Microsoft’s first “Seinfeld ad” a bigger disaster than the Hindenburg - Macenstein

Microsoft’s first “Seinfeld ad” a bigger disaster than the Hindenburg

Wow. You can’t buy this kind of chemistry! Actually, i guess you can, which is likely the problem here. Suddenly I am not all that worried about the rumored $300 million Seinfeld/Bill Gates Microsoft ad campaign meant to counter Apple’s popular Get A Mac ads.

“Shoe Circus” – the first Microsoft ad featuring Seinfeld (and hopefully the last).

I don’t know whether I am supposed to want to buy Clown shoes or Vista, but after watching this, I want to buy both about the same amount.

Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Kyle for the link!

61 Responses to “Microsoft’s first “Seinfeld ad” a bigger disaster than the Hindenburg”
  1. Michael Teuber says:

    I haven’t been able to watch much past Seinfeld offering Gates a knosh, but for $10,000,000.00 you would think Seinfeld could manage a decent double-take.

  2. JCM says:

    What the hell was that?

  3. With Gate’s swishing his butt and Vista’s poor performance, well, this to me is a signal to all Vista whiners — which is mostly Vista users – is to “eat sh-t people or “kiss my a-s. If you don’t like Vista, don’t worry, you won’t like this commercial either.”

  4. Brillo says:

    Does anybody buy leather-soled shoes anymore?

  5. JCM says:

    It took me over a day to think of this: I think that Micro$oft is trying to show that cheap things don’t always suck… However, in M$’s case, even expensive things suck…

  6. Vista Clown Shoes says:

    So the theme of this commercial had nothing to do with how to pick up middle-aged men in a shoe store? You coulda fooled me. Then why was Bill Gates wiggling his flat behind for all the passerby’s to see?

    So Bill and Jerry weren’t really going home together to test out more leather goods such as whips and harnesses. How many of you thought that Bill and Jerry make a nice couple? Just Microsoft users, I’m sure. They’d do anything to see Bill’s buttocks wiggle.

  7. Tom says:

    Sorry guys, it´s not funny to write that the failed advert is an even bigger disaster than the Hindenburg which took so many lives. Come on guys – do you really need attention so badly? You wanna tell that you can´t do better – thinking before you write? Hmmmm…..

  8. rickyd says:

    Just to enlighten everyone here, this is actually a very, very good ad in regards to one of the cardinal rules of advertising: it doesn’t matter how bad or good people think your ad is, as long as people remember it. And based on the number of sites I have seen this ad feverishly discussed on (most often being ripped apart as it is here), it is a huge success. This is in relation to this one ad though, whether the entire campain succeeds in its goal is another matter. So regardless of whether you love the ad or hate it (which most of you seem to), your very posts are proving that this is a very successful commercial.

  9. Jerry says:

    “sebastian s. Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 4:26 am
    well i neither use windows or osx but i think its kinda funny maybe i got a little sense of humor left and not so mac osx iphone ipod itunes ishit fnatic as you are..
    btw. each one of em got more money then all of you together ever see, touch and smell so who the fuck cares what you think..”

    Well Sebastian, apparently the people who have more money than I’ll ever see, touch or smell care what the fuck I think, or else they wouldn’t have spent more money than I’ll ever see, touch or smell to bring this stupid ad, supposedly about their product, to the airwaves and web. So take your snotty attitude and shove it up your microhole.

  10. Obviously they’re selling churros now.

  11. Dylan says:

    Don’t you people get it? It’s not supposed to have a point! That’s why it’s funny. You don’t need to see a point in it. Like Apple commercials are so great.

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