Will Farrell does "Oracle Conclave 2005" skit on
Saturday Night Live!May 15,2005
SNL veteran and comedian Will Farrell (famous
for his movies “Elf” and “Anchorman”) amazed computer dweebs
worldwide last night with his comedy skit titled “Oracle Conclave
Opening the skit with a picture of a Ramada Inn
and a singing-welcome from three Oracle executives, Farrell wore a
T-shirt with the Red Oracle Logo and the words “Oracle Conclave 2005”
emblazoned on the shirt.
||I sprayed my Geritol when Farrell started
playing the rock tune “Eye of the Tiger” (the real-world theme song used at
Oracle World conferences) and Farrell performed a hilarious
During the rap, photos of a Ramada Inn and bad snapshots
of computer nerds flashed on the screen.
It was just as-if Will Farrell had been to an
real Oracle conference.
However, Farrell’s choice of Oracle for the
skit meant only one thing, Oracle is cool! Yes, Cool. Everyone knows that only “cool”
products are used in SNL skits.
Only a product with widespread name recognition
like Oracle could have been used for such a skit (the average age of
a Saturday Night Live viewer is about 14, judging from the
humor-level of most of the comedy).
Personally, this skit has been a redemption.
I’ve been telling my teens (they are off at College) that Oracle is
“cool” but they never believed me. Now, Oracle fogies worldwide
have validation that Oracle is super-cool technology. I can’t wait
to see their reactions to the skit. . . .
With viewership in the millions, SNL's tacit
endorsement of Oracle technology with "Oracle Conclave 2005" should ensure that aspiring dweebs
across the USA will embrace the Oracle mantra, spawning a new
generation of database nerds.
With the explosive
Oracle Academy program (an
Oracle career program for High School students), it's clear that
Oracle is now super-cool.