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12.21.2010

farmer's insurance commercial: meet the wongs


Huh. Check out this funny Farmer's Insurance commercial starring what appears to be a family of Asians -- in stop motion animation: Meet the Wongs, an action-oriented family that takes "extreme to the extreme." They ski! They wrestle! They skateboard on the moon! And they just happen to be Asian:



This spot is actually a couple of months old... I just find it interesting that they used an Asian family -- granted, clay animated -- for an ad that really could have been depicted by anyone. (I wonder if they used actual Asian American voice actors.)

Then again, did the animators use the same black-haired figure to play head Cat Burglar in this commercial? Hmm. I guess being "extreme" is expensive -- Mr. Wong is moonlighting as a thief! (Thanks, Jeff.)