Chris Paul, James Harden, and Oscar Nuñez co-star in a new commercial for State Farm. This time, there is also a guest: the Houston Rockets’ mascot, Clutch the Rocket Bear.
The 30-second ad opens with Paul telling his State Farm agent, Cole Perez (played by Nuñez), he appreciates him recommending the storm-proof windows he has. The latter doesn’t make a big deal of it, as they’re watching a group of cheerleaders on TV starting their performance ahead of a basketball match. When the song “Jump Around” performed by House of Pain begins to play, the mascot, who’s been preparing some mashed avocado in the kitchen, gets hyped and causes a lot of damage inside the house. Paul is desperately looking for the remote control, to turn off the TV, knowing that Clutch will calm down if that music stops, but it’s Perez the one who saves the day by doing that. “Well, the windows still look good,” the agent says after giving a look around at the disaster.
The commercial ends with the onscreen line “Here to help uncontrollable hype go right”.
Chris Paul has been working with State Farm for several years now. He also portrayed his identical twin brother named Cliff Paul who worked for the insurance company in a series of commercials that debuted in 2012 and were a staple of NBA and college basketball broadcasts. He has also appeared alongside his teammate James Harden and Nuñez in multiple other ads. In one of them, dubbed “Inner Dialogue,” the two Houston Rockets and Nuñez prove they all get each other so well they make a conversation look like a staring contest, since they only use thoughts to have a dialogue.
NBC’s “The Office” star Oscar Nuñez started to portray agent Cole Perez, Paul’s new State Farm agent, in December 2017, as part of the “Get an agent that gets you” campaign, created by Translation. The first installment, entitled “Grand Tour”, saw Chris Paul on a ride with Harden, Trevor Ariza and Nuñez, of course, singing Backtreet Boys’ 1999 hit single “I Want It That Way”.