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Report: Geico Cavemen Will Be Focus of New ABC Sitcom
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Posted on 03/02/2007 2:20:16 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Report: Geico Cavemen Will Be Focus of New ABC Sitcom

Friday , March 02, 2007

AP ADVERTISEMENT

LOS ANGELES — It's a role so easy, even a caveman can do it.

A sitcom based on the Geico insurance cavemen ads is being developed for ABC, the Hollywood trade publication Variety reported.

The comedy would be about three cavemen living in modern-day Atlanta who are battling caveman-oriented prejudice, just as they do in the commercials, according to Variety.

The writer of the "so easy, even a caveman can do it" spots is also writing the sitcom.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: cavemen; geicocavemen; greatcommercials; neanderthals
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1 posted on 03/02/2007 2:20:18 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

2 posted on 03/02/2007 2:21:33 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will it have a Gecko? :)


3 posted on 03/02/2007 2:21:43 PM PST by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm not ashamed to admit that I find the Geico Caveman commercials actually amusing...


4 posted on 03/02/2007 2:21:44 PM PST by kromike
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To: Sub-Driver

There goes a great ad campaign....(sigh)


5 posted on 03/02/2007 2:21:54 PM PST by digger48
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To: Sub-Driver

Can a pilot for the gecko be far behind?


6 posted on 03/02/2007 2:22:12 PM PST by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: Sub-Driver

The show may be great, or it may cause the Geico caveman commercials to jump the shark. We'll see. Personally they are my favorite commercials.


7 posted on 03/02/2007 2:22:33 PM PST by OB1kNOb (After 20+ LONG years, a REAL conservative I can support 4 President - DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: Sub-Driver

The commercial went from mildly funny to annoying pretty fast. I can't imagine watching a half-hour one-joke based show, with such a silly premise.


8 posted on 03/02/2007 2:23:05 PM PST by Catphish
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To: Sub-Driver

Can't wait to see who gets cast for Tina.


9 posted on 03/02/2007 2:23:53 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Sub-Driver

One of the best series of commercials. "Looks like somebody woke up on the wrong side of the rock".


10 posted on 03/02/2007 2:24:07 PM PST by bruin66 (Time: Nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Teen Wolf has already been done.


11 posted on 03/02/2007 2:24:11 PM PST by LetsRok
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To: Sub-Driver

Cue sound of bomb whistle as this one-joke premise goes nowhere in the Nielsens.

Also cue sound of lawyers starting up the litigation engine as SNL writers threaten to sue over the obvious plagiarism of their 'Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer' sketch with the late Phil Hartman.


12 posted on 03/02/2007 2:24:13 PM PST by relictele
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To: Sub-Driver

30 seconds works, 30 minutes won't.


13 posted on 03/02/2007 2:24:14 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like they did some research...


14 posted on 03/02/2007 2:25:02 PM PST by IslandJeff (that for every right there is a duty, for every benefit an obligation)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm not in love with your attitude right now...

;-p


15 posted on 03/02/2007 2:25:14 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Don't be rediki... riducke...rudicki...stoopid!)
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To: kromike
Geico Caveman Crib  
16 posted on 03/02/2007 2:25:48 PM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm interested in the episode titled:

Anna Nicole Smith, so easy a Caveman could do it.


17 posted on 03/02/2007 2:26:07 PM PST by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In the first episode the ACLU agrees to take their discrimination case to the Supreme Court...

This could challenge Law and Order.

18 posted on 03/02/2007 2:26:23 PM PST by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: atomicpossum
"30 seconds works, 30 minutes won't."

I don't know. It might work.

19 posted on 03/02/2007 2:26:49 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Sub-Driver
The commercial where he's going through the airport is absolute genius. Everything about it is funny. He's going on vacation with a badminton racket, for godsakes!

The music is perfect, the timing is brilliant, and that caveman actor gets more emotion through nine pounds of makeup on his face than most television dramas can manage in a season.

The thing that makes the whole campaign work for me is the fact that the caveman are all liberals. They're bitchy and pissed off and hypersensitive and surly and self-important and dumb. They're perfect.

"I'll have the duck with the peach mango salsa."
"Nothing for me, thanks. I'm not hungry."

His whole personality just screams "Gore really won!"

20 posted on 03/02/2007 2:27:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kromike
I do also. They are good actors.

The majority of commercials I find annoying.

21 posted on 03/02/2007 2:28:08 PM PST by Dante3
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To: relictele
Cue sound of bomb whistle as this one-joke premise goes nowhere in the Nielsens.

Depends on whether they cast Alan Colmes for one of the parts.

22 posted on 03/02/2007 2:28:32 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see America!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Satirizing the professionally offended self-appointed victim spokesman will support a line of commercials, but it's a thin reed for a full television program.


23 posted on 03/02/2007 2:30:00 PM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
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To: kromike

I do too, in the sense that I see the the Geico caveman as an apt replacement for the Democrat Party's mascot.


24 posted on 03/02/2007 2:30:41 PM PST by Inclines to the Right
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To: Catphish

"a half-hour one-joke based show"
Kinda like "Alf?" (do I have trhe right title for that show?)


25 posted on 03/02/2007 2:30:44 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Catphish

I dunno... I still like it.

I was thinking this morning about how clever the Geico commercials have been since they stopped using that maximally annoying thing about the good news is I started saving on my insurance.


26 posted on 03/02/2007 2:30:54 PM PST by altura
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To: Catphish

Amen!


27 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:11 PM PST by drew
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To: kromike

I confess, I love the commercials too. The one with the guy on the people mover in the airport.....? Just cracks me up!


28 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:11 PM PST by trimom
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To: Jaxter

"Can't wait to see who gets cast for Tina."

I guess I missed that one? Is she hot?


29 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:20 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: kromike

You aren't the only one.


30 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:24 PM PST by Domandred
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:29 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: OB1kNOb

Yeah. It's funny in small doses.


32 posted on 03/02/2007 2:31:53 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Am I the only one that finds this disturbing? Not the show, just the appearance of those . . . things.


33 posted on 03/02/2007 2:32:51 PM PST by synbad600
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To: atomicpossum

The theme song has to be Thus Spoke Zarathustra.


34 posted on 03/02/2007 2:34:02 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about a sitcom for the Slowskys?


35 posted on 03/02/2007 2:34:09 PM PST by shekkian
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To: dead

I like the one where the caveman is with the therapist and his cell phone rings. He says "it's my mother, I'll put it on speaker".


36 posted on 03/02/2007 2:34:42 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: dead
I live in Taxachusetts and guess what? You can't buy Geico insurance in this state.
37 posted on 03/02/2007 2:35:09 PM PST by Eagles Talon IV
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To: mickey finn
"I guess I missed that one? Is she hot?"

You never see her. Two of the cavemen are at a party on a deck or patio and the third comes out and says "Tina's here..we're getting back together". I think these commercials are great.

38 posted on 03/02/2007 2:35:35 PM PST by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Sub-Driver

I'm sure they'll cast one of them as a homo.


39 posted on 03/02/2007 2:36:06 PM PST by eyedigress
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To: P.O.E.
I loved that show when I was a kid. I don't think it ever was shown again. I probably would not find it as funny as I did when I was eight, though.
40 posted on 03/02/2007 2:36:15 PM PST by fogofbobegabay
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To: johnny7

The Geico Caveman Crib was fun. Don't forget to move your mouse around and click on stuff.


41 posted on 03/02/2007 2:37:59 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Jaxter

I remember now. I think this could be funny as hell if they do it right. I am pro caveman.


42 posted on 03/02/2007 2:38:09 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Pox

Is the Anna thread setting a record for posts?

20,700.


43 posted on 03/02/2007 2:38:29 PM PST by JRochelle (SuperBowl MVP Peyton Manning is a Republican!)
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To: mickey finn

I think it's the party scene, where a two cavemen are interrupted by a third, saying "Tina and I are getting back together." Then, "Do you mind, we're having a discussion!"


44 posted on 03/02/2007 2:38:59 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Sub-Driver

Most of these transitions don't work. I hope this one does, because I find the caveman commercials absolutely hilarious.


45 posted on 03/02/2007 2:39:50 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Have patience with me Jesus - I'm trying)
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To: JRochelle
Nah, there's a thread from the past that maxed out the possible replies, something like 64K posts.
46 posted on 03/02/2007 2:40:56 PM PST by Pox (If it's a Coward you are searching for, you need look no further than the Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The actor that plays "Radiation" Man on Heroes would be my pick for a lead role


47 posted on 03/02/2007 2:41:11 PM PST by Republican Red (Chris Matthews would put on diapers and drive 900 miles to abduct Cheney.)
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To: Catphish

Hey, Bewitched lasted for 10 years.


48 posted on 03/02/2007 2:42:21 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: Catphish

Not nearly as annoying as the Capitol One commercials with the guy who always said "very, very rewarding" with an accent. I haven't seen them in a while so perhaps a lot of other people found them equally annoying.


49 posted on 03/02/2007 2:42:35 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: Sub-Driver
Check out this FR link: Vanity: Geico Cavemen fans -- this rules!

It's an interactive tour of the Caveman's apartment.

-PJ

50 posted on 03/02/2007 2:43:18 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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