Sunday, February 25, 2007

Depressing GM robot commercial

I'm watching the Oscars right now, and am happy to see that GM changed the ending to their God-awful suicidal robot commercial. The original, which aired during the Superbowl, depicted a robot who was laid off by GM after scratching a car (so GM has no tolerance for mistakes?), funnels through a bunch of thankless jobs, and eventually commits suicide by jumping off a bridge... even though it's all just a dream. I am one who often finds humor in the tasteless and dark, but even I thought the commercial was highly inappropriate, depressing and a bad marketing move in general.
While GM should have just scrapped the commercial, the Oscars shows a different version of the same commercial, cut the suicide scene at the end. At least GM is willing to change... now how about those cars with 60 mpg fuel efficiency?

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