Microsoft’s First Seinfeld Ad Is An Epic Fail

When $300 million dollars is spent on advertisements involving Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates shopping for shoes, it makes me think, “What’s this got to do with Microsoft?” Well, Microsoft wants you to know that it’s more hip than Apple.

The two things that make Jerry Seinfeld cool in this video:

1. He’s eating a churro.

2. He showers in his clothes in the morning, “You’re dressed, then you’re clean. Open the door, go about your business.”

The sad thing about the ad is it takes an entire minute before they even mention the word “Microsoft.” And when it is mentioned, it’s in the middle of a Jerry Seinfeld ramble that makes little sense.

“You know, I imagine over the years you’ve mind-melded your magnum Jupiter brain to those other Saturn ring brains of Microsoft.”

Then it goes on to joke about an edible computer.’ Is it funny? When I’m stoned, sure. But it’s not funny in the way where I have the sudden desire to go out and purchase Microsoft merchandise.’ I am not sold.

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6 comments

  1. This ad was awful, watched it yesterday for the first time and have seen it a few times now…..Really cannot understand what they are trying to get across or how they think they can boost Vista’s following with this…..V Confused????

  2. Probably one of the stupidest ads I’ve ever seen

  3. I thought the ad was funny. Funnier than Apple’s inaccurate mud(feces?)-flinging adds where they try to make Windows look like less fun than OSX (even though it thoroughly DOMINATES PC gaming as the platform of choice).

  4. For the last time. Mac OS X is not for gaming.

  5. To me, the only funny part is that dead silence and nod of agreement after the question,
    “Is that your toe?”
    “No.”
    “What is it?”
    “Leather…”

  6. Macs are not made for gaming. They never will be and it has absolutely nothing to do with the “Get a Mac” ads. I was a windows user for 10+ years. I had Windows 3.1 installed on my first laptop. I can relate to every single one of those “Get a Mac” ads as “Hey, that’s right. That happened to me!” And it happened to thousands other people. Just because Windows DOMINATES PC gaming doesn’t mean those ads are feces flinging BS because it doesn’t make them any less true.

    Finally. Your whole argument is flawed because even though you think the ad was funny, which it was not, it doesn’t change the fact that it doesn’t get the point it wants to make across and nothing more than incoherent babble thriving on Seinfeld’s stardom and gave me, and I’m sure many other people with half a brain, the thought that screamed “Why did I just wait 3 minutes of my life watching this?”

    The ad makes NO SENSE and it certainly doesn’t make me want to go out and buy a Windows PC. And this is the reason Microsoft has dropped Seinfeld and are using the new “I’m a PC” ads which make a lot more sense although still logically flawed.

    That’s my two cents.

    EDIBLE COMPUTERS. Did he really say EDIBLE COMPUTERS!??!? I still have to watch it again to believe it…………

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