Oct 12, 2011

Mayhem

I don't know what's the matter with me, but here I am posting again about a commercial series that I've really been enjoying.  That makes it two weeks in a row. I don't even really watch commercials normally.  But, like I said last week, I've been watching a lot of baseball and I don't change the channels during the breaks. Otherwise it's DVR and fast forward and see ya later.

The ads I've been particularly enjoying lately have been the Allstate commercials with Dean Winter (Oz, 30 Rock, etc...) as the personification of Mayhem. They are very reminscent of another ad campaign from several years ago from Traveler's Insurance where Richard Edson played the personification of Risk. I'm jake with that, though. I dig both actors. And I really don't care at all about Allstate or Traveler's.  I just like the commercials.

Like this one, where Dean Winter personifies Mayhem personifying a raccoon (how meta is that?) living in the attic of a house.  Just tearing shit up.  Hilarious!


Or this one, where he has a bit of fun blocking a driver's side mirror.  Yeah...blind spot Mayhem ensues.


And never again shall I mention TV commercials on this blog.

Until I see the next one that makes me laugh.

7 comments:

Paticus said...

I love the GPS one too. it's still weird for me to see people from OZ not being in OZ...None more than ole Vern Schillinger,also currently the star of insurance commercials- coincidence?...Yeah, probably.

Slyde said...

when i see Dean in these comercials, all i can think of is how damn pudgy he looks now. He was a think rail back on OZ...

B.E. Earl said...

Paticus - All the actors from Oz will always be from Oz in my book. Christopher Meloni is awesome in everything, but he will always be Chris Keller.

Slyde - He was really, really, really fucking sick until recently. Developed some weird bacterial infection, his heart stopped on the way to the hospital. Came down with gangrene. Lost some toes and shit. Had something like a dozen operations. He's only been back acting for about a year. 30 Rock and those Mayhem ads.

sybil law said...

I hadn't seen the raccoon one until just now - awesome! He's just a compelling guy.

Annabelle said...

Bwa..i love the mayhem commercials.

They are clever and usually make me smile. Also, I dont get as tired of the repepat showings.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - "Best week of my raccoon life!"

Annabelle - I also like them because they aren't very long. :)

Poppy said...

We love these commercials.