Just a quick 80s update....
I was watching TV when this commercial came on. It was obviously a car commercial, but my bad eye for vehicles (the last car I was able to identify by the lit taillights at dusk was a 1985 TransAm...IN 1985) made me think it might be for Volkswagons.
Images passed across the screen, while a voice droned on about how we didnt set out to become a legend blah de blah.
Then I looked up.
The voice said something about a pop culture icon.
And there were "Andy" and "Blaine" from Pretty In Pink (one of the Holy Trinity of 80s movies) standing in front of a car, kissing.
Thats when I realized...the commercial was for BMW.
Funny how the image of Molly Ringwalds quirky oddball locking lips with a still hot Andrew McCarthy as rich spoiled boy can bring that sort of enlightenment to me.
Of COURSE it was a BMW...no self respecting spoiled rich boy in the 80s would be caught dead without one!
Need further proof? watch Jackson Browns "Lawyers in Love" video and see what sort of car our yuppie hero is paddling out of his sunroof in ;)