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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. Charles Addams - Wikipedia

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I guessing we will see more of the same sh*t as they tie in to sponsoring the movie/streaming Biz

whats next ?

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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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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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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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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.... 

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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
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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.

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

C'mon, man!
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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

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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
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well progressive has diversified as did gecko

but doug and the limu emu need to die  
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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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Jimbo yes that is the point 

but when do we get to retire Doug and Flo ?
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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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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

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i gotta say i HATE all recurrent buffoon casts-Pat, his shrew wife(who miraculously,
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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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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() {}
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CaptainErnie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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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
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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.
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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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