Retro Scan of the Week: Bill Cosby and the TI-99/4A

June 5th, 2006 by Benj Edwards
Bill Cosby TI-99/4A Ad

Upon looking at this ad, I find myself wondering if Bill Cosby ever actually used a TI-99/4A. No, wait…has he ever owned one? Was it a gift from Texas Instruments for being their spokesman? Does he still have one sitting in his closet/attic/basement somewhere, or did he yard sale it in ’89? Did he ever turn it on? Did Bill Cosby ever write a BASIC program? Did he ever balance his budget with Household Budget Management? Did he play Munch Man or Alpiner? Did he curse the TI-99/4A joysticks for being terrible and throw them against the wall when he lost?

If you prick Bill Cosby, does he not bleed JELLO?

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2 Responses to “Retro Scan of the Week: Bill Cosby and the TI-99/4A”

  1. El Blog de Manu Says:

    Retroanuncio: Bill Cosby

    A Bill Cosby ya no se le ve mucho, pero fue uno de los cómicos más famosos en los 70-80. El caso es que en Vintage Computing he visto este scan de un anuncio en el que promociona un ordenador de Texas Instruments:

    Es como si hoy Jim Carrey anunciara…

  2. Jake of Says:

    It’s a House of Cosby!

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