simpsons get an apple store, I mean mapple store!

by Justin Horn on Dec 1st, 2008 @ 1:56 am

We’ve seen apple product placement in the Simpsons before, but this goes way beyond that. This time the Simpsons poke fun at the apple in just about every way possible in 3 minutes. The apple store becomes mapple store, iPods become myPods, iPhones become myPhones, and Steve Jobs becomes Steve Mobs! I think at first glance this could be taken as dissing apple, but instead I see it in a more lighthearted way as one friend rag’n on another friend.

The jokes seem to just point out the things that mac haters always say and not really mean spirited stuff. Everything else I’ve seen on the Simpsons seems to support the idea that the writers are fans of apple products, like on the last Halloween Special. And hey, there was even a macbook commercial during this episode!

After reading a response to a comment about this on Macenstein I realized that I missed something that backs up my idea that this wasn’t a diss on apple. The entire episode is about stereotypes so the way I see it is them poking fun at the stereotypes than the apple itself.

Nicer Hulu Clip [Watch Full Episode on Hulu]

There was a lot of hidden jokes in this video as well, some that I’m sure I didn’t catch.  Here is where the sledgehammer comes from…

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  5. Thomas
    December 28th, 2008 12:48 pm

    What season was this from? I am in the UK so are the seasons all the same?

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    December 28th, 2008 3:33 pm

    @Thomas here is the episode info

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  11. robhiengler
    September 9th, 2009 4:07 pm

    How ironic that the apple advert from 1984 is a complete reversal: now you have apple fundies following without question. Must get mypod …must get mypod.

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