Even before GM went bankrupt, I was never a big fan of any of their brands. Except for Pontiac, so I was none too happy when they kept the boring and pedestrian Buick brand but killed off the most badass of American auto brands.
But This new GM ad is phenomenal.
Going into it I didn't know what it was an ad for, and between the clips of Animal House and Popeye and Truman's reelection, I was pretty sold regardless of what product it was for.
The fact that they actually thank the American public for helping them get back on top is a genius P.R. decision.
In conclusion: GM! Stop playing with my emotions. It was so much easier when you were the bad guy. Making boring cars and killing off storied brands like Pontiac and Oldsmobile.
Now when I drive by a GM dealer all I'm gonna be able to think of is John Belushi and eating spinach.