When it comes to BBC comedy, no one is safe. Just ask Blackberry, Apple and, yes, even Xbox. This latest popular parody is courtesy of the show “The One Ronnie,” a sketch comedy show starring the 80-year-old British comedian Ronnie Corbett.
In this skit, Corbett returns to a store to complain that his blackberry isn’t working. The main problem? It’s frozen. However, if you’re picturing a white Blackberry screen with that oh-so-annoying hourglass spinning round and round, you’re mistaken. Corbett’s actually there to return a real-life, frozen blackberry.
And while he’s at it, he’s got a problem with his apple as well. It seems his dongle (tech-speak for a device that attaches to a computer or smartphone, though we suspect Corbett has other ideas of what a dongle is) won’t fit in it.
What ensues is a nearly three-minute supermarket skit where real produce, such as blackberries and apples, parody their tech equivalents. Seniors will most surely get a kick out of seeing one of the great comics of their generation take on the tech world.
One note: the orange is a reference to the telecommunications company Orange, which provides Internet and smartphone service throughout the United Kingdom.