Humpday Afternoon Diversion: The Golden Age Of Video Games

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 20, 2012 8:00PM

"It all starts with a quarter." Lily Tomlin couldn't be more correct in this three-minute video from 1982. Tomlin and Bill Murray make appearances in this clip, part of a demo for a program called Wired In that looked at the video game craze of the 1980s. That was the era of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Defender, Moon Patrol and my favorite, Galaga.

Tomlin outs herself as a Pac-Man fanatic here, while Murray introduces the program as only he can. The video is courtesy of the Media Burn Archive and is a sneak peek of a 16-minute demo reel for Wired In. So watch this then head over to Emporium Arcade Bar with a roll of quarters and start refreshing your joystick skills.