Playing Cards With Kenny Rogers ‘Gets Old Pretty Fast’ in Funny Geico Commercial
Forget green lizards — Geico is now using country superstar Kenny Rogers to help sell their insurance, and they’re doing it in a really hilarious way.
The commercial begins with two guys looking at televisions on display at a store. While they’re looking at the different TVs, an ad starring the infamous green Geico lizard comes on the screen.
One of the guys turns to his friend and says: “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.”
“Yeah, everybody knows that,” his friend retorts. Not to be outdone, the first guy random blurts, “Well did you know that playing cards with Kenny Rogers gets old pretty fast?”
Before your brain can even register the statement, the commercial cuts to Rogers sitting in a room playing poker with a few guys. As he looks at his cards, the star begins singing lines from his hit ‘The Gambler.’
“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em / Know when to fold ’em / Know when to walk away / Know when to run,” he croons as the other player look at him in increasing annoyance. Watch the rest of the commercial to see how they respond (Hint: they’re not too pleased).
This isn’t the first time Rogers has shown off his acting skills. He hit Broadway in 1998, writing and acting in ‘The Toy Shoppe.’
The 75-year-old may be aging, but he isn’t showing signs of stopping — even in the midst of getting treated for skin cancer this summer. These summer months will have lots of Rogers’ influence, as his commercial will be broadcast nationwide and the Country Music Hall of Fame will unveil the exhibit ‘Kenny Rogers: Through the Years’ on Aug. 15.
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