Siri burned by The Simpsons

Siri burned by The Simpsons
Siri has always been polarizing app. Some find the service to be legitimately helpful and use it regularly to perform various tasks; others have nothing but trouble in getting Siri to understand basic commands or return relevant information; and, there are reports that suggest that most users flat out ignore Siri's existence altogether. It looks like The Simpsons falls into that second category.

As you would expect, The Simpsons have exaggerated the issue for comedic effect, and obviously Siri has no power to completely delete your contacts, but it's still amusing. Of course, Apple gets to be the butt of jokes on the iconic show simply because the iPhone has a space as a cultural touchstone far more than Android. The mass media gives attention to Apple because it is a much more easily understood single entity, but maybe with the moves Google is making that could change with time. 


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39 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It looks like today everyone is just laughing from Apple and Apple users. Soon will be shame to take iPhone from your pocket in the street, because people around may start to laugh at you. :D

7. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

comment 6. And if everybody(including you) is laughing at Apple products and Apple, um..doesn't that make you a shweep too??

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No it doesn't. :)

29. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

glad that you see the point

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You have made a statement without a rational point and then you asked the question: "doesn't that make you a shweep too??" To which I have answered: "No it doesn't" And my answer was such because I don't see rational point in your statement that's why it doesn't. ;)

39. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

sigh, stuck up much eh? still at least you got the point

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Dollars to donuts that the majority of the Simpsons writing-staff is carrying iPhones.

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

We all know the Simpsons always tell it the way it is. lol Siri does like to do that though....

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I did NOT ASK U to do that siri. Lmao gotta love the Simpsons.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Seems pretty accurate.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Real life situation. :D

3. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

All the hater comments are going to be ironic, since the rest of the episode was kissing apple in the butt.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about butts and Apple:http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s15e01-humancentipad (South Park - HUMANCENTiPAD)

17. mturby unregistered

IF U HAVE TO PRESS THE POWER BUTTON, UNLOCK THE PHONE, AND SEARCH FOR THE ASSITANT APP TO ASK HER TO OPEN THE CALCULATOR, IT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.

36. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Not sure what your getting at. You don't have to do any of that at all. You can wake the device up via the home button (don't have to use the power button), while your finger is still on the home button just long press it to bring Siri up. From Siri you can either tell it to open the calculator, or you can just ask it what the answer is to a math question.

37. mturby unregistered

well, i meant android assitant apps. but still, u have to wake up the stupid phone before u can use the assistant, hey, that is NOT an assistant, is just another cheap feature regarless is on android or iphone..

31. JC557

Posts: 1920; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

This isn't the first time the Simpsons had some laughs at Apple. First was the Newton: Beat up Martin becomes Eat Up Martha. Then the Mapple store and Steve Mobs... which is weird because now they're using Apple instead of Mapple yet kept the double bite marks on the logo.

38. werthedroids

Posts: 60; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

You just wrote "How to Suck up to Apple vol.1" buddy

5. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I am sorry Dave, but I can't let you do that

6. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

If Simpsons makes fun of your product, you are made. It's an honor to be pawned by homer :)

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Except for that the Simpsons hasn't been relevant or funny in 15 years. Also, the Simpsons has been making fun of Apple (or their painfully-unfunny and uncreatively-named version "Mapple") for years. But then again, what right do I have to complain? They've given me thousands of hours of entertainment for free. If anything I owe them.

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I watched that episode last night, it actually was decently funny. Funnier than Family Guy's been for the last 5 years anyway.

26. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

To be fair, being funnier than Family Guy isn't much of a compliment. I stopped watching at "Lisa Goes Gaga." It seems like their entire reason for existence these days is to cram as many guest stars and obvious cultural references (that are 6 months out of date by air-time) as possible into every episode.

35. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

true, both shows IMO pale in comparison to shows like South Park and Futurama. RIP Futurama, you were a consistently strong show, and South Park is the model of envy IMO when it comes to intelligent and topical animated shows yet manages to be raw and crude at the same time, its my favorite show and IMO recent years have been even better than in the past.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Homer pawned Siri? How much did he get for it?

10. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

It was all about apple hate on animation domination last night lol

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Funny how every negative Apple article has a damage control paragraph that spins the negative into a positive. I don't see this for any other company.... Do the sheep request that they be the ones to review the products or they leave or something? For example, john v or Michael h, the two biggest Apple homers review like every Apple product while ray s who obviously doesn't like sony reviews every sony product. Now is this Apple being great PR tacticians saying only john v and Michael h can report on our products or we will stop sending you free apple products to review or is it john v and Michael h trying really hard to get all the Apple jobs so they can be biased and make Apple look good? The Verge is even worst at this but that is another story.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Funny how Apple being made fun of by a show that makes fun of everything is considered a negative Apple article.

16. mturby unregistered

there is not even one app that works the way they are supposed to work (or the way they tell u it works). siri, assistant, eva, google now/search, not even one. they are all stupid and give u answers to questions u did not even asked! plus, u have to wake up the phone before u can actually say something, wich makes them more stupid. maybe moto x works a little bit less stupid, a little bit less. IF U HAVE TO PRESS THE POWER BUTTON, UNLOCK THE PHONE, AND SEARCH FOR THE ASSITANT APP TO ASK HER TO OPEN THE CALCULATOR, IT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL.

18. jbats

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

i kind of liked the family guy skit better. the best part was when adam west returns his computer cuz the apple logo already has a bite taken out of it.

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