Progressive’s Jamie Has Vacation Photos (With Muay Thai!)

We already know that Progressive’s Jamie (played by Jim Cashman) is much more interesting than the butt monkey that he’s often portrayed to be. And now he’s got vacation photos to back that up. He’s showing some mundane pictures from his trip, when suddenly we see Jamie as a sled dog musher, performing ballet, tattooing a guy, escaping an explosion, and posing with one of his legal clients. Jamie explains to his befuddled colleagues that he’s only licenced in Stockholm. Jamie also was on a game show, and is a Muay Thai fighter (which is a completely different skill set than karate).

Liberty Mutual Introduces Zoltar The Fortune Teller

Libery Mutual’s most prominent recent commercials are from the offbeat LiMu Emu campaign, which have proven to be both popular and polarizing. Now, they’re going back to something a bit more familiar, with different people talking to the camera overlooking the Statue of Liberty. But don’t get it wrong…these spots are still pretty bizarre. We meet Zoltar the fortune teller, who tells a woman that great riches will find her when Liberty Mutual customizes her car insurance, so she only pays for what she needs. Pleased, she “frees” Zoltar who slowly pedals away on a unicycle and calls for a taxi. There’s one with an attractive, struggling actor whose good looks can’t hide his lack of talent. Liberty Mutual also has a parody of those “before and after” ads where a schlubby guy turns his life around after getting Liberty Mutual (and also after he won the lottery, got hair plugs, and started working out). And finally, a man on a bench literally thinks about what he can do with all the money he could save after switching to Liberty Mutual. He’s got some fantastic facial expressions. Here’s more about this new campaign from Adweek.

Progressive’s Babyman Is In The Office And On A Date

Babyman is back for a new Progressive commercial. I wonder if it’ll be as polarizing as the first one. Anyway, in this version he’s carried in a sling by his coworker at the office cheerfully greeting the drones, and testing his milk from a sippy cup while other colleagues are on a coffee break. And while on a date, the bibbed Babyman orders cereal to be spread all around the table, and says that he and his date will split a warm hot dog. He also wants a glass of grape juice to spill on the carpet. Babyman’s date does not look amused. Anyone know who plays Babyman?

Progressive Introduces The Motaur

Progressive’s new Motaur is like a minotaur….except that he’s half man, half motorcycle. He sometimes wishes he wasn’t a Motaur, in that he’d want legs on the bottom, and motorcyle on the top. It’s a bizarre campaign from Progressive, but surreal insurance ads are the thing these days. Anyone know who plays the Motaur?

 

Liberty Mutual Features A Local News Reporter And A Guy In Witness Protection

Here are two new ads from Liberty Mutual. In the first, the commercial is hijacked by local news reporter Phoebe Buckley. Pretty dumb. And as numerous comments have pointed out, Phoebe inexplicably leaves her bag. The second one is better though. A guy in witness protection is accidentally revealed…we end up seeing his face and find out it’s the friendly Mr. Landry.  Mr. Landry is played by Brian Finney…anyone know who plays Phoebe Buckley?

Progressive’s Babyman: What Do You Think?

Progressive’s “Babyman” rides in the shopping cart seat, knocks boxes off grocery store shelves, spills candy everywhere, drinks milk straight out of the carton, and is in daycare despite being an adult. A childish adult, but an adult nonetheless. Because Progressive says “Act your own age, get your own insurance.” So is Babyman insulting to the intellectually challenged, insulting to millennials, or not insulting at all? Are people too easily offended? Is it an ad that’s stupid or funny? A lot to consider here from a silly commercial. Also, anyone know who plays Babyman? He looks like he could be John Oliver’s little brother.

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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