Get a Mac

The Mac and PC characters have become famous on the back of the Apple ads. Recently they’ve appeared in some cheeky online ads which have been running on a few tech sites.

The actor who plays PC even appears as a guest star in one episode of the Flight of the Conchords HBO series.

Here in NZ we get the US ads, but in some other countries they have their own local variation, and it’s interesting to see how they transplant the humour.

For example, in the UK they use comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb from the Peep Show. Some of the ads are straight copies of the US scripts, but some are new …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBeuKagEiKk

And in Japan they have these two guys (is it just me or are the physical differences between Mac and PC a bit more subtle in this incarnation?) …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qokrYYDCMc

And, my favourite, South Park …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id_kGL3M5Cg

:-)

(Ironically Firefox crashed with a spinning beachball of death when I tried to preview this post … is somebody watching??)

2 thoughts on “Get a Mac”

  1. Yeah, the Japanese PC just isn’t geeky enough and the Japanese Mac doesn’t seem quite as cool. They chickened out a little if you ask me.

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