Teen that Crashed Dad's New Mustang GT to get his Web Redemption on Tosh.0


Back in 2006, Joey, a 14-year old teenager at the time, became an instant internet and media sensation when a friend filmed him crashing his father's brand new Ford Mustang GT with the optional Eleanor package.

The short clip showed Joey getting into the driver's seat of the manual-gearbox Mustang GT V8, which still had the factory stickers on the window, and then all of a sudden we saw Ford's pony car accelerating right into the garage wall.

The original video has since garnered close to 3.7 million views on Youtube. Now, it's time for Joey to get his so-called "Web Redemption" in the next episode of Tosh.0 that will air on Tuesday, February 21, on Comedy Central.

For those of you not familiar with Daniel Tosh's show, the "Web Redemption" segment helps redeem viral video "stars" like Joey by inviting them to show to have them explain how it all went down while also recreating the said scene in an equally humorous manner.



Father/Son = Same said... »February 18, 2012

Kid who believes what's his dad's is also his. A dad foolish enough to allow his son to have the keys. Is Joey's dad going to be on Tosh.0 to redeem his stupidity as well?

Guest said... »February 18, 2012

Very Old video...

Keith Taylor said... »February 18, 2012

Good lord.  I'd never seen the original before.  That's just painful to watch.  

zool said... »February 19, 2012

hahaha.. dumb father.. 
IF I get that luxury car. I won't give anybody to drive it

aaronbbrown said... »February 19, 2012

 A cautionary lesson, why you should teach your kids to drive at a very early age, and never let them get behind the wheel if you haven't. 

 My dad started me driving when I was 4, by the time I was five I could pretty much handle a Volkswagen beetle on the highway, as long as I had someone to work the pedals for me.  I could drive most anything on my own by the time I was 9, trucks tractors whenever.  My pop taught me to be responsible, that driving was serious business which required my complete attention at all times.  That lesson was the most important one, and probably saved me on several occasions.

 Driving is a simple skill, but like every other cognitive skill the earlier you start the better. Developing a feel for driving, so that it is second nature by the time you can legally drive on the road at 15 here in states, can make all the difference in a dangerous or emergency situation. Pretty obvious that the kid panicked and hit the gas instead of the brake. He didn't even know to check to see if car was in gear when he started it.  This is most definitely the fault of his parents. Irresponsible people teaching that responsibility to their children, all too common these days.  They were very fortunate that no one was standing in front of that car, or it could've been a real tragedy. 

Teach your children people, that is your primary responsibility as a parent

Sparkopolo said... »February 19, 2012

Yeah, okely dokely Flanders. You may have been a driving prodigy with the help of your father's fabulous foresight, but driving is far from a simple skill, it takes a lifetime of experience to hone it, and even the best of us, should they admit it, still make mistakes. The same applies to parenting. Yes, ultimately the kid's parents were at fault, but they were hardly guilty of some sort of chronic irresponsibility as you are suggesting. Probably like your father, they decided to strike a balance between letting their kid assume some responsibility and protecting him from all harm all his young life. So he got it wrong. What better lesson for this kid and his father, I say, than to get it so wrong and ultimately be thankful that all that got hurt was the kid's ego and his father's new toy.

Hugh Jorgan said... »February 20, 2012

I think I'm going to be sick.

Sparkopolo said... »February 20, 2012

 Furthermore, because of incidents like the unintended acceleration debacle that befell Audi in the mid 80s, due in no small part to idiots who, despite being seasoned and experienced drivers, still could not tell apart the brake and accelerator, the US saw fit to mandate fitment of an interlock device which necessitated engagement of Park and depression of the brake pedal in order to start the engine of an automatic vehicle. Legislation to save people from themselves! Hence a generation of kids who obviously wouldn't make the link on a relatively unseen manual transmission. Hell, if you ask me, it sounds like this was all Ford's fault. Someone ought to sue...

When I was a kid in the UK, my parents told me not to touch the keys in the ignition. So I didn't. Job done.

aaronbbrown said... »February 21, 2012

 Just saw this Boy on Tosh, and he said it was the fault of the dealers drivers who dropped off the car, because he left it in first gear, and didn't put the emergency brake on.  I wonder where he gets his sense of responsibility from, his parents perhaps.

 He also said the crash did $30,000 worth of damage, really $30,000, to this $60,000 Mustang, that sounds like insurance fraud to me.

 And if I heard right, he is an experienced driver, having gotten a ticket for going 100 mph.  So this is teenager, not a kid.  And if I understand right he pushed the clutch in to start the car, but didn't have his foot on the break when he let the clutch out, neither did he check to see if there was in gear. 

 Come on, I'm beginning to think they set the whole thing up so they could get on TV, that wouldn't surprise me a bit.

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