Ah, viral videos. It’s great if you can make one for your business, but what about when someone else does about your company? That was case in the satirical website The Onion’s latest spoof about the computer giant Hewlett Packard (see “HP Offers ‘That Cloud Thing Everyone Is Talking About’” below). The spoof has caught the eye of everyone from Gizmodo to TechCrunch accompanied by criticism of corporate America as a whole.
Well, we say, “There’s no such thing as bad press.” Who knows, maybe the clip will even encourage a few more people to grab a discount for an HP computer with all the added attention. That’s why we’re taking a stand for HP and bringing you our top 5 funny HP commercials. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
5. If you have ever worked closely with other people, you’ll feel the pain of this commercial. I just hope you have your own desk to watch it at.
4. Personification at its finest in this video of an HP computer outwitting a dragon holding crystal. Dragons, people! Dragons.
3. Remember the bubble boy episode of Seinfeld? Well, this one is kinda like that, except for your office...
2. Ever wonder about life on Mars? Well, HP went there for this commercial, just to get pranked by some aliens.
1. IT departments get a bad wrap. Can’t we all just be thankful that we don’t have to deal with these guys when something goes wrong?
This one comes from EDS, an HP company, so it didn’t quite qualify for the top 5. It does, however, deserve a view if you’ve ever felt like you get stuck herding cats.