Peter Ha writes: "Microsoft's second commercial just aired during Big Brother and I've gotta say this one is pretty hilarious."
Four minutes of my life I'll ever get back. Seriously who makes a four minute commercial? And what are these commercials about anyway? Nothing? Are we mixing Seinfeld and Windows now?
I liked it.
Doesn't make me like MS any more, but it doesn't make me like them any less. They're probably going somewhere with this.
i agree these commercials are retarded. they have absolutely nothing to do with PC they dont promote any of the good things about PC. how the hell is this supposed to counter the mac commercials? what a waste of time and money these are
this one ..not so much. although the comment about the moon house and Jerry's cars were funny.Must be nice to be those two grotesquely rich bastards.
The only part that made me laugh was when gates said "I got nothing" and then jerry says "here's a greek coin" when they need to pay for food. The rest was mediocre...
but I still liked the commercial. However, it felt more like a mini-Sienfeld episode. LMAO at the emo delivery guy, being paid with the Greek coin. He was like "What the hell, guys?"
It was different and goofy! People get so irritated with something different when they have small minds.
Based on the progress with the second, this could turn out to be dry comedic genius. Will that help Vista, no. Windows 7 and a user friendly GUI with some real usable advanced features will. But these ads will make people look. One thing they do, is have you wondering and talking about them. There's been two, we don't know where they are going, and the Mac/PC ads are now oversimplified and somewhat irritating now. It's really smart. Apple is an oversimplification of computing, anyone who thinks it through knows there's really no contest when it comes to capability (let's not argue, just think for a minute). These ads make you think and make Apple's appear as what they are, oversimplified and lacking substance.
Agreed, it did feel rather like a mini-seinfeld episode. It was quite random, I didn't hate it though. It was mildly amusing.
Now all they need is Kramer! Yes, I'm waiting for him to come barreling through the door in typical Seinfeld fashion... "Whoo! I just got the new vista. It's b-b-bl-bl-blowin' my mind, Jerry!"
I did agree with Michael Richards on that though...not how he went about it...but that white people can't say ANYTHING these days and get away with it.
You're disagreeing with the fact that white people couldn't tell a racist joke? Black people can tell them all they want...and, even I agree, they're usually really funny. If a white guy tried the same thing, he'd never hear the end of it. Racism is only as prevalent as black people let it be. Bill Cosby's been saying it for years. Black people can't whine about being associated with the ghetto unless they're willing to try getting themselves OUT of the ghetto. Blaming white people for your stupidity won't do anything but create more diversity. Why do you want that? If we were all equal, we wouldn't have to sit through another Ice Cube flick.
Their is a slight difference. Kramer was clearly annoyed and was not telling a joke. He wasn't trying to be funny, he got pissed and blurted out his anger. But you are right about blacks/mexicans that use racism in most of their acts and they are DAMN funny. I don't know any whites that crack racist jokes.
Robert Downey was hilarious in Tropic Thunder. Just about anyone can tell a Jewish joke. But a Nazi can't. As a matter of fact, any German will probably catch Hell. I mean, don't you get it?
racist jokes aren't funny anymore. they are old and played out. i've already heard them all and all the "new" ones are just retellings of old ones. look at mind of mencia. all that guy does is steal jokes. you can look that up on youtube if you like him and don't realize there isn't an original bone in his body. that's not even his real name. ppl who rely on racism to be funny, aren't.
much better than the last one. poor droids
It hurts to watch. It's just so sad, how hard Microsoft is trying, but just failing again.
They still don't make any sence! Wasn't the whole deal about these to make people LESS confused about Vista and not more?!?!?!
who says they are talking about vista?
I don't think these are about Vista. I think they're about Windows in general and what it's done and what it will bring in the future.
A 4MIN LONG AD? GTFO
You shouldn't be surprised by the Level of Failure contained in the 4 Mins,after all,this is MicroFlop
New Seinfield feature in Windows 7?
gotta admit it was funny compared to the first one
This one actually made me laugh a few times. However, they need to get rid of that "give me a sign" thing. That alienates most viewers.
and them talking about how their super-rich and need to connect with the rest of us isn't going to alienate people?
pretty funny, I liked it.
Put it next to the Too Human Flop
300 Million Dollars down the Drain
It entertained me and its from MS....I guess mission accomplished for now.
Had some funny moments. Did Bill Gates just do the robot????? But it still doesn't compare to the short and funny commercials from Apple. That PC guy is priceless man.
Those PC vs. apple commmercials are obnoxious. They are just filled blantant and bold lies. That series makes me loathe apple for promoting ignorance and lies in the marketplace -- its sad to watch them build and rely on the Reality Distortion Field.
Loved it! Jerry is the best, man!
I'm buying a Mac this weekend. The issues I have with windows and this is what they're working on? I'm a Mac fan now.
I thought these ads were suppose to counter the Apple ads? IMO Gates & Seinfeld actually reinforce what Apple implies in it's ads: The PC is a middle-aged man who's best years are behind him.
really terrible. what is this stuff put on tv for? yea, it had moments that were funny; but, not so funny i'd ever watch that crap again.
its actually funny
Apple Macintosh FTW
Apple is like the laid back cool kid here's a few funny commercials kinda person. Its cool, have a laugh, get back to your life being you. A four minute commercial reeks of the rich kid brat who is a total dork but who buys his way into "popularity" and tries way too hard to be something he's not. If anything, these commercial make me want to associate LESS with Microsoft. Be yourself, be Apple. Linux is just so cool it doesn't need to advertise OR go to class. The Fonz of operating systems... "aaaaaaaay!"
uhh... no.. the apple commercial is about bashing windows and trying to find flaws on another product in order to promote theirs... trying to convince people that they can do what PC can... when in reality it cannot... specially when it comes to many games not available in mac... I am glad that microsoft is not taking the same approach and start a whole mine is bigger than yours war... those get old very quick.. I mean... when the first mac started I admit I would laugh like crazy.. now is just another pc bashing "Hi I am a PC"... now they are getting corny; specially with the.. what do they call them? MAC genius?
@Blade: Your opinion is that, mine is the Mac commercials are hilarious. Mac has a great operatiny system whether you want to accept that or not. The games part I agree but Windows has the chokehold on that market atm and they stole Windows to begin with so <shrug>. I loved the newest Mac commercial, PC pulling down the "no signal" color bars and "beeeeeppppppiiiinnnngggg " then taking a breath and starting the beep again. I laughed. As to the new Seinfeld/Gates duo commercials I don't find them funny. I never liked Seinfeld's humor much though so its mostly from that. I just think they are pointless commercials that need to get to a point fast. That's just my opinion though, if people like them so be it, doesn't cause me any lost sleep.
the apple ads are directed specifically at windows not so much the pc itself. The MS ads arent directed at apple at all. You can perceive that if you wish but they are just really about themselves. I dont see any apple/mac digging at all. Its like in politics when one candidate takes pot shots at the other but the other just wants to talk about the issues. Sure it isnt as fun as them slinging mud at each other but someone has to try and stay on topic. It is funny in a seinfeld sort of way. I like the first one with bill's mug shot on the clown membership card.
I keep seeing people say "I thought these were to counter Apples Ads?". I never once saw, heard or read that MS said that was their intent. All MS ever said is that they made a deal with Seinfeld to create some ads for MS. Clearly these ads are not "counter Apple" ads. These simply are "the future is good with MS ads". And they are entertaining which in the end will warm consumers to MS as they see more of them and watch them unfold like a mini-series. Apples ads are funny too, but they are direct attack ads because Apple needs to be that way. They are the low man on the toetem poll when it comes to the desktop world. Macs may be popular with graphic artists, etc. But don't kid yourself, as funny as their ads are, the world still revolves around Windows and MS more than ANY other OS and company out there.
Is this supposed to make us like Microsoft or buy their products? I don't think so. It's just as stupid as those MAC ad's, but at least the MAC ad's had a simple point and they were short. I guess GreedySoft is going to ream us again down the road for all the money that is wasted on these ad's...
Liked it better than the first one, but i think they should get them shorter and more to point. As it stands it`s a commercial about nothing for the most part, but not as funny as Seinfeld was, which isn`t that weird, since this isn`t a TV show.
LOL! "Gimme a little robot". HILARIOUS.
That was funny...Got to love Jerry.
what annoys me the most about MAC's ( and some of their commercials) is the way they are saying .. MAC's don't get viruses, and that MAC's are safe ... which is BS ex. http://blog.washingtonpost.... only reason MAC's appear safe now is that they are not targeted. Why spend time (and sometimes money) on fewer targets. With macs picking up steam, we will be seeing more articles like this where exploits and viruses showing up.
Bill Gates.. The next BIG thing in Hollywood!
" WTF is this crap... Is this supposed to make us like Microsoft or buy their products? I don't think so. It's just as stupid as those MAC ad's, but at least the MAC ad's had a simple point and they were short. I guess GreedySoft is going to ream us again down the road for all the money that is wasted on these ad's... " Quoted For Truth
Too much "long" not enough "funny." The Chinese delivery kid was a missed opportunity. The mustard stealin' was ruined by the acting. Not to mention that it made no sense. Whatever though, people happen to enjoy it (I can sort of see why) so I'm just going to ignore the rest of these lame *** Gates / Seinfeld mash ups.
Throughout the commercial, viewers become more comfortable with Microsoft(Bill Gates) in their homes. Jerry comes along to lighten up the mood so MS(bill gates) can infiltrate the homes of common folk, as they get to know them in a realistic way. Notice at the end of the commercial, Jerry asks bill questions about his accomplishments and not vice versa. Jerry was accompanying BILL into the homes of america and making the stay seem amicable. Just my 2 cents :] Edit: This combination may have a profound effect on the viewers even if they don't know it. Something doesn't have to "make sense" to be effective :]
i feel ya
I really hope these are going to lead to some "BOOM" finale, otherwise they're going to be very forgettable.
HA HA HA. "I have so many cars I get stuck in my own traffic." hahahahahah i love it. once again a commercial about nothing just like his shows.
What...the...hell.... ... ... ... *brain dies*
Two mentally ill guys went to live with a family? to get in touch with the common? the hell they think they are then? And what are they advertising? vista? some other product?
It was kind of funny.
Better than the first one, actually pretty funny but still don't make any sense....at..alll... ahhh mind explosion!!~~!!
These commercials are great....funny as heck, imho.
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