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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Seinfeld out of Microsoft Spots

Looks like those Odd Couple ads starring the "comedy" duo of Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld are going the way of Windows CE.

Adding insult to injury? It isn't Gates that is being eased out. It's Seinfeld.

Blogs are aflutter with news that the ads are being pulled with a cover story that Microsoft intends to go into a "phase two" of the campaign, as Valleywag puts it.

Remember those awful Microsoft ads with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates? Well, now you can forget them. Microsoft flacks are desperately dialing reporters to spin them about "phase two" of the ad campaign — a phase, due to be announced tomorrow, which will drop the aging comic altogether.

Truth is there was no middle ground with these two spots: there was the "Emperor has no clothes" camp and ... well, you get the idea. Looks like there's an opening in Redmond for a new tailor.