Microsoft Internet Explorer commercial ft. Patrick Provost

So a few things here.
#1 – Modern yoyoing featured in a commercial for a HUGE company!

#2 – Modern yoyoing featured in a commercial highlighting 90’s Fads…

I love that yoyoing got some exposure, but everything that was shown in this commercial (minus the tablet) was a 90’s fad. Do we really want modern yoyoing spoken in the same breath as Nike Reebok Pumps, fanny packs, hammer pants, and troll dolls? I get it that yoyos were big in the 90’s, but why use a modern play style? Most likely Microsoft did not know that the sport has changed so much since the 90’s? Regardless….

Cool, yoyoing got featured in a Microsoft commercial.
Cool, Patrick got paid for a talent he loves.
Cool, YoYoFactory has a product featured in an International ad campaign (unknowingly apparently so maybe not cool?)

YoYoing being remembered in the same frame of mind as the Walkman and Pogs…… well, I’ll let you decide.

Props to Mark Mont for catching this.

~ Chris (Child of the 90’s)



Chris "Dr. Yo-Yo" Allen is the creator and founder of He has been yoyoing for over 25 years and has a passion for the industry.

'Microsoft Internet Explorer commercial ft. Patrick Provost' have 2 comments

  1. January 25, 2013 @ 9:10 am Reebok

    Reebok Pumps… And I still wear them…


  2. January 24, 2013 @ 8:18 pm Kanah

    The real question is if we like yoyoing being mentioned in a commercial for Internet Explorer, the Carlos Mencia of internet browsers. The only people who don’t immediately change it are the people who can’t figure out the remote.


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