In 2009, GEICO began a series of commercials featuring talking inanimate objects doing damage to cars. So far, they have used a talking tree limb falling on a windshield and breaking it. The tree limb makes fun of the car right before a smaller limb falls on the hood. The next one is a talking pothole with a thick southern girl accent causing a flat tire. The pothole somewhat apologizes then says she’ll get her cell phone out and call a wrecker before realizing that she doesn’t have one because she’s a pothole. Other recent one’s include a talking car bumper and talking husband and wife pipes that have Russian accents.