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What shows featured Atari 2600?

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Thus far, I have these Sci-Fi shows as having shown Atari 2600 related products in them. Can anyone think of others?

 

SERIES:

Airwolf

Automan

Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century

Farscape

Futurama

Greatest American Hero

Knight Rider

Logans Run

Max Headroom

Mork and Mindy

Mutant X

Manimal

Otherworld

Sliders

Starman

The Tick

 

MOVIES:

The Last Star Fighter

Tron

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The movie Airplane featured Atari's "Basketball" being played on a radar scope.

 

And don't forget the Atari 2600 on top of the TV set in the movie E.T. either. (Oh the irony...)

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I think in an episode of Married With Children, Bud had a 2600jr or a 7800 in his bedroom.

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The Atari Times has a page of this:

 

http://www.ataritimes.com/features/fea_ata...tari_on_tv.html

 

There was also 2 movies starring Gary Coleman that had the 2600:

 

On the Right Track

When Gary was in the railway car turned into a house, he got a 2600 for a present.

 

The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins

A scene where he was playing 2600 games. Later, in some park, some man gives him a 2600 cart with a label in Russian. Gary and a bunch of kids uses a 2600 to find out what was on the cart.

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I seem to remember the movie FireStarter w/ Drew Barrymore playing it at the Institute.. But I could be wrong. :ponder:

 

It was a ColecoVision. I think she was playing Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom.

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How about the obvious? Saturday Supercade! It was a 1 hour block of cartoons which aired on Saturday mornings from 1983 - 1984 and featured animated segments which included Donkey Kong, DK Jr., Frogger, Kangaroo, Q*Bert, Space Ace, and my personal favorite, PITFALL!

 

Ben

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If you're including movies:

 

Cloak and Dagger

 

Don't forget The Last StarFighter... well it didn't have Atari in it but a proto for the movie was made by Atari for the 5200.

 

War Games had several Atari Arcade games in it like Galaga.

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Well this is not an exact match but in the movie Terminator 2, there is a Atari Portfolio used to gain access to an ATM machine. And of course, there is the scene where John Conner is at the arcade and you get to see Missile Command's "The end" screen.

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I think in an episode of Married With Children, Bud had a 2600jr or a 7800 in his bedroom.

 

 

...and an inflatable woman :)

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Two movies I can think of not mentioned are:

 

Airport '77

On the plane, a HUGE cocktail version of PONG

is being played by and elderly woman and 2 small kids.

 

Blind Date

(1985?) (not with Willis and Bassinger)

This one stars Kirsty Allie, and (Marta ?? / Counselor Troy from Star Trek NG)

(Both who appear nude- BTW)

Anyway, the main guy loses his sight and literally jacks

a 2600 directly into his brain :twisted: So he can see again using

a B/W vector type graphic.

I'm sure SuperBreakout is shown but cant recall if any others are.

I have this RARE/VHTF movie somewhere, it shows the 2600 quite a bit.

After Kristi hit it big she tried to bury this movie from video, but it

is out there.

 

Friends

had a Pacman or Ms Pacman machine in a couple shows.

 

Later dudes.......

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Saturday night live had a couple of sketches that mentioned the 2600:

 

Nick Burns: Your Company's Computer Guy

Not shown, but somebody did say:

Wow.. if we need any replacement parts, we'll use an Atari 2600!

 

And in a Weekend Update sketch from the early 80's, Joe Piscopo did a Superbowl prediction using 2 TVs with 2600 Football on one screen, and the football game for Intellivision on the other.

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Two movies I can think of not mentioned are:

 

 

Blind Date  

(1985?) (not with Willis and Bassinger)

This one stars Kirsty Allie, and (Marta ?? / Counselor Troy from Star Trek NG)  

(Both who appear nude- BTW)

Anyway, the main guy loses his sight and literally jacks

a 2600 directly into his brain  :twisted: So he can see again using  

a B/W vector type graphic.  

I'm sure SuperBreakout is shown but cant recall if any others are.

I have this RARE/VHTF movie somewhere, it shows the 2600 quite a bit.

After Kristi hit it big she tried to bury this movie from video, but it

is out there.

 

 

Later dudes.......

 

Voltman3:

 

Ok, I just ordered the DVD and have high expectations!

 

Will post back after viewing...

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Saturday night live had a couple of sketches that mentioned the 2600:

 

Nick Burns: Your Company's Computer Guy

Not shown, but somebody did say:

Wow.. if we need any replacement parts, we'll use an Atari 2600!

 

That's the first :lol: thing I've seen from SNL in a long time, and that's just from reading it. I wish I had actually seen the skit! "So does Cindy Margueiles, but I can't run Quicken on her!" :lolblue:

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Hey aren't the kids in Vacation playing an Atari at the beginning of the movie? Or was it just supposed to seem like an Atari? I seem to remember them mapping out their trip on the screen or something too.

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In the music video for Hall & Oates' One On One, there's a scene of Daryl Hall singing in front of a store window, and behind him you can see a huge Atari display, including Atari 5200s in the box.

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Hey aren't the kids in Vacation playing an Atari at the beginning of the movie?  Or was it just supposed to seem like an Atari?  I seem to remember them mapping out their trip on the screen or something too.

 

They were playing a Bally Astrocade system and I think the computer was an Apple II.

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