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Apple Switch: Saving Christmas, Ellen Feis and That Porn Actor

19 February 2014 489 views No Comment

While not Apple's most successful ad campaign, Switch is fondly remembered for the people. Perhaps none more so than Janie Porch and, of course, Ellen Feis

While not Apple’s most successful or longest running ad campaign, Switch is fondly remembered for the people. Perhaps none more so than Janie Porch, Ellen Feis and, of course, Will Ferrell, the porn actor.

Ferrell’s bit was never shown on TV, for obvious reasons, but has been played and replayed on the internet for years. Janie Porche and, especially, Ellen Feis became cultural touchstones. For Apple fans of a certain age, they’re instantly recognizable, almost family.

Apple Switch: Ellen Feis

Apple Switch: Janie Porche

Apple Switch: Will Ferrell

While Janie Porche moved on to music and a motorcycle, Ellen Feis dropped from sight. Not, however, before made a movie and doing a widely quoted interview.

I was famous but not that famous. It’s not like I had to get a body guard, but my parents stopped letting me go out alone for a while. It was an annoying balance and the constant commentary I was constantly reminded of pissed me off. Plus a lot of my fame seemed to me to be based on the fact that I seemed to be a vulnerable (stoned) young girl. That is never who I was or am. I don’t want that kind of gendered fame and I was never proud of the fact that a bunch of dudes on the internet thought I was hot, or ugly or stoned or stupid or any of the other things people talked about. That being said, a lot of my fans have turned out to be nice, intelligent Mac using people. Mostly men but a few women too.

On the complete other end of the spectrum, we will probably never be truly rid of Ron Burgundy…

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