Since many see the E.T. Atari 2600 game as a harbinger of the consoles doom it can be difficult to enjoy this adorable commercial. I myself love it. That floppy alien running through the house is too damn cute. Let me tell ya, nothing would have thrilled me more back in 1982 then to see E.T. under the tree or…gasp…playing my Atari on Christmas morning. I would help him beat the game and then we would become best friends. We would work on a zine about 80s television in the early 90s before discovering the internet and building a site about all things retro.
Why the E.T. on the brain? Well, I am gearing up for some E.T. magic this month thanks to a fellow retro TV fan who is sending me a very special package. Stay tuned.