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Old 07-30-2007, 11:35 PM   #1
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Or whatever it is. It's to the point where I change the channel now..I'd rather watch Dr Phil that hear that insipid arrogant voice. Argh.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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Or whatever it is. It's to the point where I change the channel now..I'd rather watch Dr Phil that hear that insipid arrogant voice. Argh.
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:44 PM   #4
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GTFO Better than the damn E-surance commercials, good thing she has a hot voice or id turn them off
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From the WKRP newsroom --



Les: Monster lizard ravages east coast! Mayors in five New England cities have issued emergency requests for federal disaster relief as a result of a giant lizard that descended on the east coast last night! Officials say that this lizard, the worst since '78, has devastated transportation, disrupted communication, and left many hundreds homeless!
Johnny: Monster lizard?
Les: The wire service never lies! "
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #6
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why is it English?
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:45 PM   #7
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My only problem with the little slither is the accent.......can't understand a word he's saying.
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I cant stand how the voiceover changes from commercial to commercial. Ive mentioned it to others but I dont think they pick up on it.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:49 AM   #10
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He's a gecko. All geckos sound like that. It's not his fault.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:58 AM   #11
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The bloody fooking lizard
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:00 AM   #12
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You mean this Bloke ?


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Old 07-31-2007, 01:09 AM   #13
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Rage thee not against the gekko, for he is as cuddly as a cold-blooded creature can get.

Love the gekko. C'mon. Give in. You know you want to ...

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Old 07-31-2007, 01:30 AM   #14
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id pick the lizard over the retard dr. phil every day.
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I like him, i've got the gecko insurance on my vette. They take good care of me.
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why is it English?
A moment of research can clarify many things.

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The company's ads usually focus on its reptilian mascot, the GEICO gecko, a talking Day Gecko created by The Martin Agency and most recently a CGI creature generated by Framestore CFC. The gecko first appeared in 1999 during the Screen Actors Guild strike that prevented the use of live actors. In the original commercial, where the gecko pleads for people to stop calling him in error, mistaking gecko for GEICO, he was voiced by Kelsey Grammer. In the subsequent commercials, the gecko speaks with an East London British accent, because it would be unexpected, according to Martin Agency's Steve Bassett. Jake Wood, an English actor and comedian, is the current voice of the GEICO gecko. In current commercials the gecko's accent is more working-class (a typical Lombardo accent), perhaps in an effort to further "humanize" him. "As computer animation got better and as we got to know the character better, we did a few things," says Steve Bassett, creative director at The Martin Agency. "We wanted to make him a little more guy-next-door. And he looks a lot more real than he's looked before."
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The most annoying commercial now days is Countrywide. You know where old dude says homeowners, It's on every blanking channel 24/7. That commercial along with Geico has got to be the most aired commercials of all time.
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Nope, sorry but nothing is worse than the viral marketing campaign for Vitamin Water.
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Also, now that I'm thinking about it, I thought I hated the Wilford Brimley Liberty Medical commercials, but they always make me think of this, so I guess they're actually funny in the end...



IBSomeonegetsoffended.

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Old 07-31-2007, 03:24 AM   #20
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#1 PITA is Billy Mays ...
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