“Jerry Seinfeld has pulled the old switcheroo,” Maxine Shen reports for The New York Post. “No more Windows for Bill Gates’ former best pal — the comic has apparently gone back to his first love, Apple [Mac] computers.”
“In 2008, Microsoft paid Seinfeld $10 million to pitch its Windows Vista operating system,” Shen reports.
“But that measly amount bought only one year of his loyalty — and he’s legally free to defect to the competition,” Shen reports. “The funnyman is currently appearing on TV sitting behind a conspicuously placed MacBook Pro. He showed up with his Mac a week ago on an episode of the HBO comedy series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ where he and series star Larry David are shown putting together a ‘Seinfeld’ reunion program.”
“Pairing the comic with PCs was an odd choice from the start, because when Seinfeld was master of his own domain, he had been associated with Macs,” Shen reports. “Classic versions of Apple computers popped up regularly on ‘Seinfeld,’ usually sitting on a desk in Jerry’s TV apartment.”
Shen reports, “An early Mac ad even used a clip of a young Seinfeld doing stand-up.”
Apple’s 1997 “Think Different” ad featuring Jerry Seinfeld which aired only once during the series finale of Seinfeld:
Direct link via YouTube here.
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