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Jerry: Take 2

Redmond Report reader Michael P. (you know who you are) told me the second Seinfeld-Microsoft commercial is out, and pointed me to the four-plus-minute version online. After the first outing -- which most of you agree is horrible -- I feared the worst.

In the second commercial, Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld move in with an average American family so they can reconnect with normal people. I watched it and thought it was OK. Then as I thought about it more and more, clever scenes came back to me -- and I liked 'em. Fact is, I can actually imagine this as a sitcom. And once again, Gates did a great job playing Gates.

So as much as I blasted the first commercial, I really like this new one -- very unusual, very different and very good. Tell me where I'm wrong at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/16/2008 at 1:16 PM


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