Ghost of Christmas Past: Tech TV Ads from Yesteryear

A giant toy robot explains the wonders of the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128.

Let me see if I understand: This kid is literate and capable of creating fancy computer graphics given it’s 1985, and he’s still a believer? Or is the world of Christmas-themed commercials one where everybody’s a believer?

In 1984, phones–even ones worthy of their own commercial–were still corded. Also, the girl in this commercial appears to be a bobby soxer who was cryogenically frozen in 1944 and thawed out four decades later.

Tiny Tim ably announces this Nobody Beats the Wiz spot.

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