- When Jerry was explaining to Bill how they needed to "connect" with people,there was Bill still flexing the pleather shoe because, as we learned in Confusing, But At Least Not This Long, Episode One, the Conquistador shoe "runs a little tight". No mention of the Conquistador at all. (It would have been more amusing to have that Hispanic family that had been watching through the window of Shoe Circus to watch them from the window of this family's home. But no, that didn't happen. Shame.) They can't even connect with the elements of these commercials. How do they think that they're going to connect with "real people"?
- Not to spoil the ending, but the turning point is when the family heirloom (of six years), a leather giraffe from Cabo San Lucas, turns up missing. See, now what would have been funny is if the giraffe had been made of pleather. Like the Conquistador. But no, that didn't happen either. Shame.
Also, I noticed something odd when they had Chinese food delivered. The kid that delivers the Chinese food? Let's talk about him for a minute. Am I the only one who thinks that he looks like the illegitimate love child of Jerry and Bill (and Carrot Top, but that would make three people involved in an unnatural mating of the male species and frankly, that would start to get a little weird.). Seriously, look at that guy. Total combination of both Jerry and Bill. Thus, I was a little disappointed when they basically stiffed their little bastard and went back in the house to enjoy their far East fast all by themselves. I'm hoping it's some sort of foreshadowing for a future episode, but I can't imagine they're going to start getting all clever on us now.
And the only words that the Chinese food delivery Gates/Seinfeld hybrid love child utters during his delivery are words to again remind us that these guys have a lot of money that they earned from doing what they both do best (which is NOT star in commercials). He says, ""Whoa. Two of the most accomplished guys in their respected fields on earth. $39.75, dudes." Jerry paid the guy with a Greek coin. What, no tip, Mr. Funnyman Bazillionaire Dude?
When we mercifully get to the end of this endless ad, Jerry wants a sign from Bill about the future of something. He's not real clear (though he does mention a frog and a fish). Last time it was "adjust your shorts." This time it's "Gimme a little robot." (No, that is not a euphemism.) He should have just been able to say "Gimme the sign" and had Bill adjust his shorts. But no, instead we have Bill Gates doing the robot on an empty stretch of suburban road leading to...somewhere.
It would appear that we are going to be constantly reminded that Bill has connected over a billion people? We know that, but really, Bill doesn't even seem to care so much about that stuff these days. He's busy with his foundation and doing stuff that matters. I mean, the guy got us all started, we can't minimize that. He got the whole Windows/computer thing up and running and made us all a part of his world. A world that he had probably envisioned since birth. That's the guy, right there, the one doing the robot, who had the vision along with another guy (Hey, yeah, that's right. Where's Paul Allen during all of this? Eh, probably hanging out with Steve Wozniak.) that would change the world. And he did. And we all KNOW that. Tell us something we DON'T know, like if these things are going to start making sense.
So Bill does the robot as they are walking down the street towing their handy luggage on wheels behind them. Jerry asks, "Where are we walking to?" And Bill responds, "What about that pink house over there?" And then it ends with the words "PERPETUALLY CONNECTING" morphing together to form the word "PC" and then, thankfully it's over. Finally. My God, that was long. Four and a half minutes. Really? Look, Jerry, I know that you used to do that little show of yours about nothing for 30 minutes every week, but you had a supporting cast. And lots of jokes about masturbation and women's names that rhyme with a certain part of the female anatomy. But you've got none of that here (and I really don't think that we need any of that where ever Bill Gates is involved) and so four and a half minutes of you and Bill and a bunch of people we've never seen before is a bit much. Build up to that length of time gradually, please. You're only two into this ordeal. Which reminds me, how many of these are there going to be?
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