Microsoft paid Jerry Seinfeld 10 million dollars to appear in their new ads but now after only two commercials, the wholly unpleasant campaign starring Seinfeld and Bill Gates is being taken off the air. Valleywag says...
In a phone call, Waggener Edstrom flack Frank Shaw confirms that Microsoft is not going on with Seinfeld, and echoes his underlings' spin that the move was planned. There is the "potential to do other things" with Seinfeld, which Shaw says is still "possible." He adds: "People would have been happier if everyone loved the ads, but this was not unexpected."
Honestly, who in the fuck thought Jerry Seinnfeld should be the choice to make a company seem more hip and in-touch. And then put him in ads with Bill Gates. Every god damn second of these things was just awkward and uncomfortable, like watching your parents make out.