Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Oh, this just keeps getting better and better...

As you all know, I’ve been following the Geico Cavemen story with a keen interest. Okay, so it’s not so much a keen interest as it is that strange sort of glee you get when watching two speeding locomotives careening out of control toward each other on a single track.

(As an aside, my Dad and I did a computer simulation of two speeding bullet trains running into each other on his Microsoft Train Simulator the last time I visited him, and it was freaking awesome!)

So anyway, I came upon the following extremely disturbing bits of related news…

While reading this story about how the Cavemen’s creator managed to get the opportunity to make a pilot based on the characters, I noticed that it’s mentioned that Burger King is working on bringing that King with the creepy smile from their commercials into a feature film. The more I let this twist in my brain, the more it horrifies me.

A fairly legit blogger (if there truly is such a thing) is reporting that the creator of the Cavemen says the new show isn’t going to be a sitcom at all, but instead a drama focusing on intolerance and prejudice in our modern society. NBC, according to the source, apparently passed on it because they already have enough successful dramas in their line-up… but ABC is always looking for the next big drama and so greenlighted the pilot. I’ll just let that sink in for everyone out there before I continue…

Still conscious? Okay then…

I’m beginning to think that this whole Geico Cavemen show thing is just an elaborate hoax to grow the brand. If it was April 1st, I’d be positive.

3 comments:

Melinda Barton said...

My vote: HUGE HOAX and a damned funny one at that.

Andy said...

Actually, the people I work with have been following those caveman, and virtually everything "fandom" that has been done with/about/on them. Check out: htpp://www.iheartcaveman.com just to see how far they have gone with them. It's pretty impressive...

Andy

Becca said...

I think the Gecko should direct.