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Carbito

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« on: 07-20-2005 07:16 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2005 07:16 »

Some of you may already know this or it may have already been posted however I thought that I will post a link to the Apple comercial released in 1984: http://esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/graphics/movies/1984.mov

...look familiar?     wink

EDIT: If the above link does not work due to server problems then use http://members.iinet.net.au/~carbito/1984.mov
Boltzmann_Fan

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« Reply #1 on: 07-20-2005 10:42 »

Hey cool.  I'm too young to have actually seen the ad when it first aired.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2005 11:20 »

Well, yes that was the point of the commericial in FS, to spoof the original from the 1980s...
Frybot 5000

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« Reply #3 on: 07-20-2005 18:26 »

I think that Apple ad ended up becoming the most successful TV ad of all time.
Carbito

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« Reply #4 on: 07-21-2005 00:18 »

 
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Originally posted by Boltzmann_Fan:
Hey cool.  I'm too young to have actually seen the ad when it first aired.

heh, same here. I did not even exist back in 1984  wink so therefore when I saw this ad I was like oh...now I get it and that Futurama episode is so much more enjoyable.
Slackit02

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« Reply #5 on: 07-21-2005 00:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Frybot 5000:
I think that Apple ad ended up becoming the most successful TV ad of all time.

If I remember correctly...it only aired once

So I dont think that is possible
Nanmo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-21-2005 03:10 »

Yeah, the commercial only aired once, during the 1984 Superbowl.

An interesting side note, John Di Maggio was in a TNT movie called "Pirates of Silicon Valley" which was about Microsoft and Apple in the 70's & 80's which features that commercial. He mentions it in the FS commentary, but I've seen the movie and noticed he was in it.

DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 07-21-2005 03:19 »

A lot of Super Bowl commercials only air once though, right?  I think the point isn't for the commercial to play a lot, but for it to make a huge impact and get people talking about it (hence being used in the super bowl, when so many people are watching).  That commercial is pretty famous so I always assumed it did it's job.
Carbito

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« Reply #8 on: 07-23-2005 05:34 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
I think the point isn't for the commercial to play a lot, but for it to make a huge impact and get people talking about it

I don't see what about that ad would make people actaully talk about it... If it was not for its Futurama reference then I would not have payed any particular attention to it.
smision

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« Reply #9 on: 07-23-2005 08:39 »

Neither link works for me...
But I wanna see the ad...  cry
When they said on the commentary that it was a parody of a famous ad I wondered if it would be onthe internet somewhere but I never actually went to look for it.
So... can you get another link, or do I just have to deal with it?
Shiny

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« Reply #10 on: 07-23-2005 09:06 »

It had to have aired more than once, because I remember seeing it.  And I sure wasn't watchin' the Superbowl. 

Carbito

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« Reply #11 on: 07-23-2005 09:08 »
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Originally posted by smision:
Neither link works for me...
But I wanna see the ad...    cry

Try: http://pulsar.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/graphics/movies/1984.mov

parasite?

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« Reply #12 on: 07-23-2005 09:33 »

That made me want to go out and buy a PC.
Good find Carbito, I always wanted to see that.
smision

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« Reply #13 on: 07-23-2005 10:20 »

That link doesn't work either Carbito. I don't know why. confused 
Well, thanks anyway.   smile
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #14 on: 07-23-2005 13:38 »

 
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Originally posted by parasite?:
That made me want to go out and buy a PC.

Not a very good ad then, it's made by Apple.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #15 on: 07-26-2005 15:54 »

That ad was a parody of a Super Bowl commercial.  It was from Apple Computers and they were really huge in 1984.  And also, the commercial was popularizing on that novel and movie 1984.

The guy on the screen was supposed to be "Big Brother" that evil megalomaniac in the book who was everywhere you saw him.  If you didn't like Big Brother you were considered insane and he believed that 2+2=5 and not 4.  I remember we read the book in high school.
Gorky

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« Reply #16 on: 07-26-2005 16:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Slackit02:
 If I remember correctly...it only aired once

So I dont think that is possible

It may not have been the most successful ad, but I think that it's one of the most instantly recognizable ones. 
DotheBartman

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« Reply #17 on: 07-26-2005 16:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
 I don't see what about that ad would make people actaully talk about it... If it was not for its Futurama reference then I would not have payed any particular attention to it.

You already said you didn't even exist when it first aired (and neither did I, so for the record I'm not trying to be pretentious here).  It may not seem all that memorable now, especcially with how extreme and ridiculous commercials have gotten, but at the time it was really unique and got people talking the way the most carefully created Super Bowl ads do now.

Also, remember that this was in a different time and context, when it seemed more possible for a company with a new machine to become really successful.  Thanks to Bill Gates, that's no longer the case in 2005.

sriontoc

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« Reply #18 on: 07-26-2005 17:07 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Also, remember that this was in a different time and context, when it seemed more possible for a company with a new machine to become really successful.  Thanks to Bill Gates, that's no longer the case in 2005.


thats damn right, since all the machines are running windows now    laff
Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #19 on: 07-27-2005 19:06 »

Not one out of those three links worked on my computer. I feel you're pain, smision... and I want to see it really bad now that everyone is saying that it was so famous.

*sniff*
Carbito

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« Reply #20 on: 08-02-2005 07:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Bandit Ruler:
Not one out of those three links worked on my computer. I feel you're pain, smision... and I want to see it really bad now that everyone is saying that it was so famous.

*sniff*

In what way are the links not working? Are you unable to connect to the server or do the clips just not load?

Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #21 on: 08-03-2005 05:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Carbito:
 In what way are the links not working? Are you unable to connect to the server or do the clips just not load?


It just never reaches the halfway mark... it tries to load, but it just stops a mark away from the halfway point. I've waited a good 15 minutes, yet it never gets anywhere.. I don't ever see any progress in the window either, it's just blank.   frown
smision

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« Reply #22 on: 08-03-2005 09:52 »

Yeah, me too. The page doesn't load. Sometimes it comes up with weird text like this though - 
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NIC2001

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« Reply #23 on: 08-03-2005 11:09 »

I have this on some old vhs tape back home!

I saw it a few time when I was younger. It use to play late at night. (Around 7:30pm to 10:00pm)

I was 5 years old at that time and I still remember it!
tyraniak

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« Reply #24 on: 08-05-2005 00:31 »

In that add, I always thought they tried to depict Mom similarly to mother brain from Metroid
Bandit Ruler

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« Reply #25 on: 08-07-2005 19:56 »

YES!!! Victory is mine! *dances around*
I just tried watching it on my mother's Mac, and it worked fine!

For some reason my Dell didn't like it.. but I'm happy now! ^_^
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