This Facebook Home ad starring Mark Zuckerberg and a screaming goat is hilarious

by: Bogdan PetrovanApril 13, 2013

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A new commercial for Facebook Home, starring Mark Zuckerberg himself, has been released, and it’s quite funny.

Facebook Home has not been received with universal acclaim by pundits and users, but that’s not going to stop Facebook (nor HTC, which makes the first handset running the launcher, dubbed the HTC First) from promoting it in every possible way.

On Thursday, Facebook gave away a free HTC First to every member of the audience of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We’ve also seen a Funny or Die-made clip starring James Van Der Beek that spoofed the Bachelorette show (the One went home with the girl).

Facebook is obviously betting on star power to spread the word about Home, and the latest commercial stars another undisputed celeb, Facebook’s own founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Check it out.

I love that Zuck isn’t above a little self-deprecating humor, and I have to say it, the ad is quite good. We’ll see if the general public will drink Facebook’s Kool-Aid. So far, judging by the numerous 1-star reviews on the Google Play store, Home isn’t off to a good start, but we’ll have to wait a little more before we call it a failure or a success.

  • RarestName

    I must be lacking a sense of humour then :(

    • John A

      Me too! :/

  • TechNewsFails

    Hilarious? this is outright stupid just like Facebook Home.

    • Jelly Bean

      Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. :-)

  • Frank Pedersen

    Nice and funny commercial video, but the facebook home launcher sucks big time. I don’t know what they have been thinking.

  • MasterMuffin

    Google Play says 0+ downloads with over 2000 ratings…

  • iAhsan

    It’s a goat, not a sheep.

  • bobswinkle

    Holy hell android fanboys make me sad to be an incredibly loyal Google user. Can commenters please engage with the product and fairly evaluate the ad independently? Facebook Home has some serious flaws. Can someone name me a product that on first release didn’t? I have literally no interest in the product. Can someone explain how I, as a frequent visitor of Android Authority am their relevant target consumer?

    The ad is clever and quite funny. The product is flawed but a very interesting development in the world of Android. Please stop being so knee jerk reactionary.

    • APai

      nothing to do with android fanboys here. the ad isn’t even funny , it’s kind of irreverent. since when did irreverent become funny ?

    • prashant krishna shrestha

      first …. distracting ppls from their work is funny and relevant…. ???? that’s why facebook was not accepted in any office in the first place …….. and second … i work in a media company and in my point if view this ad is totally negating their own product ……….

  • aholsteinson

    Didn’t find the ad funny and it sort of works against the product by showing it as something that prevents you from paying attention to things.

    • APai

      zigackly! so will a facebook phone be illegal/ banned at workplace ?

      from a practical point of view, it does seem that the fb home suits only the most hardcore of fb users, and is not for anyone else.

  • williamworlde

    I think I’m wasting my time making this comment, but it’s a rainy Saturday aft. and I’m stuck inside, so here it goes nonetheless.

    What do you think is so “hilarious” about this ad about a “screaming goat”? Especially since the goat was but just one very short aspect of what I think was a very good advertisement.

    I’m not endorsing FBH (I don’t even have the old FB app on my new SP anymore and I check my a/c about once/wk. via the InterWebs on my laptop, so FB is all but extinct for me).

    I’m simply making a comment on unnecessary (or is it uneducated?) “journalist” sensationalism. Hmmm…..

  • Guy De Vos

    Which one is the goat?

  • so bore