Emily Guendelsberger Emily is senior staff writer at Philadelphia City Paper. She enjoys writing about feminism, opera, television, arts ecosystems, music theory, people with weird jobs and pretty much everything involving money. You can also find her writing at the A.V. Club, the Guardian and other fine publications.
What was that Geico Super Bowl commercial with the British gecko doing terrible hip-hop dances in front of Geno's? Ugh. SHUT UP, GEICO.
Have we not gotten past the point where the combination of anything hip-hop with white grandmas, the Chicago Bears or British-accented reptiles is not regarded as funny by default?
Anyway, there was a link on at the end of the commercial on YouTube to go to "the full hip-hop video," which of course we had to click. This yielded a purposely low-budget, Fresh-Prince-esque music video for the terrible, terrible, terrible full-length Cheesesteak Shuffle song. It was as if Geico were dancing atop our city like Godzilla. No! That actually happened.
This music video is godawful, but it did yield a ton of gifs that could potentially be applicable as visual shorthand for Philadelphia stuff in the future. And not just the "giant lizard in the Delaware" kind!
City Hall accomplishes something:
City Hall fails to accomplish something:
"Our society is ruled by shadowy overlords beyond the reach and power of the law":
Any mention of Philadelphia having an obesity problem:
"People who work as corporate mascots should also enjoy equal rights":
"This is everything wrong with how Philadelphia is seen/depicts itself":
We're gonna go try to figure out where they got that cheesesteak mascot costume, BRB.
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