Geico: Randy Jackson Judging A Dog Show Is Surprising, Dawg

Former American Idol judge was famous for calling contestants “dawg.” But what happens when he judges an actual dog show? After watching Geico’s newest spot from the “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, I actually was surprised…surprised that they didn’t make this ad sooner.

 

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Geico: Casual Fridays At Buckingham Palace Are Surprising

Buckingham Palace is one of the most formal and traditional locales in the world. It’s not the kind of place where you’d expect a casual Friday. But that’s just what happens in the newest spot from Geico’s “It’s Not Surprising” campaign, where we see the normal guard replaced by a guy wearing a robe, eating snacks and reading the paper. He does still have the fun hat though.

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.

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: 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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