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* ParodySue: Jamie is TheAce, with multiple black belts in different martial arts, a loving family with a rich international model, talents in law and music, and more connections and stories than one can imagine...but all of that is background material, because he spends most of his time on his obsession with insurance, the one field he's not great in.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Jamie tends to be the ButtMonkey in many commercials -- except for the few where he's TheAce, as described above.


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* VerySpecialEpisode: One commercial is a ''Series/AfterschoolSpecial'' parody, complete with the StylisticSuck of fuzzy video and letterbox, in which Jamie learns the hard way from Flo that "sprinkles are for winners."


* WhatWereTheySellingAgain: The ads usually avert this by having the characters explain the tools they offer in the ads, but there's a few that lean more towards being 30-second sketches that just briefly mention an insurance gimmick. For example, there's an ad where some stereotypical office characters discuss how generic they are, only briefly mentioning that they want Progressive's Name Your Price tool without explaining why.

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The ads usually avert this by having the characters explain the tools they offer in the ads, but there's a few that lean more towards being 30-second sketches that just briefly mention an insurance gimmick. For example, there's an ad where some stereotypical office characters discuss how generic they are, only briefly mentioning that they want Progressive's Name Your Price tool without explaining why.why.
** The "sign" commercials just have a guy with a sign that says "Drivers who save with Progressive save over $750 on avg." and don't really explain anything other than that.

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* WavingSignsAround: One of their semi-regular campaigns involves a guy with a sign which reads that drivers who save with Progressive save over $750 on average. In one ad he finds himself standing next to another guy who's advertising condos who says that people will look at his condo sign because the insurance sign is pointing at it. So the Progressive guy flips his sign around so it's pointing in the opposite direction.


Not all of Progressive's commercials feature Flo and her friends; there have been other characters featured in these ads, too. For example, in 2012, they introduce an anthropomorphic Auto Insurance Box representing the company's products as another mascot. Flo is their most well-known and most often used mascot, however.

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Not all of Progressive's commercials feature Flo and her friends; there have been other characters featured in these ads, too. For example, in 2012, they introduce introduced an anthropomorphic Auto Insurance Box representing the company's products as another mascot. Flo is their most well-known and most often used mascot, however.


* BreakoutCharacter: Jamie, Flo's assistant, got so popular that he has many ads focused on him (sometimes solely.)

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* BreakoutCharacter: Jamie, Flo's assistant, got so popular that he has many ads focused on him (sometimes solely.)solely).

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* YoureNotMyFather: A teenager yells this at Jamie in one ad where he gives the mistaken impression that he's marrying his mom (when he's really just selling her homeowner's insurance).

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* CreepyMonotone: In one ad, Flo leads a group of agents out of a cornfield to tell a homeowner he's saving by bundling...but they do it in this sort of voice, eventually in unison, freaking them out.

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* TheAce: Jamie. He's married to a model, lives in a mansion, can play Spanish guitar and sing beautifully, dance ballet good enough to be the lead ''danseur'', knows how to dogsled, is a tattoo artist and lawyer (only licensed in Sweden), won a Japanese game show, fights Muay Thai professionally, won a soccer championship, and is a DJ and horse breeder. And that's just from two commercials.


* CrappyCarnival: One commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxF0JPUrFxM begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Park]], with rides such as the "Traffic Jam" (a ''very'' slow-moving roller coaster), and "never-bump" bumper cars (there's only one car in the entire arena). Cue a smash cut to Flo and the gang in an empty parking lot, contemplating over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.

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* CrappyCarnival: One commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxF0JPUrFxM begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Park]], with rides such as the "Traffic Jam" (a ''very'' slow-moving roller coaster), and "never-bump" bumper cars (there's only one car in the entire arena). Cue a smash cut {{smash cut}} to Flo and the gang in an empty parking lot, contemplating over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.


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* OnIce: Spoofed on the "Progressive On Ice" ad.


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* TriviallyObvious: A critic's blurb on the "Progressive On Ice" ad reads "I had the whole row to myself."


* BreakoutCharacter: Jamie, Flo's assitant, got so popular that he has many ads focused on him (sometimes solely.)

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* BreakoutCharacter: Jamie, Flo's assitant, assistant, got so popular that he has many ads focused on him (sometimes solely.)


* CrappyCarnival: One commercial begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Park. Cue a GilliganCut revealing that barely anyone is actually visiting, while Flo and the gang contemplate over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.

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* CrappyCarnival: One commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxF0JPUrFxM begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Park. Park]], with rides such as the "Traffic Jam" (a ''very'' slow-moving roller coaster), and "never-bump" bumper cars (there's only one car in the entire arena). Cue a GilliganCut revealing that barely anyone is actually visiting, while smash cut to Flo and the gang contemplate in an empty parking lot, contemplating over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.


* CrappyCarnival: One commercial begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Ad. Cue a GilliganCut revealing that barely anyone is actually visiting, while Flo and the gang contemplate over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.

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* CrappyCarnival: One commercial begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Ad.Park. Cue a GilliganCut revealing that barely anyone is actually visiting, while Flo and the gang contemplate over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.

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* CrappyCarnival: One commercial begins as an ad for a fake insurance-themed theme park, Progressive Ad. Cue a GilliganCut revealing that barely anyone is actually visiting, while Flo and the gang contemplate over whether an insurance-themed amusement park was a good idea in the first place.


* {{Crossover}}: Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kru8ZaC5Wfs visits Flo and Jaime in the Progressive store]] in one of the ads.

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* {{Crossover}}: Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kru8ZaC5Wfs visits Flo and Jaime in the Progressive store]] in one of the ads.



* RogerRabbitEffect: In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' {{crossover}} ad, Sonic the Hedgehog is animated in CGI while the Progressive characters remain live-action.

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* RogerRabbitEffect: In the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' {{crossover}} ad, Sonic the Hedgehog is animated in CGI while the Progressive characters remain live-action.

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