The History Of Video Games On TV

"Saturday Night Live" Introduces "Alan" The Video Game Junkie

Year: 1982

As video games gained more pop culture relevance, Saturday Night Live took a satirical swing at the culture with their Confession of a Video Junkie sketch. The short mockumentary explored the seedy underworld of kids that were addicted to video games through the eyes of "Alan." Most notably was "Phyllis" who supported her video game habit "the hard way, one quarter at a time." The classic sketch still brings laughter to gamers to this day.

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