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. The ref is played by Matt Corboy and his annoyed wife is Heather Simpson.

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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: Raccoons Raid The Garbage, But Aren’t Impressed With The Taste

Honestly, I could probably write a blog just about funny Geico ads. In the latest of the “It’s What You Do” campaign, we see raccoons being raccoons and scavenging through garbage. The one raccoon eats something really awful, and wants his friends and/or family to try it. Because when you taste something bad, you want someone else to try it…it’s what you do. But as AdFreak notes, the companion videos might be even better. “Raccookin'” shows one of the raccoons whipping together a recipe. Except that they’re fake recipes with names like “pepperoni garbage bread” made with stuff out of the trash. His narration is low-key great.

 

Geico: Sleeping Beauty Wasn’t Sleeping After All

Turns out that she’s just pretending to be asleep so she can be left alone and watch trashy TV. Poor Prince Charming. I’m a big fan of Geico’s “It’s What You Do” campaign, but I find this one to just be meh. (Not so) Sleeping Beauty is played by Annika Noelle, and Prince Charming is James Trevena-Brown.

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.

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