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Mac vs. PC parodies was a fad in brickfilming (as well as in wider internet video in general), which was based on the format of Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign which aired from 2006 to 2009.[1]

History[]

In the early to mid 2000s, "Mac vs. PC debates" were known to flare up on the internet, including on the forums of Brickfilms.com. From 2006 to 2009, Apple ran the "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, which was comprised of multiple ads that featured personifications of a Mac and PC in a white expanse, in which the person representing PCs is portrayed as uncool and inefficient, and the person representing Macs is portrayed as hip and capable. The ads were set to a distinctive piano tune called "Having Trouble Sneezing", composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.

On July 28, 2006, Brickfilms.com member Max "Super Cameraman" Goldberg posted a forum thread sharing downloads of a remake of the music from the "Get a Mac" ads, which he had made by listening to the ads on YouTube and recreating the music in FL Studio. He stated, "A LEGO spoof would be awesome! If anyone uses it, try to put me in the credits!". Later that day, he released the parody DS vs PSP X (referencing two handheld video game consoles that were also known to be pitted against each other in forum debates at the time, most notably on Brickfilms.com by PSP fanboy Brian "brianfast" Gorman). The next day, Nathan Wells released the parody pwnd, which featured minifigures representing Mac and PC being run over before they can begin a debate, and then repeats the scenario with minifigures representing the PSP and the DS.[2] The day after, "Krick Films" released his own parody, Help! X , and before long released another parody, Ninja. These films all made use of Goldberg's version of the music, as did many of the brickfilm parodies made in the wake of these.

After Mac vs. PC parodies spread on YouTube, other brickfilmers who hadn't been active on Brickfilms.com made their own parodies, and sometimes used different recreations of the music, or else had no music.

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This list should not be considered exhaustive.

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