On the subject of Apple and Steve Jobs…
We did several skits related to Apple:
The original script for iTape was a bit different. I had written it as an anti-DRM thing. I still like the final result better (Cunties! Cool!), but here’s the original, for posterity:
Closeup of guy with white earbuds, rockin out. Rock music is playing.
VO – “Watch out RIAA! There’s a new kid on the block, and it’s gonna revolutionize the way people listen to and share music!”
Pan down. He’s holding an ancient portable tape recorder.
VO – “That’s right! It’s the iTape!”
Cut to iPod-style silhouette of guy dancing with iTape.
VO – “With the iTape you can ‘time-shift’ your favorite songs from the radio…”
Cut to guy holding an iTape to a crappy-looking radio.
VO – “… Records…”
Cut to guy holding an iTape up to a turntable.
VO – “… Even from the television!”
Cut to guy holding up an iTape to a television. An Ashley Simpson video is on.
Closeup of finger pressing record. Cut to medium shot, guy gives a thumbs-up to the camera.
VO – “But that’s not all! You can share your collection with friends!”
Two guys with iTapes, standing close, pressing them next to each other. One is playing, the other recording.
VO – “The iTape is revolutionary technology, with state of the art audio quality!”
Closeup of an iTape on a table. A finger presses play. All other sound stops as a horribly dubbed version of “Hungry Like The Wolf” starts playing. It’s warbly and distorted, with lots of hiss, and you can hear people talking in the background.
Music lowers in volume; VO – “The iTape has new random-access ‘counter’ technology that allows you to keep track of your favorite songs! Just write down the number of the position where the song starts, and you can find the song in 5 minutes or less!”
Cut to guy fast forwarding, rewinding, checking paper with numbers on it, fast forwarding, rewinding.
Cut to spinning iTape silhouette. “nu ni nu ni nu ni nu ni”
VO – “The new iTape! Stick it to the man!”
Quiet VO, spoken quickly – “iTape requires 4 C batteries for 20 minutes of use. Required audio cassettes sold separately.”
I forget what “nu ni nu ni nu ni” means. I think it was a momentary inside joke.