By Ellie Dauber © 2020
Here’s a VERY short piece, a script based on an ad that keeps turning up on my TV. I mean no offense to the insurance company. This is just something that the wording of the ad suggested to me.
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The scene is a modern kitchen. A young woman in a house dress is sitting at the table drinking a cup of coffee. There are a few papers with some sort of writing on them near where she is sitting. The camera moves in to a medium shot as she speaks.
SINCE TOMMY AND I GOT MARRIED AND MOVED INTO OUR NEW HOUSE,
HE’S BEEN ACTING STRANGE.
She holds up a sheet of paper. It is some sort of bill. The name “Progressive” can be seen at the top of the page.
OF COURSE, WE DID SAVE A LOT BUNDLING OUR HOME AND CAR INSURANCE
An attractive woman in her mid-40s comes in. Her hair is in a bouffant style. She is wearing a fashionable dress and a pearl necklace. She’s carrying a briefcase.
I‘VE GOT TO GET TO WORK, HONEY. I’LL BE HOME ABOUT SIX. MAYBE, AFTER
DINNER, WE CAN GO DRESS SHOPPING OVER AT THE MALL. I CAN’T BELIEVE
THAT I’VE NOTHING BUT MEN’S CLOTHES IN MY CLOSET. BYE, BYE!
She kisses the wife on the cheek and heads out of the scene.
PROGRESSIVE CAN’T STOP FROM CHANGING YOUR HUSBAND INTO ONE OF HIS
PARENTS, BUT IT CAN SAVE YOU A LOT ON HOME AND AUTO INSURANCE.
The wife glares angrily at the camera.
YEAH, BUT COULDN’T IT HAVE CHANGED HIM INTO HIS FATHER?
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