He may be homo sapiens‘ answer to a hipster Droopy, but after Steve Jobs, Justin Long is the avatar of the Apple experience thanks to the popular series of “Get a Mac” ads. Now he tells the Onion AV Club that the campaign might be through.
“You know, I think they might be done. In fact, I heard from John [Hodgman], I think they’re going to move on,” Long said. “I can’t say definitively, which is sad, because not only am I going to miss doing them, but also working with John. I’ve become very close with him, and he’s one of my dearest, greatest friends. It was so much fun to go do that job, because there’s not a lot to it for me. A lot of it is just keeping myself entertained between takes, and there’s no one I’d rather do it with than John.”
I know that a lot of you guys really like this series, and it has been a good and clever run, but I’ll be ultimately be okay with seeing them go: not only do I think the joke’s a bit long in the tooth, but I’ve always felt like each actor would do a better job in the other’s role. Certainly, I’m more likely to buy a product if that superbeing of wit, John Hodgman, endorses it, where as Long’s just always seemed somewhat bored with the very same computers that he’s supposed to excite us about.