This Geico Ad Has Marco Polo In A Pool

In Geico’s new “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, we see a group of kids playing Marco Polo in an above-ground pool. Also in the pool is Marco Polo, fully dressed in period clothing and confusedly wondering in Italian why these whippersnappers are calling his name. Alas, the children are too busy with their game to notice (or care) that a 13th century Venetian explorer and his llama are right there. Marco Polo is played by Michael Mazzeo.

Geico: If You’re A Parrot, You Repeat Things

Parrots are probably best known for their ability to imitate human speech. They of course don’t understand what they’re saying, but if you utter an unfortunate statement, you might be hearing it for a while. I remember parrots repeating a murder confession being used as a cliche in TV shows I saw as a kid, but apparently similar things have happened. So needless to say, you should watch your mouth around a parrot. That’s a lesson this pirate learns all too well in Geico’s newest “It’s What You Do” spot.

Geico Shows A Marriage Proposal Interrupted By A Butt Dial

Butt dials…they happen occasionally. It seems like they’re much rarer now that most people have smartphones as opposed to phones with keys, but they still occur. Now what would be the worst situation for a butt dial to interfere? A marriage proposal would be high on the list, as happens in the newest of Geico’s “It’s What You Do” campaign, created by The Martin Agency. And as we see, not only does Todd interrupt a proposal with his butt dial, but he also has his own seemingly ill-advised proposal up his sleeve. At a baseball game, of course. Nicholas Daly Clark plays Sarah’s proposing beau, and Jozef Fahey is Todd the Butt Dialer. Stevie Nelson plays Sarah, and Lyndsey Doolen is Todd’s the Butt Dialer’s new fiancee.

Geico: If You Have Alligator Arms, You Avoid Picking Up The Check

Yeah, I see how that could be a problem. Poor guy. Though I guess he’s a little less poor than he could be, since he’s not picking up that check. I’m glad Mr. Alligator enjoyed that duck, even if his dining mates seem less enchanted by his manners.

Geico: Tarzan And Jane Fight Over Directions

I guess I’m a little behind on this one since it’s almost a month old. You could write a pretty good blog just about Geico ads. This probably isn’t my favorite from this very amusing campaign, but it’s still quite cute and funny. Relatable too, since real couples do fight over directions. Tarzan and Jane have great chemistry here, and the chimp shaking his head “no” is a nice touch. Tarzan is played by Jeff Torres, and Jane is Jessica Makinson.

Geico Hits Fast Forward In Its New Campaign

It’s February 29th, so I wanted to make sure to post today. You know, since I won’t be able do another February 29 post until 2020. Anyway, Geico’s “Unskippable” was a fantastic and hilarious campaign that I never wrote about on here for some reason. Now, Geico is back with a followup called “Fast Forward.” It further plays off Unskippable’s premise that people don’t want to watch pre-roll ads on YouTube. I write a blog about commercials, and even I skip them. In Fast Forward, we miss key points that turn fairly mundane situations positively surreal. Don’t worry though. If you really want to know what happens in these spots, Geico has extended versions on its YouTube channel. Here’s more on the new campaign from Ad Age.

Geico Goes Bro

I guess Geico is targeting bros with this campaign. Or ironic people. I don’t know. “Teddy Brosevelt” did make me chuckle a little bit. There’s a whole set of ads teaching “brocabulary.” These are slightly amusing, but mostly just annoying. Not their best work.

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