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Aug 22, 2007 10:34 PM

Caveman food? [Moved from Los Angeles Area board]

What takeout foods would be appropriate for a Caveman theme gathering for the first showing of the pilot for the new Caveman TV series? To keep the theme food proper it may be noteworthy that the show is not about prehistoric Cavemen but rather it is about modern Cavemen – the Geico guys. I read that the pilot to be shown Tuesday October 2 , is centered around the Cavemen being invited to a private BBQ. Maybe BBQ for my party? If so which meats and sides are most Caveman like? Which LA BBQ joint is most proper for Caveman Q? What is a good caveman dessert and who sells it? What do modern Cavemen drink? Piña Colada?

I think answering these questions should be easy. In fact, So easy, a Caveman can do it.

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  1. My recollection is a bit foggy, but I am picturing a cartoon caveman who wears a cape and can fly. For some reason I think he drank cactus juice. Not that any of that info is useful. Turkey legs say "cave man" to me. BBQ turkey legs sound pretty good, dontcha think?
    edit: Aha! He did exhist. It was Captain Caveman, a Mel Blanc cartoon. Let's see if I can find any food references.

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    1. re: kiwi

      Turkey legs sound perfect. I like the cartoon recall. That makes me think of Fred Flintstone and the carhop with those giant Bronto Ribs. I recall Fred always talking about Bronto Burgers also. Maybe one of those crazy Hawkins burgers to be attacked by us all? Who makes the turkey legs to go? Yabba-Dabba-Doo.

      edit, What do the B.C. comic strip characters eat?

      More thoughts on the comics and that old song. What can be a "bear cat stew"? Maybe some takeout thng that is close to bear cat stew?

      There's a man in the funny papers we all know
      (Alley Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
      He lives 'way back a long time ago
      (Alley Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
      He don't eat nothin' but a bear cat stew
      (Alley Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)
      Well, this cat's name is-a Alley Oop
      (Alley Oop, oop, oop, oop-oop)

      1. re: JeetJet

        Maybe you could get an elote vendor to come and make some corn for your guests. When I think caveman, I think mucky hands, mucky faces, and a desperate need for dental floss.

        1. re: kiwi

          Viva elote! I see those eloteros all the time pushing those shopping carts. Now see, you understand the Caveman -- a multi sensory mucky being. A BBQ turkey leg in one hand, and a corn cob in the other, is very Caveman. Who sells Caveman Q, Turkey legs?

      2. re: kiwi


        thanks so much for a great trip down memory lane...i used to LOVE captain caveman when i was a kid! remember the long, drawn out way he used to yell his name?

        re: what cavemen use to eat, it's actually pretty simple & logical. meat, fruits & veggies. they were hunter-gatherers, so whatever they could hunt & gather...

      3. I was driving down third street today toward the Grove and 3 Geico cavemen in a blue Mustang Convertible pulled up next to me and asked me if I knew how to put the top up on their car (kinda freaked me out). Anyhow, I could not get rid of them for about a mile until they pulled into the Baskin Robbins on the corner so I think cavemen like ice cream. It was a totally bizarre experience. If you see 3 creepy cavemen cruising around town, ask them what they like.

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        1. re: roxhills

          Good answer. I bet they like Rocky Road.

        2. Y'know, the more I think about it, the more I think that you should make everything as elegant as possible; cloth napkins, too many forks, etc. That Geico caveman is rather elegant.

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          1. re: kiwi

            But the “Cavemen” TV series is about how these Cavemen battle prejudice and stereotyping from society (us) as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta. So maybe stereotyping is proper for my party. You know, prehistoric tendencies with food. However, Getting elegant as possible would be fun if we all went to a hair salon to have our hair done-up in cavemen style and then dressed in suits. Something like that Caveman Lawyer on Saturday Night Live and the Geico Cavemen.

            That Caveman Lawyer. He always held a drink. What was it?

          2. The ones on the ins. commercial seem very determined to fit in & not seem different. I could see them "educating" themselves with lots of old reruns to learn what was appropriate. How about a retro food theme? What would dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore serve at a get together?

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            1. re: meatn3

              Somehow I recall Mary Tyler Moore with a Fondue pot. That would be a fun dessert. Maybe even get out the Chocolate fountain. What dessert items would Cavemen use to dip in a Chocolate fountain and who has the most freshest of those items?

            2. When I think of caveman, I think of meat over a flame.

              Soot Bull Jeep.

              For take out, that means hitting up various Korean markets for some marinated meats that are ready to hit the hot iron.

              Soot Bull Jeep
              3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005