Earlier today we learned that Microsoft is planning a $300 million advertising campaign starring Jerry Seinfeld in an attempt to counter the success that Apple has had with their PC vs Mac ads. However, according to FBLA, Microsoft may not stop with Seinfeld. Rumor has it that stars like Sarah Silverman, Willie Nelson, Travis Pastrana, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Nader, Rob Corddry, Stephen Colbert and even the late Bernie Mac were/are being considered for the ad. Again, it's just a rumor, but this approach worked for the Bill Gates retirement video didn't it? [Yeah, no Bernie Mac for obvious reasons. - BL] [FBLA via Gawker]
Um, Bernie Mac? Sorry, if they include him, they will likely get no positive reception whatsoever. However, G4 seems to have a rather nice take on the subject.
I love the ad they write out for it.
INT. WHITE ROOM - DAY
JERRY STANDS NEXT TO BILL EQUIDISTANT FROM THE EDGE OF THE FRAME.
Jerry: Hello, I'm Jerry Seinfeld.
Bill: And I'm a PC.
Jerry: Ha, but seriously. What's the deal with Apple?
Bill: Yeah, it's almost like they want to make everything easy.
Jerry: Yeah, what's the deal with user-friendly interface, UNIX architecture, and not getting viruses, like ever?
Bill: I don't know Jerry. But check this out.
BILL REMOVES A ZUNE FROM HIS POCKET.
Jerry: What is the deal with that?
Bill: It's the new Zune and you can download all your favorite Black Eyed Peas, Insane Clown Posses, and Timbamans mp3s for 98 cents a download.
Jerry: 98 CENTS? What's the deal —
BILL PUNCHES JERRY IN THE LARYNX.
Bill (mocking): What's the deal with "the deal?" (turns to camera) zuneTunes. Get the hippest. Get the dopest. Get the zunes!
LOGO SPLASH WITH SLOGAN "Get the Zunes!" :: CUT TO BLOW
EXT. STREET - LATER ON
JERRY SLUMPS ON A CURB IN A SPRAY-PAINTED AND COOL-LOOKING URBAN AREA, HEAD IN HANDS. BILL APPROACHES.
Bill: It hurts me to hurt you, Gerald. Don't make me do it.
Jerry: I'm sorry, Billiam. I honestly just want to know the deal. No one ever tells me the deal!
Bill: I know. BILL SITS. We'll find the deal… (to camera) while America and select international markets find great deals at zuneTunes!
LOGO SPLASH :: FADE TO BLACK