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blacbird
03-23-2009, 09:24 PM
Is it just me, or does anyone else want to assassinate that ultra-perky ditz with the fire-engine red lipstick who is featured on the Progressive Auto Insurance ads?

caw

BenPanced
03-23-2009, 09:30 PM
Get in line.

Cyia
03-23-2009, 09:30 PM
I *love* those ads.

DeleyanLee
03-23-2009, 09:50 PM
Almost as much as I detest the geiko.

Cyia
03-23-2009, 09:55 PM
Almost as much as I detest the geiko.

The Gekko is better than the "Money you could have saved" stack with the plastic eyes.

DeleyanLee
03-23-2009, 09:56 PM
The Gekko is better than the "Money you could have saved" stack with the plastic eyes.

Point to you.

Gravity
03-23-2009, 10:22 PM
Is it just me, or does anyone else want to assassinate that ultra-perky ditz with the fire-engine red lipstick who is featured on the Progressive Auto Insurance ads?

caw

I dunno. I think she's kinda hawt.

Clair Dickson
03-23-2009, 10:32 PM
I hate them almost as much as I hate Comcast ads. Well, maybe not that much. But I hate them a lot.

MacAllister
03-23-2009, 10:37 PM
Pemco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jxa7T6WGQ).

I love the Pemco ads.

firedrake
03-23-2009, 10:47 PM
I'm in line too. Very, very irritating. My husband thinks they're hilarious. I'd just like to rip her false eyelashes off.

maestrowork
03-23-2009, 10:52 PM
I hate the Verizon commercials with the "Can you hear me" guy.

I don't mind the Progressive lady. But I like her customers better... they are WAY funnier.

Calla Lily
03-23-2009, 10:54 PM
The Progressive lady annoys me, but not as much as the Rollover Minutes Family, with the screechy, whiny mom, back-talking kids, and ineffectual husband.

I like the "Can you hear me now" commercials with the "dead zone" people.

nighttimer
03-23-2009, 11:02 PM
The Progressive Insurance lady is the kind of girl you pick up in a bar, take her home, do her, and then hope she leaves before she starts talking to you.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z206/Chiorchick22/zzFlo_from_Progressive.jpg

But Erin Insurance? Now THAT'S a babe:

http://www.uncle-andrew.net/blog/pics/erin1.jpg

:e2heartbe

Calla Lily
03-23-2009, 11:06 PM
My hubs drools over Erin too. :rolleyes:

Cranky
03-23-2009, 11:18 PM
Ye gods, that commerical annoys me. So do the plastic eyeballs on the Geico ones. Weird, and not in a good way.

ETA: And there is a commerical that's been playing on Nickelodeon lately that makes me want to jab an ice pick into my ears.

"Oh laptop! I love you, laptop!" *hurls* Gawd, it's awful.

benbradley
03-23-2009, 11:55 PM
Is it just me, or does anyone else want to assassinate that ultra-perky ditz with the fire-engine red lipstick who is featured on the Progressive Auto Insurance ads?

caw
Got a link to an online clip? I generally don't watch TV.

Almost as much as I detest the geiko.
I thought that little fella was fired and replaced with Peter Frampton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKs376HID7w). But I guess Peter only did that one commercial.

Maybe Geico can find another celebrity, such as Barak Obama.

Shadow_Ferret
03-23-2009, 11:59 PM
Is it just me, or does anyone else want to assassinate that ultra-perky ditz with the fire-engine red lipstick who is featured on the Progressive Auto Insurance ads?

caw

I think she's HAWT!

DeleyanLee
03-24-2009, 12:03 AM
I thought that little fella was fired and replaced with Peter Frampton (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKs376HID7w). But I guess Peter only did that one commercial.

Maybe Geico can find another celebrity, such as Barak Obama.

They have about 3-4 different "spokes-things/guys" running at the same time.

They've got the little lizard dude (why did they change his accent?), occasionally teamed with the executive or the croc hunter wannabe

They've got the stack of money with the stupid eyes staring at people

They've got the cavemen (which is the best of the lot, though it's worn thin)

Seems like there's another one, but it's not coming to mind. Says how memorable it is, eh?

Though nothing's as bad as Quizno's singing roadkill from a few years back.

Gravity
03-24-2009, 01:14 AM
I think she's HAWT!

You stole that from me Mister FERRET!! Post number seven! You ... you STEALER you!!!

(besides, I saw her first, so nyahh).

TerzaRima
03-24-2009, 01:34 AM
I always snort unattractively when this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbCkgKQhxrQ) comes on.

Zoombie
03-24-2009, 01:56 AM
Esurance Babe is the best of them all.

Cause I have a thing for girls who are not real.

CatSlave
03-24-2009, 02:02 AM
The fact that the ads are being discussed proves that the ad writers have been successful...you remember them.

That's the whole point.

Who doesn't know that dark-haired guy who yells at the top of his lungs about every product he sells?

Negative reactions are even more powerful remembering aids.

All together now, say "Sham-Wow."

Blake M. Petit
03-24-2009, 02:09 AM
Yeah, I like her too.

Although if I ever saw the singer from the FreeCreditReport.com ads on the side of the street, I would have to have an epic battle against myself to refrain from running off the blacktop and plowing over him.

Cranky
03-24-2009, 02:11 AM
Yeah, I like her too.

Although if I ever saw the singer from the FreeCreditReport.com ads on the side of the street, I would have to have an epic battle against myself to refrain from running off the blacktop and plowing over him.

I'll pay your ticket or for bail if you do it.

Him and his smarmy, smirky little winky annoying self. Gah!

ETA: And yes, totally joking here.

Susan Gable
03-24-2009, 02:11 AM
Most annoying ad ever:

Head-on! Apply directly to the forehead! Head-on! Apply directly to the forehead!

Arrrgggghhhh!

Susan G.

Cyia
03-24-2009, 02:14 AM
Got a link to an online clip? I generally don't watch TV.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHaWB9f5bfw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSpe5Cte3zk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkzVVYJggi4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itDejkU20Ig&feature=related

Blake M. Petit
03-24-2009, 02:16 AM
Most annoying ad ever:

Head-on! Apply directly to the forehead! Head-on! Apply directly to the forehead!

Arrrgggghhhh!

Susan G.

I gotta admit, though, the follow-up commercials with people saying how much they hate that commercial is actually kinda funny.

Clair Dickson
03-24-2009, 02:56 AM
The fact that the ads are being discussed proves that the ad writers have been successful...you remember them.

That's the whole point.

Negative reactions are even more powerful remembering aids.


Remembering is only half the battle with commercials. You also have to buy the product. I've made it a point to avoid products featured in horrible ads if at all possible. (Does happy dance that she's FINALLY rid of Comcast!)

But, yeah, remembering does work on a lot of people. Though, for some reason, I understand that a lot of people don't actually mute the commercials. Most of the time, I put the commercials on mute. Or with the DVR, I zip past them. Heh.

Blake M. Petit
03-24-2009, 03:07 AM
Remembering is only half the battle with commercials. You also have to buy the product. I've made it a point to avoid products featured in horrible ads if at all possible.

Indeed. I often wish Old Navy made clothes in big and tall sizes so that I could refuse to buy them out of general principle.

KD_Kilker
03-24-2009, 03:27 AM
The Head-on commercial has become an inside joke within my family. It goes something like this:

*Pretends to rub it on elbow*

UR DOIN IT WRONG!

catethegreat
03-24-2009, 04:07 AM
Yeah, I like her too.

Although if I ever saw the singer from the FreeCreditReport.com ads on the side of the street, I would have to have an epic battle against myself to refrain from running off the blacktop and plowing over him.

I can sing every word to every song. It's shameful.

But really, these are the Songs of our Lives:

"I married my dream girl...but she didn't tell me her credit was bad..."

"It's all because some hacker stole my identity... now I'm in here every evening serving chowder and ice tea..."

"Now instead of lookin' fly & rollin' phat, my legs are sticking to the vinyl and my posse's gettin' laughed at..."

"Had a poor credit score and the number would haunt me wherever I'd go...
thought I'd move to a place where my credit could stink and nobody would care...
I just wish that somebody had told me that place was a Renaissance Fair..."

It's like they know me!!!!!