Of two things I was always sure: that people would not talk to me at parties and that Apple’s “Get a Mac” ads would be around forever. I imagined showing my grandchildren the ads in 2040, explaining that once, a long time ago, the animated corpse of John Hodgman used to be a real man and now as he capers about on our 3D holoscreen talking about the PC’s lack of a fission reactor power supply, gobbets of preserved flesh strung up like a puppet on a skeleton of titanium, well, you can still see some of that same schlubby good humor in that soulless meat pop that I enjoyed back in 2010, before the Happening. That will never happen, people. Apple is discontinuing the campaign.
In an interview with AV Club Long said that Apple hasn’t brought them back into the studio in a long while and that he believes they’re going to “move on.”
“You know, I think they might be done. In fact, I heard from John, I think they’re going to move on. 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.”
Goodbye, sweet princes.