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Topic: Progressive Addams Family 2 tie-in
Posted By: Jimbo
Subject: Progressive Addams Family 2 tie-in
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2021 at 11:56pm
Just saw the latest Progressive ad.

A CGI thing called "Flo Meets The Addams Family".

Just in time for Halloween.


Not bad as Progressive commercials go, I guess.

I wonder when the CGI Flo dolls hit the market in time for Xmas. 






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C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States



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Posted By: Dr. Dan
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 12:10am
This groaner is why I took a peek at CIH. I just saw it for the first time.

It looks like the work of the same adholes that make the spots for Kroger (Baker's, King Soopers, Fry's, whatever).

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 12:16am
I have Progressive for my home and auto insurance.

I had a girlfriend who would sometimes speak French, I would ravish her with kisses all over her body.

She laughed her pants off!  Evil Smile




Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 12:28am


Posted By: tikibagger
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 12:48am
Can Pro Flo & whack pack make me hate the Addams fam?
Probably


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Posted By: MustangMarj
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 1:42am
I certainly don't hate the Progressive ads. At least their advertising agency gives a crap and tries to make the ads somewhat palatable! Not like Liberty with their wet teddy bears!

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 2:05pm
I don't hate them either. 

They have an odd and subtle humor and I like that Flo tends to make fun of herself.

There's a lot in them to not hate. 


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: tikibagger
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 2:43pm
uh commercials i HATE?
i HATE the subtle wink wink that WE SUCK from Progressive..it literally implies
self awareness of how sh*tE these buffoons are and tends towards the
'we are stuck with these idiots' & have to do something with them approach
that 'blbah blah mega super sale a thon' ad is either a swipe against cheesy ideas
OR A FULL EMBRACE OF THIS DRECK
fine line between satire and actual crap 


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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 3:41pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:


She laughed her pants off!  [


Did she now? Lucky guy!

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 6:46pm
Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:


She laughed her pants off!  [


Did she now? Lucky guy!


We had fun together.  She had an 8 year old son at the time.  We would play ball out in the yard.

She loved me until she didn't. I was forced into the second bedroom when the kid wanted to sleep with his mom.  That was the beginning of the end.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 8:36pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:


She laughed her pants off!  [


Did she now? Lucky guy!


We had fun together.  She had an 8 year old son at the time.  We would play ball out in the yard.

She loved me until she didn't. I was forced into the second bedroom when the kid wanted to sleep with his mom.  That was the beginning of the end.
I had a wild hair last night so I did a search...

Me

Hi, I'm looking for an old friend.  My name is Kevin. I'm sorry if this is the wrong person.

Her

Hello,  

Well, you got the “old” part right!  I don’t know if I’m the person you are trying to reach tho.  If you know me, then you know a few things about me - reveal something :)

Me

Hi, I think you would remember my name.  Did you live in Fishers, IN.  Do you have a son named Ross.  Sorry to bother you.

Her

You passed!  How are you Kevin?  Of course I remember you and don’t apologize for the email.  It’s nice to hear from you. Ross and I are moving in 2 days to Clearwater, Fl.  I can’t take the winters here in IN anymore.  Are you still up in Wisconsin - I thought that was where you were moving to last we spoke.  Wow, a blast from the past!  I hope you are well and it’s nice to be remembered!!

Susie

Me

Wow!  I hope you are well.  Yes, still living in Wisconsin.  I can't believe I found you.  Best of luck and I still have many fond memories of you.







Posted By: jon1
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 9:03pm
I have to confess I am thoroughly sick of Flo, Jamie, and that whole idiot bunch. That is all. 


Posted By: CaptainErnie
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 10:53pm
Not so much with this one, but have you noticed how OLD Flo is looking lately? It's like she aged 20 years in a month

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Posted By: CaptainErnie
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 11:00pm
Nice one, Ron! I did the exact same thing with an old girlfriend except it was through the mail and was a birthday card. I had to hire a lawyer and go to court when she charged me harassment. My wording was almost perfectly identical to yours. Nothing whatsoever harassing or threatening about it. The booking officer jokingly said "Bet you won't be wishing her a happy birthday anymore".
During my court appearance the judge paused, looked at me and asked "Does this woman have a history of mental illness?" We both had a good laugh about that. Obviously he just threw the whole case out of court.

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2021 at 11:07pm
Originally posted by CaptainErnie CaptainErnie wrote:

Nice one, Ron! I did the exact same thing with an old girlfriend except it was through the mail and was a birthday card. I had to hire a lawyer and go to court when she charged me harassment. My wording was almost perfectly identical to yours. Nothing whatsoever harassing or threatening about it. The booking officer jokingly said "Bet you won't be wishing her a happy birthday anymore".
During my court appearance the judge paused, looked at me and asked "Does this woman have a history of mental illness?" We both had a good laugh about that. Obviously he just threw the whole case out of court.
LOL
No such thing here Cap'n E. Just another touch with an old friend.  It feels good.



Posted By: Triple J
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 2:29am
I wouldn't mind so much if the first movie wasn't a total poop-fest, but it was. So OF COURSE they've made a sequel! Thumbs Down And the singing is annoying. Dead


Posted By: CaptainErnie
Date Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 2:33am
Maybe I'm just an old fart, but any rendition of the Addams Family in animation is going to suck! Think about all the classics of that era. Would you want to see them as "cartoons"?

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Posted By: jgf
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2021 at 11:05pm
Flo was novel for the first 1000 commercials, but at the end of that week she was tiresome.  Just like all the other cut-rate auto insurance ads - General, Geico, Poverty Mutual, etc. - I'm sick of the lot of them.  window.onbeforeunload = function() {}


Posted By: jgf
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2021 at 11:13pm
Originally posted by CaptainErnie CaptainErnie wrote:

Maybe I'm just an old fart, but any rendition of the Addams Family in animation is going to suck! Think about all the classics of that era. Would you want to see them as "cartoons"?
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Batman
Star Trek
Gilligan's Island
Brady Bunch
Lassie
Putrid Family ...er, Partridge Family
I Dream of Jeannie
Bewitched
Lost In Space
Munsters
...


Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2021 at 10:03pm
Flo Unhappy

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Posted By: tikibagger
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 2:57pm
i gotta say i HATE all recurrent buffoon casts-Pat, his shrew wife(who miraculously,
hasn't killed him OR herself), Jan, Flo & the whack pack-even Mr. Whipple
was a tired bozo! Its lazy creative


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Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 5:23pm
Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

i gotta say i HATE all recurrent buffoon casts-Pat, his shrew wife(who miraculously,
hasn't killed him OR herself), Jan, Flo & the whack pack-even Mr. Whipple
was a tired bozo! Its lazy creative

I think we only get Toyota pat here in AZ


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by tikibagger tikibagger wrote:

i gotta say i HATE all recurrent buffoon casts-Pat, his shrew wife(who miraculously,
hasn't killed him OR herself), Jan, Flo & the whack pack-even Mr. Whipple
was a tired bozo! Its lazy creative

I don't think it has anything to do with being lazy.

I think the whole point is to create recognizable figures that help to kind of cement or solidify public awareness of the brand being advertised.

If they came up with new characters every time they created a new commercial, nobody would remember them.

Plus, given the difficulty in coming up with new creative advertising ideas, it would be next to impossible anyway.

In the 90's I was employed by an exhibit company, the parent company of which was a Nashville based advertising agency. In the 1980's they were responsible for two of the most successful national advertising campaigns of the decade. 

They invented the characters of Ernest P. Worrell and Frank Bartles & Ed Jaymes, the two old coots who did Bartles and Jaymes Wine Cooler ads. 



Both were as iconic as the Clara Peller, the "Where's the beef??" Wendy's campaign.

The largest factor in the success of all of them, was that they were so immediately recognizable, even if you ignored the commercial or muted the sound, you were still reminded of the product. 

Another little stamp on the brain.










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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 6:56pm
Jimbo yes that is the point 

but when do we get to retire Doug and Flo ?


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 7:57pm
I guess that will happen when Progressive's marketing data shows that people are no longer responding to the ads or that public opinion indicates that the campaign has grown stale and they need something fresh.



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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 8:04pm
well progressive has diversified as did gecko

but doug and the limu emu need to die  


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Posted By: Triple J
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 10:01pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I think the whole point is to create recognizable figures that help to kind of cement or solidify public awareness of the brand being advertised.

If they came up with new characters every time they created a new commercial, nobody would remember them.

Plus, given the difficulty in coming up with new creative advertising ideas, it would be next to impossible anyway.

Well yeah, that's what made commercials enjoyable for me growing up in the 70's and 80's. Ad mascots used to be cute, funny, relatable... but as time goes by, the adholes in the suits and corporate offices are smoking more and more crack, and they hire people who become more and more irritating, and I'm sick and tired of every ad trying to be a freaking sitcom. Today's characters are NOT cute... NOT funny... and NOT relatable. Not to me, anyway. Thumbs Down And back to topic... Charlize Theron... really? This is what you've been reduced to? Cartoon characters? Come on... LOL


Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 10:10pm
Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

I think the whole point is to create recognizable figures that help to kind of cement or solidify public awareness of the brand being advertised.

If they came up with new characters every time they created a new commercial, nobody would remember them.

Plus, given the difficulty in coming up with new creative advertising ideas, it would be next to impossible anyway.

Well yeah, that's what made commercials enjoyable for me growing up in the 70's and 80's. Ad mascots used to be cute, funny, relatable... but as time goes by, the adholes in the suits and corporate offices are smoking more and more crack, and they hire people who become more and more irritating, and I'm sick and tired of every ad trying to be a freaking sitcom. Today's characters are NOT cute... NOT funny... and NOT relatable. Not to me, anyway. Thumbs Down And back to topic... Charlize Theron... really? This is what you've been reduced to? Cartoon characters? Come on... LOL

nice rant Triple J !!!


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

Well yeah, that's what made commercials enjoyable for me growing up in the 70's and 80's. Ad mascots used to be cute, funny, relatable... but as time goes by, the adholes in the suits and corporate offices are smoking more and more crack, and they hire people who become more and more irritating, and I'm sick and tired of every ad trying to be a freaking sitcom. Today's characters are NOT cute... NOT funny... and NOT relatable. Not to me, anyway. Thumbs Down And back to topic... Charlize Theron... really? This is what you've been reduced to? Cartoon characters? Come on... LOL 

A few that come to mind are....

The Frito Bandito (possibly the first victim of political correctness... got canned because he was a negative Mexican stereotype)

The original Burger King (kindly, befuddled chubby little old cartoon guy who got replaced by the Tom Selleck type version which in turn, morphed into the peyote nightmare freak we have today).

The Taco Bell Chihuahua (another victim of PC culture)

Mort Meek ("a name not a slogan" and Chips Ahoy commercial character) 

The Alka Seltzer "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" guy.

Mr Whipple the "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" guy.



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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2021 at 10:59pm
skymarshall on Twitter: "Drop the chalupa, man!… "

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Posted By: Triple J
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 3:31am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

A few that come to mind are....

The Frito Bandito (possibly the first victim of political correctness... got canned because he was a negative Mexican stereotype)

The original Burger King (kindly, befuddled chubby little old cartoon guy who got replaced by the Tom Selleck type version which in turn, morphed into the peyote nightmare freak we have today).

The Taco Bell Chihuahua (another victim of PC culture)

Mort Meek ("a name not a slogan" and Chips Ahoy commercial character) 

The Alka Seltzer "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" guy.

Mr Whipple the "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" guy.


Needless to say, I wasn't referring to any of these, specifically. Ermm


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2021 at 2:26pm
Originally posted by Triple J Triple J wrote:

Needless to say, I wasn't referring to any of these, specifically. Ermm 

Needless to say, I was.  

So.... 

Ermm  


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: d4everman
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 3:37am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Just saw the latest Progressive ad.

A CGI thing called "Flo Meets The Addams Family".

Just in time for Halloween.


Not bad as Progressive commercials go, I guess.

I wonder when the CGI Flo dolls hit the market in time for Xmas. 





I have to ask...are the Addams Family popular enough to warrant this TODAY? I mean, I grew up with the reruns on  TV and I even had a book of  Charles Addam's old cartoons as a kid...but damn, that was like 1970s stuff. 


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 5:21am
Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

I have to ask...are the Addams Family popular enough to warrant this TODAY? I mean, I grew up with the reruns on  TV and I even had a book of  Charles Addam's old cartoons as a kid...but damn, that was like 1970s stuff. 

The original Addams Family TV show was from around the early to mid 1960's!!! 

There have been movie remakes since then, though.

It was a very iconic and memorable show. 

Who is Charles Addams, BTW?

The characters were Gomez and Morticia (mom & dad), Pugsley and Wednesday (the kids), Grandma and Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin It and Thing.




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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: tikibagger
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 3:21pm
HA i realized the other day as i watcned the FIRST A Fam episode--which is
sort of a BOON to us who grew up when Munsters & the aforementioned would
swap places on the rerun channel and run in no particular order...
my granddaughter looks like first season Wednesday EXACTLY

oh on buffoons-the familiarity should come from the brand and its attributes--
that should be the concept played off of NOT some idiot or animal--the ideas
that play off the actual product should influence the creative in my opinion

Lazy is riffing on how stupid Flo, Gaymie and Adenoids chick TRULY ARE and how little they
have to do with insurance or the fact that Gecko & Geico share a few consonants
i mean THATS not a stretch? Hardly genius


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Posted By: HART
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 4:45pm
I guessing we will see more of the same sh*t as they tie in to sponsoring the movie/streaming Biz

whats next ?

jamie hanging with Batman!


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Posted By: d4everman
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 4:53pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:


Who is Charles Addams, BTW?

The characters were Gomez and Morticia (mom & dad), Pugsley and Wednesday (the kids), Grandma and Uncle Fester, Lurch, Cousin It and Thing.




Charles Addmas created the characters. (though IIRC he didn't "name" them. They were featured in his cartoons. Think it like a creepy black humor Far Side strip.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Addams" rel="nofollow - Charles Addams - Wikipedia



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Posted By: d4everman
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2021 at 5:03pm
Jimbo: 


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