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Badger......in a commercial?

POSTED BY: MADMAN007
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 14:22
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:27 PM

MADMAN007


I don't know how many in here are in the U.S. or if they get the famous Geico Insurance commercials featuring the famous "gekko" as their mascot, but the next time you see the latest batch of these ads with the gekko speaking to other gekkos, listen to the British accent and tell me this doesn't sound like Badger. That sad little man has found a way off his sad little hill!



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Saturday, January 14, 2006 4:51 PM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


thought the same thing watching football earlier... who knows if it is... but at least I thought of it....

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:31 PM

DARKJESTER


The accent is Badger's, but I'm not sure the voice is. Mark Sheppard's voice is rougher, I believe. However, he did appear in two episodes of "Medium", in several recent episodes of "24", an episode of "Monk", and a few movies, according to IMDB. He's been a busy little beav..... um, no.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:53 PM

NOSADSEVEN


I had the same thought today... My back was to the tv, and the voice sounded so much like Badger it made me turn around to see what was on. When I saw that it was a Geico commercial, I wondered why the gekko never seemed to sound like Badger before, but I also remember dismissing the idea that it was Mark. (Not that that means it wasn't him, just that I dismissed the idea.) I suppose we could ask him, as he frequents the "Just a Hello to Mark Sheppard" thread.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 7:05 PM

JUSTSHINY


I was thinking the exact same thing the other night. You beat me to a post...

...I don't care what anyone says that is sooo Badger's voice. It came on while I was watching the Medium he was on, and upon hearing what I know his voice is, found out it was a Geico commercial.

It totally HAS to be his voice. Unless there's at least one other person that sounds EXACTLY like him. But I think there is too small of a chance for that.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 3:27 AM

DONCOAT


Well, count me among those who thought of Mark-as-Badger when I saw that commercial. But I think the chances of its actually being him are small. There are lots of people who do (or can) use that accent, and many voices sound similar -- especially when speaking in the same accent, and especially when that accent isn't one you hear all the time.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 4:09 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by DonCoat:
Well, count me among those who thought of Mark-as-Badger when I saw that commercial. But I think the chances of its actually being him are small. There are lots of people who do (or can) use that accent, and many voices sound similar -- especially when speaking in the same accent, and especially when that accent isn't one you hear all the time.

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I don't disagree on any particular point.



Are we talking about the new commercials where the Geico Gecko is talking to other real lizards? I've not caught on that it sounds like Mark, but I'll give a listen to it next time I see the commercial.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:56 AM

CHINDI


Haven't caught it yet.. but Maybe Mark will pop in and clarify, as he does from time to time... and when he does.. HELLO MARK!!

Chindi

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:15 AM

LUTHIEN1121


I'm with those who recognized the accent but not necessarily the voice.

My first experience with Mark was on the x-files, and can't help thinking of that ep every time I see him on something else... Was thrilled to see him on Firefly!

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:19 PM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


It is actually a guy named Dave Kelly before this new guy... if anyone cares... *taking off gecko costume*

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:27 PM

BOWIE


if his name is dave kelly then thats the beaver, that is geko.

Clicky clicky.

http://www.tvacres.com/adanimals_geicogecko.htm

Google, it works every time.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006 3:13 PM

NOSADSEVEN


Quote:

Originally posted by Bowie:
if his name is dave kelly then thats the beaver, that is geko.

Clicky clicky.

http://www.tvacres.com/adanimals_geicogecko.htm

Google, it works every time.

Still, it doesn't explain why the accent changed. The Gecko has never sounded like Badger before this latest commercial. That article notes that the voice was originally done by Kelsey Grammer - could be they've got someone new again.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:06 AM

HOGWAFFLE


Anyone see Badger on Medium last week?

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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:30 AM

VDODGY


The only voice over commercial I have ever done is as the voice of Kumho tires!

Mark A Sheppard

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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:31 AM

VDODGY


Quote:

Originally posted by hogwaffle:
Anyone see Badger on Medium last week?


Catch me on 24 tonight.

Mark A Sheppard

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Monday, January 16, 2006 8:25 AM

MEENOL


Mark, if you don't mind me asking, do you actually have an East End accent?

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Monday, January 16, 2006 8:29 AM

VDODGY


Quote:

Originally posted by Meenol:
Mark, if you don't mind me asking, do you actually have an East End accent?

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No, THIS is what going mad feels like.


No. North London mixed with Dublin and L.A.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 11:26 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by vdodgy:
Quote:

Originally posted by hogwaffle:
Anyone see Badger on Medium last week?


Catch me on 24 tonight.

Mark A Sheppard



24 ? No foolin'?? Where? When? Which scene ? I'm all into that show anyways, but hell..... I don't wanna miss BADGER!!

I'm so glad Joss decided to hand the role of Badger over to ya Mark. You completely kicked ass in that role!

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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:33 PM

LAX01


Mark you were excellent tonight....looks like this season of 24 is going to be good

also, no spoilers if you know any

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Monday, January 16, 2006 7:08 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by lax01:
Mark you were excellent tonight....looks like this season of 24 is going to be good

also, no spoilers if you know any



Oh hell, that was fun! Good job! Wish ya had more speaking lines, but it was great to see you on the screen again. Can't wait to see ya in more eps!! Bloody well done.

And Samwise Gamgee ( Sean Astin ) was a nice addition too! What a hell of a way to start the season.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Monday, January 16, 2006 10:26 PM

BROWNCOATER


Mark replied, saying it's not him. So my post is moot.

I don't think of myself as a lion....
Does that seem right to you?

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Monday, January 16, 2006 11:13 PM

BROWNCOATER


Quote:

Originally posted by hogwaffle:
Anyone see Badger on Medium last week?




I saw him. I was amused he was dressed in similar attire to his role in Firefly.

I don't think of myself as a lion....
Does that seem right to you?

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:27 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Browncoater:
Mark replied, saying it's not him. So my post is moot.

I don't think of myself as a lion....
Does that seem right to you?



Huh? It's not him? Where? He definatly was in 24, as the name 'Mark Sheppard' apeared on screen of the list of guests at the start of the show. That, and the fact that I SAW him. Do you mean the poster on here claiming to be MS? Could you please explain?

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:47 AM

KNIBBLET


No more double beer breakfasts for you, AURaptor.
Mark replied saying he didn't voice the Geico gekko. It was to this post which Browncoater referred.
Mark (VDodgy) then made a separate post wherein he made a positive comment about appearing in 24.
Now you know another FFFnet fact, VDodgy is Mark Sheppard. I think it's cool that our BDH drop us the occassional line or two.
Quote:

Originally posted by Browncoater:
Mark replied, saying it's not him. So my post is moot.


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Huh? It's not him? Where? He definatly was in 24, as the name 'Mark Sheppard' apeared on screen of the list of guests at the start of the show. That, and the fact that I SAW him. Do you mean the poster on here claiming to be MS? Could you please explain?



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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:02 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

No more double beer breakfasts for you, AURaptor.
Mark replied saying he didn't voice the Geico gekko. It was to this post which Browncoater referred.
Mark (VDodgy) then made a separate post wherein he made a positive comment about appearing in 24.
Now you know another FFFnet fact, VDodgy is Mark Sheppard. I think it's cool that our BDH drop us the occassional line or two.



Mmmmmm...double beer breakfast. Yummm! Ok, so I'm expected to cross check Browncoater's prior post about the damn lizard? Hell, I know the Geko wasn't Mark's voice, I thought that was well established. My bad. It's early and my Guiness was about to overflow.

Indeed it's way cool that Mark posts here. He's one of my favorites! Continued great success for him on and off screen!!

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:26 AM

KNIBBLET


LOL! I'm more of a Leinie's Honey Weiss bruncher meself.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:22 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Knibblet:
LOL! I'm more of a Leinie's Honey Weiss bruncher meself.

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Ahhh, you are well learned in the ways of breakfast beers.

" They don't like it when you shoot at 'em. I worked that out myself. "

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:22 PM

BROWNCOATER


I was referring to MS' comment that it wasn't him in the GEICO COMMERCIAL, not 24.

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