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There are a lot of brilliant moments in the movie The 40-year-old Virgin,” but the moment where Paul Rudd’s character works up the nerve to ask his boss to play a different DVD in the electronics store where they work is one of my favorites.

David: Hey, Paula.
Paula: Yeah?
David: I gotta tell you something. I’m really excited about it. Uh, for the first time today, I woke up, I came to the store, and I feel confident to say to you that if you don’t take this Michael McDonald DVD that you’ve been playing for two years straight off, I’m going to kill everyone in the store and put a bullet in my brain.
Paula: David, what do you suggest we play?
David: I don’t care. Anything. I would rather… I would rather watch “Beautician and the Beast”. I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear “Yah Mo B There” one more time, I’m going to “Yah Mo” burn this place to the ground.

That scene perfectly sums up the way I feel about the Geico commercials that I’m forced to watch in between every inning of every game on MLB.tv. There are a couple of different Geico spots, but they all feature the stupid cavemen and they’re all set to a 3 Doors Down song called “Let Me Be Myself.” And if I didn’t think 3 Doors Down sucked before, I surely do now. The generic lyircs. (“Please, would you one time / Let me be myself / So I can shine with my own light / Let me be myself”). The overproduced sound. I dread the end of each inning. I rush to the computer to hit the mute button. Please, MLB.tv, get rid of those cavemen commericals! Or at least, play them less frequently. I’m begging you.

11 Responses to “MLB.tv’s Geico caveman commercials are driving me crazy”

  1. If you didn’t hate 3 Doors Down until now, you clearly weren’t paying close enough attention. I think the only thing that could have possibly made them worse is teaming it up with a damned Geico Caveman commercial…. and Vice-Versa

  2. hint: if you watch it via Firefox and install AdBlock plus you get no commercials, just an MLB.tv logo

  3. Thank you! Those ads annoy the hell out of me. First set of ads were clever, second set were pushing it, and now years and many commercials later I want to kill whoever the advertising executive is that is behind this.

  4. Mostly, it’s just that I have to watch the same commercial over and over and over again. But even more mostly, it’s that awful song. God I hate it.

    Jerry, I’m gonna try that AdBlock thing. That sounds like a good idea.

  5. Last night the started playing an ad for the Wolfenstein video game…

  6. Preach on brother! Also, Jerry, this is the best piece of news I’ve received in weeks. I’m trying it for tonight’s Twins game and praying! If it’s true, you surely are a lifesaver.

  7. I downloaded AdBlock. Didn’t work. Damn you, Jerr-NJ, for getting my hopes up.

  8. On the other hand, it seems like last night MLB.tv switched up their commercials for the first time in forever. I didn’t see a single Geico ad!

  9. If 99 dollars is worth your sanity – get the Roku box.

    It works great – I stream to my HD set – it is above broadcast quality – but not quite HD. It’s a tad jumpy – but actually better than playing it on my laptop.

    Oh – and no GEICO ads.

  10. And those damn fat umpires and Wolfenstein commercials are also irking me.

  11. Advertising was once creative… Great creative minds art directors with talent and vision. What your seeing Now with this caveman garbage is negative advertising…not the way to go . True, insurance is boring , but this is horendous. The days of Volkswagon, alka-seltzer, even today’s master cards spots give us images and thoughts , dreams,and hope.I was an ad copywriter for twenty three years…I’m glad I’m out..

    Get the message across, not with fancy cgi stuff…but thinking spots…creative spots (not Like the beer stuff that after we see it
    we forget the product).

    Return to the days of great adverting…use your head!

    , even

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