The General has released a hilarious new commercial starring Shaquille O’Neal.
The spot opens with a boy revealing that his birthday wish is to have Shaq as his real-life big brother. Shortly after finishing his sentence, the boy finds himself approached by O’Neal, who acts like his older brother. The two are then shown spending time together like bros and doing all kinds of wonders around the house.
“Turns out some wishes do come true. And it turns out The General is a quality insurance company that’s been saving people money for nearly 60 years,” O’Neal says at the end of the commercial, adding the tagline “For a great low rate and nearly 60 years of quality coverage, make the right call and go with The General”.
The song used in the ad is the 2021 single “She Methy (feat. OG Premo)” by Wondamayne. The track is available for purchase on Amazon for $0.69.
O’Neal, who is a brand ambassador for The General, has starred in numerous ads for the insurance company in the past years. In one of them, he was left in the woods by some friends for having recommended The General and in another ended up buried in concrete for the same reason. The insurance company has also enlisted other celebrities for its ad campaigns, including Craig Robinson and Michael Buffer.
The NFL legend is known for starring in commercials for several other companies, including Gold Bond, Buick, AriZona Cream Soda, and Icy Hot.