the sketch that went viral.


the iPad.

 









Tami Sagher and I wrote this iPod parody commercial which debuted on MADtv in November of 2005, predating the actual Apple iPad by over 4 years!

The sketch went “viral” shortly after Steve Job’s announcement

First came twitter. Then came dlisted.

Then came the HuffingtonPost headline: “MadTV PREDICTED The iPAD”.



Then a story on
Portfolio.com about our twitterfame!


Then a 6 a.m. interview on CNN.com alongside actress Arden Myrin!
(It became the most-watched video on CNN.com that day!)


Then Tami and I were interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered!


Then there was a buzz that we were demanding residuals from Apple because we invented the iPad.


Then the twitterverse was pretty much over it.





Or was it??

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Then the iPad sketch was a featured “bullseye” in the back of the Entertainment Weekly “Oscar” issue: