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    They spend such a significant amount of money of these ads and I can't see how any of them get any traction. Wouldn't your best bet for low premiums and seeing claims actually getting paid be finding a company that doesn't spend a fortune on TV ads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    In years past, only the first 3 seasons were in syndication. It's only been in the last 20yrs that the 4th and 5th seasons were in wide use, however, in most markets the 4th season is rarely shown because those episodes are 60min format (with mixed results) and don't fit most programming blocks. Its usually the TV marathons by MeTV, Decades and others that the 4th season episodes are broadcast. Last year when Netflix had the Twilight Zone the 4th season wasn't included.
    Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    They spend such a significant amount of money of these ads and I can't see how any of them get any traction. Wouldn't your best bet for low premiums and seeing claims actually getting paid be finding a company that doesn't spend a fortune on TV ads?
    Have you seen their profit margins?
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    I'm gonna take a break from football and watch The Three Stooges. I need a good belly laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I do marketing and, for quite some time, I've seen a missed opportunity for an insurance company to take a more serious approach while calling out the silliness of "other insurance companies."

    But, like most companies, instead of being bold and actually distinguishing themselves, they try to be like all the others and get lost in the noise.
    I remmeber when insurance ads used to be serious, like the old Prudential and Allstate ads from when I was a kid. As a side note, the spokesman for Allstate during the 60's was an actor named Ed Reimers. Reimers other great claim to fame was he played Admiral Fitzpatrick in the best Star Trek episode ever (well, my personal favorite episode, anyway). There's a great outtake where he says, "Oh, one more thing, Kirk", and someone wings a tribble at him, from off camera, and he says "You're in good hands with tribbles".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm gonna take a break from football and watch The Three Stooges. I need a good belly laugh.
    I find it so amazing that after all these years I still laugh so hard at the 3 stooges even though I've seen them so many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I find it so amazing that after all these years I still laugh so hard at the 3 stooges even though I've seen them so many times.
    Yeah, me too. Every Saturday since last March and the lockdown it's the laughs I look forward to. I'm talking gut-busting, loud, hysterics. When Shemp goes....whoa, hey Moe, help, whoooaaaahhhh. Whoever I tell young people I'm gonna watch the Three Stooges they roll their eyes. Their loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm gonna take a break from football and watch The Three Stooges. I need a good belly laugh.
    Why bother with football? With the Stooges you get all the mindless violence you need, plus laughs.
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    ^ Not much strategery, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ Not much strategery, though.
    But it does have the on-field antics, which is one of the main things that has turned me off of football. And it also still has the dumb guys banging heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    I find it so amazing that after all these years I still laugh so hard at the 3 stooges even though I've seen them so many times.
    Same thing with Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, etc. Hell, same thing with The Blues Brothers or Caddyshack or Animal House. How can you not laugh at "Face it, Kent, you threw up on Dean Wormer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Same thing with Laurel & Hardy, Our Gang, The Marx Brothers, etc. Hell, same thing with The Blues Brothers or Caddyshack or Animal House. How can you not laugh at "Face it, Kent, you threw up on Dean Wormer".
    And Monty Python.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    And Monty Python.
    And The Honeymooners. I still laugh out loud at the shows I've seen dozens of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    And Monty Python.
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