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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

What Television Series are referenced by this Television Commercial?

It refers to...
The Jetsons

The Jetsons

Dates: September 23, 1962 - 1987
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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