New Allstate commercial – actors, location, and music

Allstate uses a French song as the backdrop for an ad featuring various items on the roof of a car. We’ve all done that, haven’t we… left something on the roof? In this commercial titled “Smooth,” the items include: Jello cake, mug of tea, paint can, a bag of groceries, dinosaur (T-rex), flower in flower pot, bedroom slippers, iced coffee, gold fish in small tank, bag of groceries, oranges, and a purse. 

[for more about Allstate’s new “Islands” commercial, click here]

The ad shows a clip of a young girl astonished at what she’s seeing on the roof of a nearby car. The actress is Violet McGraw, who plays a part in the Netflix series “Haunting of Hill House.” If I can find the name of the red-headed male actor I will update it here.

The very last shot in the spot is an apartment complex in Los Angeles… 2234 Norwalk Avenue.

The song in this ad will stick with you. It’s called “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” a French song by Edith Piaf. Translated this title means “No, I do not regret anything.”

The song has been used in other ads and movies, as well. Dove Chocolate, Cadillac, Inception, and Madagascar 3, just to name a few. Here is the Dove Chocolate ad:

And again in Madagascar 3:

And we might as well visit the original, Edith Piaf:

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

“Walk of Life” in Xfinity TV ad

Xfinity has a series of ads that feature a melody you may recognize. The 30-second spots don’t include any lyrics so it may be a little difficult to name the song. The ads are titled “Working A Little Differently.” Here’s an example of one…

Can you name the song? It’s “Walk Of Life” by Dire Straits, although this version is performed by Bhi Bhiman. I have no idea how to say his name but here’s the version used in the Xfinity ads.

It might just be me, but I believe the track used in the Xfinity commercials is sped up from the original, but not by much. Just to give credit where credit is due, here’s the original by Dire Straits. Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Ali Fedotowsky The Bachelorette, Episode 11. Roberto vs. Chris L.

This episode comes to us from “everybody goes here on their 6th date” Bora Bora. All I can do is extend a hearty congratulations to Roberto for earning the very first rose, and now the last. It’s been dramatic, embarrassing, funny, thrilling, scary, and that was just the Jake/Vienna confrontation episode. Good luck to Roberto and Ali.

My advice to Roberto:
Stay humble and be a good man.

My advice to Chris L.:
Move on, brother. You’ll be fine without her.

My advice to Ali:
Stop going to the tanning bed as soon as and/or before your body is darker than your face. That goes for men and women everywhere. I’m just saying.

In the words of my junior high yearbook signature, it’s been real. It’s been fun. But it hasn’t been real fun.

Ben.

P.S. the best commercial out right now is Geico asking how much a bird in the hand is worth. They show Antique Roadshow and the expert is pricing how much a bird in a statue hand is worth. He concludes that it’s worth two in the bush. Great commercial.