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Hump Day Commercial Goes Viral on Wednesdays: What is it? [VIDEO] Camel PICTURES, Geico 'Most Shared Ad All Summer,' Over 14 Million YouTube Views


Hump Day
(Photo : Facebook/Geico) Guess what day it is? It's Hump Day!

It's officially Hump Day! Well, according to Geico's funny commercial with the camel that has now gone viral, it's Hump Day.

So what is Hump Day exactly?

Well, it's simply the middle of the work week and falls on Wednesday.

The Urban Dictionary said that Hump Day is "used in the context of climbing a proverbial hill to get through a tough week."

Yes, everyone is happy when it's Hump Day because that means you are closer to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which are typical days off for most.

Insurance company Geico made this official when they aired their TV commercial with a happy Camel that walks into work and starts to ask everyone what day it is.

Camel: Uh-oh! Guess what day it is!

Camel: Guess what day it is! Huh...anybody? 

Camel: Julie! Hey...guess what day it is! Ah come on, I know you can hear me. 

Camel: Mike Mike Mike...Mike what day is it Mike? Ha ha! Leslie, guess what today is?

Leslie: It's Hump Day.

Camel: Whoot Whoot!

Jimmy: Ronny, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to GEICO?

Ronny: I'd say happier than a camel on Wednesday. 

Geico also put the commercial on YouTube on May 22, 2013, where it received over 14 million views.

Watch the funny commercial below!

Check out some interesting camel pics HERE!

How did Geico come up with the Hump Day commercial?

"We were sort of focused on, let's do something in the office, let's do something you know that's surprising," said Sean Riley, a creative director at the Martin Agency, which created the ad. "And I think I said camel, and then it just kind of went from there."

Executive producer Molly Souter told CBS that the camel's official name is "Caleb."

"We were impressed by his swagger. He has a natural swagger," Souter said.

Wade Alger, who oversees the Geico account, added, "Honestly, this camel was amazing. Other than the fact that we had to move the plants, because it kept trying to eat the plants."

CBS said that the "Hump Day" commercial is likely to end up as the most watched commercial of the year. It was also the most shared ad all summer, with many creating memes and putting pictures up on the web that features the camel. Even the White House tweeted a joke with the camel.


Photo from White House Twitter
Photo from White House Twitter



"Guess what day it is..." the White House tweeted on Aug. 14 with a funny picture.

What do you think of Hump Day? Sound off below!


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Reporter's Photo Sep 25, 2013 12:24 PM EDT