Microsoft Commercial Is Anything But Funny

In case you missed Microsoft’s first commercial featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, you have to see it for yourself. Microsoft is planning on spending some $300 Million big bucks to counter the Apple ads that have compared the Vista operating system to a Mac. But the first commercial makes little sense and the attempt at humor is sadly lacking.

The story takes place in a shoe store where Bill Gates is trying on a pair of shoes which he is having trouble trying to get a good fit. In walks Jerry Seinfeld who helps Bill with his shoes and eventually gets Bill to fit into a size 10. Seinfeld makes mention that Gates is a ’10’. The funny part, I am guessing, is when Seinfield says he usually gets his shoes to fit by wearing them when he showers. It ends with Bill and Jerry walking through a parking lot and Jerry asks Bill to give him a sign and Gates wiggles his butt to the camera.

Am I missing something? This is really a sad commercial and what to me doesn’t even address the problem. What is the problem for Microsoft? Trying to convenience the masses that Vista isn’t as crappy as some people think.

Apple 1  Microsoft 0

Take a look at the commercial on You Tube and see what you think.

Comments welcome.

 Commercial is here.

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  • Denny

    __YEP__ Saw the Commercial __ AND
    Jerry Seinfeld ,, Is Funny _______ AND

    Congratulations on GET–TIN . Yur Site Up . AGAIN !!!! :-) ^^^^

  • Ron Schenone

    Thanks Den – good to be back up and running! :-)

  • Bruce

    I could not believe this commercial was the answer to the clever MAC vs. PC commercials. What a waste of an opportunity and of money. It was simply stunning in its awfulness!

  • Carl P

    Well, i think its funny…. The question is if you prefer technology, design and mac’s, then of course your brain is going to hate everything that doesn’t relate. The geeks dont love seinfeld, and they sure dont like microsoft.

    The video is remarkly enjoyable and doesn’t give you the feeling that a marketing message is being shoved down your throat. Mac lovers just cant be objective. Its like trying to say to a radical muslim that the USA are not the enemy…. its not worth it.

  • CP Silva

    “Trying to convenience the masses that Vista isn’t as crappy as some people think.”

    – I’ve been using Vista for 6 months, no problems at all. Every OS has a certain resistance at first, the fear of change. I think microsoft is above everything else trying to show a fun side, a “normal” side, to become a more human corporation. that is the objective.

    As for the ad is concerned… how is this not funny? Its the only ad that keeps me watching right now.

  • Ron Schenone

    There is a new commercial that is now showing featuring Gates and Seinfeld living with a family. I was laughing so hard, I had to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon to get the smile chiseled off my face! :-)

    If the aim is to show that MS is just like us common folk, than the Romans should of tried to convince the Christians that they should adopt a lion as a pet.

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