What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 24

As I was writing a different article for The Gate and the television was operating in the background,  something which was not right in a commercial immediately caught my attention as I watched and listened to it; and I searched the Internet for a video of that commercial…

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 24

…and as I watched the video of that commercial — which was an advertisement for Progressive Insurance — I found at least one thing which seemed quite bizarre.

For this edition of this popular game, first please watch the video of the commercial, as its duration is only 30 seconds. After you watch the video, can you guess what you believe is wrong with this commercial…

Source: Progressive Insurance.

…or, if you prefer, the photograph which is shown above?

Please submit your answers in the Comments section below — and I enjoy reading creative answers.

Thank you in advance. As always, I cannot wait to read your answer and feedback.


Past articles with which you can participate and play along with the What is Wrong With This Photograph? game include:

Source: Progressive Insurance.

8 thoughts on “What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 24”

  1. Walter Waniewski says:

    Sign says No Standing

  2. Skyring says:

    Okay, what’s the name of the street? Mayfield Drive, or Rockland Road? Or both?

  3. Progressive says:

    He farted in your face

  4. Pete says:

    The highway shield in the background places them in New York State, but I-70 doesn’t go anywhere near New York State?

  5. Bob says:

    First impression, he is standing in a ‘no standing’ zone.

    What is factually wrong when viewing the entire commercial? He is pointing the lost driver northbound onto NY-100, sending her away from I-70. Granted, even by the most direct route, I-70 (at Baltimore) is some 220+ miles southwest of the spinner’s location in Yonkers, but that’s only a minor detail, right? 😉

    What is artistically wrong? They forgot to change the NY Hwy 100/Fort Hill routing sign, given how much they changed (digitally?) the street names and the CVS, Nathans, Wells Fargo, etc., signage and storefronts in that strip mall.

    Actual filming location was at 6 Chisfield Street in Yonkers NY, or lat-lon 40.9758438 -73.8322144, if anyone is inclined to see how heavily they retouched the location. Google streetview link for the filming location: http://www.google.com/maps/@40.9758438,-73.8322144,3a,75y,38.65h,75.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdNUqmX0A50max1Ftto_4uA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

    (Side note for any of my fellow production continuity geeks, they forgot to change Famous Footwear’s store sign in the ‘Dad’ version of this commercial series, but did alter FF signage in the ‘Competitor’ version; fun fact, both of those commercials were filmed in the parking lot behind CVS, only 300 hundred feet east of this photo’s location — and this reply reminds me I was wrong to think @Brian had too much time on his hands for finding these various photos, when obviously it is I who has too much free time, LOL.)

  6. Carl WV says:

    Or neither, I read a comment from somebody that said they live there say the street and business names were changed. Yonkers, NY. Rt 100 does run there.

    I70 is east-west from Maryland to Utah.

    1. Bob says:

      I agree, as pictured, he is standing in a “NO STANDNG” zone.

      1. Bob says:

        Sorry, ignore last. Clicked post by mistake, before I was done editing my sub-reply.

        @Skyring, @Pete, and @Carl WV– Definitely not the correct answer to @Brian’s ‘what’s wrong’ question, but strongly agree with all of you that the star of this commercial without (digital?) makeup is still recognizable, but indeed looks quite different 😉

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