“The Honeymooners” Repurposed (to Sell Software)

Crispin rides again…first they get the world’s richest man to “adjust his shorts,” then they get him to “do the robot.” On tape, for everyone to see.

So, is this skit connecting with people? Allow me to share what “Patrick,” wrote in a comment on The Denver Egotist about the content above.

i friggen love these ads. they’re absurd and dorky as hell (yet smart), kind of like 90% of Microsoft’s user base. so what if they don’t explicitly sell anything? i don’t need to be beaten over the head with a USP to get me to buy a product. nor do i need some heady, philosophical crap full of inspirational messages. sometimes i just like entertainment for the sake of entertainment.
then again, i also dig Huey Lewis and the News.

I must need a new drug.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. This is the funniest episode of Seinfeld since Seinfeld, However, I will still never buy a PC in my life. But I’m not the issue. Are the folks who are migrating to Apple going to change their minds after seeing these spots…seeing this Microsoft? It’s worth a shot.

  2. A New Drug DB?
    Well I’ll tell you what they are doing up there, hot kniving Dale Chihuly’s eye patch – can’t you tell.
    Moon house hovering over Seattle, WTF. . .
    Still not worst episode ever.

  3. c’mon guys…
    this is Bill telling his story. Bill is not creative enough in the way our society and specifically, the advertising community, determines creatives. So he hires the out there creative big top agency. He has the money to tell his story anyway he wants. Expensive way to blog, but then… Bill never had to turn a penny twice and squeeze the change out of a quarter with his butt cheeks like me, my mother, and grandmother before me did.
    And well this one just end with
    Two of them riding nowhere
    Spending someone’s hard earned pay
    They are on their way back home!
    Steve (as in my friend at the well, jobso), at least you remember those lines as well as I do. You even quoted the couplet therein one time. I was watching and listening quite intently..