Geico: Soccer Players Celebrate With A Slide

The newest Geico ad has come out right on time for the World Cup. A soccer player named Willingham kicks a spiffy goal at the very end of stoppage time, and his team HW has won. So he slides…and just ends up sliding all over the pitch. He even does the robot, and slides right through the “C” in Geico. Good stuff.

 

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Geico: Stuff Gets Lost In The Couch, Even Dave Coulier

In Geico’s newest, a couple is looking for the remote in the couch. The husband is digging around, and finds a bunch of random old crap. First his wife’s old CD player, and then his high school retainer…which he then puts in his mouth. Finally, he pulls out early 90s sitcom star (and hilariously, the subject of Alanis Morissette’s angry breakthrough hit “You Oughta Know”) Dave Coulier. Coulier then does his signature “Cut it out” catchphrase from Full House and then wonders aloud what year it is. All with a sitcom laugh track, of course. The husband is played by Jack Impellizzeri, and the wife is Elizabeth Bond.

Geico: Evil Villains Reveal Their Plans…With PowerPoint?

In Geico’s newest, we see a James Bond-esque character named Mr. Billingsley, who’s being held captive by “Doctor.” The villainous doctor then precedes to reveal his plan for world domination. Only it’s revealed with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. “Highjacking Earth’s Geothermal Energy Supply” features exciting slides such as “Choosing The Right Drill Bit”, “Permitting & Zoning”, and “The Triangle of Trepidation.” Turns out that long, boring PowerPoint presentations are the true torture. Billy Tilk plays Mr. Billingsley, and Clive Ashborn is the villainous doctor.

Geico: People Talk Baby Talk To Dogs, Even McGruff The Crime Dog

Remember McGruff? The crime-fightin’ pooch introduced in 1980 makes a comeback in Geico’s newest spot. McGruff walks into the police station with a hot lead, but unfortunately everyone just wants to talk baby talk to him. Haha.

Bonus link: This McGruff didn’t practice what he preached.

Geico Brings Us A Heckler At A Jousting Tournament

I’ll admit that “Sir Lose-A-Lot” and “Thou hast the patchy beard of a prepubescent squire” made me chuckle. But one quibble with this Geico commercial. It’s called “The First Heckler”, and hecklers existed long before medieval times. Like during gladiatorial matches at the Colosseum, for example.

Geico: Manatees In Novelty Tees Are Surprising

Friendly and curious manatees are a popular attraction at zoos. But seeing those manatees wearing novelty t-shirts would be quite surprising. The father and son interaction about the “come at me bro” shirt is priceless. Dad is played by Mike Holley, Mom is Joanne Verbos, and the son is Levi Oleesky. And the voiceover in all of Geico’s “It’s Not Surprising” spots is done by Andrew Anthony.

Geico: Washington Crossing The Delaware Turnpike Is Surprising

This is post #1000 on Commercial Society. Initially, I wanted to write a more special post for this momentous occasion, but I ultimately decided to go for a tried-and-true entry: a Geico commercial. George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River was an iconic moment in American history. But if he was around in the present-day and crossed the Delaware Turnpike with his band of men, it would be decidedly less legendary and result in a lot more honking. Washington is played by Jim Meskimen.

 

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