Description

This commercial is a parody of the famous 1984 Apple Super Bowl commercial - which itself was based on the novel Nineteen Eighty Four. We see a bunch of people staring at a huge screen with people giving stereotypical, American Idol-like comments to bad singers. From the background, a woman carrying a microphone stand (like the woman carrying the sledgehammer in the Apple ad) comes running in with guards chasing her. She throws the microphone at the screen and it knocks it down revealing famous music stars Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke behind it.

Voiceover, Dialog, Spoken Text, Script, or Lyrics

For me it was just a little pitchy. 
Allow me to apply some superlatives to your performance: atrocious, horrendous, truly terrible. 
Do you know this is a singing contest? 
In a landscape were music shows are all the same... 
It was alright, it was alright, but something was missing for me dog. 
I've heard 911 calls with more tonality. 
...one will break through. Thursday, May 24th, stars aren't just judging the competition, they are the competition. Duets, a major music event premiering May 24th on ABC.

Written Text

Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

What Television Commercials are the basis of this Television Commercial?

It parodies...
Apple Commercial for Macintosh

Apple Commercial for Macintosh

Dates: - May 1984
This Television Commercial is parodied by Duets Commercial

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