As if the productivity-killing playable version of Fix-It Felix, Jr. wasn’t fun enough, Disney’s viral campaign for Wreck-It Ralph now brings us this commercial promoting Litwak’s Arcade, the enviornment where the film’s action takes place. Supposedly from 1982, this is a pitch-perfect recreation of old TV spots promoting games. (It’s nearly as great as this creepy Burgertime ad). The spot is just another example of how this movie clearly has an affinity for the golden age of arcades. It’s 34 seconds of blissful time travel.
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.