Last week, after his guest-stint as Jack’s father on 30 Rock rekindled my Alan Alda obsession, I did some YouTube searches and found these charming Atari ads that Alan did for the gaming system’s more practical features back in the early ’80s. I love how Alan’s public persona as an outspoken feminist was incorporated into the ads — something you’d rarely see a celebrity do today.
Alan Alda on Atari, and the equality of men and women:
Alan Alda on Atari, and what it means for this little girl’s future career:
Some commenters on YouTube seemed confused about the typist line, so here’s a hint: that’s the joke! Alan Alda, actor, feminist, sophisticated self-parodying joke maker. (If it bends, it’s funny. If it breaks, it’s not funny.)