Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Quirky Characters of Car Insurance

The condescendingly adorable Geico Gecko, the Geico Cavemen and Flo, the highly rouged Progressive gal have competition for the title of quirkiest Insurance pitchman.

The arrival of All State's "Mayhem" brings another colorful character to the car insurance wars.

I thought Flo was GREAT...but Dean Winter's dead pan cynicism as he portrays everything from a teenaged girl to a tree branch is simple perfection. I love actor Dennis Haysbert as the spokesman, but alone his commercials missed the mark. The combination with Winters as Jerry and Haysbert's voice as the straight man Dean makes an entertaining combination...The question of course is will it give All State a win in the car insurance wars?