I wasn’t going to, but I promised Chuck, and I watched “Cavemen” last night. I wasn’t a fan of the Geico commercials that inspired this show (apparently BR, was though, who knew?), but the show wasn’t so bad! It was a typical sitcom. I think the one thing that they had going for them, and was possibly the idea behind this show, was that by making the main characters cavemen and not current humans of any particular race, they are able to use race-based humor without being racist.
At least for last night’s episode. In this, Nick, the only of the three cavemen to really exemplify the cavemen in the commercial (he is getting a PhD and is very opinionated about himself and his lifestyle), is hired by his roommate to work at an IKEA-like store as a “replenisher”. Nick thinks he’s got all of these great ideas to make the store better, but basically he’s screwing around. His roommate doesn’t want to fire Nick, so he gets his boss (with a horrible “Scandinavian” accent) to do it. Nick decides that he wasn’t fired because he’s a poor worker, but because the company doesn’t want too many “cavers” working in the same place. He decides to file a class action suit against the company, but when shown a video of what he actually did on the job, he gives up the suit.
I didn’t actually laugh out loud during this show (well, there was the time where Nick is sitting at a desk in a fake “room” in order to “show the customers how the products are used” and he was so oblivious to actual work that he ignores a woman dying in front of him), but I did appreciate that it was a standard sitcom with a slight twist. I may even watch it again!