MetLife Commercial

Description

While MetLife (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company) has been using the Peanuts gang (most often Snoopy) in their advertising since 1985, this commercial shows they now have a new cast of characters from the classic era of children's cartoons. These characters/TV shows include: 
 
Peanuts - Charlie Brown, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Sally Brown, Schroeder, Franklin, Marcie, Woodstock, Snoopy 
 
Hanna-Barbera 
* The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show - Atom Ant (tiny flying guy in helmet), Squiddly Diddly (purple octopus) 
* The Banana Splits Adventure Hour - Fleegle (dog in marching band hat), Bingo (gorilla in marching band hat), Drooper (guitar / bass-playing lion), Snorky (elephant in marching band hat) 
* The Great Grape Ape Show - Grape Ape (giant purple gorilla), Beegle Beagle (white dog, red clothes/hat) 
* The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series - Wally Gator (alligator in hat) 
* Hong Kong Phooey - Hong Kong Phooey (martial arts dog, red rob, mask) 
* Jabberjaw - Jabberjaw (walking shark) 
* The Jetsons - George Jetson, Jane Jetson, Judy Jetson, Elroy Jetson, Cosmo G. Spacely (Mr. Spacely), Rosie the Robot, the Jetson's domed aerocar 
* The Magilla Gorilla Show - Magilla Gorilla (gorilla in suspenders) 
* The Quick Draw McGraw Show - Quick Draw McGraw (white horse, red hat), Baba Looey (short burro, yellow sombrero), Snagglepuss (pink mountain lion), Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy 
* Top Cat - Top Cat / TC (yellow cat in purple clothes/hat) 
* Wacky Races - The Slag Brothers (Rock Slag, Gravel Slag, the Bouldermobile #1 - often thought to be Captain Caveman and brother), Penelope Pitstop, The Gruesome Twosome (Big Gruesome, Little Gruesome, the Creepy Coupe #2) 
* The Yogi Bear Show - Cindy Bear (girl bear in pink tutu/skirt), Ranger Smith (forest ranger, green uniform/hat) 
 
Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies - Pepe Le Pew (skunk), Penelope Pussycat (cat who looks like skunk), Speedy Gonzales (fast Mexican mouse), Yosemite Sam (red beard/mustach, cowboy hat), Marvin the Martian (coming out of rocket), Witch Hazel (witch in blue), Gossamer (red furry monster) 
 
MGM - Droopy (white dog), The Wolf (wolf in suit) 
 
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - He-Man and Battle Cat 
 
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You - Fred Jones (blonde guy), Velma Dinkley (orange turtleneck, glasses), Daphne Blake (red head in purple dress), Shaggy Rogers (stoner guy in green shirt), Scooby-Doo (Great Dane dog), The Mystery Machine van, and various Scooby-Doo villains including The Creeper, The Ghost Clown, and The Witch Doctor 
 
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo - Mister Magoo 
 
The New Casper Cartoon Show - Casper the Friendly Ghost (white floating ghost boy) 
 
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids - "Fat" Albert Jackson, Mushmouth, Dumb Donald, Bill Cosby, Russell Cosby, Weird Harold, Rudy Davis, Bucky 
 
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show - Mr. Peabody (white dog, red bow tie), Sherman (red haired boy, glasses) 
 
Underdog - Underdog (flying dog, U superhero costume) 
 
Richie Rich - Richie Rich (blond boy in limo) 
 
Deputy Dawg - Deputy Dawg (white dog, black hat, sherrif/deputy badge) 
 
Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Voltron (giant robot) 
 
*** SPOILER ALERT *** 
 
Did you also see Waldo from "Where's Waldo?" (aka, "Where's Wally"). He is in several scenes including: 
* in the woods with Pepe Le Pew and He-Man 
* across the river after The Mystery Van crosses the bridge 
* on the grassy field behind Fat Albert, Quick Draw McGraw, and Yosemite Sam 
* walking up the hill when you first see Voltron 
* in the final scene with all the characters together

Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

No matter who you are. No matter where you're from. Every family, everywhere should have the financial security they need. Not just the ones who can figure it out. Not just the most fortunate - everyone. MetLife - I can do this. 
 
Speedy Gonzales: Epa! Epa!

Written Text

The Mystery Machine 
MetLife, Met Life 
Facebook - Meet the Cast 
I Can Do This 
 
Super Bowl XLVI commercial, Super Bowl 46 commercial, Super Bowl 2012 commercial  
Superbowl XLVI commercial, SuperBowl 46 commercial, SuperBowl 2012 commercial  
Super Bowl XLVI ad, Super Bowl 46 ad, Super Bowl 2012 ad  
Superbowl XLVI ad, SuperBowl 46 ad, SuperBowl 2012 ad, Big Game, Game Day

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these movie series...

Peanuts

This Movie Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
This ad includes several characters from the Peanuts series including Charlie Brown, Linus van Pelt, Lucy van Pelt, Sally Brown, Schroeder, Franklin, Marcie, Woodstock, and Snoopy.
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It refers to these television series...

Deputy Dawg

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
This Terrytoons characters is featured in the advertisement.
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
The whole Fat Albert gang can be seen in this ad.
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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
He-Man can be seen riding Battle Cat through the woods in this ad.
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Hong Kong Phooey

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Hong Kong Phooey can be seen giving a karate kick in this ad.
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Jabberjaw

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
This Hanna-Barbera cartoon shark featured in the commercial.
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Several characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies franchise are seen in this ad including Pepe Le Pew, Penelope Pussycat, Speedy Gonzales, Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian, Witch Hazel, and Gossamer.
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Richie Rich

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Richie Rich is shown driving up in his limousine.
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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Several of the characters from Scooby-Doo are featured in this ad including Fred, Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, Scooby, The Mystery Machine van, and several villains from the cartoon.
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The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Atom Ant and Squiddly Diddly are featured in this commercial.
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The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
The main characters from this children's TV show are featured in the ad including Fleegle, Bingo, Snorky, and Drooper.
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The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Mr. Magoo almost gets hit by The Mystery Van in this commercial.
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The Great Grape Ape Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
The Hanna-Barbera characters Grape Ape and Beegle Beagle are featured in this commercial.
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The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Wally Gator is featured in this MetLife ad.
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The Jetsons

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
The Jetson family as well as Mr. Spacely and Rosie the Robot are featured in this commercial.
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The Magilla Gorilla Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Magilla Gorilla is one of the characters shown in this commercial.
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The New Casper Cartoon Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Casper the Friendly Ghost is shown floating around in this ad.
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The Quick Draw McGraw Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Several characters from this Hanna-Barbera cartoon are in this commercial including Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Snagglepuss, and Audie Doggie and Doggie Daddy.
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The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
The minor characters Mr. Peabody and his boy, Sherman, are featured in this commercial.
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The Yogi Bear Show

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
While Yogi and Boo-Boo and strangely absent, Cindy Bear and Ranger Smith are featured in the ad.
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Top Cat

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Top Cat (TC) is featured in several scenes of this commercial.
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Underdog

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Underdog is shown flying around is multiple scenes.
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Voltron: Defender of the Universe

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Voltron can be seen towering over the other characters in this advertisement.
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Wacky Races

This Television Series is referred to by MetLife Commercial
Several characters from this Hanna-Barbera cartoon are in this commercial including The Slag Brothers, Penelope Pitstop, and The Gruesom Twosome.
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Where's Waldo? / Where's Wally?

This Book Series is related to MetLife Commercial
If you stay alert, you can see Waldo hiding in several scenes of this commercial.
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