Progressive’s Flo Chats With Bigfoot (His Real Name Is Daryl)

Well, hello there. I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. It’s been a little while since I’ve written. With the current state of world events (if you happen to be reading this years later, this is the world event I’m talking about), it seems kinda odd to be writing about silly commercials. But that’s what I’m here for, and that’s what I’ll do. In this Progressive spot, Flo is sitting down in the woods and having a heart-to-heart with a woolly creature. He says that everyone used to come out for blurry photos with him, but now they’re just now more interested in their RVs. Flo makes a mistake when she calls him Bigfoot though…his name is Daryl. This ad is appropriately named “Sadsquatch.”

 

Hotels.com: Captain Obvious Is Social Distancing

Captain Obvious would normally be urging you to go out, travel, and book a hotel on Hotels.com, but times are different now. He’s going to be social distancing for a while, and you should too. Hotels.com says to just stay home.

This Commercial Sucks: Nissan Sentra And Brie Larson Tell This Woman Not To Compromise

It’s never a good sign when a video on YouTube has comments turned off. And as of now, this Nissan Sentra commercial has 4.7 thousand likes and 33 thousand dislikes. Oof. Anyway, the woman in this ad is getting a performance review over tacos. Her nerdy, white male boss says that they’re holding on a promotion this quarter. Just then, Brie Larson dramatically rolls up in an orange Sentra and tells her to drop the taco and get in the car. Brie starts giving her a pep talk of sorts, asking if this Sentra feels like a compromise. Clearly it’s not a compromise since this is a Nissan Sentra ad of course, and she shows off some of the car’s features. In conclusion, if the Nissan Sentra isn’t going to compromise, why should she? Sure…that’s a great comparison. Eye roll. She then comes back to her boss, newly empowered and ready NOT to compromise. #Feminism, right?

 

Geico Says To Give Your Fitness Tracker To Your Dog

The woman in this new Geico commercial says the claims process is so easy that she can do it all from the Geico app. In fact, it’s giving your dog your fitness tracker easy. And there he goes with her fitness tracker on his tail! 40,000 steps…all while just sitting on a park bench. Passerby people who are actually exercising don’t seem so impressed though. I saw this one on TV, but haven’t been able to find it on YouTube yet…so for now here’s the link from iSpot.tv.

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Z0sW/geico-dog-fitness-tracker

geico dog fitness

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty Mutual: Seagulls Swarm This Man And Swipe His Sandwich And Chips

There’s two different versions of this new Liberty Mutual spot. In the first, the guy breaks the fourth wall while eating a sandwich on a bench overlooking the Statue of Liberty, the typical setting for many of Liberty Mutual’s ads. He asks if he’s in a Liberty Mutual ad (an insurance advertising trend, perhaps). Indeed he is. So what happens in this one? Seagulls. First one seagull, which he likes…then a swarm, which he likes much less. In the second, shorter version, he’s talking to the camera when one seagull swoops in and swipes his sandwich, and then another steals his chips. It goes from a great day, to an OK day, to a messed-up day. Aw nuts. Anyone know who plays the guy?

This Selfie Taking Mom Uses Nature Made Gummy Vitamins

This mom and young son look all dressed up for a selfie, but are wearing pajama bottoms and sweats underneath it all. She’s also got mismatched socks. They don’t need to know the truth, but with this USP seal, she knows the whole truth about what’s in her Nature Made gummies. Her little boy is running roughshod all over the living room with TP, but she doesn’t even seem to notice. Only 22 likes? Ugh! The mom in this Nature Made commercial is quite a hottie…anyone know who she is?

 

Those Volvo Commercials With A “Lean On” Cover

The first of these Volvo commercials debuted back in October, but I never wrote about it. The original has some nice driving scenery, prominently featuring planes and windmills. The newer version focuses more on the faces of the Volvo’s young passengers. Both use an acoustic, hipster-y cover of Major Lazer’s 2015 EDM megahit “Lean On.” The lyric “fire a gun” is conspicuously changed to “into the sun” to make it more appropriate. And that cover is performed by Squeak E Clean Studios and Kit Conway of the band Stello.

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