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Let’s do the Robot with Bill and Jerry

Let’s do the Robot with Bill and Jerry

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Digging the goofy Microsoft commercials?  Want to download them and watch them over and over to try and figure out the metaphors in each video?  Who does grandma represent?  Grin.

Here are the links to the videos.  Don’t worry about the network.  It’s Limelight Networks and we use them as a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for a lot of our stuff.  You’ll see the same links at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/windows if you consider that a more trusted source.  Enjoy.

Video Download Links

http://msstudios.vo.llnwd.net/o21/presspass/mpeg2/Shoe_Circus_90_HD_24_MP4_MPEG.mpg

http://msstudios.vo.llnwd.net/o21/presspass/mpeg2/Family_PART_01_90.mpg

http://msstudios.vo.llnwd.net/o21/presspass/mpeg2/Family_Part2_90_recap_090908.mpg

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  • Interesting how shortly after I read your post, I saw this one from Valleywag saying that the ads have been cancelled...

    http://valleywag.com/5051455/microsoft-to-announce-jerry-seinfeld-ads-cancelled-tomorrow

  • I am not in marketing so I have no idea.  But something tells me that any good Marketing agency has a bunch of working ideas.

    Most of the people around me thought the commercials were pretty funny.  Maybe they're too American.

  • The commercials were ok. Choosing a has-been comedian and making jokes that 90% of people dont get probably wasnt the best idea though.

    I would like to see an almost parody of the mac vs pc stuff. Not a direct parody, not a rip off, but something just to nudge back at Apple.

    I know MS wants to be "hands off" on direct attacks to Apple and I totally respect that, but lets not forget who is eating into whos market share in the desktop world right now.