Microsoft's Next Seinfeld Ad Airs: 'New Family'

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  1. macrumors bot



    Tonight, Microsoft aired the second of a series of new ads featuring Bill Gates and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The long version of the ad (4m 30s) is embedded above via YouTube and a high quality version is available at

    The first installment of the ad campaign showed Bill Gates and Seinfeld at a shoe store. The new installment shows Gates and Seinfeld living with "real people".

    While we don't plan on getting into a habit of posting news stories for every new Microsoft ad, the original ad story generated a remarkable amount of feedback. Future ads may be reported on our Page 2 which is also linked from the left sidebar.

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  2. macrumors 603


    And more utter junk.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Um.... I just.... don't get it. I will watch them, I guess they are a bit cute? Maybe? but..... (insert scratching head icon thingy here)
  4. macrumors member

    watching Bill Gates shake his ass sucked. Im still feeling a little uneasy. Seinfeld is a douche
  5. macrumors newbie


    These ads are total junk.
  6. macrumors 68030


    It was way too long for my tastes... And it made them kind of look like jerks. Staying at someone's house and complaining about the food? Classy.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Very clever Microsoft, verrry clever...
  8. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    yeah, this would be much better as a 30 second ad. maybe. I only watched the 4 minute 30 s one.

  9. macrumors 68000


    i think they're funny. i find it amusing to see two well-known, accomplished men goof off. sure, it has nothing to do with computers, but it's fun.
  10. macrumors 68020


    I just don't get it, it sucks as an ad and in my opinion it is just too long, and this is not Seinfeld material at all, at least Bill didn't shake his ass in this one.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    way better than the first one!
  12. macrumors 6502

    You know what.... I actually kind of enjoyed that. And I get where they're going with this.
  13. macrumors member

    I'm not going to hate on this ad because it is apparently cool to do so.

    I don't get any sort of "buy windows" vibe, but honestly, I thought it was pretty funny. Seriously, just looking at is as some sort of skit that has nothing to do with Microsoft or Seinfeld. I dunno what I'm trying to say here. It is funny to see two people from such an upper crust interacting like that.
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  15. macrumors 6502a


    Exactly! I had a good laugh at it. Apparently because it isn't an Apple ad people check their sense of humour at the door.

    Yeah, 4mins 30seconds is long, but there is no way the full version would play on tv, it would have to be infomercial.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Wow. This could get painful.
  17. macrumors P6


    wow, that was lame
  18. macrumors regular

    i don't like this type of comedy where adults act like dumb kids. it reminds me too much of the stale show friends.
  19. macrumors regular


    wow after seeing that im going to get rid of my iMac and get a Windows PC :rolleyes:
  20. macrumors 68040


    This ad was better.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    The funniest part of the commercial is the fact that if you go to Microsoft's website to watch it, you see it in Flash, not Silverlight.
  22. macrumors member

    I enjoyed them both. I think they are funny and somewhat goofy in a good way. I like that it's more of a running sitcom than different ads like Apple. Not to say that Apple's ads aren't genius, but these are funny and original! If only Microsoft would spend so much energy on their products and they do on their ads!
  23. macrumors newbie


    Makes more sense then the last one. The "Commercial about Nothing" still doesn't make me want to get a PC..... ever
  24. macrumors member


    I'm sorry. Is this supposed to be funny?
  25. macrumors member

    4 Freaking Minutes?

    This isn't an ad - it's a MINI SERIES. If M$ can't get their point across in 30's not worth watching.

    This commercial is just like every other product...
    filled with BLOATware

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