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Commercial Shoot Means Quiet on the Lake Anne Set

by Karen Goff May 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm 1,264 10 Comments

What do Reston founder Bob Simon, a 5-year-old cow named Turtle and a crew of several dozen have in common?

They were all at Lake Anne Plaza on Tuesday for the filming of a television commercial.

The regional spot will air sometime later this year. The film crew asked Reston Now not say the name of the high-profile company, but its TV ads are known for being among the wittiest.

Simon, 101, sat through several takes in the sweltering heat. He said the wardrobe department even provided him with two new fisherman’s caps, his signature look.

The crew was also slated to film this week in Old Town Alexandria and in D.C.


    It is GEICO insurance.

    • Arielle in NoVA

      Hopefully it’s not GoDaddy

    • Karen Goff

      Yes. It is. They made me swear not to print their name though due to contractual details. But you can.


        I mean it was obvious. I was over there today and there was a Geico banner.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Nuts, I had my money on this being a Depends commercial.

    • Ming the Merciless

      An ad for an Abogado de Immigracion would be appropriate for the venue, and could employ the loitering vibrants as extras.

  • shagga

    GEICO should of shot a commercial in Baltimore, do you live next to a CVS or a liquor store? Do you throw rocks at police or sever fire hoses? If so, we have a plan for you!

  • Ricky Spanish

    With pictures of Turtle, I would have guessed Chic-Fli-A not Geico.

    • meh

      Turtle, Cow, both are slow and walk on 4s, I can see them being easily confused.

  • ah

    Wheres the final commercial


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