The 10 Funniest Apple-Ad Parodies

1984, 24 years Later

Apple 1984 Clinton mashup
There's no statute of limitations on Apple-ad parodies. A mysterious YouTuber with the handle ParkRidge47 reached all the way back to Apple's "1984" Macintosh television commercial (which famously ran during Super Bowl XVIII) to lampoon presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The video is a mashup of the original Apple ad, which depicts a runner in an Orwellian world who throws a sledgehammer at a giant TV screen with Big Brother on it. In ParkRidge47's version, Hillary is Big Brother, and the ad ends with a pitch for BarackObama.com.

Here's to the Parodies: Think Different

Think Different original
Perhaps the most iconic installment of Apple's "Think Different" ad campaign was a TV commercial called "The Crazy Ones." Voice-over narration from Richard Dreyfuss played while black-and-white videos of rule-breaking achievers such as Albert Einstein, Maria Callas, and Amelia Earhart ran. The serious tenor of the ad, coupled with the images of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. that were also part of the campaign, made it an easy target for parody.

Think Different parody
The funniest (and most tasteful) "Think Different" parody applies the same solemn music and narration to black-and-white video clips of Star Wars characters such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Padme Amidala.

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