updated 12:45 pm EST, Mon January 7, 2008
'Referee' Get a Mac ad
Apple has churned out yet another 'Get a Mac' TV ad starring actor Justin Long as 'Mac' and Comedian Jon Hodgman as 'PC.' The latest spot begins with the usual introductions, after which a referee dressed in uniform blows a whistle and informs both sides that they may begin. Mac inquires about the ref, and PC gladly explains that he is present to make sure Mac plays fair when talking about Mac OS X Leopard vs. Windows Vista.
"PC, why is there a referee here?" Long asks after the whistle blows. "To make sure you play fair Mac, so you don't go boasting about how Leopard is better and faster than Vista," Hodgman explains. "I didn't say that, the Wall Street Journal said that," Long says.
'PC' asks to wait for the call and points to the ref, who clearly announces that the ruling stands: Leopard is better and faster than Vista.
Hodgman makes it clear that he is unsatisfied with the ruling, but the ref ejects 'PC' to finish the spot.