The best day of the week for me is Wednesday because I can always count on the camel to remind me that it’s hump day. Even if you’re in a bad mood because you still have to work two more days in the week, it’s awfully hard to remain in a bad mood when there’s a talking camel to cheer you up, ￼even if he is a little obnoxious. Geico, I love your commercials.
I have written and produced a number of commercials but none can compare with those of Geico.￼￼￼ A talking camel? Brilliant. The caveman actually became a short-lived television sitcom. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a commercial that turned into a television series. That’s just how good they are.
And then there’s the talking gecko. I don’t know why they made him English, but it works. It works well because ￼ he has become the official spokesperson for Geico. It must be kind of frustrating though, being the voice of the Gecko￼ but never getting credit for it because no one can see you.￼￼￼￼
If I were playing part of the gecko, I think I would improvise a good deal of the part. That way, when I get fired, everyone will know who I am. Kind of like Gilbert Gottfried￼ being the voice of the AFLAC duck. Granted he was fired because he made some remarks that had nothing to do with AFLAC but they fired him anyway. That’s showbiz!￼