Geico’s “Bear Country” Commercial…

  
Geico Insurance has already featured Rocky and Bullwinkle and Casper the Friendly Ghost in commercials, so we shouldn’t be surprised that they’re punching the nostalgia ticket another time with a crossover commercial featuring Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo.

We’re introduced to some couples enjoying a barbecue while rejoicing that they’ve finally found their dream home in the mountains when the occasion is crashed by the two Hanna-Barbera ursines, first introduced in 1958.  It is bear country, apparently, and while the humans beat a hasty retreat, Yogi and his diminutive partner help themselves to the goodies, all without Ranger Smith in sight.  I’m kind of disappointed in Boo-Boo, who in the vintage ‘toons would kind of serve as the voice of reason to Yogi, or at least try to rein him in a bit, usually unsuccessfully. Here Boo-Boo is an all-too-willing participant, helping himself to the chicken and other edibles, which include corn on the cob and even steak.

Living in bear country may not be easy, but from their safe sanctuary within their house the people are relieved that Geico at least makes bundling their homeowners insurance easy and saves them money…and when Yogi and Boo-Boo have departed, one of the humans, Jack, can be coaxed down from his perch in a tree. We also get to hear Yogi’s trademark boast that he’s “Smarter than the average bear” when he suggests leaving the scene with a cobbler to go.

But hey, this isn’t Jellystone Park, and a barbecue at a house doesn’t constitute a pic-a-nic basket raid!  Call Animal Control, someone…Yogi’s apparently becoming an invasive species, and may become the recipient of a tranquilizer dart or worse if he keeps this up…and why do bears need ties, anyways?!  I don’t even like ’em…   🐻

  

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7 Comments on “Geico’s “Bear Country” Commercial…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    “I’m smarter than the average insurance agent named Flo. Nyah-hey-hee-HEE!”

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      Maybe Geico could do a crossover commercial in which Progressive’s Flo gets mauled by a bear, or perhaps mauls the bear in an ugly insurance territory war! 🙀

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  2. vulpesffb Says:

    Hey hey hey hey, he’s deader than the average bear! (Our next episode: Boo-Boo’s revenge…)

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    • carycomic Says:

      Let me guess: a Quinn Purple-Martin Production?*

      *Sorry! I just couldn’t resist finally getting to use that bird species in a sentence. 🙂

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  3. carycomic Says:

    Speaking of Saturday AM cartoons; one of my favorite sight gags was from an episode of Filmation’s ARCHIE series. The Archies (as a rock group) were on their way to a gig when they came to a sign that said “School Crossing.”

    It was an actual anthropomorphic school house tip-toeing across the road.

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