Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What would motivate you to get a GED? (2014)

I've seen this ad playing a few times the last few weeks, and with high schools wrapping up in the next month, it seems so appropriate to bring this up.

How would you like it if you didn't finish high school, and needed a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) in order to find a job? You probably might need a little help, and that's what this ad is all about, featuring talents as diverse as Jerry Stiller (ex-Seinfeld, The King of Queens), Terry Crews ("The Expendables"), Danny Trejo ("Machete"), Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy), Debra Jo Rupp (ex-That 70's Show), former WWE champ Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, rapper DMC (Darryl McDaniels), and Jamie Lynn Sigler (ex-The Sopranos). Oy!

Each of the stars cut a separate, individual ad to go along with this group job. Keep watching, you're bound to find one.

Edit, 6/28/15: Unfortunately, all that is left is this pep talk from Danny Trejo.


magicdog said...

I had seen the group commercial but didn't know each performer had one video of their own!

I have no animosity towards those with GEDs - at least I know they can read and write - many public school grads can't say the same!

Of course that may change as the test has evolved so that it can be taken on a computer in its entirety.

hobbyfan said...

And that's why there's a website being pushed at the end of these spots.