Not too long ago I poked fun at all the insurance TV ads out there. I also stated that my favorite was “Mayhem” from Allstate. If you’re living under a rock (which was a Geico insurance commercial gag at one point) you can watch one here.
Granted, Mayhem is edgy for insurance commercials. But I think I could take him over the edge if given the chance. In fact, let’s write one right now…who cares about copyright infringements, nobody but friends read this blog anymore….right?
Ok, here goes:
The scene is a simple four way intersection with your average conservative car about to make a left hand turn with the proper green light.
Flip to another scene with Mayhem at the driver’s seat of a jacked up pickup speed down through a neighborhood street at 60mph with a speed sign in the background that indicates the limit is 30mph.
[Mayhem] “You’re going about your day thinking if you obey all the rules of the road you’re left turn will be just fine. Think again.”
Mayhem steps on the gas with a cruel smile.
[Mayhem] “What you don’t realize is that I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to and finally succeeding at illegally passing one of those slow first generation Asian Americans driving under the speed limit and am now so jacked up with road rage that I don’t see you coming."
Mayhem cranks up “Highway to Hell” on the stereo and isn’t paying attention in front of him.
[Mayhem] “Maybe I wouldn’t be this aggressive had I not just beat up that guy screaming at my son’s soccer team during the All-Regional finals. I’m the kind of guy that likes to paint my face at hockey games and smash a hockey stick into splinters to support my team and scare the crap out of everyone around me."
Mayhem looks up from the stereo and sees the turning car just before impact.
[Mayhem] “And if you have cut rate insurance then the pancake of a car I’m about to turn your car into when I squash it with my small-penis compensated monster truck with the nudie girl mud flaps and the NRA stickers may have to sit in your garage until you can afford to tow it away because I’m just gonna flee the scene and rage on my next victim.”
Camera stops just before the impact (thus avoiding scary carnage and letting our imagination do it for us)
[Deep voice guy] “Get Allstate…because Mayhem is everywhere…”