State Farm: James Harden Has A Microwave Mishap In Chris Paul’s Kitchen

James Harden decides to heat up some Chinese take-out in the microwave. This is a poor choice, since the metal handle causes the microwave to explode and a kitchen fire ensues. We cut to State Farm “agent” Oscar Nunez commenting to Chris Paul that it was a good thing he kept his fire extinguisher up to date. Turns out that it was Chris Paul’s kitchen. Whoops. James tries to deny that he was the one that caused the fire, but beard evidence suggests otherwise.

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State Farm: Beige Betty Gets Passed Down

A woman named Kim just got her own car with her own insurance. No more driving that old hand-me-down for Kim! Her parents handed it down to Kim’s younger brother. We then cut to little brother’s birthday surprise…it’s an old Buick Roadmaster station wagon, nicknamed “Beige Betty.” He’s not thrilled. Pertinent question: is the little brother an entitled brat? The “Roadmonster”, unfashionable as it is, is also kinda a classic. Austin Zajur plays little bro, and Stephanie Fetzer is a real State Farm agent in Minnesota. Kim is played by Anna Lore, and the dad is Kevin Garbee. Anyone know who plays the mom?

State Farm’s Helium And Fender Bender Commercial

When a helium truck overturns, both a fender bender and hilarity ensue. Luckily, State Farm is there to help life go right. Will high-pitched helium voices ever not be funny? The answer is no, they will never not be funny. And as the ad alludes to, “fender bender” is also an amusing term, and I expect it to become a pop culture catchphrase shortly. Aflamu Johnson plays Mike, Danny Gonzalez is the passenger, and Marcus Brown is the bullhorn cop. Also, Robyn Holtz is a real State Farm agent in Texas.

State Farm: Aaron Rodgers’ Agent Has Apparently Never Used A Bathroom

There’s been a fire in the bathroom of Aaron Rodgers. Apparently, a candle lit a towel on fire and the towel charred the wall. But don’t look at Aaron’s agent, Gabe. He’s never been in a bathroom…he just meditates and makes it go away. Right. Gabe is played by David Haydn-Jones, and the State Farm agent is real-life agent Patrick Minnis. Also, Gabe, you can’t trade a State Farm agent the Siberian Football League.

Tuesday Throwback: State Farm’s “And Can I Get A Hot Tub?”

Much like its famous Jake commercial, State Farm had a long-running hit with this spot. I believe it debuted back in 2010, and it had already been playing for a while when I started the blog. I wonder what exactly the black dude was talking about (“snatching stuff takes…”) when the baseball went through the window. It looked like he was in the middle of a good story. Then the State Farm agent appears! And the State Farm jingle magically brings a sandwich, the girl from 4E, and of course, a hot tub. “And can I get a hot tub?” was a fantastic line which this ad is best remembered for. Mane Rich Andrew plays the “snatching stuff” sandwich lover, Graham Rogers is the hot tub guy, and Holly Lynch is the attractive girl from 4E. Anyone know the identities of Dave the State Farm summoner or the agent?

Tuesday Throwback: Jake From State Farm

I remember the “Jake from State Farm” commercial debuting in 2011, around the same time I started this blog. I wrote about it, but didn’t realize that it would become such a huge hit…an ad that would be aired for years. But looking back, it’s still hilarious. I’ve even seen people dress up for Halloween as Jake from State Farm. I guess that’s a convenient costume if you’re somewhat lazy and own a red polo and khakis. Jake Stone was a real-life State Farm agent, and according to this article, he quit shortly after the ad was released. I still wonder how many people call their State Farm agents at 3 AM. Justin Campbell plays the husband, and Melanie Paxson is the wife.

State Farm Brings Us Chris Paul Singing Along To “I Want It That Way”

When Chris Paul left the Los Angeles Clippers for the Houston Rockets, he unfortunately also had to leave his long-time State Farm agent, Cliff. As a last assist, Cliff gave him the card for a new agent, Cole Perez. As this new State Farm spot starts, we see Cole (played by Oscar Nunez) showing Chris around Houston. They go bowling. They eat chili fries. When the iconic Backstreet Boys tune “I Want It That Way” comes on the radio, they enthusiastically sing along. Then, they run into two of Chris’ new teammates, James Harden and Trevor Ariza. Seems that James has some car trouble. After picking them up, Harden is still concerned about his vehicle, while Trevor gets in on the karaoke act…quite poorly. Haha. And one of the best parts of the ad is that according to this Adweek article, everyone knew the words to “I Want It That Way.”

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