ABC's "Caveman" to feature at least one Geico Caveman

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  1. trausch

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    By LYNN ELBER

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The producers of ABC's new "Cavemen" said Wednesday the comedy is much more than the insurance company commercials that inspired it, but isn't designed to be an ambitious allegory about race.


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  2. DougF

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    That's good. I wouldn't have watched if they didn't have at least one of the originals in it. It would be really bad otherwise.
     
  3. NJChris

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    I was thinking "It will be really bad ANYWAY..." ;)
     
  4. Fish Man

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    I don't understand why so many people are so positive that it will be horrible.

    Silly, without a doubt.

    But some "fish out of water" sitcoms have been very good.

    Handled properly, and with good writing, I think it could have a "Third Rock From the Sun" sort of feel to it, and "Third Rock" was one hell of a funny show! :)
     
  5. omnibus

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    I think the best Geico caveman spots are.

    1. The moving sidewalk at the airport. The caveman's body language is perfect.

    2. The one where he responds "what" to the anchors diatribe.

    Is either one of those Jeff Phillips? Photo without makeup on imdb.com He's on a soap opera. (won't let me cut and paste).
     
  6. LoadStar

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    Is Jeff Phillips the one in the "Caveman Crib" interactive website?
     
  7. marksman

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    I never found the commercials terribly amusing, so I am pretty certain it will be horrible.

    Taking something that wasn't funny in the first place and stretching it out does not make it funny.

    I have seen Encino Man, barely funny, and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (Phile Hartman is awesome but still only miniscully funny.)

    The concept on its face is just not that funny.

    And it is clear that is the focus of the show.
     
  8. DougF

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    Oh, same here. It looks like a Big Bag of Suck regardless of the cast.

    I was just having a little fun.
     
  9. zuko3984

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    It's not funny to you so it wont be funny or good to anyone else? I find some of the commercials amusing so i can see the show being funny if it has good scripts.

    I'm not passing judgement until i actually see the show. Just because a concept doesn't sound great doesn't mean the show will be bad. I thought the concept for that show The Class sounded really stupid and I ended up really liking that show.
     
  10. NJChris

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    Stop that!
     
  11. marksman

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    Perfect example. Bad concept begets bad show!

    :)
     
  12. drew2k

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    Nope. With the Class it was more like: Bad concept begets so-so pilot begets retooling begets funny comedy with likable characters begets sadness at it's non-renewal.
     
  13. drew2k

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    :p There were quite a few Jeff Phillips at IMDB, so I'm not sure how you narrowed it down to the Soap Actor.

    There's still no Jeff Phillips listed on the cast page yet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0981216/fullcredits#cast
     
  14. nedthelab

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    This a perfect example of how something that is funny in a certain context - a 30 seond spot - will not hold up for 30 mins. I give it no more than 6 episodes
     
  15. Crash_Corrigan

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    I'd rather see a sitcom featuring Tarzan, Frankenstein and Tonto from the old SNL skits.
     
  16. JYoung

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    And "Baby Bob" lasted how long again?
     
  17. omnibus

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    All of the listings refer to the same guy. Only one has photos and it's easy to see past the makeup....eyebrow ridge etc. :p
     
  18. sharkster

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    I love Caveman's Crib! I hope that's him and I hope HE will be in the sitcom. I don't think that the concept is doable without him.
     
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    "I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa"

    <laugh track>
     

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