'The Simpsons' Takes On Apple

When I came in this morning, <a href="http://www.twitscoop.com/twits/search?q=simpsons&graph_format=1d">Twitter was buzzing over an Apple parody</a> that ran on <i>The Simpsons</i> last night. Homer, Marge, and the kids visit the Mapple Store at the mall and admire the MyPods and MyPhones. The segment includes a parody-in-a-parody of the famous 1984 Apple "Big Brother" commercial, featuring Comic Book Guy instead of an athletic woman with Eurythmics hair. Watch the embedded video below, until Yo

Mitch Wagner, California Bureau Chief, Light Reading

December 1, 2008

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When I came in this morning, Twitter was buzzing over an Apple parody that ran on The Simpsons last night. Homer, Marge, and the kids visit the Mapple Store at the mall and admire the MyPods and MyPhones. The segment includes a parody-in-a-parody of the famous 1984 Apple "Big Brother" commercial, featuring Comic Book Guy instead of an athletic woman with Eurythmics hair. Watch the embedded video below, until YouTube takes it down.

Until watching this video, it never occurred to me: Fake Steve Jobs was really a lot like Bart Simpson.

The Big Brother Apple commercial:

Who was the woman in that Big Brother commercial? I don't mean who was she symbolically -- I mean, who was the actual woman, the athlete who threw the hammer? Anybody know? What's her name? what did she do before and since?

In the second segment, Lisa discovers to her horror that she downloaded 1,200 songs from MyTunes, and doesn't have the money to pay up.

Steve Mobs: "I know our posters say 'Think Differently,' but our real slogan is, 'No refunds.'"

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Mitch Wagner

California Bureau Chief, Light Reading

Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

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