UnitedHealthcare Gets Red-Eyed
October 6, 2015 7 Comments
Being in love is a powerful thing, and it can have bizarre effects on people. Often, it’ll take over your whole mind to the point where it’s difficult to think about anything else. In this ad for UnitedHealthcare, we meet an adolescent male who has a big crush on a girl named Maria. He walks into science class to find out that his lab partner is Maria. This is like the best thing ever when you’re hot for someone (unless you’re incompetent at science like I was). Unfortunately, Maria has a nasty red/pink eye. Why is she even at school? That looks totally contagious. And it is…the boy and his siblings all end up with conjunctivitis AKA pink eye. The mom is played by Carolina Espiro. And the evocative song playing is a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World”, probably best known for its usage in Animal House. This version is by Ezra Bell. Very cute commercial.