Apple's award-winning "I'm a Mac / I am a PC" ad was incredibly popular as they aired between 2006 and 2009. 10 years after the last ad was posted, Justin Long this week has sat down with People & # 39; s "Souch Surfing" series to talk about the experience of such an iconic Apple campaign.
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Lange played the "hip" Mac user in Apple's ads, with John Hodgman starring with him as PC nerd. Long shared some interesting anecdotes about the experience in a recent interview.
For example, Long says he filmed "nearly 300" ads for Apple, but only 66 of them were ever aired. Over time, Long says he noticed that the funniest would rarely make the cut. Finally, it was revealed that Steve Jobs would often nix the more fun ads out of fear that they would distract from the actual Apple products:
In the recent episode of PeopleTVs Sofa Surfing Long reveals that almost 300 commercials shot (66 of them eventually aired), "he noticed that some of the funniest would never fly."
An ad that didn't make it to star players Zach Galifianakis, who Long says played "a drunken santa Claus." He explains:
"I especially remember, Zach Galifianakis played as a drunken Christmas ball," Long says. "And [Apple] basically said that Steve Jobs preferred when they were not super funny …. because he thought it would degrade the commercial point. He thought that if people were too focused on humor in it, they would lose sight of product. "
Several years ago, some of the creative minds behind the ads" I'm a Mac ", tell the experience of an interview. It included intersting details on pitching ideas for Steve Jobs and more. Having stopped in Apple's Mac vs. PC ads, Long recently held a role in a rather cringeworthy Huawei ad. You can see more of Long's interview here .