Jul 20, 2018
Brooke Alderson, Atari TV Commercials
Brooke Alderson was an actor in the 1980s and 1990s: she
appeared in several television shows including Murder, She Wrote
and Family Ties; and is perhaps best known for her role as Aunt
Corene in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. She also appeared in many TV
commercials. She did a 30-second spot for Atari home computers, and
was featured on Atari's in-store point-of-purchase laserdisc.
In the commercial, Brooke played the part of a mom who is
teased by her teenage daughter for not knowing the states and
capitals. By the end of the commercial, having learned from her
Atari 400 computer, she can quickly and correctly name the
On the Electronic Retail Information Center (E.R.I.C.)
laserdisc, Brooke also played the part of a mom who extolls the
virtues of Atari's educational software, with an emphasis on Scram,
the nuclear power plant simulation; and My First Alphabet, software
for teaching letters and numbers to small children.
This interview took place on July 2, 2018.