According to one of the rumor sites last week, Apple’s ad agency (TBWA\Chiat\Day) is already working on a commercial to mark the 20th anniversary of the famous “1984″ Superbowl spot.
A bunch of the Mac faithful here at O’Reilly were commenting on this last week, and I was postulating whether Ridley Scott would reprise his role as the commercial’s director. But I’ve since had a better thought. I’m thinking that the 20th anniversary spot won’t be done by Ridley Scott, but instead by John Lassiter. You know. The top director at Pixar.
Now all we need is some music for the background…
It’s just too bad that Apple and The Beatles are in a legal battle right now. If it weren’t for that, Apple could try to license the use of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band”. Ah, but wait…Michael Jackson owns the rights…so it is possible….
So, like a scene from Wayne’s World, my mind quickly flashes into creative mode…
- [key in music: “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” by The Beatles]
[flash through various Mac OS logos and Apple logos]
- “It was 20 years ago today.
Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play…”
- [flash kid rockin’ out to an iPod, then flash ITMS]
- “They’ve been going in and out of style.
But they’re guaranteed to raise the smile…”
- [fade to the Happy Mac startup symbol]
- [fade to black]
- “So may I introduce to you…”
- [fast flash through hardware]
- “The act you’ve known for all these years…”
- [fade out Sgt. Pepper]
[fade to black]
- [key in guitar riff from “Back in Black” by AC/DC]
[zoom in Panther logo]
- “Well I’m back in bla-ack!”
All hail the King of Pop.
What would you like to see Apple do for the 20th anniversary of the 1984 Superbowl commercial?