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Sonic Appears in a New Progressive Commercial

Posted by Barry the NomadFollow Barry the Nomad on Twitter! on Jan 6th, 2012

Typically when a Progressive insurance commercial comes on the air, I mute the television. But this brand new one requires SEGA fans to crank the volume! For whatever reason, Sonic is now in a Progressive ad. Sonic is shown running about to the Sonic 3 invincible theme looking for savings on insurance, which is smart considering he always has a violent evil doctor out to get him. Flo, Progressive spokeswoman, stops him and yammers on about savings and insurance. The ad ends with Sonic celebrating to the Sonic 3 extra life jingle.

Overall, a very unexpected but awesome ad. The animation is well done, and everybody loves some classic Genesis tunes pumping through their speakers. One note: when the humans get toonified, they look very much like Sonic Unleashed-style humans. Cool to see that SEGA hasn’t dropped this style, despite humans being MIA since 2008 (Eggman aside).


  • DCGX says:

    Wow. That’s one of the weirdest promo crossovers in recent memory. Though now I can say my car insurance is officially endorsed by Sonic!

  • teirusu says:

    sonic is the coolest thing alive

  • Barry the Nomad says:

    Super-nerds take note: Sonic’s insurance rate is $380. Might come up in a trivia game someday.

  • ShadiNeko says:

    did you notice on the progressive commercial
    the humans were like sonic unleashed
    but not totally
    they had a bit more adventure look to them
    a bit more realistic

    It’s a sign of… Sonic Adventure 3

  • nuckles87 says:

    Wow, Sonic in a Progressive ad…..did NOT see that coming.

  • Shenmue fan says:

    Where was he when the Dreamcast needed these crossover ads? Cool commercial though.

  • teirusu says:

    no they look like unleashed and second please give up there will be no sonic unleashed this year

  • teirusu says:

    i mean sonic adventure 3 there will be no sonic adventure 3 this year so give up and dont start another rumor

  • nuckles87 says:

    ….he was joking, Teirusu.

  • Sharky says:

    Not sure how I feel about this. Maybe I’d like it if the advert was a little less… terrible.

  • Shigs says:

    Oh great. Now here come the Sonic/Flo fanfics. XP

  • radrappy says:

    that was really, really good. Would bet my left nut that’s some Marza Animation Planet right thar.

  • CrazyTails says:

    While the animation looks great.. honestly, the commercial makes me cringe

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