Thursday, July 26, 2007
'Cavemen' first pilot headed for extinction
So, you may have read that the producers of the already-questionable ABC sitcom, "Cavemen" are reshooting the pilot, which the network acknowledged yesterday. The problem, allegedly, is that while it's one thing for a caveman in a Geico commercial to bemoan his second-class status in the modern world, it's another thing to turn a sitcom about cavemen into "an ambitious allegory about race." Ya think? While spending way too many of my highly-evolved brain cells thinking about this, I actually tried and succeeded in finding a snippet of the old pilot on YouTube, which is posted above. Maybe you've seen it, as somehow I feel like all 6,000 people who've already viewed it are associated with the ad industry, and/or The Martin Agency. But if you haven't seen it, take a look. It's not as though this particular 38 seconds is that bad, it's just that it seems, in this brief moment alone, to work in every joke that might be told about how to work the term "Cro-Magnon" into contemporary culture, such as, "I like big Mags and I cannot lie." Argh.