Close to 17 years after the skit first appeared, Crow and Tom Servo’s ideological bickering over the merits of Macs versus PCs remains the pattern template for the debate today, when it really should have been the last word on the subject.
Tom Servo: This is rich. “Bad command or file name.” They expect you to be a machine to use this machine!
Crow: I suppose you’d prefer a little animated clown who would juggle over to the little file cabinet and then wink at you and point to the right drawer.
Instead, Apple has spent years smugly re-enacting this skit as part of a corporate advertising campaign, while MST3K fans ironically echo the Mac vs. PC bickering with their own Joel vs. Mike inter-party feuding.
Tom Servo and Crow’s Mac/PC debate [YouTube]