Skip to comments.Report: Geico Cavemen Will Be Focus of New ABC Sitcom
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
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.
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Will it have a Gecko? :)
I'm not ashamed to admit that I find the Geico Caveman commercials actually amusing...
There goes a great ad campaign....(sigh)
Can a pilot for the gecko be far behind?
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.
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.
Can't wait to see who gets cast for Tina.
One of the best series of commercials. "Looks like somebody woke up on the wrong side of the rock".
Teen Wolf has already been done.
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.
30 seconds works, 30 minutes won't.
Looks like they did some research...
I'm not in love with your attitude right now...
I'm interested in the episode titled:
Anna Nicole Smith, so easy a Caveman could do it.
This could challenge Law and Order.
I don't know. It might work.
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!"
The majority of commercials I find annoying.
Depends on whether they cast Alan Colmes for one of the parts.
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.
I do too, in the sense that I see the the Geico caveman as an apt replacement for the Democrat Party's mascot.
"a half-hour one-joke based show"
Kinda like "Alf?" (do I have trhe right title for that show?)
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.
I confess, I love the commercials too. The one with the guy on the people mover in the airport.....? Just cracks me up!
"Can't wait to see who gets cast for Tina."
I guess I missed that one? Is she hot?
You aren't the only one.
Yeah. It's funny in small doses.
Am I the only one that finds this disturbing? Not the show, just the appearance of those . . . things.
The theme song has to be Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
How about a sitcom for the Slowskys?
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".
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.
I'm sure they'll cast one of them as a homo.
The Geico Caveman Crib was fun. Don't forget to move your mouse around and click on stuff.
I remember now. I think this could be funny as hell if they do it right. I am pro caveman.
Is the Anna thread setting a record for posts?
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!"
Most of these transitions don't work. I hope this one does, because I find the caveman commercials absolutely hilarious.
Hey, Bewitched lasted for 10 years.
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.
It's an interactive tour of the Caveman's apartment.
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