Friday, March 09, 2007

Think the Geico Cavemen is bad... it gets WORSE

You get to that point where you think that things can't get any more surreal, but then, the rabbit hole twists a bit further and you see that you were terribly, terribly wrong.

Earlier this week, I had reported on the fact that the Geico Cavemen were picked up for a pilot order by ABC. A story that has come out in recent days that it is going to be the most bland and inoffensive show out there if it gets picked up. I thought that would be the weird commercial crossover this week.

Sadly, I was mistaken. Not to be outdone, Now it seems that the Burger King is going to have a movie. You heard me.

A character which I feel safe in saying more people are creeped out by than Hannibal Lecter is going to be the star of a movie, and most likely, not a thriller either. Now, I don't know anything about the film, but I have a sneaking suspicion that before it even hits theatres, there will be mashups and reedits of its trailer that will reveal the twisted, Fincheresque underbelly of the rubber-faced Burger King and a new tagline with a variation of "That isn't beef in those burgers". You just watch... Horror.


Semaj said...

This sounds like the time they considered making a show around the Taco Bell dog. Or Max Headroom, or that 7up spot videogame.

But a Burger King Movie? Shades of Mac and Me and The Wizard all over again.

Ben said...

$20 says the movie sucks, but some of the outtakes are disturbing and hilarious.

MC said...

Semaj: Oh, I had totally blocked out Matt Frewer's creepy visage for the longest time. *shudder* I can think of a way that it would be a box office winner... have it so he is walking down the street and you just get to see people beat the living crap out of him. I would go see that, and I bet a lot of other people would too.

Ben: I am not going to take that bet, because I am 95% sure it is going to suck.

Mr. Fabulous said...


Damn it, I JUST got through with therapy!


Becca said...

I think I'm going to have nightmares for weeks...thanks for that image.

MC said...

Mr. Fab: Just think about the clowns with the razor sharp teeth who are waiting throughout your town to ambush you and suck the meat from your bones... that should make you feel better.

Becca: Well, I am not afraid as there isn't good eating in my soul.