Have you seen ABC’s knock-off of the famous Macintosh TV commercial?
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has copied Apple’s famous 1984 commercial to promote its upcoming new singing show called Duets.
Alluding to George Orwell’s 1984 novel, ABC’s commercial copies Apple’s down to a lookalike of an unnamed heroine in white tank top that represented the coming of the Macintosh.
Instead of throwing a large brass-headed hammer to smash a televised Big Brother, in ABC’s version an Olympic track and field athlete hurls a stage microphon eat the big screen. Upon impact, the curtain falls down to reveal the familiar-looking set as the audience rises to a standing ovation…
The show will air next Thursday, May 24.
Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke will travel across America to find their duet partners.
Television personality Quddus, best known from his days as the host of MTV’s Total Request Live, will host the series.
Here’s the commercial:
And here’s the original Apple ad: