Video: Classic (and weird) Atari Centipede commercial

Take a strangely catchy 1980s synth-pop soundtrack, mix in some stock footage of assorted weirdness, and ice it with a giant university-mascot style Centipede costume (that kidnaps a genuinely terrified teen playing an Atari 5200 console), and you've got a vaguely surreal TV commercial for the ages. And if you think this is weird, you should see the even-less-coherent Club Centipede sequel.

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