Allstate’s “Raccoon Mayhem” Rocks!

 – – The Allstate “Mayhem” guy (Dean Winters) in this commercial is representing a raccoon, and every expense has been spared in his raccoon impersonation;  he’s clearly human, he’s wearing a suit, and the only nod to his status as a raccoon are dark circles around his eyes!  You could make yourself look more like a raccoon with a little construction paper…

The acting, however, is another matter; the Mayhem man says, “I’m a raccoon, and this time in your attic has been the best week of my raccoon life!”  He then proceeds to jubilantly demonstrate the things that raccoons can do in an attic, like playing havoc with the electrical wiring, throwing around the insulation, scratching the rafters,  and chewing a hole in the roof, through which we are shown Winters as ‘coon protruding.  “I’m the smartest raccoon I know!,” brags Winters in character, adding that he’s already had “like four babies.”  When Winters walks away from the house at the end of the commercial, he looks like Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight walking away from the hospital before it blows…this should further solidify the raccoon rep as bad boys of the furry community!

The dark humor of Raccoon Mayhem is little less than brilliant!

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3 Comments on “Allstate’s “Raccoon Mayhem” Rocks!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Actually, a domino mask (a la “the Lone Ranger”) would make him look even more like a raccoon? The acting, though? “Less than brilliant” is being charitable. I’ve seen better acting in a first-grade Sunday school Nativity play!

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Well, the career of Dean Winters has really taken off because of these commercials, and both he and they are quite popular…the absurdity and minimalism of them are part of their charm, but to each their own… 😉

  2. carycomic Says:

    LITTLE KID FROM “LIAR, LIAR:” “My teacher says beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

    JIM CARREY: “That’s just something ugly people say.”


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