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Bill Gates to appear on Frasier
October 23, 2001 2:26 PM   Subscribe

Bill Gates to appear on Frasier Maybe he could take some tech support calls for Windows. Or explain "Bob". What next, Larry Ellison on "A Very Special Smackdown"?
posted by owillis (17 comments total)

 
Keep Balmer away from the damned Gilmore Girls, and I won't freak out.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 2:30 PM on October 23, 2001


Hmmm, nbc has a news partnership with Microsoft, and will essentially be doing an ad for XP for an hour during prime time. Wow, that's a stretch. At least Bill seems to be spending some money on haircuts and new specs though.
posted by machaus at 2:55 PM on October 23, 2001


Even more interesting: the week after, he's going to nail Phoebe, Monica AND Rachel, LIVE on a very special episode of "Friends".

At least, that's what I'd do if I had his money.
posted by ColdChef at 3:07 PM on October 23, 2001


You're assuming he hasn't done this already back at the "Gates Love Compound".

Plus, geek that he is, I think he's much more likely to fall for Jeri Ryan, Jessica Alba and Jolene Blalock. I mean, I would...
posted by owillis at 3:13 PM on October 23, 2001


Paul Allen, on a very special Touched by an Angel
posted by billder at 3:16 PM on October 23, 2001


Let's hope he doesn't act in anymore commercials.
posted by lheiskell at 3:17 PM on October 23, 2001


I heard he was lobbying for a Special Guest Appearence in the next Star Trek flick inside one of the Borg collective cubes.
posted by ParisParamus at 3:22 PM on October 23, 2001


I heard BG was really lobbying for a Special Guest Appearence in the next Star Trek flick inside one of the Borg collective cubes.
posted by ParisParamus at 3:23 PM on October 23, 2001


"hey bill, you showed up late. what's the deal?"

"well, it seems i forgot my Passport and blah blah blah clever-work-in-of-XP blah blah... "

::akward pause::

"huh?"
posted by lotsofno at 3:25 PM on October 23, 2001


I seem to remember a Simpson's episode with Bill Gates. Was that really his voice-over? Anyone?
posted by culberjo at 3:41 PM on October 23, 2001


CEO Special on Weakest Link.
posted by ilsa at 3:44 PM on October 23, 2001


It wasn't really Bill Gates doing his voice on "The Simpsons", but cast regular Hank Azaria, as pointed out here.

For the record, I was kind of looking forward to his guest appearance on "Frasier" until it sounded like it was going to be a stupid plug for WinXP.
posted by Grum at 6:26 PM on October 23, 2001


Want to see a stupid plug for WinXP? I present the horror that is XPTV!
posted by owillis at 7:32 PM on October 23, 2001


What is this 'jumping the shark' that you crazy Earth-people talk of?

Will Norm be there? How about Kramer? Luke & Laura? 'Hot Lips' Houlihan?
posted by crunchburger at 8:49 PM on October 23, 2001


For me, Frasier jumped the shark when Niles and Daphne got together.

For some reason American sitcoms always go on for too many series.
posted by salmacis at 12:59 AM on October 24, 2001


With the Crane brothers' mingling in Seattle's high society, it was almost odd that they'd never run into him before. Not even a casual mention of a dinner party at the mansion.
posted by dhartung at 2:06 AM on October 24, 2001


I'd pay real money to see Gates miss the $200 question on Millionaire. But you just know he'd have Satan as a lifeline.
posted by goto11 at 7:13 AM on October 24, 2001


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