Actor Justin Long’s “Get a Mac” advertisements with John Hodgman have been a bona fide hit, numbering in the dozens from 2006 to 2009. Long performed a at ease, modern Mac at the same time as Hodgman portrayed a stodgy, complaining PC.

But some of the great ones in no way ran because Apple co-founder Steve Jobs rejected them for one surprising purpose: They were too funny.

That’s the phrase from Long in a latest “Couch Surfing” interview.

“I noticed that some of the funniest ones would in no way air,” Long informed host Lola Ogunnaike in a clip of the display above. “One, specifically, I consider, Zach Galifianakis performed, like, a drunken Santa Claus, and I changed into death to see that one.”

So while Long inquired why that spot and others weren’t airing, Long stated Apple officers advised him “that Steve Jobs desired after they weren’t fantastic humorous.”

“Why?” Ogunnaike asked.

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“Well, it’s because he idea it’d detract from the point of the commercial,” Long replied. “He thought if human beings had been too centered on the humor in it, they would lose sight of the product.”

One of Long’s longer-term gigs because that campaign has been voicing the man or woman of Kevin Murphy at the Netflix animated comedy “F Is For Family.”