May 13, 2013

Check out Progressive Insurance’s latest commercial, featuring Flo running for class president back in 1986, which means she was born sometime in the 1970s:

There’s just one itty bitty problem. Last year, Flo herself claimed to have not gone outside since 1926. That means she had to have been born sometime before then, and is possibly immortal. Check it out for yourself at 3:25 in this Google+ Hangout video:

As Albus Dumbledore would say, “the evidence is incontrovertible.” The commercial CLEARLY contradicts the continuity of the Hangout.


Nice try, Progressive, but your misguided attempt to pull the wool over our eyes has failed. This glaring continuity error is a slap in the face to your audience. You obviously do not respect canon, and therefore do not deserve our business. In order to redeem yourselves, I see only two options: re-editing the commercial to adhere to established Flo canon (if that’s even possible at this stage), or removing the commercial altogether.

Respect canon, and it shall respect you.