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  • Breakaway Advertisement: The Cavemen, who were popular enough to land a forgettable TV show on ABC.
  • The Other Darrin: The gecko was originally voiced by Kelsey Grammer (he's the one who complains about his name being confused with GEICO), then Dave Kelly, and finally by Jake Wood.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: When they brought back the "Bob Wehadababyitsaboy" commercial from 1999 as part of the "Best of GEICO" campaign in 2018, it definitely came off as this, since it's a relic of an era when: mobile phones weren't universal, pay phones were still ubiquitous (and they were a staple of hospital waiting rooms), phone company charges made long-distance landline calls a bit of a hassle, you could call someone "collect" and have them pay for it, and the gag is that Bob and his dad are so cheap that they skirt around long-distance charges by having Bob pass off his message as his last name, then his dad rejects the call. The company is likely aware of this, as this ad didn't get much airtime during the campaign compared to the other, more popular, arguably less dated spots.
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