Tuesday, October 16, 2007


My work schedule doesn’t allow for certain shows and that includes Caveman. Well, due to a temporary change, I was able to catch the third episode of the GEICO commercial inspired show. The Verdict… It’s bad, but not as bad as the critics would have you think. It’s lame and rightfully deserves to be cancelled but I can’t help thinking that most, if not all network sitcoms suck and this show simply exposes this. The last sitcom that I that I thought was actually funny was ah… News Radio. OK and maybe the first few episodes of Dharma and Greg and That 70s Show. It’s been awhile for me.

One of the reasons I feel most folks don’t like Caveman is because it actually shows how stupid and insipid American sitcoms are. My SO said this is just like any other comedy except they are cavemen, what’s the point. Exactly, what is the point? By making the main characters cavemen ABC has nicely uncovered how primitive and silly these types of programs are …at least on network television. The situations and plot are no different than any other show but it’s less funny when they have false foreheads? Please. People don’t like realizing something they like is dumb. That’s the problem with Caveman plain and simple.

Sitcoms are so dumb a Caveman can do it …and now they have.


P.S. ABC really should have used they guys from the commercials, it would have been better.


Pandabonium said...

As Ringo Starr's character Atouk said in the movie Caveman (1981), "Zug! Zug!"

ladybug said...

Well, we've got 3 we've been kind of watching

1. Ugly Betty-pretty funny in my book
2. Chuck-has some good moments
3. Pushing Daisies-love the 60's Edward Scissorhands look!

Otherwise it's just Simpsons for us!

Dean Wormer said...


I like Chuck, Reaper and Pushing Daisies.

All quirky shows starring nerds.

Don Snabulus said...

I saved a lot on my TV watching.

Swinebread said...

panda - hmmmm hard to say which is better

LB - notice that they have sitcom elements but those 1-hour shows are also dramas

dean- yup

snab - by not watching caveman?

Don Snabulus said...



It's funny to me that TV only exists to sell ad space and that some how gieco has found a way to turn the whole show into an ad.

Look for Tony the Tiger to be headlining a Medical Drama on CBS this winter as a mid-season replacement.