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Sonic The Hedgehog Sells You Auto Insurance *Sigh*

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.

7 Comments

Bearfamily said:

Sonic has a voice now, if they went to the trouble of animating him they could have recorded the 3 seconds of talking for him to respond too.......just sayin

James said:

He has more than 3 seconds of a voice. Don't forget the Sonic cartoon where he sounded more annoying than Brainy Smurf.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHD5SMSRHZA

Dryden said:

Yeah, he has a voice. Exactly why I'm thankful they didn't use it. In fact, they seem to have only barely scraped out anything sonic-related for this. The background music is from Sonic 3.

Craig WK said:

It's a car insurance commercial with video game music. If you ask me, that's pretty dope.

MoonliteDemon said:

I like the Progressive commercials, and i love sonic, even better when they had sonic 3's Invincibilty/super sonic theme!

Doug said:

Pretty neat commercial. Why the trash-talking? Look at this as a sign of Sonic's rising popularity.

Kevin (Ket) said:

Doesn't look any worse than Japanese sunscreen commercials featuring "Dragonball" characters.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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