10 Best Celebrity Computer Ads of the 1980s

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Most celebrity-backed technology commercials of the 1980s were pretty terrible. These 10 were pretty awesome. Or at least, in some cases, awesomely terrible.

  1. Dick Cavett
    Advertiser: Apple
    Why would such a bright guy ever sign up to portray himself as a sexist throwback from the 1950s?



  2. Jack Black
    Advertiser: Atari’s ‘Pitfall’
    A comedic legend in the making. And in a pith helmet.



  3. King Kong Bundy
    Advertiser: Headstart Computer
    You can just picture the pro wrestler putting emphasis on a different word with each take.

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