Slap on a bib and get ready to vomit through your eyeballs. Despite the phenomenal return to grace 2011 brought fans with Sonic Generations, the blue hedgehog has just starred in a Progressive Insurance ad. So many things about that sentence send chills down the spine of anyone that owned a Sega Genesis in 1991.
Why Progressive felt that Sonic would be the perfect mascot to sell their product to gamers, despite facts like Mario's longstanding history of kart driving or that "Racing Games" are a thing and typically use cars as mascots, remains unknown. Perhaps the logic was he must run around so much that he gets into frequent accidents? And apparently Sega agrees?
If there is, in fact, a high point to this career low for Sonic, at least he doesn't talk.