UPDATE 5-31-2012: Allstate is updating its YouTube channel, and some videos are working and some are not. I’m trying to update the links as soon as Allstate reposts them. Thank you for your patience.
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Actor Dean Winters joyfully reprises his role as Mayhem, this time as a blind spot.
My job is easy. I hide big things.
~ Mayhem the Blind Spot
“You’re good,” he tells the driver as she changes lanes. Whaddya know? That sounds just like my Mazda 3’s blind spot.
At the time of this writing, the spot has been viewed on YouTube 305 times, given 109 thumbs-up and generated 24 comments. On Facebook, the ad had 4,171 likes and 450 comments.
UPDATE: One day later, the video has 10,110 views on YouTube and 47 comments. On Facebook, 7,144 people like it and 719 people have commented.
From the Facebook comments:
Oh, mayhem. I friggin’ LOVE you ♥
Wonder if Denise carries an Allstate policy?
Agency: Leo Burnett, the folks that brought us product characters such as the Marlboro Man, Jolly Green Giant, Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam.
EARLIER: Mommy! Mayhem needs a sippie cup!
EVEN EARLIER (AND FUNNIER): Mayhem: ‘I’m a raccoon’