In 1984 Apple Computer launched the Macintosh platform during the Superbowl. Airing a commercial only once that was almost identical to the one in this episode. A Woman walks in and smashes the monitor destroying the image of "Big Brother" from the movie & book 1984, and ushering in a new era of Computers, doing all of this, in 1984. The commercial is considered by many to be one of the finest ever produced. Yet, it only ever aired as a commercial once. All of this part of Steve Jobs' (CEO of Apple) quirks that make him one of the most interesting CEOs in the world.