Prove It, with Wildly Popular Parodies Starring Channin Tatum and…Toronto Mayor Rob Ford!!)

Nov 20, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Have you seen the new spot for Volvo trucks featuring action star Jean-Claude Van Damme doing what’s being billed as an "epic split" to demonstrate the precision of the company’s trucks? Posted about a week ago, the video clip — which can be seen below — has already racked up more than 36 million hits on YouTube.

And it has already inspired a number of noteworthy parodies, two of which also appear below. In the first, which surfaced a few days after the original clip, embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford replaces Van Damme. In the final clip below, posted just yesterday, actor Channing Tatum offers his own take on the stunt.

Here’s the original Volvo spot with Jean-Claude Van Damme:

The Rob Ford version:

… and Channing Tatum’s treatment:

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