Are You Becoming Like Your Parents? Progressive’s Got A Support Group For You!

The other day, I found myself talking about deceptive retail prices, and said “that’s where they get you.” And then it sunk in…that’s something my dad says. As we get older, a lot of us will take on traits of our parents, for better or worse. So I chuckled at this new Progressive commercial, set at a “Dad Support Group.” We hear men and women tell honest confessions, like that they refer to every child as “chief.” Because Progressive can’t save you from becoming your parents, but they can save you when you bundle on home and auto.

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Downy Says Don’t Be Half-Washed

If you showed up for a first date with a V-neck that looks like a U-neck, Downy says that shirt’s been “half-washed.” Quite diplomatically, the woman on the date says he looks “amazingly comfortable.” Oof. Shannon Hollander plays the woman, while Jim Mahoney is the man. In another awkward situation, a guy (Brian Kimmet) encounters his boss (Jason E. Kelley) when his T-shirt (actually, a polo…) smells like a T-Bone. His doctor’s appointment excuse falls apart, since he was actually at a steakhouse.

Southwest Airlines: Actually This Basketball Team Is Flying Back Today

When you’re a coach, you give inspirational speeches. This basketball coach for “State” believes in his team so much that he booked tickets for them all the way to the championship game. They’re NOT FLYING HOME TODAY. Except that they lose, and they are flying back today. At least Southwest Airlines doesn’t have change fees. Haha. Anyone know who plays the coach?

What Emoji Would You Give This Buick Encore Commercial?

I guess we’re at the point where it’s not too weird that “smiling pile of poo” emojis end up in advertising. What is weird is thinking that if this Buick Encore spot came out just a few years ago, people would be totally confused. The driver is played by Akemi Look, while the passenger is Gabby Lane. And that song, which Buick has used in many of its commercials, is “It’s Alright” by Matt and Kim.

International Delight Gets Loud With Their Latte

When you’re advertising a not so interesting product like International Delight, you might have to put in more of an effort to make sure people watch and pay attention. So in that respect, I think this commercial succeeds. The woman loves the sound of her One Touch Latte. Her man just has to push it hard, harder…and then magic. Loud, frothy magic. Then he does it again, for a loud repeat.

Capital One’s Brewery Commercial

So a blog visitor asked me about this commercial for the Capital One Spark Card…whether the brewery was real, and if the attractive woman in the ad runs it. The answer to both is no. The South Avenue Brewery was created for the spot, and the woman is Tiffany Dupont, an actress.

McDonald’s McCafe Beverages Will Cause You To Become A Negligent, Irresponsible Person

For some, nothing comes before coffee. McDonald’s takes that to an extreme in this campaign for its McCafe line of coffee beverages. We see a personal trainer who almost kills his client that he’s supposed to be spotting. There’s the mom who’s too busy drinking her McCafe to intervene in her kids’ playground argument. And the football announcer who’s so into his coffee that he just stops while calling a big play.

 

 

 

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