Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Original Cavemen Could Do It


Of course you knew about the new Caveman sitcom inspired by the Geico commercials, right? The mildly amusing ones that feature cavemen suffering the “racial” indignities of Geico’s insurance ads, which feature the slogan: “it’s so easy a caveman could do it.” Well who knows if the show will be any good, but it’s worth a shot to try something new I guess. From this NY Times article:

The sitcom inspired by the Geico cavemen — titled, in a startling burst of Hollywood creativity, “Cavemen” — is getting a prominent time slot, leading off the ABC Tuesday lineup at 8 p.m. The half-hour series will have a different cast from the seven commercials that have appeared since the campaign was introduced in 2004 by Geico


What… A different cast? The guys from the commercials are great. I'm amazed... do they want the show to fail?



-Swinebread

9 comments:

Pandabonium said...

That's a funny clip.

Natural selection is a long process. We are all still "cave people", we just have 21st century technology. Not a pretty mix.

Don Snabulus said...

Indeed PB. It is rare to get a decent social commentary from a commercial. I like what the NYT said about the title...titled, in a startling burst of Hollywood creativity, “Cavemen”

Kind of like that Fark.com cliche` about Hollywood running out of ideas.

Dean Wormer said...

Swine-

I'm embarrased I know this but that actor actually had a conflict or he would've been in the sitcom.

He WILL be making a cameo, however.

Dean Wormer said...

Also-

Here's a clip of the new show-

http://abc.go.com/fallpreview/cavemen/index?u=0

Overdroid said...

I never got called in to audition for this! I'd be perfect!

Dean Wormer said...

Yup.

The amount they'd save on not having to apply makeup to you would be worth your salary alone.

Swinebread said...

That clip seemed promising... of course George Lopez is pissed

http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=64887

maybe he could gueststar?

Arkonbey said...

I really actually like the commercials and would watch this show. However, I see only two outcomes for it. Either it is horrible and tanks,or it is good, becomes 'critically acclaimed' and still tanks.

Swinebread said...

you said it!