Oh no, Microsoft’s Clippy has returned from exile
Hide your kids; hide your wife! Clippy lives!
The iconic and universally reviled Microsoft Office mascot re-emerged last night to visit Jimmy Fallon’s late night NBC talk show. Turns out, retirement isn’t a good look for the paper clip because it acted hostile toward Fallon after he denied using the Apple laptop on his desk.
“Sounds like somebody’s being a fucking liar,” chirps Clippy, who then pulled out a baseball bat threatening the “Tonight Show” host to upgrade to Windows 10 … or else. Finally, Fallon reluctantly agrees and Clippy speeds off with one final shot: “See you around, bitch!”
Clippy’s promotional stop coincided with the worldwide launch of Windows 10, a once-memorable event for the company that has devolved into a shell of its former self. The skit racked up 37,000 views on YouTube, certainly not one of the Internet maestro’s most viral occurrences.
Sources tell Digiday that the skit wasn’t sponsored. So, hey, at least someone was talking about Microsoft yesterday.