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Microsoft pulling Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates ads

There are 85 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 18, 2008, titled Microsoft pulling Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates ads. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Microsoft is preparing to pull its TV ads featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Microsoft's co-founder and chairman Bill Gates .

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tony

New Orleans, LA

#1 Sep 18, 2008
I liked them and didn't find them to be out of touch.

Since: Apr 07

Tallahassee, FL

#2 Sep 18, 2008
I saw one for the first time last night and thought it pretty funny.
Random Sample

United States

#3 Sep 18, 2008
I can now get some sleep tonight.
Judge Roy Bean

AOL

#4 Sep 18, 2008
I would have done it for $9 million.
window washer

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Sep 18, 2008
I think they'd have been better off to just have Gates just do the ads themselves being goofy and aloof. People would identify more with him.
Taylorblue

Boca Raton, FL

#6 Sep 18, 2008
I was excited when I saw the first ad. I watched the whole thing, and by the time they got to the end where Bill Gates was adjusting his underwear in the parking lot, I just blurted out, "What is this?!?" It was a commercial about "Nothing", just like Jerry Seinfelds show was supposed to be a show about "Nothing". Were they trying to sell Jerry Seinfeld to the customers or Microsoft?
DL agent

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Sep 18, 2008
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
I would have done it for $9 million.
I would've done it for $9,000.
get real

Orlando, FL

#8 Sep 18, 2008
I use Linux and open source programs. If Gates wants to be hip and on the cutting edge he should open source the Windows operating system and office suites. The wave of the future is doing that and to sale services not the software itself. Even the underlineing operating system of Mac's are open source BSD. They realize that you make a better product by having the talent pool of the world work on your software. The GUI is closed source which is why I use Linux instead. What you pay for when you buy a Mac is a system where the hardware is the best and is picked for compatiblity with the software. People are willing to pay more for this.
Grizbear

United States

#9 Sep 18, 2008
Good. It was very stupid!
anon

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Sep 18, 2008
An ad that wasn't very good for a product that is abysmal has been pulled?

Freaky.
Hot Rod

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Sep 18, 2008
The commercials were terrible.
new attitude

Durham, NC

#12 Sep 18, 2008
Really, Jerry Seinfeld?! Why didn't Gates just donate 10 million to charity? Seinfeld isn't worth 2 cents these days.
Dick

Simi Valley, CA

#13 Sep 18, 2008
Here we go again another tragically unfunny incident involving Jerry Seinfeld.
Average Joe

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Sep 18, 2008
I've always loved Seinfeld but these ads just seemed like the comedy was forced. You have to think about the average American when trying to sell computers and we're so dumbed down nowadays I don't think most people had the slightest clue what was going on in these commercials. People probably went out and bought shoes after the first one, not Windows. The Apple ads on the other hand at least focus on selling the ease of use their computers have over PC's. That is something they have done very well aond straightforward while being comedic at the same time, appealing to the tech saavy and trailer trash alike!
James

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Sep 18, 2008
Hip Jerry Seinfeld??????????

LOL
MIKE

United States

#17 Sep 18, 2008
I thought the ads were funny. they were just like the show "seinfeld". I just saw Seinfeld perform standup here in Orlando, and it was worth every penny. he still is very funny.
Mordac

Omaha, NE

#18 Sep 18, 2008
Yes, the ads are quite amusing, but exactly what they say about Microsoft or their products is a mystery to me. Exactly what message is MS trying to convey with these ads? It'll take a lot more than Seinfeld to burnish Microsoft's image.
sad

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Sep 18, 2008
the ads were horrible. It took watching them two or three times to say 'oh maybe this means this...or not' an ad should resonate with the consumer as SOON as its over, even while its still on...i think that microsoft just reiterated MACs ads, theyre not hip, not cool, and difficult to understand.
TRUTHMAN

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Sep 18, 2008
Spanky wrote:
It would have been funnier with Kramer blurting out racial slurs and Bill Gates saying.."hey, that not very PC, but this is (and show IBM's PC). Then Kramer could get his arse kicked and side shot of Bill Gates looking up adult sites on the internet.
I agree, except maybe showing Gates deficating into a toilet made to look like an Apple PC.
Itzme4now

Dallas, TX

#21 Sep 18, 2008
10 million dollars!!!!! Outrageous when taxpayers are bailing out AIG, banks are failing, the financial world is a mess, people are scared, unemployed and homeless. NO ONE is worth that kind of money. This is disgusting.

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