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ABC develops Geico Cavemen sitcom

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#41 of 102 OFFLINE   Shayne Judge

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Posted March 08 2007 - 05:06 AM

Anyone know the song that plays in the background while the caveman walks by the sign and then goes back to look at it in disgust? My wife is dying to get a hold of that song.

#42 of 102 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H


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Posted March 08 2007 - 08:50 AM

Yes. It's "Remind Me" by Royksopp.

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Posted March 08 2007 - 08:59 AM

This could be the greatest tv show ever!

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#44 of 102 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted March 08 2007 - 09:43 AM

From today's "Washington Post" TV Column:

In the sitcom -- one of 16 the network has ordered as it puts together next season's prime-time slate -- the three cavemen live in the suburbs of modern-day Atlanta (which perhaps the network feels is closer to the Paleolithic era than, say, Manhattan). There, they suffer from the prejudice of others, in much the same way they have since Geico first claimed in its ads that its Web site is so easy to use "even a caveman can do it."
"We felt it was a way of doing a social satire without offending any particular group -- other than cavemen," an ABC network spokeswoman told The TV Column on condition that she be allowed to toil in anonymity. "It's just a big, noisy, fun idea."

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Posted March 10 2007 - 09:19 AM

I'm up for it; sounds like fun.

One question: Will the Gecko guest star at some point? Posted Image
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#46 of 102 OFFLINE   MarkHastings


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Posted March 10 2007 - 09:22 AM

Hopefully..........as dinner!!

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Posted March 10 2007 - 09:32 AM

And am I the only one who remembers It's About Time
I remember this as well.

Has ABC realized that the entire premise of the commercials is based on bigotry? Sure there aren't any real cavemen to offend, but it doesn't take a genius to see they're just surrogates. A few commercials can get away with it, can a weekly show? It won't be too long before one of the uncomfortable "cavemen" situations hits too close I would imagine.
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#48 of 102 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H


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Posted March 10 2007 - 09:34 AM

I didn't see Chuck's post on the previous page, but Geico's Caveman's Crib website has the full version of Remind Me if anyone wants to listen to it.


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Posted March 10 2007 - 02:45 PM

Originally Posted by Cavan.B
One question: Will the Gecko guest star at some point? Posted Image
He already has!

Gecko and the Caveman

#50 of 102 OFFLINE   DanielCo


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Posted March 11 2007 - 04:00 AM

I love the news interview commercial. "Looks like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock." His reaction just cracks me up.

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Posted September 27 2007 - 05:45 AM

I found this link on the TV Guide website regarding re-tooling the series, even before it is aired. http://community.tvg....-San/800023072

ABC's lightning-rod Cavemen sitcom has undergone more than a cast tweak and pilot reshoot. The titular Cro-Mags also are no longer braving Atlanta, and will instead call San Diego home, the Associated Press reports. Does Cali offer better car-insurance rates? Nah, it was simply a matter of not being able to "fake" Atlanta with a Los Angeles shoot.

As previously reported, the original pilot — in which the wonderfully snarkastic Nick and his hirsute homies crash an upper-crust country club — has been scrapped, and the first episode out of the gate now will concern the revelation that one of the guys is dating a (gasp!) Homo sapien. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Not sure if this is going to help keep the show on the air, though.
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Posted October 01 2007 - 12:49 PM

Yeah, I saw the original Atlanta pilot.

Wasn't good at all.
They only redeeming thing about that pilot was the sarcastic caveman.

This Atlanta pilot had nothing going for it


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Posted October 02 2007 - 03:47 PM

Just saw the San Diego Pilot and it's even worse than the Atlanta pilot


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Posted October 02 2007 - 03:47 PM

Saw the show, don't know if there's enough to keep it though. The Caveman twist works great for the Geico commercials but each week dealing with there yuppie type attitudes might be a bit much for me. I'll give it one more week then see what happens.
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#55 of 102 OFFLINE   mike caronia

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Posted October 02 2007 - 04:11 PM

I liked Cavemen.
But I'm a fan of sarcasm.

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Posted October 02 2007 - 08:47 PM

So far, this show is Oakland--no there there. The best caveman is Maurice, since he's the guy from the ads, but he's just a side character. The commercials worked because "we didn't know you guys were still around," but on the show, everybody knows these guys are around. It's basically just a bunch of guys with prosthetic makeup on for no reason.

The only laugh line for me was, "Keep your penis in your genus." Cavemen playing with the Wii might have been funny, but I already saw the joke in The Irredeemable Ant-Man, and that instance will never be topped for me.

I didn't hate it. I'll keep watching it for now, but I won't be counting the days 'til Tuesday.

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Posted October 03 2007 - 12:57 AM

It wasn't as bad as people here led me to expect. There seemed to be so much hatred for the show before it even aired that I doubt it will be able to last.

There are so few sitcoms on, that I will still watch this until it get pulled.

It isn't the best thing on tv, but it was still better than another gameshow or a reality show.

I just don't see this place (this forum) ever giving this show a chance. There was so much outrage over the premise that it had no chance.

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Posted October 03 2007 - 03:56 AM

It was just a bad show - including:

- Annoying characters who are not funny - who cares if they are in cave man makeup
- Where are the cave women? One of the characters has a problem dating non-cave women...but there aren't any around. They went to several locations (party, bar, gym...) and there were a lot of cave men...but none of the women (didn't make much since)...

- Trying to make a statement about interracial dating - again statements are just not funny - usually a sign that a good show has jumped the shark is when they start making statement shows...
-So, we have a comedy with no laughs, and a bunch of non-funny characters who are just annoying yuppies tied to their cell phones and text messages -
- A few not so well hidden racial sex jokes and stereotypes that are usually associated with African-Americans - somehow made less offensive by being applied to a race that doesn't really exist.

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Posted October 03 2007 - 04:15 AM

I only saw 2 minutes, then went to The War finale which I really wanted to see anyway. I agree, looked like a bunch of guys with cavemen make up. I didn't hate it or love, it just didn't do anything, no hook.

After reading a few comments here, it sounds like it could have worked better if they modeled this show on The Munsters premise.

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Posted October 03 2007 - 04:15 AM

I couldn't get into it at all and actually only managed to watch about half the show before I had to turn it off.

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