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(Variety)   Getting a sitcom on ABC is so easy, a caveman could do it   (variety.com) divider line 100
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2007-03-02 11:00:37 AM
At least that stupid lizard did'nt get a show.


/bears repeating, if said already.
//Geico isn't that cheap anyway
 
2007-03-02 11:01:52 AM
I hope this turns out to be funny...but when they use "thirtysomethings" in the description, I start getting worried.
 
2007-03-02 11:03:25 AM
This reminds me of something George Carlin once said:

"Where ideas are concerned, America can be counted on to do one of two things: Take a good idea, and run it completely into the ground, or take a bad idea, and run it completely into the ground."
 
2007-03-02 11:21:14 AM
I will totally watch this show. I love the Giecko Cavemen. Those commercials are like Fark Cliches, I never fail to laugh every single time.

/retarded
 
2007-03-02 11:25:24 AM
...aaaaand there we go

i169.photobucket.com
 
2007-03-02 11:32:20 AM
"It's my mom. Hold on, I'll put her on speaker."

I always LOL.
 
2007-03-02 11:43:57 AM
I HATE those farking commercials.
 
2007-03-02 11:46:10 AM
img.photobucket.com
Episode 5: The cave couple seek kinship among their peers.
 
2007-03-02 11:46:28 AM
strangeguitar,

"You come push it!"
"You....push it real good!"


/ love the Slowsky's commercials
 
2007-03-02 11:49:11 AM
I love how the one in the Airport has a tennis racket in his bag. I guess you cannot find a good club in 21st century America!
 
2007-03-02 11:50:05 AM
simdan42: . I guess you cannot find a good club in 21st century America!

He might not be a golfer.
 
2007-03-02 11:56:44 AM
www.wingnuttoons.com

/The captain is not impressed.
 
2007-03-02 11:57:45 AM
Needs her own damn show. NOW!

www.littlestuffedbull.com
 
2007-03-02 12:04:20 PM
So does that mean Ted, the Radioactive Man will be leaving "Heroes"? There's your Geico Caveman right there.
 
2007-03-02 12:10:06 PM
I like the commercials, mainly because it's such a simple premise and they've done some neat things with it. The actor is fantastic; if he's not involved with the show, then it's going to tank. If he is, though, I'll tune in for at least one episode.
 
2007-03-02 12:16:56 PM
raiden23

So does that mean Ted, the Radioactive Man will be leaving "Heroes"? There's your Geico Caveman right there.


YOu too eh? I came in here to make essentially the same comment. Dude could play the caveman without makeup.
 
2007-03-02 12:29:49 PM
I Love the airport one, the background music, I keep trying to place it, and can't. And the way he looks a little bemused seeing his face there, expecting someone to recognize him, very cool.
 
2007-03-02 12:43:52 PM
Rev. Skarekroe

Whattayamean not be a hit based in Atlanta?
How about:
Designing Women?
Matlock?
Dukes of Hazard (they came to Atlanta in the 1st episode)?
Carter Country?
 
2007-03-02 12:44:30 PM
I Love the airport one, the background music, I keep trying to place it, and can't.


it's "Remind Me" by Royksopp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15uo9qGlKKQ
 
2007-03-02 12:46:59 PM
IXI Jim IXI,

Well the use tennis rackets cause you swing them over your head like thier clubs, whereas golf clubs are usually swung under the waist downwards
 
2007-03-02 12:49:50 PM
Forty-Two: I like the commercials, mainly because it's such a simple premise and they've done some neat things with it. The actor is fantastic; if he's not involved with the show, then it's going to tank. If he is, though, I'll tune in for at least one episode.

Agreed
 
2007-03-02 12:49:52 PM
Lord_Dubu: raiden23

So does that mean Ted, the Radioactive Man will be leaving "Heroes"? There's your Geico Caveman right there.

YOu too eh? I came in here to make essentially the same comment. Dude could play the caveman without makeup.


I think what we'll see is Ted get killed off this season and Johnny Damon retire from baseball. Then the show will really start rolling.
 
2007-03-02 12:57:53 PM
according to GIS, this is the main guy from the commercials:

www.hidetheshortfilm.com
 
2007-03-02 01:01:28 PM
A TV spokes-character getting his own show?

Worked before:

i7.photobucket.com

/RIP Mr. Varney
 
2007-03-02 01:04:51 PM
simdan42: Well the use tennis rackets cause you swing them over your head like thier clubs, whereas golf clubs are usually swung under the waist downwards

Hmmm...I've been doing it wrong.
 
2007-03-02 01:07:38 PM
The cute girl from the Tiny House (and Taco Bell) commercials was Alex Mack's sister.

/if you don't know, you don't care
 
2007-03-02 01:11:35 PM
Rev. Skarekroe

Eh, sitcoms set in Atlanta never take off.

www.ccs.neu.edu
Would like a word.

/Wait, what?
 
2007-03-02 01:15:34 PM
Poolio: I wish they turned "Tiny House" into a real series. I really liked that commercial.

The first time I saw it I actually thought it might be a real show.
(I wouldnt be supprised if it became a real show before the decade ends.)
 
2007-03-02 01:19:58 PM
The commercials are funny. However, stretching a 30-second joke over 30 minutes is a recipe for disaster.

I suppose there's a chance it could work... but it would take a miracle.
 
2007-03-02 01:53:49 PM
Doesn't surprise me. It's no dumber than The Munsters was. Or Mork and Mindy, or Bewitched or Green Acres or It's About Time... or any other out-of-time/place sitcom over the years. It'll all be in the writing and the performances. Although I like the commercials, Criswell Predicts it will have a good media bump at first, probably have a couple of good episodes, jump the shark within the first season, maybe make it to a second year just to be yanked mid-season for a reality or game show like "The American Idol Nashville Star Bachelor Survivor Who Wants to be a Millionaire by Dancing With the Stars' Real Housewives" and just fade away, only to be seen on TV Land thereafter.
 
2007-03-02 01:55:14 PM
This sounds about as good an idea as a "Where's the beef?" show.
 
2007-03-02 02:08:04 PM
A show about the Jimmy Dean Sun, Moon and Cloud is sure to follow...


/ Maybe?
 
2007-03-02 02:11:15 PM
IXI Jim IXI
I hear they've already dome some casting...

Also starring:
img452.imageshack.us
 
2007-03-02 02:20:40 PM
Cue dead horse beating pics.
 
2007-03-02 02:39:07 PM
another sign the the world will end
 
2007-03-02 02:40:05 PM
Bukharin - The first time I saw it [the "Tiny House" commercial] I actually thought it might be a real show.

so did I, and I was very disappointed that it wasn't.
 
2007-03-02 02:52:51 PM
thanks for posting the link, Peaceboy :)
 
2007-03-02 03:26:29 PM
cavemans crib is the funniest damn website I have seen all month. It's a pretty deep "rich media" experience. If you like the Royskopp tune for example there's an ipod full of it on there. Funny WIRED parody too. You can even invade his space in the bathroom. I think my favorite part of the web site is the fridge magnets though, and it's worth cycling thru all the pages a couple times to see his differnt reactions to things you do like clicking the TV.

If the show is like the web site, I could see it as a summer replacement. Shows have sprung from less. Brandon Tartikoff came up with the show "Punky Brewster" because he heard the name mentioned by his daugher or something like that, and he like the sound of it for a title. Built an entire show from that.

/Didn't say it w as a GOOD show, of course.
 
2007-03-02 04:36:41 PM
DrunkJack: And I'm from Michigan. I just find the internet's anti-southern thing annoying.

You. Are. My. HERO!

Seriously, it's not often you see comments like that in a Fark thread. My hat's off to you.
 
2007-03-02 04:37:58 PM
Any Pie Left: And speaking of retreaded ideas, I am old enough to remember watching "it's about time". A NASA space mission accidentally falls thru a crack in time to prehistoric cavemen times. The astronauts must survive in the cavemen's world. Later, they bring the cavemen back with them to our time, and we see the same show from a 180-degree perspective. 1960-something.

Just saw your post. Yep, I remember it. I even kinda remember the theme song.
 
2007-03-02 04:59:33 PM
Bukharin
The first time I saw it [the "Tiny House" commercial] I actually thought it might be a real show.

Poolio
so did I, and I was very disappointed that it wasn't.

I'll do you one better - I forgot multiple times that it was just a commercial, so the next time I'd see it, I'd be thinking "Damn, I have to find out when that's coming on," and then it would tell me it wasn't a real show.
 
2007-03-02 05:08:03 PM
Words can't express how excited I am about this.
 
2007-03-02 05:08:11 PM
How can a website that is dedicated solely to entertainment news misspell Will Ferrell?
 
2007-03-02 05:37:43 PM
I'll bet right now, (for the record) the first episode has homosexual content.
Bet me.
 
2007-03-02 06:15:34 PM
It's the part I was born to play!
 
axd
2007-03-02 09:10:53 PM
Samwise: All you care about is bud.
 
2007-03-02 11:06:34 PM
Any Pie Left

One of the cavemen is an actor named Ben Weber - you'll no doubt recognize him when you see his IMDB page linky
 
2007-03-03 01:23:51 AM
img327.imageshack.us


/Not amused...

 
2007-03-03 02:48:46 AM
I'd rather cut an arm off.

/farking hate those ads.
 
2007-03-03 02:42:02 PM
Sounds like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock.
 
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