Commodore Amiga 500 ‘Computers Don’t Need To Be Glum’ TV Advert (1988)

This is a simple advert for the Commodore Amiga 500 personal computer which demonstrates three uses: playing video games, composing music and designing a g arden. The advert starts with a boy playing a Pong-type game in a dimly lit room, which then changes to a stop-motion bird yawning and falling asleep. It then cuts to a shot of a boy and his father playing a video game on the computer, then to a girl, her mother and cat composing music on the computer and finally the father designing their dream garden. The advert then returns to the first boy playing Pong and falling asleep. The advert then changes to a picture that states the price of (from) £399.99 inc VAT and a number to ring for futher information/sales (01-873 9800).


Year of First Broadcast 1989
Country of Broadcast United Kingdom
Primary Language Featured in Advert English
Duration of Advert (mm:ss) 0:40
Brand Advertised Commodore
Product(s) Advertised Amiga 500
Slogan Used You’ll Be Glad You Did


British classical (almost medieval style) music plays at different points during this advert.

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