This Post Could Save You 15% or More
September 19, 2007 4:58 AM   Subscribe

GEICO Gecko [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] ☻ Stupid Things [1] ☻ Animals [laughing dogs, squirrels, cat, duck] Fakes [Tiny House, Parker Solution to Hair Loss] Celebrities [Don LaFontaine, Little Richard, Verne Troyer, Burt Bacharach] Good News [Esteban, Tony Little, the salmon, Speed Racer, soap opera, Mr. Jiggy Fly, congressional hearing, TV newscast] Cavemen [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] Tabloid TV [Cabbage Patch Kid, Fred Flintstone, Jed Clampett] Warren Wallace [1, 2, 3] 15 Minutes Online [1, 2] Miscellaneous [martial arts secrets, the robot]
posted by Poolio (38 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: poster's request/train wreck/"you wanted to show us ads?" -- jessamyn



 
I'M GOING FUCKING BLIND WITH YOUR POSTS!!! DOT DOT SQUIGGLE SQUIGGLE!!!!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 5:01 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm deaf to your complaints, Henry.
posted by Poolio at 5:04 AM on September 19, 2007


As a Massachusetts (one of, if not the only, state in which Geico is not licensed to sell insurance, but in which it runs advertisements anyway) resident I always saw Geico as the Red Lobster of insurance companies. Ads eveywhere, but there's never a restaurant anywhere near you.
posted by yhbc at 5:06 AM on September 19, 2007


BTW, the Gecko & Cavemen links have hover-over descriptions.
posted by Poolio at 5:09 AM on September 19, 2007


Before the shitstorm begins, I would like to say that I am partial to the Warren Wallace commercials, and enjoy their Wes Anderson-like feel. Also, I was just commenting to someone the other day about how Geico management deserves credit for repeatedly taking chances on new wacky commercials, when most companies in the same position would never have moved beyond the Gecko commercials.
posted by horsemuth at 5:09 AM on September 19, 2007


Today, I am six years old in MetaFilter years. Six years ago we didn't know nothin' about MetaYouTubeGraspingAtStrawsForALameThemeFilter no how.
posted by y2karl at 5:13 AM on September 19, 2007 [4 favorites]


I too like the Warren Wallace commercials a lot.
posted by Poolio at 5:13 AM on September 19, 2007


I like normal posts that don't try too hard.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 5:16 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


*gets off y2karl's lawn*
posted by Poolio at 5:16 AM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


This post is the anti-Tivo
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:19 AM on September 19, 2007


yhbc: yes, it's the only state. I worked there when the big thing was opening up into New Jersey to sell insurance. It'll probably never happen in Massachusetts.

Occasionally they would test out the new ad spots on the employees. For every great or funny commercial you see, there were at least four REALLY SHITTY commercials that never aired to make up for.
posted by sephira at 5:24 AM on September 19, 2007


I've always wanted to try Red Lobster.
posted by Poolio at 5:25 AM on September 19, 2007


This is getting ridiculous. I don't care who you are or what this post is about. Do you care who you are, or what this is about?
posted by St Urbain's Horseman at 5:30 AM on September 19, 2007


Before the shitstorm begins, I would like to say that I am partial to the Warren Wallace commercials, and enjoy their Wes Anderson-like feel.

Fair enough.

Now, then.

LET THE SHITSTORM BEGIN!!!!!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:30 AM on September 19, 2007


when i opened this i found a geico banner ad. the commercials are pervasive enough, but now we've got a damn caveman tv show looming as well. then i wake up to metafilter having a ton of geico crap? thanks for pissing me off at the start of my day. these commercials air every ten seconds or something, how in the hell are they even remotely mefi material? flagged.
posted by andywolf at 5:37 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think Poolio needs another hobby. Needlepoint maybe?
posted by Eekacat at 5:38 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


memepoolio
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:40 AM on September 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


If everyone hates this so much, then the mods should go ahead and delete it.

I thought it was interesting to see all the commercials together like this... I certainly wasn't looking to ruin anyone's day.
posted by Poolio at 5:43 AM on September 19, 2007


If the YouTube servers go down does Poolio cease to exist?
posted by oh pollo! at 5:43 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Poolio do by any chance happen to work for Geico? or own Geico stocks?

i wants a reason for having so much Geico maliciously yet cutely etched into my memory after watching all those vids you posted.


LOLGEICOMYHEDHURTZNOW
posted by ItsaMario at 5:47 AM on September 19, 2007


Not to get all "would I need to own a TV" on your ass, but seriously. A compendium of TV commercials with no theme other than the company they promote?
posted by DU at 5:48 AM on September 19, 2007


Poolio do by any chance happen to work for Geico? or own Geico stocks?

No.. but I just saved 15% on my car insurance.

I keed.
posted by Poolio at 5:50 AM on September 19, 2007


EPIC PHAIL
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 5:56 AM on September 19, 2007


This post is good, but then again I slept at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:57 AM on September 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


GIECO has nothing AFLAC. Just because I love yelling"AFLAC". That is all.
posted by srboisvert at 5:57 AM on September 19, 2007


Help maintain a healthy, respectful discussion by focusing comments on the issues, topics, and facts at hand—not at other members of the site.

ASSTUNNEL!!!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 5:57 AM on September 19, 2007


I don't think this post is going to make it to the Sideblog, Poolio.
posted by Slacktastic at 5:57 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Your favorite insurance commercials suck.

Also, my first flag. I'm so proud.
posted by Mcable at 6:00 AM on September 19, 2007


All this post needs now to top it off is Comic Sans.......
posted by ItsaMario at 6:00 AM on September 19, 2007


The music in the Geico caveman Airport commercial is "Remind Me" from a 2002 CD release "Melody A.M." by the Norwegian band Royskopp. This earworm brought to you by . . .
posted by Standeck at 6:13 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Was it Geico that had the football players talking about feeling not so fresh down there, and that two fingers of the patented oily balm could fix it? Or was that energizer?

And who had that commercial where a family sits down to breakfast and the mascot hops down from the cereal box, at which point the family sensibly flees in terror?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:14 AM on September 19, 2007


Tiny House would have made a much better show than the caveman sitcom.

I would watch people live a house that's just too small. It'd be like the anti-House of Leaves.
posted by betweenthebars at 6:16 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like this post, but then I like Geico, and one of the few things I hate about my new home state of Massachusetts is that there's no Geico here.

BRING ON THE GECKOS!
posted by languagehat at 6:21 AM on September 19, 2007


Standeck dont forget the video clip of 'remind me' which is pretty awesome.
posted by ItsaMario at 6:22 AM on September 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


ROU, the first one was a TiVo ad. Not sure what the second was.
posted by ALongDecember at 6:24 AM on September 19, 2007


See you, me and Poolio, down by the schoolyardYouTube.

fun post
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 6:37 AM on September 19, 2007


ItsaMario thanks! That was pretty awesome! Oh sweet, fickle intarwebs, you have also brought me the commercial I currently love to hate!
posted by Standeck at 6:40 AM on September 19, 2007




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