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Trevor Thomas BS: Why is the Geico Gekko a Brit? (205* d) RE: BS: Why is the Geico Gekko a Brit? 05 Apr 07

I've no idea why they decided to give the lizard an English accent. Or why they changed it from 'BBC' English to Estuary or 'Mockney'. I was perplexed when I saw it in Florida earlier this year. Perhaps it's just to make it different from all the other animated lizards on the television?

In the UK there is an advert for an insurance company which uses an animated mouse with an American accent. Why they imagine people are likely to buy things because talking animals with foreign accents tell them to is something I've not been able to find an explanation for.

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