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Title: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on March 05, 2007, 04:17:52 PM
...
Apparently, this isn't a joke!  :D

ABC developing 'Cavemen' (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117960384.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&nid=2562)
Comedy pilot based on Geico ads

Quote from: Variety.com
Winner for most unusual piece of development this pilot season goes to ABC, which has turned a series of quirky Geico commercials into an actual half-hour comedy project.
"Cavemen" will revolve around three pre-historic men who must battle prejudice as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta.

Read the rest of the story here:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117960384.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&nid=2562

-Rude
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 05, 2007, 04:24:10 PM
positive proof there is nothing good on tv ;)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: AmandaGal on March 05, 2007, 06:03:42 PM
As if the commercials aren't annoying enough.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 05, 2007, 06:07:41 PM
maybe itll be a show with a hard hitting look at racism?  who knows
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 05, 2007, 09:03:47 PM
 :o :speechless:

Words.. fail me... I can't think up a joke for this. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 05, 2007, 09:54:11 PM
Oh Glory of Glories, oh Heavenly Testament to the Majesty of God's Creation!!

I cannot contain the overflowing surge of excitement I feel about this!!! I absolutely LOVE the Geico Caveman commercials, and if this pilot does get picked up, I'll be tuned in for EVERY SINGLE SHOWING.

In short...


HOLY MACARONI!!!!!!!!!
I'm so happy!
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 12:14:25 AM
Not since the last SNL sketch-turned movie has a stupider concept been extended this far beyond its means. Not funny for 30 seconds? Then it's sure to be hilarious for 30 minutes!  ::)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 06, 2007, 12:30:40 AM
Not since the last SNL sketch-turned movie has a stupider concept been extended this far beyond its means. Not funny for 30 seconds? Then it's sure to be hilarious for 30 minutes!  ::)

This is very subjective, because I can't get enough of the Caveman commercials. They just strike every chord with me. Comparing them to a drawn-out SNL sketch is unfair, IMO. Now, the Geico Gecko or "real customer" commercials are crap, and I can't stand 'em.

Go figure.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 12:43:32 AM
Not since the last SNL sketch-turned movie has a stupider concept been extended this far beyond its means. Not funny for 30 seconds? Then it's sure to be hilarious for 30 minutes!  ::)

This is very subjective, because I can't get enough of the Caveman commercials. They just strike every chord with me. Comparing them to a drawn-out SNL sketch is unfair, IMO. Now, the Geico Gecko or "real customer" commercials are crap, and I can't stand 'em.

Go figure.

Huh. I like the gecko and real customer ads, especially the one with Burt Bacharach. But then again, I rarely watch TV and have really only heard them on the radio, which I don't have on all that much either. I could see  where the gecko could get annoying, though.

Regardless, I just can't see a sitcom about cavemen succeeding, but if they can squeeze some decent jokes out the premise, I wish them luck. My prediction? Geico Cavemen: The Complete Series (13 episodes, including 5 never-before seen!) will be available on DVD for $15.99 in the near future.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: PlayMSTie on March 06, 2007, 06:29:56 AM
Oh. My. Lord. Please tell me this is some sick hoax that a gullible Variety staffer fell for.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: BEERxTaco on March 06, 2007, 08:22:52 AM
It's been done...

 Click Here To See The Quintessential Caveman TV Show    (http://www.tvparty.com/recits.html)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 08:52:19 AM
is it really too early for april fools
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 09:02:30 AM
The ONLY way that even the last shred of hope for humanity in general can be spared from this is if they never plug Geico. When the line between entertainment and advertisement becomes THAT blurred, humanity is doomed.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 09:09:08 AM
like the mars and tyco chocotastic robotic toy hour?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: torgosPizza on March 06, 2007, 09:28:41 AM
The ONLY way that even the last shred of hope for humanity in general can be spared from this is if they never plug Geico. When the line between entertainment and advertisement becomes THAT blurred, humanity is doomed.

What about how old black and white sitcoms used to have their stars actually perform the commercial as part of their show?

"Hey Lucy, what kind of cigarettes are you smoking?"

"Winston, Ricky. They only sell Winston in America. Waaaahhhhh!"

/flame shield on
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 09:57:58 AM
Yeah, but Wilma and Fred weren't designed to sell the cigarettes they were peddling. I can accept ads IN entertainment, just not ads AS entertainment. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: torgosPizza on March 06, 2007, 10:00:53 AM
Yeah, but Wilma and Fred weren't designed to sell the cigarettes they were peddling. I can accept ads IN entertainment, just not ads AS entertainment. :^)

Well what about when Reese's pieces were in ET? Huh? Sounds like product placement to me, man.  :speechless:
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 10:10:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ie5i7dmxdFI

Again, ET wasn't created to sell Reece's Pieces. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on March 06, 2007, 10:27:12 AM
Quote from: Sharktopus
Not since the last SNL sketch-turned movie has a stupider concept been extended this far beyond its means.

Actually... didn't SNL already do this concept with  Phil Hartman as Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer?

"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I'm just a caveman. I fell on some ice and was later thawed by some of your scientists. Your world frightens and confuses me!"

-Rude
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 06, 2007, 10:38:50 AM
The ONLY way that even the last shred of hope for humanity in general can be spared from this is if they never plug Geico. When the line between entertainment and advertisement becomes THAT blurred, humanity is doomed.

Oh there's no way in hell they'd center the show around the three Cavemen's plight to seek revenge from Geico for their misdeeds. It's just the concept, and hopefully the same type of humour present in the commercials themselves.

I don't think anyone could handle an actual TV series as one big advertisement for Geico. And I also hope the show isn't just a reason to play the same Geico commercials non-stop during every commercial break!   :speechless:
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: BEERxTaco on March 06, 2007, 11:01:14 AM
I keep forgetting that you guys are (for the most part) too young to remember a show like It's About Time. It never made it to syndication, but trust me, it was the Gilligan's Island of caveman-themed sitcoms!  ;D
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 02:51:46 PM
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like the mars and tyco chocotastic robotic toy hour?

seriously no one got the simpson reference?


I cant beleive this thread is real its just too stupid. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 03:00:54 PM
I got it. Just wasn't sure what to do with it. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 03:02:35 PM
its weird that something that was basically a joke on the simpsons (and one i thought that was pretty far fetched) is now gonna be a show, and not just a kids show but a show for adults 


Big WTF
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 03:31:57 PM
When the line between entertainment and advertisement becomes THAT blurred, humanity is doomed.

I can accept ads IN entertainment, just not ads AS entertainment. :^)

its weird that something that was basically a joke on the simpsons (and one i thought that was pretty far fetched) is now gonna be a show, and not just a kids show but a show for adults 

ermmmm......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Generation_1
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 03:42:00 PM
actually this would be a better example

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayce_and_the_Wheeled_Warriors
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 03:50:51 PM
I dunno, that's kind of a Tron moment. The toys and cartoon both supported each other, according to that article the toys were just released the christmas before the show began airing...

(Elaboration - There was a trivia question on a video games tv show a while back that asked what the first game based on a film was, which was apparently Batman, but I insisted it was Tron. Aparrently, Tron doesn't count because the movie & game were based on each other and released together, whereas Batman was literally based on the film.)

... whereas Takara were doing the TF toyline since 1980, and it was only in 1984 that Hasbro bought the rights to them and made a cartoon around them. So the toys definately came first, there.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 04:14:45 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 04:18:10 PM
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- There was a trivia question on a video games tv show a while back that asked what the first game based on a film was, which was apparently Batman, but I insisted it was Tron. Aparrently, Tron doesn't count because the movie & game were based on each other and released together, whereas Batman was literally based on the film.)
actually wouldnt it be ET?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Bob on March 06, 2007, 04:24:03 PM
I am sure this is all a joke........... at least, I hope so.

Finished watching a Netflix disc of the cancelled Fox show "Keen Eddie" the other day, then I see this tread.   I am going to lay down until the pain and voices in my head stop.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on March 06, 2007, 04:34:23 PM
...

As a film student, my department had to work very closely with the advertising department. And a lot of those kids were very creative and funny, and they often came up with really great ideas and concepts. Quite a few times they would actually shoehorn an unrelated, but otherwise brilliant, idea into an advert. And those almost always turned out to be their best commercials.

I'm just saying that the guys who came up with this idea are getting a chance to have fun with it... ya' know, outside the constraints of a television commercial. It's gotta' be like a dream come true for some of those really creative types that are stuck making commercials-by-committee for mega-corporations.

Anyway... It's probably gonna' suck. I mean... a caveman comedy? Really? But congrats anyway to the advertising guys who swindled their own TV show! Well played, clerks.

-Rude
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 04:36:14 PM
you know maybe they got the show because adds are getting so persuasive that those who know how to make them are getting persuasive themselves.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 06, 2007, 04:37:22 PM
...

As a film student, my department had to work very closely with the advertising department. And a lot of those kids were very creative and funny, and they often came up with really great ideas and concepts. Quite a few times they would actually shoehorn an unrelated, but otherwise brilliant, idea into an advert. And those almost always turned out to be their best commercials.

I'm just saying that the guys who came up with this idea are getting a chance to have fun with it... ya' know, outside the constraints of a television commercial. It's gotta' be like a dream come true for some of those really creative types that are stuck making commercials-by-committee for mega-corporations.

Anyway... It's probably gonna' suck. I mean... a caveman comedy? Really? But congrats anyway to the advertising guys who swindled their own TV show! Well played, clerks.

-Rude

Well it's no secret that many of the recent films today were directed by TV Commercial directors. It's too bad they all suck.   ;)

Seriously, though, I think this can be a very good thing. If I'm the only fan of the idea, so be it.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 04:51:55 PM
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- There was a trivia question on a video games tv show a while back that asked what the first game based on a film was, which was apparently Batman, but I insisted it was Tron. Aparrently, Tron doesn't count because the movie & game were based on each other and released together, whereas Batman was literally based on the film.)
actually wouldnt it be ET?

That's a good point.
ET & Tron were both released in '82, so I don't now which came first.
But discounting Tron for the above reason would make ET a clear winner.

But I am totally at a loss as to where they got Batman from, now.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 04:53:42 PM
maybe they meant the first FUN game. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 04:55:17 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Steve-O on March 06, 2007, 04:57:04 PM
I do hope I'm wrong, but I smell a one-joke train wreck.  I'm thinking The Mullets (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367371/fullcredits#cast) with clubs and unibrows.

Is Josh Weinstein involved with this concept in some capacity?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 04:59:25 PM
maybe they meant the first FUN game. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR_vESg9Xgg

Best. pv. ever.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
Commercials don't work anymore. Used to be, they'd tell you what a product did and why you want it. How many times, lately, have you seen a commercial and thought, "That was cool! What was it selling?" For that matter, is Pepsi really so desperate to get its name out that it needs to produce a full music video? Cut the frills, Pepsi. We know who you are. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 05:03:54 PM
whats pepsi?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 05:05:11 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)

Shouldn't somebody with an Ultra Magnus avatar be defending the Transformers?

As for ET and Reese's Pieces, did you know they first approached Mars to use M&Ms in the movie, but Mars said no? Apparently they didn't want M&Ms irevocably linked for all time to a hideous alien creature. Go figure. And when's the last time you thought, gee, I could sure go for some Reese's Pieces right now? That product placement turned out real well for them. Come to think of it, I can't think of any overt product placement in movies that ever really had a positive effect for the product...

Commercials don't work anymore. Used to be, they'd tell you what a product did and why you want it. How many times, lately, have you seen a commercial and thought, "That was cool! What was it selling?" For that

I've been saying that for years! Every time someone talks about how fun and entertaining an ad was I ask them if they remember what product it was for. Half the time they don't remember. "Um, I think it was Bud Light. Or maybe Miller Light. One of those shitty beers. It was funny, though." THAT'S A BAD COMMERCIAL! Fire that advertising agency right now. If you can't recall what they were trying to sell you, the ad failed. Dumbasses.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 05:09:02 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)

Shouldn't somebody with an Ultra Magnus avatar be defending the Transformers?

Transformers defends itself.
It's undeniable that it was just one huge toy advert, but it's to its own credit that it became so much more.
Transformers is all things to all men.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 05:12:27 PM
your avatar is a transformer?? ?? ?? ?? i thought it was just a badly drawn reference to the blue man group.

Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 05:14:52 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)

Shouldn't somebody with an Ultra Magnus avatar be defending the Transformers?

Transformers defends itself.
It's undeniable that it was just one huge toy advert, but it's to its own credit that it became so much more.
Transformers is all things to all men.

True, but I fear they'll need lots and lots of defending when this trainwreck of a movie comes out in July... "Making watered down film adaptations is the right of all sentient beings."
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 05:23:49 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)

Shouldn't somebody with an Ultra Magnus avatar be defending the Transformers?

Transformers defends itself.
It's undeniable that it was just one huge toy advert, but it's to its own credit that it became so much more.
Transformers is all things to all men.

True, but I fear they'll need lots and lots of defending when this trainwreck of a movie comes out in July... "Making watered down film adaptations is the right of all sentient beings."

That may well be true.
My love of Transformers is only matched by my hatred of Michael Bay.
TF can do very little wrong. MB can do very little right (if that much).
This is going to be interesting...
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 05:25:30 PM
is this an immovable object versus the unstoppable object argument?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 05:32:21 PM
The '80s toons teetered CLOSE to what I'm describing, but weren't actively trying to sell the toys. They just gave the toys a backdrop.

Yeah, just keep telling yourself that. ;)

Shouldn't somebody with an Ultra Magnus avatar be defending the Transformers?

Transformers defends itself.
It's undeniable that it was just one huge toy advert, but it's to its own credit that it became so much more.
Transformers is all things to all men.

True, but I fear they'll need lots and lots of defending when this trainwreck of a movie comes out in July... "Making watered down film adaptations is the right of all sentient beings."

That may well be true.
My love of Transformers is only matched by my hatred of Michael Bay.
TF can do very little wrong. MB can do very little right (if that much).
This is going to be interesting...

I'm just looking forward to some wholesome Michael Bay-style giant robot battles. I can ask for little more. And if they manage to squeeze a little bit of the characters I love in there, that's just icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 05:32:22 PM
I think Transformers NEEDS someone like Bay. I hate his movies too, but it's a given he wont try to get too "deep" with the story. If you take a shallow universe and try to make it deep, you get The Hulk, and we don't want that. Bay may have found his calling...
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 05:38:08 PM
ang lee: i see hulk story like beautiful haiku  oh pretty bird oh pretty bird.  It surely wont be gigantic flop that ruins my career, surely
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 05:38:39 PM
ang lee: i see hulk story like beautiful haiku  oh pretty bird oh pretty bird.  It surely wont be gigantic flop that ruins my career, surely

ANG LEE DEPORTED
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 05:40:39 PM
If you take a shallow universe and try to make it deep, you get The Hulk, and we don't want that.

Shallow? Clearly you are not a fan, sir.

Between the US cartoon, the Japanese cartoon, the US comic, the UK comic and the Japanese comic, they fleshed it out to the point of overlapping. Not to mention some of the post-G1 stuff that has attempted to tie itself in with the original (Beast Wars, the recent Dreamwave/IDW comics etc.).

That's why there's so much chance for him to really screw this up.

I'd be happy if I can just write it off and ignore it, anything better than that is a bonus.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 05:42:21 PM
ang lee: i see hulk story like beautiful haiku  oh pretty bird oh pretty bird.  It surely wont be gigantic flop that ruins my career, surely

ANG LEE DEPORTED

You would not like me when I am Ang Lee!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltT9dMGiFjI
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 05:47:22 PM
Oh, I'm a fan. Met my wife at a Botcon. :^) I just appreciate it for what it is. A rich universe full of varied and fascinating characters, in which a very simple story takes place. Good Vs. Evil. Not unlike Star Wars. A beautiful universe as long as you don't take it too seriously.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 05:52:20 PM
If you take a shallow universe and try to make it deep, you get The Hulk, and we don't want that.

Shallow? Clearly you are not a fan, sir.

Between the US cartoon, the Japanese cartoon, the US comic, the UK comic and the Japanese comic, they fleshed it out to the point of overlapping. Not to mention some of the post-G1 stuff that has attempted to tie itself in with the original (Beast Wars, the recent Dreamwave/IDW comics etc.).

That's why there's so much chance for him to really screw this up.

I'd be happy if I can just write it off and ignore it, anything better than that is a bonus.

I think the problem with Transformers is the basic stupidity of the concept. Wait, here me out, I'm a fan. A world full of robots. Fine. Who turn into vehicles and stuff. Cool. To disguise themselves. Huh? From each other? If I were an Autobot, I'd be terrified the chair I was sitting on would turn out to be a Decepticon and blast my shiny metal ass. I get disguising themselves on Earth, but why would humanoid robots transform into vehicles (for no passengers, I might add) on Cybertron? That said, Starscream's complete inability to hide his deceitfulness, combined with a similar inability to detect sarcasm, makes up for it. What a great character.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 05:58:10 PM
[Geek] When they crashed, the medical droid that activated them did so with forms that it thought was Earth's lifeforms. [/Geek]
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 06:00:46 PM
[Geek] When they crashed, the medical droid that activated them with forms that it thought was Earth's lifeforms. [/Geek]

Sadly, I'm quite aware of that. But whose idea was it to transform into cars and jets on Cybertron?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:02:29 PM
I just appreciate it for what it is. A rich universe full of varied and fascinating characters, in which a very simple story takes place. Good Vs. Evil. Not unlike Star Wars.

That's true. At its core it is base-instinct stuff.

But that's part of what makes it so good, as with Star Wars too, it's almost genius in its simplicity.

And, as with Star Wars, by keeping it fundamentally simple, it allowed them to make it so much more rich and varied and epic than most stories can be, because most others tend to overcomplicate the whole thing.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 06:03:24 PM
Well, depending on what origin you wanna buy, the Transformers were modified/originally built to be war machines, so they transformed into cybertronian weapons to get the advantage in combat.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 06:05:16 PM
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That's true. At its core it is base-instinct stuff.

But that's part of what makes it so good, as with Star Wars too, it's almost genius in its simplicity.

And, as with Star Wars, by keeping it fundamentally simple, it allowed them to make it so much more rich and varied and epic than most stories can be, because most others tend to overcomplicate the whole thing.

eh i think your going a bit far there man, its one thing to like something A LOT, its another to start seeing stuff that isnt there.  Its good fun show but dont get crazy calling it a masterpeice of artwork or anything.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:07:18 PM
But whose idea eas it to transform into cars and jets on Cybertron?

If you mean their Earth-form vehicles, that's basically just a big goof, as every Transformer should have an alternate Cybertron mode - i.e. Soundwave transforming into a lamp-post (wtf?) - apart from guys like the Dinobots who were created on Earth.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 06:09:28 PM
But whose idea eas it to transform into cars and jets on Cybertron?

If you mean their Earth-form vehicles, that's basically just a big goof, as every Transformer should have an alternate Cybertron mode - i.e. Soundwave transforming into a lamp-post (wtf?) - apart from guys like the Dinobots who were created on Earth.

That's pretty much where I base my argument. Imagine the level of paranoia on Cybertron when the enemy could be anything.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:11:11 PM
Well, depending on what origin you wanna buy, the Transformers were modified/originally built to be war machines, so they transformed into cybertronian weapons to get the advantage in combat.

Decepticons were military hardware, Autobots were... for want of a better term... the workforce of the planet.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 06:11:36 PM
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That's pretty much where I base my argument. Imagine the level of paranoia on Cybertron when the enemy could be anything.

weve seen that paranoia in the federations battle against the changlings.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 06:12:59 PM
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That's pretty much where I base my argument. Imagine the level of paranoia on Cybertron when the enemy could be anything.

weve seen that paranoia in the federations battle against the changlings.

Deep Space Nine fever sweeps the RiifTrax Forum!

We're such nerds.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:13:50 PM
But whose idea eas it to transform into cars and jets on Cybertron?

If you mean their Earth-form vehicles, that's basically just a big goof, as every Transformer should have an alternate Cybertron mode - i.e. Soundwave transforming into a lamp-post (wtf?) - apart from guys like the Dinobots who were created on Earth.

That's pretty much where I base my argument. Imagine the level of paranoia on Cybertron when the enemy could be anything.

Yeah, but Soundwave was a covert spy (along with his minions), most of the others were just funky vehicles - form follows function.

But I do get what you're saying.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:18:15 PM
Its good fun show but dont get crazy calling it a masterpeice of artwork or anything.

I'm not claiming it's War & Peace or Watership Down or anything, but the simplicity of GvsE does appeal to a base instinct that everyone can relate to.

And making something so basic that everyone can relate to it epitomises "genius in simplicity" in my book. That's all I meant.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 06:20:16 PM
k, ill take that explanation
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on March 06, 2007, 06:40:53 PM
...

Holy crap, this thread has been so derailed that you can't even see the tracks from here anymore!

-Rude

PS- Although, it was kinda' worth it for that Ang Lee stand-up bit~
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on March 06, 2007, 07:03:20 PM
The ONLY way that even the last shred of hope for humanity in general can be spared from this is if they never plug Geico. When the line between entertainment and advertisement becomes THAT blurred, humanity is doomed.

What about how old black and white sitcoms used to have their stars actually perform the commercial as part of their show?

"Hey Lucy, what kind of cigarettes are you smoking?"

"Winston, Ricky. They only sell Winston in America. Waaaahhhhh!"

/flame shield on

I'd rather have Grace poppin' in the morning after pill on Will & Grace than have to watch a commercial of 3 overly happy women discuss the horrible side affects of it for 30 seconds
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 07:04:30 PM
there was no part of your post that i want to exist in sort of reality at all.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on March 06, 2007, 07:07:30 PM
would you rather the sitcom stars continue spawning offspring on the show giving more potential spinoffs?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 07:09:30 PM
well in reality i would rather they faithfully abstinate (or at least had their tubes tied against their wills) until they all vanished into obscurity never to darken my TV again. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on March 06, 2007, 07:17:29 PM
there's other ways to have them vanish into obscurity, that's why we have the second ammendment and "reasonable doubt".... of course before obscurity will come after even more attention though
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 06, 2007, 07:20:01 PM
well if i could squeeze a sleazy tell all book deal out of it, then i guess its basically settled.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on March 06, 2007, 07:29:06 PM
I've already got a title for you, "If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened"
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: homerjayla on March 06, 2007, 08:05:42 PM
There's 5 pages of this? Why? :P
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 06, 2007, 08:41:52 PM
There's 5 pages of this? Why? :P

'Cause some crazy people think this is a bad idea   ;)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 09:29:09 PM
Someone should create a flowchart depicting the rapid derailment of this thread, depicting in a visually pleasing manner, how Geico Cavemen led indirectly but inexorably to the hypothetical assassination of sitcom characters by way of a dissection of the artistic merit of the Transformers. I'll need that on my desk by Thursday morning, people.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 06, 2007, 10:52:52 PM
We're still talking about a show that could be said to advertise something. Hence we're on topic. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 11:00:27 PM
You could make a strong argument that all television programming exists solely to sell advertising space. Did I just BLOW YOUR MIND?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Trufire on March 07, 2007, 07:23:15 AM
Let's not limit ourselves to just TV. Movies do the same thing! Best example though that shows your point though is Jim Carrey's "The Truman Show"
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 07, 2007, 07:49:43 AM
I loved how in Godzilla, you get this shot of a pile of subway rubble. Walls and street have crumbled, glass is shattered, but THE JOSTA MACHINE on top of the pile still lights up. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Tyrant on March 07, 2007, 02:39:00 PM

   I seriously thought Pak was smoking dope when he showed me the article for this. This has to be some crazy ongoing hallucination for drugs we don't even take. There's no way this is going past the first episode.


  And Kodiak, you're realy cool but....dude......just......dude. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 07, 2007, 02:52:22 PM

   I seriously thought Pak was smoking dope when he showed me the article for this. This has to be some crazy ongoing hallucination for drugs we don't even take. There's no way this is going past the first episode.


  And Kodiak, you're realy cool but....dude......just......dude. 

Please don't kill this before it begins!!   :'(

I want my Caveman TV show!
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Steve-O on March 07, 2007, 03:03:20 PM
I want my Caveman TV show!

To each his own, my friend.  But you should know, it may not turn out to be quite like you expect it:

http://www.insidesocal.com/tv/2007/03/exclusive_cavemens_powerful_dr.html (http://www.insidesocal.com/tv/2007/03/exclusive_cavemens_powerful_dr.html)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 07, 2007, 03:07:31 PM
I want my Caveman TV show!

To each his own, my friend.  But you should know, it may not turn out to be quite like you expect it:

http://www.insidesocal.com/tv/2007/03/exclusive_cavemens_powerful_dr.html (http://www.insidesocal.com/tv/2007/03/exclusive_cavemens_powerful_dr.html)

I like, I like!!

Lawson's answer to the question posed by the interviewer is exactly what I'd expect from the person who created these commercials.

Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 07, 2007, 03:29:39 PM
I won't call this show dead yet. Morbid curiosity alone should bring in a LOT of viewership. If they can make it a good enough show to hook 'em (big if) it could be the next ALF. :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Cibernético II on March 07, 2007, 03:29:56 PM
all the non-US posters must think we are insane

let's review


The Original Commercial

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#2
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#3?
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#4ish
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another
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Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 07, 2007, 04:54:50 PM
There's also another version of the shrink commercial.

There were also a couple more based on the original sequence. I guess they were different lengths, and not different content. The one you have here is only a small piece of the puzzle. A longer version cuts to three cavemen watching the same commercial on tv. One stands up, asks his friends if they really did see what they just saw, and one of them says "That is really condescending."
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Moose on March 08, 2007, 03:42:59 AM
... And is the entire series going to be based around that same one joke?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: PlayMSTie on March 08, 2007, 06:14:00 AM
The commercials don't even have anything to do with insurance anymore! That's the weirdest part of the whole weird thing. I'm seeing a caveman discussing his feelings with a psychiatrist and I'm thinking, ". . . and I'm supposed to buy Geico because . . . ?"
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 08, 2007, 08:09:42 AM
Get Geico! It makes the cavemen crazy because we're not sensitive to their feelings!
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Tyrant on March 08, 2007, 09:13:59 AM

   I'll watch the show on one condition and one condition only:

   In the last episode, the cavemen finally lose it over being underestimated by society, and they go to a gun store and stock up. They then rent a van and drive to Geico's headquarters and storm the building, taking out all the security guards and holding the rest of the people hostage. The head caveman then carves out a path of death and destruction as he makes his way to the top floor to the CEO's office. He kicks down the door and storms into the posh and oversized office, complete with a marble floor and gold toilet.

   The CEO holds up his hands and begs for mercy, which the caveman is not going to grant him. The caveman walks up to the CEO (after shooting his bodyguard) and, in an act of supreme irony, bashes his head in with a huge, hastily carved club. He then, again in an act of supreme irony, grabs the CEO by the hair and drags him to the gold toilet and dunks the CEO's head into it to finish the job. The caveman then falls to his knees and holds his hands up to his primative god and proclaims that it is finished. Roll credits.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 08, 2007, 09:16:32 AM

   I'll watch the show on one condition and one condition only:

   In the last episode, the cavemen finally lose it over being underestimated by society, and they go to a gun store and stock up. They then rent a van and drive to Geico's headquarters and storm the building, taking out all the security guards and holding the rest of the people hostage. The head caveman then carves out a path of death and destruction as he makes his way to the top floor to the CEO's office. He kicks down the door and storms into the posh and oversized office, complete with a marble floor and gold toilet.

   The CEO holds up his hands and begs for mercy, which the caveman is not going to grant him. The caveman walks up to the CEO (after shooting his bodyguard) and, in an act of supreme irony, bashes his head in with a huge, hastily carved club. He then, again in an act of supreme irony, grabs the CEO by the hair and drags him to the gold toilet and dunks the CEO's head into it to finish the job. The caveman then falls to his knees and holds his hands up to his primative god and proclaims that it is finished. Roll credits.


I love it!!!

(The fact that Geico screwed me over in the past has absolutely NOTHING to do with it...  ;D)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Tyrant on March 08, 2007, 09:20:23 AM

  I should totally write for TV. Screw this underpayed/overworked customer service job.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 08, 2007, 09:50:56 AM
so basically its falling down but with caveman?  yeah id watch that in a heartbeat lol you rule tyrant
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on March 10, 2007, 11:15:07 AM
If I had to watch a TV show or movie about insurance, let be the animated (or live) adventures of Erin Surance from E Surance.  If I'm gonna have to watch a prehistoric TV show, then by all means have ABC resurrect 'Dinosaurs' (the TV show, not the CGI Disney movie)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 11, 2007, 03:46:49 AM
According to this (http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/AreGeicoCavemenReadyForPrimeTime.aspx), the Burger King has a movie development deal:

"Burger King has focused over the last year on lifting the profile of its "king" mascot, a mute character best known for his creepy smile. The burger baron recently starred in a series of video games, and the company says it has lined up a studio and distributor for a feature film.

Russ Klein, Burger King's president of global marketing strategy, won't reveal the studio's identity or the likely plot. But he says the movie could appear as early as the end of this year, with the film aimed at "creating a back story for the king."

I'm speechless.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 11, 2007, 02:23:27 PM
And THERE'S our seventh sign of the apocalypse! Woo! Brace yourselves, world! We're goin' down in a ball of fire! YEEE-HAW! :^)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 11, 2007, 02:30:37 PM
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If I had to watch a TV show or movie about insurance, let be the animated (or live) adventures of Erin Surance from E Surance.  If I'm gonna have to watch a prehistoric TV show, then by all means have ABC resurrect 'Dinosaurs' (the TV show, not the CGI Disney movie)

There it is folks, definitive observable evidence that dinsaurs came before cavemen.   :rimshot:

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And THERE'S our seventh sign of the apocalypse! Woo! Brace yourselves, world! We're goin' down in a ball of fire! YEEE-HAW! :^)

lol you make the apocalypse sound like a rollercoaster.  we are at the top now where everone gets to raise their hands above their heads. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Pak-Man on March 11, 2007, 02:56:54 PM
But he says the movie could appear as early as the end of this year, with the film aimed at "creating a back story for the king."

OK. Show of hands. How many people here watched the Burger King commericals and though to themselves, "OK. So that creepy king just woke up next to that dude with a BK breakfast. Not only does that make me wanna go out and get a whopper, but it makes me wonder. WHY? What drives that king to peddle Kids Meals and BK Broilers? What are the details of his sordid past?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 11, 2007, 03:02:04 PM
nope can claim i thought that, although i did want to try the bk king sneaking around game. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: PlayMSTie on March 11, 2007, 04:16:53 PM
Everyone I know loathes the Burger King mascot. Just whom do they expect their audience to be??
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 11, 2007, 04:19:49 PM
idiots.  who else?

heres how it goes, when your heart is AMAZINGLY clogged with cholesterol. you cant get enough oxygen to the brain.  its a selfmade audience. 
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on March 11, 2007, 06:13:02 PM
But he says the movie could appear as early as the end of this year, with the film aimed at "creating a back story for the king."

OK. Show of hands. How many people here watched the Burger King commericals and though to themselves, "OK. So that creepy king just woke up next to that dude with a BK breakfast. Not only does that make me wanna go out and get a whopper, but it makes me wonder. WHY? What drives that king to peddle Kids Meals and BK Broilers? What are the details of his sordid past?

*Hand shoots up into the air...
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 11, 2007, 07:37:10 PM
I love the King, but probably not for the right reasons. I like to imagine the marketing whiz who was trying to come up with Ronald McDonald-type character for Burger King: "Hmm. Well, they've got a creepy mute clown, so we'll need a creepy mute something else. We all know nothing's creepier than a clown, so what if we just use a king, but have him act way creepier that Ronald?"
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on March 12, 2007, 05:44:09 AM
Quote from: Sharktopus
I like to imagine the marketing whiz who was trying to come up with Ronald McDonald-type character for Burger King: "Hmm. Well, they've got a creepy mute clown, so we'll need a creepy mute something else...

I'll give ya' creepy, but since when was Ronald McDonald ever mute?

-Rude
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 12, 2007, 05:51:17 AM
a long time ago in a galaxy far far away?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Cibernético II on March 12, 2007, 08:38:03 AM
a long time ago in a galaxy far far away?


nope, even in his first appearance Ronald was quite chatty


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that's Willard Scott, BTW
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sideswipe on March 12, 2007, 09:14:19 AM
Seriously, this show needs to happen.  I hope its just like the commercials to, with the same actors and everything.  I will watch it, it will probably be leaps and bounds better than the rediculous ammont of shittastic reality crap shows that annoy the hell out of me.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Tyrant on March 12, 2007, 01:12:41 PM

   I just usually bury my face whenever the BK commercials with the king come on. He freaks me out like nothing ever has before. It's that lidless, mute stare. Like a black mamba. You can't tell if he's there to give you a tasty burger or if he's going to open that huge grinning mouth and bite your head clean off. *shudder*  Needless to say, I'm not watching it.  Despite my hatred for clowns, Ronald McDonald is a lot easier to take than the king.  At least he talks and you know where he stands.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: The Tick on March 12, 2007, 04:37:02 PM
 :'( Im afraid for our planet  :'(
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on March 12, 2007, 04:39:58 PM
all ways here are MY WAYS!!!!
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Laziest Man on Mars on March 12, 2007, 06:39:25 PM
a long time ago in a galaxy far far away?


nope, even in his first appearance Ronald was quite chatty


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that's Willard Scott, BTW

Geeze that's scary!!

I mean.. the newer Ronald Mcdoanld is scary in a "Lures you into his van with a Happy Meal, rapes you, then buries you in a shallow grave." kinda way... But THAT one is scary in a "Skins your whole family alive, then dances wearing your dermis while you and your loved ones slowly bleed to death." kinda way.

And what was the budget for that clown costume? "Get me a shower curtain, a few boxes, and a cup on a string!"
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Sharktopus on March 12, 2007, 06:40:20 PM
I seriously have no memory of Ronald McDonald ever speaking. But talky or not, he still freaks me out way more than the King. Clowns! :speechless:
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: EightBitHero on March 15, 2007, 05:42:12 PM
TV show ideas like this make me wonder if, perhaps, Al Qaeda is just trying to help.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: MontyServo on March 30, 2007, 09:03:06 AM
I saw a bit on Variety.com that seemed to indicate that the actors from the commercial will NOT be on this show.

If that's the case then I say what's the point?

That main caveman character (and the actor that played him) are the only reason the commercials are as good as they are.  Take him out of the mix and you have just another lame and pointless sitcom.'
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on July 26, 2007, 11:01:16 PM
Just leaked
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: googergieger on July 26, 2007, 11:11:49 PM
*thumbs up*
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: pyro on July 27, 2007, 09:10:17 PM
And let me be the first to say that this show is only ok....  better than I expected though.  Sorta intereseting, no laugh track, but the parts that I found funny were usually just dialogue that would have been funny if 2 normal people were saying it
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Rude on July 28, 2007, 03:25:36 AM
Quote from: MontyServo
...the actors from the commercial will NOT be on this show.

Eh... all cavemen look the same to me~  ;D

-Rude

PS pyro - Have you already actually seen a whole episode somewhere?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Tripe on July 28, 2007, 06:49:42 AM
Quote from: MontyServo
...the actors from the commercial will NOT be on this show.

Eh... all cavemen look the same to me~  ;D

-Rude

Which brings us to this

(http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/953/td070602wf5.gif)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: RVR II on July 28, 2007, 06:52:59 AM
 :D :D :D
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
FUNNY STUFF!!
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 12, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
I think Transformers NEEDS someone like Bay. I hate his movies too, but it's a given he wont try to get too "deep" with the story. If you take a shallow universe and try to make it deep, you get The Hulk, and we don't want that. Bay may have found his calling...

Wow.  How times change,I remember when I felt that way too.  How things change.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: MontyServo on June 12, 2010, 02:24:24 PM
I think Transformers NEEDS someone like Bay. I hate his movies too, but it's a given he wont try to get too "deep" with the story. If you take a shallow universe and try to make it deep, you get The Hulk, and we don't want that. Bay may have found his calling...

Wow.  How times change,I remember when I felt that way too.  How things change.

Really?  You decided to bump up a three year old thread?    ::)
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 12, 2010, 03:12:57 PM
I just found it interesting look back.  Also I find it funny that we once looked forward to Bay's Transformers movies.  You can't say that that is not funny,given how things turned out.

Also old threads are kept so we can still post in them if we want to,otherwise why keep them?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: MontyServo on June 12, 2010, 03:23:58 PM
I just found it interesting look back.  Also I find it funny that we once looked forward to Bay's Transformers movies.  You can't say that that is not funny,given how things turned out.

Also old threads are kept so we can still post in them if we want to,otherwise why keep them?

You might have been better off quoting the old post but in the newest Transformers thread.  Who the heck is going to read a three year old thread about the Geico cavemen show?  Besides me, i mean.   :P
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Darth Geek on June 12, 2010, 03:40:36 PM
I think it's inspired to comment on this in the Geico Caveman thread.

Michael Bay's movies are so bad, even a caveman can do better.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: MontyServo on June 12, 2010, 03:47:07 PM
I think it's inspired to comment on this in the Geico Caveman thread.

Michael Bay's movies are so bad, even a caveman can do better.

Too bad he isn't that much on the ball to have been thinking that way.   :P
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 12, 2010, 04:24:56 PM
I think it's inspired to comment on this in the Geico Caveman thread.

Michael Bay's movies are so bad, even a caveman can do better.

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: spaceforarent on June 12, 2010, 05:15:12 PM
Three years later I will bring this thread back on topic. There was a while where I was looking to find all the episodes, as a true test of how much terrible I can take. Apparently they are very hard to track down. You can't legally buy them anywhere, and I couldn't find a torrent. I guess no one is ever allowed to see this show again.
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 12, 2010, 06:00:13 PM
Wow the show bombed so bad ABC tired to pretend it never happened.   Here is a question if we are all watching our SWHS Rifftrax 40 years from now do you think any of us will be able to remember what they are talking about when they make that joke about this show?
Title: Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
Post by: Shinigami on June 12, 2010, 08:20:05 PM
Three years later I will bring this thread back on topic. There was a while where I was looking to find all the episodes, as a true test of how much terrible I can take. Apparently they are very hard to track down. You can't legally buy them anywhere, and I couldn't find a torrent. I guess no one is ever allowed to see this show again.

FYI, there's a torrent on MySpleen.cc

It's a pretty awesome tracker that specializes in unreleased or obscure material.