Aflac Duck Turns 20 Years Old

THE AFLAC DUCK IS 20 YEARS OLD

(CNN) – Happy birthday to the Aflac duck!

The little guy first waddled onto TV screens in the year 2000.

Geico spiced insurance industry advertising up in 1999 with the introduction of the talking gecko.

The Aflac duck soon followed; blazing trails with its webbed feet and cranky quacking.

They’re the forerunners to Progressive’s Flo and the All State mayhem guy.

Aflac’s sales have been swimming since the introduction of the duck up 325% in the last two decades.

The duck’s quack sounds a bit different these days.

When he first hatched; his voice was that Gilbert Gottfried.

Aflac fired the actor in 2011 after some controversial tweets.

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