Geico drafts Mutombo for their “Happier Than …” Team.
This is just straight up funny.
The good people over at The Martin Agency who have crafted laughter inciting commercials for freecreditscore.com, Mentos, and the Geico campaigns (the Caveman, the Gecko and the Little Pig), have given us their latest in a long line of irreverence, the “Happier Than …” spots.
Presenting a skewed perspective to the ad game with a mandolin duo providing the musical and narrative accompaniment, The “Happier than … ” tagline denotes a certain colloquial porcine participant promenading all too playfully in fecal matter. That’s part of the bit, wink and head-shake included.
The latest joint is (I think) the funniest of the spots they’ve done and features retired NBA great Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo straight actin’ a fool.
The previous ones (“… Antelopes with Infra Red Goggles”, “… A Witch In A Broom Factory” & “… A Bodybuilder Directing Traffic”) were certified , but this right here?
“Happier Than … M. Mutombo”.
Casting former baller Dikembe Mutumbo and swat king in all his finger wagging glory is a ridiculous stroke of genius. When he swats the box of cereal and it explodes? Classic. Try not to laugh. Impossible. The folks over at the Martin Agency win with this one. Period.
Bonus: The top four previous spots from Geico & The Martin Agency, in my humble opinion:
GEICO Night Vision Commercial – Happier than an Antelope with Night Vision Goggles
GEICO Commercial- Happier Than a Witch in a Broom Factory
GEICO Paul Revere Commercial Happier than Paul Revere with a Cell Phone
GEICO Bodybuilder Commercial – Happier Than a Body Builder Directing Traffic