GEICO Oldest Trick in the Book Commercial

GEICO Oldest Trick in the Book Commercial
116 votes, 4.63 avg. rating (92% score)

A man and woman are in a movie theater waiting for the movie to start, when an ad for GEICO comes on the screen. The man says “Hm, 15 minutes could save your 15% or more on car insurance.” The woman replies “Yea, everybody knows that.” The man responds “Did you know there is an oldest trick in the book?” She turns to him surprised “What?” We cut to medieval times where a man is reading a book next to a young squire. “Trick number 1. Lookest over there.” The young boy looks and the old man is entertained. “Ha ha! Madest thou look. So endeth the trick.” The young squire simply replies “…hey” disappointed he fell for the oldest trick in the book. “15 minutes could save you, well, you know.”


14 User Reviews

  1. mccloudnj February 28, 2014 2:50 pm  Reply

    I thought the oldest trick in the book was “Got your nose.”

  2. Linda Taberner February 16, 2014 2:21 pm  Reply

    It’s annoying because the grammar is wrong. It should be (I) made thee look. It’s thou madest if thou art the one doing the making!

    • Nick February 17, 2014 6:43 pm  Reply

      Thou art truly revealing thy age with thee’s response.

      • mike February 19, 2014 2:41 pm 

        Nick, meanest thou not “THY response”?….

    • linda Taberner is very critical March 21, 2014 7:21 am  Reply

      linda, try not to be so critical. You might enjoy more things. I can imagine what it must be like to live with you.

  3. Dennis February 6, 2014 8:13 pm  Reply

    Can anybody read the open book to see if it is ” the oldest trick “?

  4. Jim downs February 2, 2014 11:19 pm  Reply

    Shut up. Its funny

  5. Bill January 30, 2014 3:06 pm  Reply

    I usually dislike these commercials, but this one I love. Great job!

  6. denise January 23, 2014 1:51 am  Reply

    We rell everyone in our family to looktha over there and they do and we laugh so hard

  7. RW January 14, 2014 9:54 pm  Reply

    The “yehhs!” At the end is the best part of the commercial.
    At least it locks it in

  8. Alex tworkowski January 11, 2014 2:16 am  Reply

    This is one of the funniest and clever ads I’ve ever seen. The photographic value is insanely good. It is a gem…a masterpiece. Geico seems to have more than one ad agency running. They have gems and junk at the same time. Does anyone know what house did this production?

    • uncharted8 February 15, 2014 3:04 am  Reply

      Well atleast we now know you work secretly for Geico and posted that comment. Your not fooling anyone…

  9. John January 5, 2014 12:54 pm  Reply

    It appears they’re recreating a famous painting during the last pose.. Any ideas? Looking through 10 yr old art history books ATM.

    • Nelson January 5, 2014 5:16 pm  Reply

      I thought the same thing and the only thing I could find is that there were many paintings of alchemists that were visually similar in composition and light as this spot. Franz Christophe Janneck’s “Medical alchemist” almost has a “madest thou look” pose, although the style is a bit different.
      The commercial seems to emulate the Baroque style, which is closer to some David Teniers paintings.
      All in all, it is a brilliant spot.

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