Humorous unboxing video pokes fun at Microsoft and the Surface

It’s never fun to take things too seriously, which is why we like this video of a purported Surface unboxing. Performed with a mock Russian accent, the video takes a jab at the “old” Microsoft (or rather what some people still perceive as being Redmond’s problem: clunky, non-working software and hardware).

We won’t say too much more on this because it speaks for itself. But we definitely got a chuckle out of it.

Source: Puppet Shed; Thanks, 47project in comments for the tip!



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NaterBater says:

Made me laugh. Very funny lol.

CommonBlob says:

In Soviet Russia, In Click you!

J45PER says:

hahahaha!! :D

Rich Edmonds says:

"features new metrosexual interface" that there solves the Metro debate. It's 'metrosexual'!

cdbstl76 says:

That's pretty dang funny!

Stanvx says:

Wow.. Got so many strange looks watching this on the train laughing my head off!

Flagz says:

holy crap. Revolutionary, wow. It's thinner then the ad's show. And that box, I'm def gonna keep it. Friday/Thursday can't come quick enough. <3

marantaz says:

Careful, Boris, Balmer might send Moose and Squirrel after you!

snowmutt says:

:D. That is a fun visual...

Adiliyo says:

man, they didn't even offer me the extra battery pack OR the sd card with the free pictures!
i feel ripped off!

man1up says:


RayWP7 says:

LOL  #metrosexual almost made me spit. LOL

Agent-P says:

That was pretty hilarious. Especially that part with the metrosexual interface. Can we all agree to adopt that as the new name?

sanshiro says:

Second the motion. 

lippidp says:

That joke really never crossed your minds prior to this? It's why I was happy MS stopped using it.

schlubadub says:

+1 it was first thing I thought of when "metro" was announced. Calling something "metro" was already in common usage i.e. "That's so metro" to say that it's metrosexual.

I'll definitely take it on the 6 year contract!

alex6272 says:

Will that be with or without the modem?

sanshiro says:

well made!

rodneyej says:

Actually, I'm kind of offended.. Lol! I know it's just a joke, but the nerve of somebody making fun of such a great product.. No, no.. Screw that! Lol.

ymcpa says:

The russian text on the front in the smaller letters say "stupid americans will buy anything". I couldn't figure out what the words in the larger letter or on the back say. My russian is pretty rusty.

alex6272 says:

This is genius

Now I know it's a fake he said metro UI is modern ha that I wouldn't catch dat one

willied says:

Can anyone translate this to English?

Lol my bad my spell check always messing up my words

WinFan1 says:

Pizza are you Russian?

glenc says:

very funny!

iSeeiSheep says:

Looks like a "well made" Soviet automobile. When the cold war ended the Soviet cars created nightmares for Volkswagens capable of 160 mph. I remember suddenly running up a Russian Traubi going 55 mph and almost crapping my pants trying to avoid them.

This must be the Russian version of the Surface. LMAO @ Moscow!

In Mother Russia, Surface tablets YOU!

Murgatroyd7 says:

You're doing it wrong.

aimuatrang says:

Love it... Microsoft should buy that video and use it in their commercials...
Metrosexual interface lol...

kinaton says:

Lol.. Worrying thing is, this is probably near the truth lol

aubreyq says:

Truth in what regard?

WinFan1 says:

Yes enlighten us

aubreyq says:

I loved the sparks and smoke coming out, LOL!

Gken says:

the internet is a great place.  Hahah my monday just got like 10 times better.

V Turk says:

I didn't think it was funny. I herd the metrosexual before

schlubadub says:

You herd the metrosexual cows? Sheep? Geese?

Can anyone translate the labels on the box and at the end? I have a feeling its funny as F

westwaswon says:

I'm all for a good laugh but I just dont understand this. Maybe I'm a bit dense or something.

ralexand56 says:

No, its just not funny.

Murgatroyd7 says:

Agreed, I don't see why everyone thinks it's so funny.  Too much cheese for me, I guess.

willied says:

I didn't find it all that funny, either.

hwangeruk says:

are you German or American?

cedarlog says:

Very helpful thread

khipara says:

Brilliant.. I'm sold on the Surface..

inteller says:

This is actually a real unboxing of the Russian version.  Just don't tell them it is any different over here.

WPenvy says:

You guys actually thought this was funny? wow...

You didn't find this funny? wow...

It's so strange it's funny!

Sarang68 says:

Wonder what tablet was used?

ralexand56 says:

I'm not seeing anything funny here. If you're going to make a parody you at least should make it funny.

Murgatroyd7 says:

Exactly.  I'm all for parodies, but this was lame.  I'm sure it would've been hilarious 15 years ago.

iSeeiSheep says:

I think the Russians are the one's who should be embarrassed. What electronic device have they ever sold world wide?

KGB listening bugs and cold war nukes is about it =)

Y'all need to lighten up!  That video was worth several good chuckles.  Too over the top to take as real criticism of Microsoft.  Plus, I don't think they will get away with bundling a machine gun magazine in the US version ;-).

Dragenox says:

Lol #Metrosexual interface ... I want one with the modem ... :D :D :D

WinFan1 says:

The only thing I found pretty funny was the ak clip lol

arrrgghh.. that old windows logo and the blue screen just brought back some very bad memories... hilarious.. hahahha...

"verrrry nice"!

rupanidm says:

In the very first frame, there is a photo of two camels and something is written in an Indian language. Its written in Gujarati and the words written mean 'Camel Rape' :D

WP7WasMyIdea says:

Haha!!  "You like, you will buy"  That shit killed me..  Dead!

ChrisLynch says:

This has to be one of the funniest videos I have seen in a long time.  Great find!

SMMinke says:

Yep, sums up rather nicely the Microsoft we've loved to hate in the past. :-D Looks like the perfect reminder of how great the future looks now!

vijax21 says:

LOL metro-Sexual interface... and i was expecting the BSOD... :)

fordcom says:

This is too funny. lol