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creepy.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:52 (ten years ago) link

yet compelling.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:52 (ten years ago) link

i always lol @ matt taibbi's bio:

I'm a political reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, a sports columnist for Men's Journal, and I also write books for a Random House imprint called Spiegel and Grau. My main ambition in life is to someday strangle that chick in the Progressive Insurance commercials who is always waving her hands back and forth and screaming, "Discount!!!" Anyone who has suggestions for how to dump her body without being caught is welcome to write to me. I already have plenty of plastic and a staple-gun.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:57 (ten years ago) link

I kinda feel bad for the actress tbh. The first few commercials, it was kind of amusing I guess, but as the commercials grew in number her character has started to get reaaaaally fucking annoying. Who knows, maybe she loves the way the character has developed, but for some reason I think that she hates the character, she knows she's ruining the rest of her career because she'll always be the the high-strung "quirky" Progressive girl, but the money is good, it would be foolish to throw away easy money that takes less than a weekend's work per commercial. She's completely empty, she knows the commercials can't last forever but doesn't know where to go next. Who knows.

party time! (Z S), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:05 (ten years ago) link

i bet secretly, in real life, she's bitter and angry like gumby.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 3 May 2010 00:08 (ten years ago) link

and she's probably trying to get a restraining order against matt taibbi right now.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 3 May 2010 00:08 (ten years ago) link

whiney posted her in ws

commercials are super annoying, but she does her job -- hate her

J0rdan S., Monday, 3 May 2010 00:08 (ten years ago) link

"yea -- office party!"

(waves hands furiously in little circles)

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 3 May 2010 00:09 (ten years ago) link

Stephanie Courtney (born February 8, 1970) is an American actress and comedienne. She is best known for playing the advertising character Flo for Progressive Insurance[2] and is noted for her recurring roles on several television shows including: the voices of Renee the Receptionist and Joy Peters on the Adult Swim comedy Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004-2006); Marge on the AMC drama Mad Men (2007); and Diane on the ABC comedy Cavemen (2007). Courtney is a senior member of The Groundlings improvisational theater in Los Angeles, California.

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 May 2010 00:41 (ten years ago) link

I kinda feel bad for the actress tbh. The first few commercials, it was kind of amusing I guess, but as the commercials grew in number her character has started to get reaaaaally fucking annoying. Who knows, maybe she loves the way the character has developed, but for some reason I think that she hates the character, she knows she's ruining the rest of her career because she'll always be the the high-strung "quirky" Progressive girl, but the money is good, it would be foolish to throw away easy money that takes less than a weekend's work per commercial. She's completely empty, she knows the commercials can't last forever but doesn't know where to go next. Who knows.

― party time! (Z S), Monday, May 3, 2010 1:05 AM (35 minutes ago) Bookmark

i tend to feel oppositely tbh -- like she takes pride in this character

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:42 (ten years ago) link

it's weird how many 'actual' comedians got caught up in the abc cavemen show

J0rdan S., Monday, 3 May 2010 00:42 (ten years ago) link

my buddy worked on that show--i should find out what the deal is

call all destroyer, Monday, 3 May 2010 00:43 (ten years ago) link

Ties to both Progressive and the Geico cavemen... she's playing both sides against the middle.

Chris L, Monday, 3 May 2010 00:44 (ten years ago) link

i tend to feel oppositely tbh -- like she takes pride in this character

No, I know exactly what you mean, and I thought that at one point too. But then a new commercial came out, and I thought "she looks like she takes pride in this character, and maybe she's even fooled herself into believing she does, because to not take pride would be like admitting that her whole life is a game. But somewhere buried deep, she hates this character more than I do, even."

party time! (Z S), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:50 (ten years ago) link

her life is very complicated

party time! (Z S), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:50 (ten years ago) link

I like Flo but like I have this feeling like that she's hiding something, like maybe she has some weird fetish having to do with toenails and/or oxen....

If You Ain't Gonna Wash It, I Ain't Gonna Eat It (Cattle Grind), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:51 (ten years ago) link

what are you hiding, Progressive Girl!?

party time! (Z S), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:53 (ten years ago) link

bodies

If You Ain't Gonna Wash It, I Ain't Gonna Eat It (Cattle Grind), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:55 (ten years ago) link

i like her, i bet she gives crazy BJs

con-ni (rahni), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:56 (ten years ago) link

countdown to thread being moved to ILTMI in 5....4....3....2...

If You Ain't Gonna Wash It, I Ain't Gonna Eat It (Cattle Grind), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:57 (ten years ago) link

if her progressive career doesn't work she'll always have a place in an indie garage rock revival band

going non-native (dyao), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:59 (ten years ago) link

and play Progressive rock

If You Ain't Gonna Wash It, I Ain't Gonna Eat It (Cattle Grind), Monday, 3 May 2010 01:00 (ten years ago) link

aw, i like her. she's plucky and has moxie. and she went to my undergrad college (before i went there).

bette ghent (get bent), Monday, 3 May 2010 01:41 (ten years ago) link

Her regular appearance doesn't offer any of the palpable frisson of Flo:

http://celeb-news.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/stephanie_courtney-3718.jpg

nori dusted (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 May 2010 01:41 (ten years ago) link

Along with her voice & general annoying demeanor, I kind of hate her eyemakeup for some reason. Also: sooooooooooo annoying.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 3 May 2010 01:42 (ten years ago) link

hey she's kind of cute!

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 3 May 2010 01:45 (ten years ago) link

Speaking of which, there's an astounding amount of Rule 34 imagery of Erin Essurance.

nori dusted (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 May 2010 01:46 (ten years ago) link

Some involving Flo.

nori dusted (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 May 2010 01:49 (ten years ago) link

want to touch the heiney

If You Ain't Gonna Wash It, I Ain't Gonna Eat It (Cattle Grind), Monday, 3 May 2010 02:08 (ten years ago) link

Maybe it's just the frackles, but she looks a little like Evangeline Lilly.

The Flo character is creepy as hell.

Nom Nom Nom Chomsky (WmC), Monday, 3 May 2010 02:10 (ten years ago) link

VdGG or gtfo

sausage s4rgent (acoleuthic), Monday, 3 May 2010 02:18 (ten years ago) link

http://media.compete.com/site_media/upl/img/AP-Progressive3.gif

Somewhat surprised that Flo's demo is 40 yo middle-class women.

nori dusted (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 May 2010 03:16 (ten years ago) link

ahhhhahahahahahahaha

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 03:21 (ten years ago) link

it's a flo chart!

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 03:21 (ten years ago) link

...

i think i've reached my corny portion of my evening

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 03:22 (ten years ago) link

i loled

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 May 2010 03:27 (ten years ago) link

does flo wear a bumpit y/n

mookieproof, Monday, 3 May 2010 04:37 (ten years ago) link

n, she is totally snookieproof'd

Francis Scott Key 7th Path (Stevie D), Monday, 3 May 2010 05:48 (ten years ago) link

Lauren Graham - sex = Flo.

Three Word Username, Monday, 3 May 2010 06:00 (ten years ago) link

I love Flo, and I covet her hairstyle. I'm totally in her demographic.

wasting time and money trying to change the weather (Laurel), Monday, 3 May 2010 14:52 (ten years ago) link

and [she'll] play Progressive rock

it's a flo chart!

This has been a productive thread.

hate both this chick and the name "progressive"

brandon softerserve (k3vin k.), Monday, 3 May 2010 17:50 (ten years ago) link

love that you love her laurel

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 17:58 (ten years ago) link

Ty! I do think they've cornied her up a little bit since the first ads, but I still like her wide-eyed, flatly earnest delivery of every line.

wasting time and money trying to change the weather (Laurel), Monday, 3 May 2010 18:00 (ten years ago) link

courtesy Catsupppppppppppppp dude (not entirely safe for work):

http://blog.wizardishungry.com/post/567145036
http://blog.wizardishungry.com/post/567097871

mookieproof, Monday, 3 May 2010 18:08 (ten years ago) link

1. weirdly cute
2. oh my eyes

Results 1 - 18 of about 59,500 for progressive flo costume

Not a few couples have attended Halloween as Progressive Flo and the Geico Caveman:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/4064873699_257f19d5df.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/3016451806_9329584f16.jpg
http://meleesapellerino.com/0_0_0_0_250_188_csupload_16535598_large.jpg

nori dusted (Sanpaku), Monday, 3 May 2010 18:16 (ten years ago) link

does flo wear a bumpit y/n

― mookieproof, Monday, May 3, 2010 5:37 AM (14 hours ago) Bookmark

lololol at this btw

la senora (surm), Monday, 3 May 2010 19:30 (ten years ago) link

O_O

That screed borders on spiteful fanfic. Just, wow. I mean I can't stand her but I feel grateful that things haven't spiraled out of control so badly for me that I'm imagining what she wears when she gets off work. The only thing this is missing is the phrase "dirty pillows". Jesus christ these fucking nutjobs, seriously.

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:19 (nine years ago) link

"One imagines her outside of work prowling after-hours night clubs in inner cities, stomping around in high-heeled black boots that lace up to her ruddy knees, a torn heavy metal t-shirt revealing a milky shoulder blade and eyeliner that makes her look heavily bruised.

lololol

xp isn't "christwire.org" a satire site?? surely?!

hypnosis is the reason some Jewish people backed him → (will), Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

Haha omg you're right. Lol @ me, what a maroon.

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:23 (nine years ago) link

yes, it's a satire site

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) link

there was a good article in the NYT recently about how they fooled some actual crazy christian writer into letting them syndicate her column along with their bogus ones

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:25 (nine years ago) link

Haha that's awesome

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:25 (nine years ago) link

don't feel like a maroon. i think there has been a fair amount of debate whether or not that was the case.

xxpost

hypnosis is the reason some Jewish people backed him → (will), Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:26 (nine years ago) link

aw thanks Will

VegemiteGrrrl, Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) link

no prob. thanks k3vin k. i had not seen the NYT article.

hypnosis is the reason some Jewish people backed him → (will), Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:31 (nine years ago) link

i wanted to do a t/s thread between flo and the education connection girl but she's already got one

Education Connection vs FreeCreditReport.com commercials

walk a flock aflame (donna rouge), Sunday, 3 October 2010 18:47 (nine years ago) link

no prob. thanks k3vin k. i had not seen the NYT article.

― hypnosis is the reason some Jewish people backed him → (will), Sunday, October 3, 2010 2:31 PM (36 minutes ago)

well it was more a profile piece with what i mentioned as a funny ancdote - here's the article http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/04/us/04beliefs.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=christ%20wire&st=cse

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 October 2010 19:09 (nine years ago) link

She was on House and revealed that she probably doesn't have much of a career beyond those commercials.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:22 (nine years ago) link

have a crush on this lady tbqf

aerosmith: live at gunpoint (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 3 October 2010 21:14 (nine years ago) link

did not know she was on mad men.

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 3 October 2010 21:14 (nine years ago) link

I totally signed up for Progressive auto insurance just because that guy gave $3 million to the Marijuana Policy Project. That was honestly the only reason I went with them.

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Sunday, 3 October 2010 21:15 (nine years ago) link

!

aerosmith: live at gunpoint (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 3 October 2010 23:36 (nine years ago) link

He gave a lot of $$$ to other causes I like, too.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/peterlewis.asp

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Sunday, 3 October 2010 23:49 (nine years ago) link

As far as insurance *mascots* go, I think this guy is a much better Halloween costume:

http://www.thegeneral.com/images/theGeneral.gif

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Sunday, 3 October 2010 23:51 (nine years ago) link

fwiw, the Buffett Foundation has been sponsoring a contraception awareness campaign in Iowa and a few other states ("Avoid the Stork"). So some Geico money is going to decent places, too.

mh, Monday, 4 October 2010 14:24 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

Shows up on Glitter in the Garbage:

http://www.earwolf.com/episode/episode-4-stephanie-courtney-ron-morehouse-sam-pancake

Did not know she was/is a Groundling.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Friday, 7 January 2011 02:17 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

http://twitter.com/#!/ochocinco/status/56168984344670208

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2011 01:43 (nine years ago) link

Retweeted by iLikeDonks and others

ℯℳℴ ❤\(◕~◕✿ (some dude), Friday, 8 April 2011 01:45 (nine years ago) link

iDonks would be an odd soulja boy related amalgamation

J0rdan S., Friday, 8 April 2011 01:46 (nine years ago) link

there was a time when I told everyone who would listen that she was the blonde doctor from Scrubs, and but I got a closer look and man do I feel stupid

frogbs, Friday, 8 April 2011 03:36 (nine years ago) link

lol

some dude, Friday, 8 April 2011 03:42 (nine years ago) link

a couple of months ago my brother was telling me an amusing anecdote about his 7th grade math tutor, and after his story was over he casually says, as just an afterthought, "and a couple months after she left the school I recognize her as the lady in those progressive commercials," at which point I flip out and yell "FLO!?!??! Your teacher was Flo???"

Cunga, Friday, 8 April 2011 05:33 (nine years ago) link

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 8 April 2011 05:43 (nine years ago) link

what made it classic was that, prior to that twist at the end, the story he told couldn't have been any more of a 6/10, things you tell your brother in traffic kind of anecdote

Cunga, Friday, 8 April 2011 05:44 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...
seven months pass...

http://www.youtube.com/embed/pEHxtbPyR5g

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:34 (eight years ago) link

maybe this'll work?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pEHxtbPyR5g

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:35 (eight years ago) link

i guess i no longer know how to embed youtube on ilx...

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:35 (eight years ago) link

one last try:

http://youtu.be/pEHxtbPyR5g

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:36 (eight years ago) link

haha

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEHxtbPyR5g

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

I dream about Flo every night. I think about her during the day. I can imagine nailing all her holes. I want to cornhole her so hard that her eyes pop out. I also want Flo to sit on my face so I can work tongue magic on her progressive pussy. God, I hope she is a screamer! I want to make Flo eat the Geico lizzard! A good commercial would be Flo pleasuring herself with the Geico lizzard and talking dirty!

jamaljamal85 1 month ago

Spectrum, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:45 (eight years ago) link

That is surely the end of the internet right there.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 17:47 (eight years ago) link

I think I started at the end and am working my way back to the beginning

valleys of your mind (mh), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 19:52 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

Cartoon Flo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he3cMiZVq0o

Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:54 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Buffy's a fan

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 June 2013 20:30 (six years ago) link

i'm not

markers, Friday, 7 June 2013 20:33 (six years ago) link

You're not Buffy.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 June 2013 20:34 (six years ago) link

the matt taibbi quote about flo copied in the second or third post on this thread is creepy and gross.

Treeship, Friday, 7 June 2013 20:36 (six years ago) link

If you watch the clip, Buffy makes glaring error calling into question her fandom tho.

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 June 2013 20:36 (six years ago) link

Matt Taibbi in gross/creepy shockah.

Catsuppppppppppppperface (how's life), Friday, 7 June 2013 20:40 (six years ago) link

and she's total WS material out of character (and WS of shame material in charater).

otm

2 huxtables and a sousaphone (Jon Lewis), Friday, 7 June 2013 20:48 (six years ago) link

it's a shame that he manifests everything i hate in a human being because much of his coverage of the financial meltdown/housing crisis was quite good. xp

Treeship, Friday, 7 June 2013 20:49 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

I've a friend who like to tease me about being a Flo fan. He made up a little for this by FB'ing me this fantastic article about Stephanie Courtney and her career up to and including Flo:

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/career/news/a38633/get-that-life-stephanie-courtney-flo-progressive/

There have been some roles I didn't get that I really wanted. Originally I auditioned for Joan for Mad Men. They said, "You didn't get that, but will you play a switchboard operator instead?" I said, "Sure!" Then I saw Christina Hendricks in that emerald dress, and I went, Oh, I get it now. I also auditioned for Pam for The Office. I didn't get far in that audition, but I was such a fan of the British Office I was just excited to be there. Both of the ladies who got these parts are so perfect. You have to audition for a thousand "no"s so you can get a "yes."

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 10 April 2015 20:38 (five years ago) link

much prefer the AT&T girl

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 10 April 2015 20:47 (five years ago) link


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