View Full Version : Microsoft's first commercial with seinfeld


wounded
09-05-2008, 10:57 AM
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I'm guessing where they will be going with this will be more clear in future commercials. i thought it was going to be a little more of a direct jab at apple. Not sure if this will counter the mac v. pc ads or not. isn't seinfeld a mac user anyway?

Mo
09-05-2008, 11:14 AM
LOQ.

BlissedandGone2
09-05-2008, 12:04 PM
my girlfriend works for the adfirm that did this :)

topleybird
09-05-2008, 12:10 PM
I watched with the sound off so I'm not sure I got the intended message

But it seems appropriate that Microsoft envisions a world where everyone is eating a dick

The Jesus
09-05-2008, 12:30 PM
I liked it. :) Does anyone know how many of these ads they made?

MonteLDS
09-05-2008, 12:31 PM
i saw this last nite during the Football game and was disappointed.

JokeyLoki
09-05-2008, 12:41 PM
Eh

wounded
09-05-2008, 01:11 PM
I did like that the picture of bill on his id is of his mug shot

AndySlash
09-05-2008, 01:26 PM
So is this actually the start of promoting something in particular or is it just, "Hey guy, look at us, we're Microsoft! We're still here doin' some innuvatin'!"?

MonteLDS
09-05-2008, 01:29 PM
So is this actually the start of promoting something in particular or is it just, "Hey guy, look at us, we're Microsoft! We're still here doin' some innuvatin'!"?

As I understand it was suppose to be an ad for Windows Vista.

threetwooneZERO
09-05-2008, 01:59 PM
This was actually funny. And yeah, I love the mugshot photo.

SlingeroGuitaro
09-05-2008, 02:18 PM
As I understand it was suppose to be an ad for Windows Vista.

so... confusing as fuck. got it.

threetwooneZERO
09-05-2008, 02:31 PM
Obviously the ad was more to soften the image of Microsoft (which is synonymous with BG) It definitely brought out a lighter side which is refreshing. I'm actually more impressed that the ad didn't attack Mac.

AndySlash
09-05-2008, 02:35 PM
I'm actually more impressed that the ad didn't attack Mac.

It didn't do anything.

Mo
09-05-2008, 02:35 PM
so... confusing as fuck. got it.

It definitively looks like they should have worked on the script a little longer.

Mo
09-05-2008, 02:37 PM
It didn't do anything.

Look at it this way: At least Seinfeld made some money, he really needs it.

threetwooneZERO
09-05-2008, 02:38 PM
It didn't do anything.

That's the point, don't you get it? It's exactly like his show.

rolmos
09-05-2008, 02:47 PM
A commercial about nothing. I loved it.

AndySlash
09-05-2008, 02:48 PM
That's the point, don't you get it? It's exactly like his show.

his show was funny though.

threetwooneZERO
09-05-2008, 02:52 PM
And there you have it.

AndySlash
09-05-2008, 02:54 PM
NOTHING!

threetwooneZERO
09-05-2008, 02:55 PM
And we've come full circle. A commercial about nothing.

waltermcphilp
09-05-2008, 03:00 PM
NOTHING!

http://web2.modmyprofile.com/mmc/celeb-quotes/zoolander-mugatu-crazy-pills.jpg

wpc33
09-05-2008, 03:00 PM
The ad of George!

The Jesus
09-05-2008, 04:24 PM
If that was an Apple advert featuring Jobs and Seinfeld, all the "LOL MICRO$HAFT SUX!!!" nerds on the net would be jacking off to it.

sppunk
09-05-2008, 04:54 PM
Are you guys fucking stupid?

The ad is obviously about Microsoft coming out with edible computers soon. I'm stoked.

AndySlash
09-05-2008, 04:56 PM
DELICIOUS!

topleybird
09-05-2008, 05:12 PM
If that was an Apple advert featuring Jobs and Seinfeld, all the "LOL MICRO$HAFT SUX!!!" nerds on the net would be jacking off to it.

Objection, your honor. Calls for speculation.

Sustained! :banging:

alexthestampede
09-05-2008, 05:53 PM
for those of you who saw it, was this more or less entertaining than his bee movie?

ravenguy2000
09-05-2008, 06:22 PM
i saw half of bee movie with the sound off on an airplane and i can confirm i enjoyed the commercial more

Rider
09-05-2008, 06:37 PM
Why is Bill Gate doing a shoe commercial?

Microsoft really needs to learn how to advertise, being a monopoly they forgot how to compete. I think they have pretty much given up on vista and this is all setting up for the next OS in a year or two. Letting Apple beat up on them for 2 years was really stupid.

pale blue eyes
09-05-2008, 07:13 PM
I get what this is going for but it's just not funny.

Eulogy
09-05-2008, 07:17 PM
his show was funny though.

yeah, really.

duovamp
09-05-2008, 10:19 PM
my girlfriend works for the adfirm that did this :)

Slap her for me. It was terrible.



Nah, it was fun. I'm just fuckin' with ya, boss.

alexthestampede
09-06-2008, 12:53 AM
bill gates is pretty lovable. i hope they continue to pimp him out well into his old age

tear stained glass
09-07-2008, 05:38 AM
they should've done an ad parodying "the contest." whoever can go the longest without using windows to look up porn for masturbatory purposes wins. in addition to the seinfeld reference, it would also showcase whatever it is you can do with windows aside from look at porn, but the implication is that it is primarily a porn-gathering device.

agenda suicide
09-08-2008, 04:13 PM
This shit cracks me up. I love the commercial they made for this. "HEY, it really doesn't suck that much, you just have to learn how to use it properly." It's a little sad when you have to resort to marketing like this.

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The Jesus
09-12-2008, 06:40 AM
Here's #2 (long version). The ending is great! :D (HQ version for people with Silverlight installed @ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/)


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MonteLDS
09-12-2008, 11:14 AM
i can't wait till these commercials really go somewhere.

rolmos
09-12-2008, 11:59 AM
They won't, that's the point. You should of realized that by now.

deadaswarhol
09-12-2008, 12:01 PM
you should of used good grammar

rolmos
09-12-2008, 12:08 PM
You should of detected the obvious reference.

deadaswarhol
09-12-2008, 12:49 PM
actually i should of. :(

<3

AndySlash
09-12-2008, 01:13 PM
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I hate these commercials.

That dude above has a Floyd shirt on, though.

threetwooneZERO
09-12-2008, 01:21 PM
:rofl:

agenda suicide
09-12-2008, 02:17 PM
I hate these commercials.

That dude above has a Floyd shirt on, though.

they're pretty bad, but they make me lol.

MonteLDS
09-19-2008, 11:28 PM
So Microsoft pulled the plug-

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/19/microsoft.seinfeld.ap/index.html

Bloggers and online media have suggested that the Redmond, Washington-based company yanked the Seinfeld ads after they were poorly received......

..A senior vice president in Microsoft's central marketing group, Mich Mathews, contended in an interview Thursday that it was always the plan to replace the Seinfeld-Gates ads with ones that focus on Windows.

The $300 million campaign was designed by ad agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Microsoft said the company is "exploring options" with Seinfeld for new ads, but that no ads beyond the three that aired have been filmed so far