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    Posted: 28 Feb 2009 at 1:38am

Of all the Progressive ads so far featuring "Flo the Ho", this one is the most nausea inducing yet. The others have just been mildly irritating by comparison.

Aside from that blonde "crooked mouth/raspy voice" chick, most of the other people in the ads haven't been too bad as far as making you want to put your foot thru your TV screen.
 
But not this one.
 
First, Flo-Ho does this uncoordinated, dorky looking "Power to the people!!!/60's protest" kinda thing. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, she & the milquetoast customer "guy" (& I use the term loosely) do this lame, wussy-ass fist bump. 
 
Everytime I see the expression on this loser geek's face during that pansy-ass fist bump, I just cringe. Then I wish I could reach thru the screen & bitch slap his ass. 
 
Why, oh why do they do this sh*t to us????

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I can picture Alan Harper as the guy.
 
 
 
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That's what I was thinking.
 
Gawd, how I hate him.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ad nauseous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Feb 2009 at 3:25am
That damn thing looks like a phaser I wish it actually was one so the guy accidentally stuns her.


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that's a face I'd want to punch.Angry
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

that's a face I'd want to punch.Angry
 
He looks eerily too similar to Smilin Bob in that picture.
 
I'm second in line to punch him.   Thor, Jimbo, WS: the line forms behind me!
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Originally posted by Ad nauseous Ad nauseous wrote:

that's a face I'd want to punch.Angry
this one and the one about the used watch are a sign of worse commercials to come.
 
I would rather see the CatNip kitty above take Stephanies place!
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Originally posted by N-Dizzle N-Dizzle wrote:

 
 
I wonder if John Cryer is actually his birth name?  It certainly fits the character he plays.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Well, Ol'Mule - that was really bad.
Thought I'd try and compete with you, on this.
Woke up this A.M. to FloHo&The H-Mos...be sure and watch Flo's 'tally board'!
In Flo's usual style..."...watch this..."
<ding.ding.ding>
So kiddies, #1 on the 'Hit Parade', why...it is none other than "Mark F.".
<the boys smile each other; barely able to hold back the little girl giggles>
Hmmmmmm...wonder what the initial 'F', for Mark's last name, stands for? If I were playing 'Hang Man', and the name has three (3) letters - one is actually a vowel - and the happy couple were as excited as they seemed...well - I bet I won't need the Dionne Warwick Psychic Friends Network to help me guess that last name.
You too can see it here!
(it the first commercial; it is impolite to do anything other than keep your mouth tightly closed while sitting on a hard FLAT surface, while watching...)
 
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OMG..... those two are just "fabulous".
 
That must be what the "F" stands for.
 
 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

OMG..... those two are just "fabulous".
 
That must be what the "F" stands for.
 
 
Confusedummmm...well...lemme think...No - you would be incorrect - 3 letters, you only got the first two correct.<Buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzer>
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Pa, in today's colloquial jargon, both words mean basically the same thing.
 
In the commercial, there is only an "F" with no number of letters suggested or implied.
 
But I, in essence, agree with your assessment of the two "companions" in the commercial.
 
Definitely "light in the loafers".
 
FABULOUS-ly so, as a matter of fact.
 
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The guy is especially annoying cuz he's also the guy who plays "breakfast" in the equally lame Jack in the box commercials.
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I haven't seen that one yet (thankfully), but that was dumb as f**k.

I REALLY hate the one where the guy keeps cheering and how he doesn't get any discounts for agreeing with her, and then she's like "happens to me all the time". I hate the way she says "happens". Ugh!!
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Yeah, that's another one I hate. Basically everything she says or does is nauseating.

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Progressive (or should that be "Regressive"?) still has their New Year's spot running...toward the end, (over)Flo(w) blows into a New Years party horn, and then says "I wrote that".
WTF?!?!?
The flexible container of Massengill wrote a "song" for a party horn that essentially produces one (1) note?!?
 

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Progressive should hire me to write these commercials. At least they would be funny. {we need more animals running around the set}
I can just picture Stephanie holding a Urang-A-Tang trying to explain why you should buy progressive and if you own an ape.....DISCOUNT !!!!!!!
And if you are constipated............DISCOUNT !!!
 
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Instead of saying "Discount!", she may just be saying "Disfigurement!" when the ape tears her face off.

 
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Let's take a vote.  I say we name them Regressive.
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Maybe they can just fire Stephanie and have Big Bird or Barney The Dumbazz Dinasor take her place?
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Each commerical of this horrible car insurance company gets less comprehensible and more irritating. Flo's head has the shape of a horse's saddle and I think they picked the most irritating woman they could find to do this commercial and then savagely painted her up to just literally fill the tv viewers with hate and disbelief at the lameness of these commercials. I would never buy car insurance from a company like Progressive or Geico. If they have to resort to these tactics to get peoples' attention, they are not people I would trust to insure my car. As I said, you could throw a saddle over Flo's head and her lipstick and face and watery blue eyes just make you want to kick the TV screen in. They don't make anyone want to buy their insurance. Besides, with insurance as with anything: you get what you pay for. If you get to 'decide' what you want to pay, then you will obviously get a policy that won't cover you at all and will be worthless. I really was appalled by this lame fist bump commercial and the other posters are right, the guy reminds me of "Alan" on Two and a Half Men (John Cryer): a guy who is a wuss, a sourpuss and an irritatingly wimpy, whiner.  The laughs of the two on this lame-parody of Berkley 1960's (power to the people) is a corporate travesty and shows the contempt in which they hold their customers.
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By the way: one additional thought. Why does "Flo" wear a white medical tech's smock? I thought this was a car insurance ad. She looks like she just stepped out of an hospital emergency room. And I can't get over how long her head is. Saddle up. Nor how awfully that savage ho's red lip stick clashes with the watery blue eyes and the pinched face. They had to have picked her in order to irritate people. I would rot in ...well, you know...before I would ever trust this company with anything.

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It's funny that Alan Harper was mentioned related to this commercial because the guy with the stupid laugh in the commercial actually did a few guest appearances on another CBS Monday night show, The Big Bang Theory.  Hilarious show, by the way, at least when this guy wasn't on it.  His character was an ubernerd with a ridiculous lisp.  His name was Barry Kripke, which of course he pronounced Bawwy Kwipke, a la Elmer Fudd.  Luckily they only let him do a couple shows and then gave him the boot.  After that he started popping up everywhere, including this commercial and a couple others.  His name is John Ross Bowie.

Here's another commercial he was in, obviously several months ago.




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Yeah: the lame giggling and huffing that goes on after she says 'power to the people'. It just makes me cringe it is so lame and godawful.
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