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The Verdict Is In: 'Cavemen' Sucks  
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Anyone remember this thread, where we discussed the merit's of ABC turning the legendary Geico Caveman commercials in to a sitcom?

Geico Caveman TV Show May Be A Go.... (by Srbmod May 14 2007 in Non Aviation)

Well, I've seen the first two episodes, and I can categorically say that it sucks. It's not funny and the 'caveman' element might as well just not be there because they don't draw on it whatsoever. It's one and only saving grace is that the original Geico caveman (the one who orders roast duck with mango salsa) is on the show and is his usual sarcastic self. However, he has a tiny part and he suffers the effects of over-zealous producers.

This show will be cancelled. No doubt about it. It's incredibly lame.

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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1119 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

 checkmark   checkmark  Couldn't agree more,also saw Carpool and that was just as big as a train wreck,the Cave Man commercials are good and should have been left at that.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
I've seen the first two episodes

You're one up on me. I caught the pilot on ABC.com when I missed it live because of a meeting. I'm glad I had the meeting...and I frickin' hate meetings.

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
I can categorically say that it sucks.

Yessum. It sure does....so hard it could suck a golfball through a garden hose.

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
It's not funny and the 'caveman' element might as well just not be there because they don't draw on it whatsoever.

Well I saw the caveman element in it that they are trying to be pretentious asshats who order Americanos and beignets instead of black coffee and a doughnut and not what we would expect cavemen to act like.

Sadly, the humor failed at the worst level because the premise of the damn show isn't even plausible.

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
This show will be cancelled. No doubt about it.

I said from the time it got greenlit by the execs that it would be gone after three shows. Perhaps it will make five shows...I hope not.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 1):
the Cave Man commercials are good and should have been left at that.

The should have done something like this:



Much funnier!


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1524 times:

Let's just say I made it 15 secs past the opening credits of the first episode. It will be canceled by Halloween, if not before then. It will definitely end up on the next installment of TV Guide's 50 Worst Shows in TV History. It makes me glad that they relocated the setting to San Diego from Atlanta, as I'd be embarrassed for my city.

User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1516 times:

I had high expectations. Rarely do I make it a point to catch a network TV show, but this one I did. I made it through 10 minutes of the pilot before I changed the channel.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 4):
It makes me glad that they relocated the setting to San Diego from Atlanta, as I'd be embarrassed for my city.

I noticed that as well myself. I'm glad they changed it as well.

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
The Verdict Is In: 'Cavemen' Sucks

The kiss of death for this show should have been seen the second the network didn't release the pilot for viewing by critics.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineScottieprecord From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1363 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1516 times:

I thought it was actually pretty decent... The show has a good foundation to work from: it's something new, not just the usual realityTV, CSI-type, or terrorism shows. The humor was a bit drab, but really the whole premise of the show is irony. And ironic humor is either hit or miss, but it only takes a minor adjustment to get it right.

If ABC doesn't give up on this show, they could really hit one outta the park with Caveman.


User currently offlineFaustino927 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Duh!! I knew it was going to be a flop way before it started.


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User currently offlineDSMflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting Faustino927 (Reply 8):
Duh!! I knew it was going to be a flop way before it started.

Yeah. I think the verdict was in once ABC greenlighted this puppy.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 1):
the Cave Man commercials are good

I think they're now overdone. The first one with the confrontation over dinner was good.

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
I can categorically say that it sucks.

Really? Because I didn't even watch it.  razz 



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I never saw Cavemen-but it looked awfully, I mean AWFUL from the previews. I am not the least bit surprised.

Carpoolers though was interesting-has kind of a weird humor to it...



Go big or go home
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting Redngold (Reply 10):
Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 1):
the Cave Man commercials are good

I think they're now overdone. The first one with the confrontation over dinner was good.

And is Geico even sticking with them? It seems like they've stepped up that annoying Geico Gekko a lot lately. No offense to Australians, because I love Australians, but the Gekko's accent grates on my nerves.


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