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Old 03-05-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Geico cavemen to get own TV show?

I kind of like the commercials so I think this show would be kind of funny. I don't think it would last long though.




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Geico cavemen could star in TV series



NEW YORK (AP) -- Those Geico "cavemen" shouldn't be so upset after all -- they may get their own television series.

ABC said Friday it had ordered a pilot for a comedy, tentatively titled "Cavemen," that features the characters used in a series of ads by the insurance company.

In the ads, cavemen appear insulted by a Geico pitchman's claim that the company's Web site is so easy to use that "even a caveman can do it."

The potential series, one of 14 pilots that will be produced by Touchstone Television this spring, features the cavemen as they "struggle with prejudice on a daily basis as they strive to live the lives of normal thirty-somethings in 2007 Atlanta."

It's unusual for characters from an advertising campaign to move into shows of their own, but not unprecedented. The CBS comedy "Baby Bob" featured a talking baby that had been used in several advertisements, according to Daily Variety.

The advertising copywriter who helped create the "cavemen" ads is writing the pilot, the studio said.

A pilot order is no guarantee a show will make it on the air; in fact, the majority of pilots don't make it that far.
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Wow, tv is desperate for ideas

The first time I saw that commercial I thought it was Will Ferrell
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Is Ringo gonna do a guest appearance?
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It could be funny. too bad Phil Hartman is dead, or else he could cameo as Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.

I miss Phil.
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When does the Aflack duck get his own talk show? That would rule!
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #6
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Remember one the of the first caveman commercials when the guy takes the two cavemen to a restaurant? One of the cavemen looked a lot like Val Kilmer. I laugh my ass off everytime I see that one because all I see is Val Kilmer as a caveman. If they want this show to last a few episodes, they should get Val. Otherwise, this show will get cancelled really fast.
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Old 03-05-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
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maybe it's just me, but i think these commercials are incredibly unfunny. i don't know what's worse, these or their gecko commercials. (which, geez, haven't they been milking that for like 10 years now?)

oh well
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I LOVED the cavemen commercials when they first appeared, but I agree they have worn out their welcome.

Now a tv show?
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Lame.
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I love the cavemen ads but I don't want this show filmed in my hometown.
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First Episode:
Captain Caveman stops by and asks the other cavemen who their agent is? Turns out Hanna-Barbara was fucking him out of cartoon royalties.
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When does the Aflack duck get his own talk show? That would rule!
I dunno....it made sense to put the duck in Lemony Snicket...but a tv show too?! Again...I dunno
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I dunno....it made sense to put the duck in Lemony Snicket...but a tv show too?! Again...I dunno
He could interview Ben Affleck...
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The only good thing about any of these commercials was the use of Royksopp's "Remind Me" in one of them...
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The only good thing about any of these commercials was the use of Royksopp's "Remind Me" in one of them...
omg, THANK YOU! I generally DVR shows and then fast forward the commercials, but I'll stop to watch the caveman commercial just for this song. Now I know who sings it.

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Remember one the of the first caveman commercials when the guy takes the two cavemen to a restaurant? One of the cavemen looked a lot like Val Kilmer. I laugh my ass off everytime I see that one because all I see is Val Kilmer as a caveman. If they want this show to last a few episodes, they should get Val. Otherwise, this show will get cancelled really fast.
Actually, I had the same thought. He does sorta resemble Val Kilmer. Weird.
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