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phufball71
Oct 16, 2002, 05:15 PM
http://www.cnn.com/POLL/results/244031.html


go to this poll about the dell guy

MrMacMan
Oct 16, 2002, 05:33 PM
Um... I JUST read a story on how they booted him.
They are going with the 'interns' for now out.
NO MORE DELL DUDE!!!!
YeS!!!

Hemingray
Oct 16, 2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Um... I JUST read a story on how they booted him.
They are going with the 'interns' for now out.
NO MORE DELL DUDE!!!!
YeS!!!

Yes, except the "Dull Dude" made an appearance in the latest intern ad! We'll never be totally rid of him! :mad:

Durandal7
Oct 16, 2002, 06:16 PM
I believe that the Dell Dude should be covered in birdseed and fed to ravens.

Sun Baked
Oct 16, 2002, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Durandal7
I believe that the Dell Dude should be covered in birdseed and fed to ravens.

Give him a one-way ticket to Iraq ...

MrMacMan
Oct 16, 2002, 07:33 PM
Well which ever the article says he is being moved out. Yes less annoying, remember, PRAY THE THE INTERS ARE BETTER! :)

solvs
Oct 16, 2002, 09:45 PM
Steven still made an appearance in the last commercial, but he'll be gone for good soon. He wants to do "serious films" now. The interns aren't much better. At least they don't have any annoying catch phases. Yet.

On another note, anyone else notice that EVERYONE is copying the Switch Ads? I know the whole, "people talking against a white background" thing is popular. But EVERYBODY is doing it now.

Wouldn't it be funny if Apple had the Dell Dude in one of their next "Celebrity" Switch Ads?

"Dude, you're getting a Mac".

Cappy
Oct 16, 2002, 11:10 PM
Some of you guys make this way too personal. Sheesh! Dell delivered a pretty good ad campaign and came up with someone perfect to do it. The bad thing for him is that he probably won't go anywhere major in the future because he's probably typecast now everywhere as the Dell surfer guy.

There is no arguing that Dell has excellent management to execute so well. Insiders in the past have always said that Apple has almost everything needed to become even a bigger force in the industry but they lack execution. They've gotten better with Jobs at the helm but I think they've got room to grow as soon as the cpu mess is straightened out.

As for him showing up in the switch campaign I'm sure there's a clause in his contract for him that might keep him from doing something that is a conflict of interest with Dell. I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple come up with someone with a similar character and personality to give the impression of it possibly being him. It'd probably only be shown at a Macworld show though. :)

TheFink
Oct 17, 2002, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by Cappy
Some of you guys make this way too personal. Sheesh! Dell delivered a pretty good ad campaign and came up with someone perfect to do it. The bad thing for him is that he probably won't go anywhere major in the future because he's probably typecast now everywhere as the Dell surfer guy.

There is no arguing that Dell has excellent management to execute so well. Insiders in the past have always said that Apple has almost everything needed to become even a bigger force in the industry but they lack execution. They've gotten better with Jobs at the helm but I think they've got room to grow as soon as the cpu mess is straightened out.

As for him showing up in the switch campaign I'm sure there's a clause in his contract for him that might keep him from doing something that is a conflict of interest with Dell. I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple come up with someone with a similar character and personality to give the impression of it possibly being him. It'd probably only be shown at a Macworld show though. :)

The Dell Dude was annoying since day one. I don't know where these stories come up with this crap saying he was such a hit. I hope he's type cast and never gets a job acting.

I wouldn't be surprised if you see him sleeping under a park bench in New York. I'll be the first to urinate on him.

Omen88
Oct 17, 2002, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by TheFink


The Dell Dude was annoying since day one. I don't know where these stories come up with this crap saying he was such a hit. I hope he's type cast and never gets a job acting.

I wouldn't be surprised if you see him sleeping under a park bench in New York. I'll be the first to urinate on him.

I've never seen this crap (thank god), but as I hate practicly every kind of commercial, I'm with you. These actors deserve nothing better!

wdlove
Oct 26, 2002, 08:24 PM
I like the interns also! :)

scem0
Oct 26, 2002, 08:40 PM
I wouldn't really care, but he kinda annoys me. He doesn't annoy me, the fact that he gets rich for doing next to nothing annoys me.

Rower_CPU
Oct 27, 2002, 07:28 PM
Ouch, guys!

Go easy on the actor remarks. Unless you have experience acting you have no basis to make those claims.

It's much more difficult than it looks, and requires a great deal of preparation. Commercial acting may be on the bottom rung of the totem pole, but it's the way many young actors pay the bills while working their way up to larger, more difficult roles.

I, too, found "Steven, the Dell Dude" to be very annoying, but if I would blame anyone it would be Dell's marketing staff who invented him and directed the actor to act in that manner.

funkywhat2
Oct 27, 2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by Cappy
Some of you guys make this way too personal. Sheesh! Dell delivered a pretty good ad campaign and came up with someone perfect to do it. The bad thing for him is that he probably won't go anywhere major in the future because he's probably typecast now everywhere as the Dell surfer guy.

There is no arguing that Dell has excellent management to execute so well. Insiders in the past have always said that Apple has almost everything needed to become even a bigger force in the industry but they lack execution. They've gotten better with Jobs at the helm but I think they've got room to grow as soon as the cpu mess is straightened out.

As for him showing up in the switch campaign I'm sure there's a clause in his contract for him that might keep him from doing something that is a conflict of interest with Dell. I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple come up with someone with a similar character and personality to give the impression of it possibly being him. It'd probably only be shown at a Macworld show though. :)

ever notice how the "e" in the del logo is the same as the enron logo? :)

why urinate on him when we could urinate on his writers. or the guys who hired him. if he does end up on the street I'll be the first to give him money, because i feel so bad for him.

Who wants to bet he uses his Dell as a doorstop?

SilvorX
Oct 27, 2002, 08:32 PM
lol it would be funny if he was on the switch adds...