Remember Games Master with Dominic Diamond? We think we have the original source of inspiration. The Battle of the Video Games is essentially, watching celebrities play computer games at a time when the height of computer sophistication was Ms Pac-Man.
While set on a cheap-looking soundstage, the show was well-funded enough to have three (!) hosts: “Happy Days”’ Anson Williams (Potsie); model Jayne Kennedy (who would have been familiar to viewers because of her appearances on “NFL Today,” if they weren’t aware of her popular exercise videos or Playboy spread) and future game-show host Marty Cohen (“Super Password,” “The (New) $25,000 Pyramid”). Technically, Cohen was billed as the “commentator” rather than a host, as three hosts would have been silly, but the difference in roles seems to have mainly been that, as commentator, Cohen got to tell more bad jokes.
Click the pic to watch the show.