Geico’s “Lobster Hot Tub Party”..

I have often walked past the lobster tank in my local supermarket, pitying the poor doomed creatures within and wishing that I could set them free, like some kind of crustacean messiah. In a recent Geico commercial, I can imagine one such liberated lobster enjoying his freedom, sitting in the corner of a hot tub, his claws spread wide as he enjoys the tub jets. There are also two newlywed humans in the far corner of the tub with him.

“I can’t believe it!,” says the guy as he looks at his phone. “That there’s a lobster in the tub with us?,” questions his new wife. It seems that the guy is more incredulous about how much they saved on car insurance with Geico, and how easy it was to do it. The mellow lobster, voiced by H. Michael Croner, asks if the couple is staying at the hotel, and congratulates them when he learns they’re newlyweds. Marriage is not for him, however, as he’s afraid of committment…he’s been boiled alive! The hotel chef appears at this point, looking for the lobster and causing him to duck underwater. We can understand when the lobster reappears, and proclaims that the chef is “the worst!” If you look carefully, the lobster appears to redden somewhat as the commercial progresses…

This cool crustacean can hang out in my bathtub anytime, and should the Lobster Liberation Army ever stage it’s move, I’m maintaining my innocence…





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3 Comments on “Geico’s “Lobster Hot Tub Party”..”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Holy Melted Butter, Batman!


    • vulpesffb Says:

      I think I’ve got my new Syfy movie proposal; “Night of the Lobsters: the Crustacean Messiah.” Tag line: “The Day of Man is over…now it’s the night of the Arthropods!” — What ‘ya think?

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      • carycomic Says:

        Not bad. Andrew Lloyd Webber might even turn it into a musical for Broadway! Calling it (get ready, folks)…

        “King Arthropod and the Round Table!”

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