Since we were away at Macworld San Francisco, it’s been two weeks since our last roundup of Mac sightings on TV and at the movies so we’ve got lots of goodies today.
The Fox television affiliate in Washington DC had a segment on their Jan. 14 newscast about new products from the recent Macworld expo. While the Titanium PowerBook wasn’t mentioned, they covered some of the new Apple software, like iDVD, and were playing footage of the Steve Jobs keynote speech in the background, reports Brian Heller.
One of the primetime news shows recently did a segment about the Presidential election crisis and how TV comedians were capitalizing on the issue. They showed the writer’s room for Bill Mahr’s “Politically Incorrect,” and one of the writers had an iBook.
More recently, Politically Incorrect is advertising the sale of one of their panel spots (an offer to appear on the show) on eBay. In the ad they show an iMac, says Ken Goff.
In a TV spot running around the country a couple of weeks ago,
was profiled and shown on an iBook. (Thanks to Billy Ingram for the heads-up on this one.)
A recent episode of Pamela Anderson’s syndicated “V.I.P.” not only featured an Indigo iBook, but also an iSub and Harmon Kardon SoundSticks, notes Elizabeth Tonis.
Last weekend on Animal Planet’s “Oshhea’s Big Adventure,” at one point you could see the unmistakable white glow of an Apple logo shining on the back of a PowerBook.
In Tuesday’s episode of “NYPD Blue,” a graphite iMac was on the desk of the doctor in the opening scene, reports Harvey Lee.
On Jan.8 as Dan MacKenzie was watching the National on the CBC, there was a story about a guy out in British Columbia named Paul Spong, who has gone from being a capturer of live killer whales for the Vancouver Aquarium in the early 60s, to a research scientist and activist for their protection with a station and a Web site on the BC coast.
As a clip of Spong and his wife listening to live whale noises from the bottom of the nearby Inside Passage of Vancouver Island was showing, there was a shot of a graphic of a recorded whale sound clearly on the screen of a PowerBook, MacKenzie said.
“Fox & Friends,” the
morning news show on the Fox
cable news network, is now using an Airport equipped iBook at one of their studio desks, notes William Corbin.
Recently in Phoenix, AZ, one of the TV stations ran an ad for a local company, and the “secretary/spokesperson” doing the talking was sitting behind a prominently displayed iMac
A PowerBook is featured in the Sandra Bullock comedy, “Miss Congeniality.” While flying to Texas, Sandra Bullocks’ character is shown watching a previous pageant movie using QuickTime, notes Vance Butler.
On a commercial for Furby’s, they do an office shot where a Furby is sitting in the mail basket and another is sitting on the desk. When they show that scene, you can see a blue/white Apple monitor sitting on the desk, said Jacklyn Thompson.
Macs are also “regulars” on such shows as “Dark Angel,” “Just Shoot Me,” “Roswell,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Boston Public,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Nash Bridges,” “Friends,” “Freakylinks,” “Sex and the City,” “West Wing,” “Friends,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Fugitive,” “Roswell,” “The X-Files,” “The Gilmore Girls,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “King of the Hill,” “Popular,” “Dark Angel,” “Felicity,” “Normal, Ohio,” America’s Funniest Home Videos,” TBN’s “Virtual Memory,” “Queer as Folk,” “Dot Comedy,” “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Thunderstone,” “Ed,” “Gideon’s Crossing,” and New Zealand’s “Shortland Street.”
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