Year: 2000

Besides Apple's Think Different and I'm a Mac commercials, Dell's "Dude You're Getting a Mac" ads may be the most famous tech commercials of all time. Starring a Tennessee-born actor named Ben Curtis as a knowledgeable stoner-type, the commercials became an instant success and the catch phrase found its way into pop culture. Unsurprisingly, Curtis was caught attempting to buy a bag of weed on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 2003 which caused Dell to shutter the campaign. Dude...