Playing new audio over the images that Chrysler commissioned 10 photographers to shoot, Funny or Die writer Nick Wiger offers his own take on modern farming: "And back when America was founded, 90 percent of the population were farmers. But now it's less than 1 percent. So God made a factory farm. And then God wanted to maximize yield, so he made pesticides and herbicides. And he made genetically modified seeds that are resistant to those chemicals. And God let Monsanto patent those seeds."
The video has nearly 50,000 views and an 81-percent "funny" rating, compared with more than 7.5 million views of the real ad (as of Thursday afternoon).
It has nothing to do with Chrysler until the end, when the voiceover concludes: "And God said, 'Granted, the American agricultural industry has evolved into a manufacturing giant that's more like Wal-mart than a mom-and-pop store. And it's backed by powerful interest groups that spend hundreds of millions lobbying Congress.
"'But despite all that, the word "farmer" still evokes salt of the earth, American Gothic imagery. And from a marketing standpoint, that would be a helpful thing to associate with an automaker that nearly went bankrupt due to mismanagement.' So God made this commercial."
Atop the final image of the Ram pickup, the video gives Ram a new tag line: "We're just like farmers (we got subsidized by taxpayers)."
Another Ram parody called "So God Made Farmville" comes from Lon Harris of WhatsTrending.com. Farmville is a game played on Facebook; if you didn't know that, consider yourself lucky.
Here's an excerpt of Harris' voiceover: "God said, 'I need someone to ignore all the important work that they have for the day and instead log into Facebook, stare blankly at the screen, grow imaginary crops, take an extra half hour for lunch, grow more imaginary crops, then go home at the end of the day and complain about being totally overwhelmed.' So God made Farmville."