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Apple backstage video: The opening number that never made it to WWDC

Apple WWDC Backstage Video Bill Hader

Apple opened its WWDC 2015 keynote with a strange, hilarious “backstage” video that showed off the purported “opening number that never made it” to the developer conference, and on Thursday it posted the entire video on YouTube.

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Apple employed a bunch of well-known actors for this funny WWDC intro that spoofs Hollywood-like awards show. There are plenty or props related to apps and developers, and an entire opening act planed for the show. Too bad the rehearsal doesn’t go exactly as planned, and “genius” director David LeGary – played by comedian Bill Hader – has to improvise for the actual WWDC.

“What am I supposed to do with this, guys, we go live tomorrow. That’s just a bottle of water and a laptop,” LeGary asks, referring to the setup shown in the image above.

“I don’t know, I think it’s kind of pretty,” his assistant – played by Charlyne Yi – says.

To see the entire video, and the hilarious ending, check out Apple’s Backstage video below. And by the way, Veep’s Matt Walsh is also in it.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.