One of the highlights of my recent trip to America, besides:
- barely finding deep-dish pizza in Chicago
- using the free Charmin’ Toilet Paper toilets on Broadway in New York and
- eavesdropping on hunting talk while eating some kind of combination of meat and melted cheese (as all American restaurant meals seem to be) at Jakes in Ashland Ohio
was these series of commercials for Geico (a provider of car insurance if you’re not sure) I’m not a huge TV watcher, but these commercials are without doubt some of the funniest I’ve seen in a long time. For those of you in Australia, if you haven’t seen these, I hope you enjoy.
Running from least funniest to funniest, there’s basically three categories of Geico commercials. There are a couple where they have a real person who is telling how Geico helped them, and right next to them, a celebrity playing the part as well.
Then, in a truly inspired idea, the Caveman ads. The premise is simple. Geico’s latest advertising slogan is that their new website is so easy, a caveman could use it. However, cavemen around America are rather offended at the insinuation that they’re stupid.
But, beyond a doubt, my favourite ads are the Geico gecko. If they ever give this guy a movie, I’m pre-booking seats.
I’d go from the top gecko commercial down to the bottom one, but they’re all pretty good.
“I’d stick with the small talk, mate.”
“Of course they want free pie and chips. It’s pie . . . with chips . . . for free.”
“And I’m like, ‘Of course I’ll sit with the kids. You’re like a brother to me.'”