In last month’s edition of Gamer Memories, we began to take a look at the state of video game inspired children’s cartoons, examining a show known as
Saturday Supercade. There were many other gaming related options on the television and one such program was Ruby-Spears Productions’ Pac-Man / Rubik the Amazing Cube hour on American television network ABC in 1983. (Pac-Man aired with Little Rascals and Richie Rich in 1982.)
Pac-Man follows the adventures of the Pac-Family, consisting of the head of the family Pac-Man, his wife Pepper, their kid Pac-Baby and their two pets Chomp-Chomp the dog and Sour Puss the cat. Later episodes brought along additional characters such as Super-Pac and Pac-Man’s nephew P.J.
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