"Muppets Now" premieres on Disney+
The Muppets fifth series of all time debuted on Disney+. Make plans to watch one of the most anticipated shows of the year. New episodes premiere every Friday through September 4.
50 Years and Counting
Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated
Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
50 Years and Still Sunny!
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
Music is Everywhere
Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
Yes, back in the early 80s, before Sega Genesis, PlayStation, and Xbox, there was the Atari 2600.
Two joysticks, two paddles, 4 bit graphics. And you could buy game cartridges at Sears.
The sports games were painfully primitive- Baseball, Football, Bowling, even Atari’s Pac Man was no match to the arcade version.
But there were some good ones- Yar’s Revenge, Pole Position, and a new one for 1982, Donkey Kong, which launched Mario’s empire.
I’ll tell you something else about video game history. In 1982 (8th grade for me) Atari was king. The only other competition, Mattel had a system called Intellivision. That was it.
But then in 1983, Atari went bankrupt. How could the biggest company the year before go bust?
Anyway, things were quiet for about five years, then in the late 80s came this thing called Nintendo. The graphics were light years ahead of anything Atari had.
But I never jumped back on the video craze. By then I became more interested in electric guitars and bands, and my Atari collected dust. But for one solid year, I spent many nights playing the heck out of that thing. I made sure I got my money’s worth.
One cool thing about the Sears cartridges that were compatible with Atari. There was one very simple game called Breakout. You moved the paddle back and forth to keep a ball in the air to knock out bricks in this wall. You could actually choose the sound effects of the bricks being hit. That was as hi-tech as we got.
I know the feeling all too well. I don’t feel sad, but it does feel strange some other family is living there now.
At least they fixed it up real nice. New windows, new siding, new trees, I can only imagine what the inside looks like.