Capers, monkey business, and just larking about

by Giles Turnbull

The much-linked UK Get a Mac adverts are a work of genius. Not because of the scriptwriting, but the casting. Those two guys are David Mitchell (PC) and Robert Webb (Mac), a comedy double-act with a cult following here in the UK. Their Peepshow series, about two self-obsessed flatmates called Jeremy and Mark, who have very similar characters to PC and Mac, is one of the funniest things that’s been on telly in recent years. They’ve also done sketch shows on TV and radio.



From the Peepshow series notes:




On the surface, Jeremy and Mark are quite horrible people; underneath they’re even worse.




See? Even their old characters are just like computers. Excellent.


3 Comments

Tim
2007-01-29 08:26:55
Thanks for posting this. I'd never heard that there were other versions of the "PC/Mac" commercials in other countries. Funny!
pauldwaite
2007-01-29 12:23:49
That's my problem with them in the Get A Mac adverts. I can't think of blondie (Mitchell, Webb, really must figure out which is which) as anyone except Jeremy. And none of my 4 Macs have been anything like Jeremy :)
lawrence
2007-02-01 01:28:50
Hmmm. Yes, yes, agree with all the sentiments of the advert but to be honest I find it a real turn off. It's far too cliched and smug and uninventive. Apple always toes that line I suppose but personally I feel that these ads a just self-congratulatory and wouldn't do very well at all in getting people to switch (even thoough I do think Mitchell and Webb are great)