Progressive’s Creepy Cornfield Commercial

In its newest ad, Progressive manages to parody both Field of Dreams and (more prominently) Children of the Corn. Flo tries to reassure a farmer and his family after a tree falls on his truck. She tells him not to worry and that he’s covered…but Flo’s creepy speech pattern and her Progressive colleagues emerging from the cornfield just freak them out more. “We’re all here for you…all day, all night”…gahh. Flo thinks they put the guy at ease by speaking calmly and clearly, but Jamie thinks he heard weird voices while in the corn.

 

 

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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).

Progressive Presents “Progressive On Ice”

Progressive gets meta with this bizarre spot. Are you adequately prepared for the insurance-themed experience of a lifetime? Well, here’s “Progressive on Ice”! There are Flo and Jamie lookalike ice dancers shimmying away with house and car props. “But why?” Ice Dancer Weekly asks. The Family Fun Times notes “I had the whole row to myself.” Tickets are not available now or ever, but some YouTube commenters say they’d actually want to see this if it was a real thing. Silly, but amusing work from Progressive.

 

Progressive’s Jamie Becomes Step Jamie, Though These Teenage Boys Won’t Call Him Dad

When this woman brings home Progressive’s Jamie (played by Jim Cashman), and tells her teenage sons that they’ll be seeing a lot more of him, the sons obviously think he’s going to be their new stepdad. There’s a misunderstanding though…Jamie is only there to help their mom bundle and save with Progressive. The boys aren’t hearing it however, and one gets up for some more nuggets while yelling “You’re not my dad!” at Jamie. Jamie’s already got a nice house and family anyway. I’ll update this one with more actor/actress info when I find it.

Progressive Shows Jamie’s 40th, Including His Big House And Beautiful Wife

I’ll admit that Progressive’s long-running campaign with Flo (played by Stephanie Courtney) has become kind of a commercial blind spot for me. The campaign has just been around for so long and with so many ads that I’ve pretty much stopped paying attention to them. But this one caught my eye. From what I gather of the Progressive saga, Jamie (Jim Cashman) is kind of the butt monkey of the agents. So when everyone comes to his place for his 40th birthday, surprises abound. Jamie’s house that he claims “is not much” is actually quite modern and spacious. Also, Jamie has a bunch of kids, an incredibly sexy wife (played by Xian Mikol), and a beautiful, operatic singing voice. Who knew?

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