Several months ago, I contracted strep throat for the first time in my 26 years on the planet. Don’t most folks get this out of the way when they’re five? I’ve always been the procrastinator… Anyway, I was prescribed various medications to ease the pain, and spent my afternoons in a medicated stupor, eating Jell-O and drinking spring water. Now don’t be envious, it’s not as fun as it sounds.
However, as my mind wandered, not caring whether this was due to the Percoset or the illness in general, I got to thinking about the cartoons inspired by video games in the early 80’s. Hmmmmm…. ABC had Pac-Man and Dragon’s Lair cartoons… CBS had Pole Position and Saturday Supercade (which had seven different games represented throughout its run.) I wonder why NBC had no video game inspired cartoon?
Then I recalled those old Atari commercials where all the neighborhood kids were playing the newest 2600 stuff in a rickety “Honey Comb Hideout” kind of backyard shack, and thought, “Wouldn’t it have been great if NBC had taken the initiative, and created… THE ATARI CLUBHOUSE KIDS SHOW!” – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Gamer Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!
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