Lanford Beard
February 01, 2012 AT 05:26 PM EST

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It’s been 12 days since Volkswagen unleashed “The Bark Side” and started building up anticipation for the sequel to last year’s beloved “The Force” commercial. With four days to spare until Super Bowl XLVI, the car company has released an extended version of “The Dog Strikes Back.” It’s one of three 30-second VW ads that will air on game day and features not only an adorably chubby pooch but also a final-act twist worthy of “I am your father!” Watch below.

What do you think, PopWatchers? Which do you prefer? Kids or dogs? And why must we make this choice at all?

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