Remember those “Get a Mac” commercials that Apple Inc. ran in the mid- to late 2000s? And how they were pretty funny? Turns out, they could have been a lot funnier, if not for Steve Jobs.
In a new interview with People TV’s “Couch Surfing,” actor Justin Long — the hip “Mac Guy” who regularly traded quips with the uptight “PC Guy,” played by John Hodgman — said some of the commercials were too funny for TV.
“One in particular, I remember, Zach Galifianakis played, like, a drunken Santa Claus, and I was dying to see that one,” Long said. But it never aired. So he asked Apple why not.
“[Apple] said, basically, that Steve Jobs preferred when they weren’t super funny. . .