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Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« on: March 05, 2007, 04:17:52 PM »
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Apparently, this isn't a joke!  :D

ABC developing 'Cavemen'
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.

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http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117960384.html?categoryid=14&cs=1&nid=2562

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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 04:24:10 PM »
positive proof there is nothing good on tv ;)


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 06:03:42 PM »
As if the commercials aren't annoying enough.
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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 06:07:41 PM »
maybe itll be a show with a hard hitting look at racism?  who knows


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 09:03:47 PM »
 :o :speechless:

Words.. fail me... I can't think up a joke for this. :^)


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #5 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!


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #6 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!  ::)


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #7 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.


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #8 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.


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007, 08:22:52 AM »
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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007, 08:52:19 AM »
is it really too early for april fools


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #12 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.


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2007, 09:09:08 AM »
like the mars and tyco chocotastic robotic toy hour?


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Re: Geico Cavemen Get Their Own TV Show?!
« Reply #14 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!"

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