Steve Jobs Appeared in Apple's Original 1984 'Blue Busters' Video Spoof of 'Ghostbusters'

Last week, Network World shared a long-lost internal Apple video from 1984 featuring a brief cameo by Steve Jobs in the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Given the early 1980s production value and Apple's alternate universe take on its battle with IBM, the video naturally sparked an array of reactions from around the Apple community,

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But now another internal Apple video from the same timeframe is gaining some renewed attention for its inclusion of Jobs in another cameo appearance. The video, entitled "Blue Busters", is a spoof of the movie "Ghostbuster" using a reworked version of the film's theme song. And while edited clips of the video including an appearance by Steve Wozniak have been floating around for some time, Network World earlier this week posted an uncut version of the video which includes Jobs' brief appearances.


Jobs' cameos appear at the 3:00 and 4:04 marks in the video, while Wozniak makes an appearance at 2:21.

Apple's "1944" and "Blue Busters" videos demonstrate the company's commitment to taking on IBM in the corporate world, an effort that saw Apple making forays into printers and other peripherals in an attempt to gain a foothold with businesses. But between expensive machines and a lack of software, Apple experienced only limited success despite some devoted fans of its innovations.

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iDemiurge Avatar
159 months ago
Remember the 80s?

The 80s were awesome.
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freelancing Avatar
159 months ago
My life is now complete.
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Small White Car Avatar
159 months ago
Speaking as someone who works in this part of the video-production industry: You all have no idea.

Thanks to the internet there are now many of these things leaking out, but there are still a ton that stay hidden. I'm betting every CEO in America has something more awkward than this hidden away somewhere. I was responsible for a couple of them!
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iDemiurge Avatar
159 months ago
ew. No they were not.

I don't like you.
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bbeagle Avatar
159 months ago
ew. No they were not.



I know you are, but what am I?
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ciociosan Avatar
159 months ago
Well, that went on for a while.
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