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    Lightbulb GEICO's Cavemen May Get Own TV Series

    ABC Developing 'Cavemen'
    Comedy Pilot Based on Geico Ads
    By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER


    ABC pilot will ape insurance company Geico's caveman characters.

    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.

    Project, from ABC TV Studio, is penned by Joe Lawson, an advertising
    copywriter who was behind the "Caveman" ads -- as well as other
    Geico commercials (think the cockney-speaking Geico gecko, and the
    reality TV spoof "Tiny House").

    Daniel Rappaport, Guymon Cassady, Will Speck and Josh Gordon are
    exec producers. Speck and Gordon, commercial directors who recently
    helmed the Will Farrell feature "Blades of Glory," are on board to also
    direct.

    The single-camera laffer pilot is based on the Geico ads that promote
    the insurance company's Web site as so user-friendly that even "a
    caveman could do it." The spots follow cavemen in modern settings,
    reacting with offense to the derogatory slogan. In one, a Geico
    spokesman apologizes and takes the Neanderthals out to dinner.

    Other blurbs include the sensitive, modern cavemen peeved at the
    offending slogan while encountering Geico ads in everyday life, including
    the airport.

    The caveman commercials were created through the Richmond, Va.-based
    Martin Agency. Jeff Daniel Phillips and Ben Weber play the cavemen in the
    Geico spots; no word if they'll make the transformation to the TV project.

    Few TV shows have come out of the commercial sphere; more frequently,
    TV characters live on in 30-second spots long after their shows are
    canceled (think "ALF").

    But it's not without precedence: The 2002 CBS comedy "Baby Bob"
    revolved around a talking baby character that was first seen in a series
    of dot.com ads. After the Eye canceled "Baby Bob," the character
    returned to its commercial roots, spending time as a pitchman
    (pitchbaby?) for Quizno's Subs.

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    i'll set the betting line at over/under 7 episodes...

    who's taking the under?

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    it's a shame when cavemen get a show before us West Indian ppl

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotiKing2004eva View Post
    i'll set the betting line at over/under 7 episodes...

    who's taking the under?
    I can't beleive they cancelled George Lopez for this.

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    i feel it will be shitty

    like when they tried to make that 80's show


    what a disaster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne View Post
    it's a shame when cavemen get a show before us West Indian ppl
    Oliver could make prime time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneshot View Post
    Oliver could make prime time?
    I know right but they rather choose Cavemen . This is some BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne View Post
    I know right but they rather choose Cavemen . This is some BS
    Cavemen..Jamaicans... same thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    Cavemen..Jamaicans... same thing.

    I thought they look more like a Trini from the south

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne View Post
    I thought they look more like a Trini from the south

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne View Post
    I know right but they rather choose Cavemen . This is some BS
    doh worry i heard one will be homophobic

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    Cavemen..Jamaicans... same thing.


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    it might be funny for one episode
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-MAKAA View Post
    Cavemen..Jamaicans... same thing.


    lmfao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Val View Post
    it might be funny for one episode
    I think so too

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