Apple U.K. Get a Mac Ads

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    Mr Skills

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    The MySpace homepage (in the UK at least) is showing Get A Mac ads with British actors (Mitchell & Webb). There is a link to the Apple UK website inviting you to watch more, but once you get there it is still the American ads.
     
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    FleurDuMal

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    I like the third one that seems to be new, although my memory could be letting me down, the other one's are just lifted straight from the originals.
     
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    Daveway

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    Wow they used different actors.
    Interesting indeed.:cool:

    I really like PC actually. Last one definitely is good.
     
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    The pie chart one is the best of the lot, but only because David Mitchell seems more like his 'Peep Show' character.

    Otherwise, it's all just as lame as the US adverts.
     
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    FleurDuMal

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    No way. Webb's character is nowhere near as slappable as Long's.
     
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    pknz

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    Heh. This I have to see.

    "Shinanigans and Tom foolery"

    Ah I love it.:D
     
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    psychofreak

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    Things like the pie chart are edited, like there is an extra section at the end...
     
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    SkyBell

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    The restarting one is extended more then the US version. And yes, the third one is new.

    EDIt: dang, beaten to the puch.
     
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    elppa

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    I prefer the US ones.

    These just feel ackward.
     
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    OMFG.

    Peep Show was (IMO) one of the funniest shows to ever grace TV.

    Good going guys.

    edit: OMFG! *still in shock*.

    funniest thing they ever did - http://youtube.com/watch?v=LQxyyEiy3qg
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    The US ones are better.
     
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    Nothing beats the original American commercials. I am not against them or whatever, I just prefer the original.
     
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    narco

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    I thought the "Tentacle" one was pretty funny.
     
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    "It’s quite hard to capture a family holiday with say a pie chart. Not really. For example, this light gray area could represent shenanigans and tomfoolery, while this dark gray area could represent hijinks. And you see here, we’ve further divided hijinks into cappers, monkey business, and just mucking about."
     
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    What do these terms mean? (I haven't watched British shows on PBS for awhile...)
     
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    I'm from the UK and I would still prefer the US adverts over the new UK-specific ones. They don't capture the same spirit that the US ones do, and do feel a bit awkward.

    They're just alternatives for 'mucking about', or being generally being silly.

    Saying that, I have never come across 'hijinks' or 'cappers' before .... I doubt many people in Northern Ireland would get these. Are they more common in England perhaps?
     
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    I sort of like the awkwardness, it adds something. But I'm with you on preferring the US ones. The actors for these seem more similar and less archetypical, a bit more normalized than the target markets that are captured in the US ones. They're more interchangeable here. With a bit of costume changes I could just as easily see the blonde haired dude being one of those suits in the airport with the black windows thing with LCD. The ones I tend to avoid. And I could just as easily see the dark haired dude with a black tee at the Apple Soho Store asking me if I need any help with anything. (For me, the effect is lost.)
     
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    Yeah, that's actually how we all talk over here.
    [/irony]

    Hehe... they mean [dives into dictionary at random] well, they're a kind of chocolatey snack. Ok, I lied. They're two different types of octopus.





    This could be so much fun!
     
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    so they have new commercials big deal...wheres leopard!!!
     
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    Stella

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    Maybe I've been away from the UK for too long but:

    Who are they?!!!

    Apple need to advertise in non- north american regions. No wonder their marketshare is so lame.

    Apple could have promotions in such markets a tad more too.

    I've always had the impression that Apple don't give a **** about non u.s markets - they'll still sell the products, but thats all - with very minimal efforts - Apple won't take the effort to push out the boat.
     
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    those are god awful
     
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    count chocula

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    ricky gervais as pc or bust.
     
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    One Bad Duck

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    They are the perfect pair for the job, but their humor is an acquired taste even for the average brit.

    Watching these I am never sure if its a parody and they're taking the mick or its the real thing. I think apple are just putting on more familiar faces that some people already associate with funny.

    The adds also add a tad more sarcastic humour I think.

    OnBaDuK
     

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