Since Bill Gates handed over the reigns to Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has been searching for a polarizing figure to become synonymous with the brand. Somebody that can compete with Steve Jobs and Apple, become the face of the franchise, and stand for everything the company believes in. To help promote the release of Windows 7, Microsoft may have finally found who they've been looking for: the Griffin family.
Taking its inspiration from Texaco Star Theater, a Milton Berle-hosted 1950s variety show that was television's first big hit, the computer giant is teaming with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane to sponsor a 30-minute show to air on the Fox network next month.
The show will run without commercials, and promises to feature "unique Windows 7-branded programming that blends seamlessly with show content."
With any luck, in a few short months the addition of the Griffin household to the Microsoft team will allow Steve Ballmer to kick back and declare 'victory is mine'. And celebrate by enjoying a piece of his favorite pie. Heavy on the Cool Whip.