FORTUNE -- It was a good week for Apple (AAPL) on the political comedy circuit, starting with Andy Borowitz's In poll about debt-ceiling crisis, Americans totally excited about new iPhone and closing with Saturday Night Live's Obamacare opener, which included this exchange:
Woman: I already have a complaint about Obamacare. My iPhone 5S broke and I took it to the Genius Bar and they would NOT fix it. I mean, what the hell is that?
Obama: OK. All right. I can see... I believe you're confusing Obamacare with AppleCare.
Woman: Well, either way, it happened on your watch.
A mock ad from circa 1991 resurfaces on YouTube
FORTUNE -- The provenance of this charming parody is unclear. It has been attributed to Saturday Night Live, and according to YouTube, NBC Universal has claimed the copyright. But can that be right? But in most versions I've seen, there's a Comedy Central logo in the lower right-hand corner. In any event, you can tell Apple (AAPL) didn't create it because Macintosh MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2012 12:57 PM ET
Comedians are bypassing TV networks in an effort to make more money -- and tell raunchier jokes -- online. By Chip LebovitzJul 3, 2012 12:23 PM ET
On Saturday Night Live last night, Weekend Update's Seth Meyers poured cold water on the Kindle Fire -- Amazon's (AMZN) $199 answer to Apple's (AAPL) iPad (starts at $499) -- with this line:
"It's expected to sell well," he said, "among parents who always buy the wrong thing."
Video here and below the fold. It's the third joke in.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 2, 2011 1:42 PM ET
Once you get past the elaborate poop joke, South Park's Apple send-up is spot on
Comedy Central didn't do its South Park franchise any favors with the clip it chose to promote the 15th season premier: The keynote where Steve Jobs unveils the HumancentiPad. Jobs send-ups are comedic cliches and the centiPad -- a scatalogical spoof on a Dutch horror film few Americans have seen -- is almost unwatchable.
That's a shame, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 30, 2011 6:17 AM ET
The comedian seems to have a handle on the AT&T-T-Mobile situation.
Copyright: Comedy Central
By the way, this aired all the way back in 2007 when SBC was absorbing AT&T wireless and the brand. It seems even more applicable now that that T-Mobile is the latest mobile carrier to get's sucked into the "new" AT&T (T).
via @chronicSeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 2:29 PM ET
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