Geico: A Triangle Solo Is Surprising

Ahh…the triangle. It’s an oft-forgotten and maligned instrument. But this particular triangle player (played by Jonathan Brooks) takes a chance and goes for a surprising solo in his orchestra’s concert. The audience and his fellow musicians are understandably dumbfounded. Geico’s newest spot from their “It’s Not Surprising” campaign has racked up more than 3.7 million views in less than two days, proving that there are some triangle fanatics out there.

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Geico: If You’re A Ref, You Way Overexplain Things

We’re getting to football season now…this is the first weekend for college, while the NFL will start next weekend (well, Thursday I guess). So in that spirit, Geico has a new spot from their “It’s What You Do” campaign. Football’s rules can be complex, and so referees are there to make calls, which can sometimes require onerous explanations. Here, a ref and his wife are out to dinner at a fancy restaurant with another couple. After his wife orders langostino lobster ravioli, Zebraman gets up and explains (in ref-like fashion) that he won’t be ordering the same due to a slight shellfish allergy, plus the fact that she already ordered it. Don’t wanna be repetitive, you know. He tries to get chicken tenders and tater tots, with his dinner partners glaring. Unfortunately, they don’t have chicken tenders and tater tots. Probably don’t have nachos either, buddy.

Geico: Running Of The Bulldogs Is Surprising

We all know about the Running of the Bulls, which is currently taking place in Pamplona, Spain. But a Running of the Bulldogs, like in this Geico ad? That would be both surprising and strangely adorable. So much licking.

Geico: If You’re Boyz II Men, You Make Anything Sound Good (Even Chronic Flatulence)

Geico’s got a new ad in their “It’s What You Do” campaign. In this one, a woman picks up a new prescription from the pharmacy, and it has side effects. What are these side effects? Well, Boyz II Men sing them. She might have dizziness, nausea, sweaty eyelids, and in severe cases, chronic flatulence. Hearing Boyz II Men sing “chronic flatulence”, and the somehow seductive sounding “so gassy, girl” refrain is a delight. Because if you’re Boyz II Men, you make anything sound good. The possibly gassy in the future girl is played by Courtney Cunningham.

Geico: Runway Models On An Airport Runway Are Surprising

Flight delays aren’t surprising at all…the last two times I’ve flown, there have been massive delays. But if you were delayed because of runway models on the runway, yeah, that would be surprising. The ground crew is getting really into the show. And contrary to what that one passenger thinks, I bet the lace looks nice on the model.

Geico: Caesar On A Caesar Salad Is Surprising

Caesar salad was created by restauranteur Caesar Cardini, who was an Italian immigrant. It has nothing to do with Julius Caesar. Still, it’s amusing to see Julius Caesar deliver dramatic platitudes to befuddled diners. And of course, the lady ordered soup, not salad. It’s reminiscent of Geico’s Marco Polo spot, which also puts a historical figure in the modern day. The actor who plays Caesar is fantastic…he’s played by the interestingly named Time Winters.

 

Geico: Ordering A Getaway Car With An App Is Surprising

Ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft have proven to be invaluable over the last few years. Just whip out your phone, and you can get picked up in a matter of minutes. Of course, if you just pulled off a heist at an art museum, ordering a getaway car with an app probably isn’t the best idea. Their drivers make wrong turns too, even if they’ve got a four-star rating, and a trustworthy name like Randy. This is one of the funnier ads from the “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, partly because it seems like something that might actually happen nowadays. Also, here’s an article from today’s Wall Street Journal about people who get into random cars mistakenly thinking it’s their Uber or Lyft.

 

 

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