Wednesday, June 10, 2015
State Farm Fails Again
1. The punchline of this ad should actually be "I'm never giving up the Unshaven Slob Look," because that's the only thing this guy is consistent about.
2. Would a woman really tell her husband "I'm pregnant" as an "Oh by the way" aside while carrying laundry upstairs? She acts as if she knows her hubby will see this as bad news and wants to get it out there and run away before he can respond. That's pretty depressing, when you think about it.
3. Logically, doesn't the guy's last line mean that he IS going to let go of this family? That's even MORE depressing.
4. Can I relate to any of this? Absolutely not. Manchild ogles women and thinks "oh yeah, I love the bachelor life, I'm just going to jump random, half-drunk women I meet at parties, I'm never getting married! Then he gets married and moves from a $2000 per month apartment to a million-dollar house in the suburbs and buys the prerequisite $40,000 SUV. In other words, he turns out to be a square peg that fit firmly into the square hole created and adjusted only slightly since roughly 1946. WTF-ever, State Farm.
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Hah! I have often seen this commercial and thought about your #3 point, too. "This whole commercial is about him saying he's never going to do something, and then he ends up doing it. So does that last line mean he's going to let go of his family, too?" Not smart thinking, State Farm.ReplyDelete