With E.T. The Extraterrestrial having been successfully exhumed, it can feel like everyone is airing out Atari's dirty laundry.
I took exception to Microsoft's desire to make a documentary based on the game's legend, but I like Conan O'Brien's approach to the joke since the crew that unearthed Atari's did in fact find several other Atari games in the desert, including new and sealed copies of classic games in almost perfect condition. What a waste!
Still, I never knew they had a Rocky 3 game or that Atari was still around when Fight Club dropped in theaters. The best part of this short clip from Conan is that the set up is funny enough. The host cracks up and even the audience finds the entire premise more than a little awkward.
For more on the dig that proved the myth surrounding E.T. The Extraterrestrial, check out our response article, E.T. Died for Our Sins And Microsoft Dug Him Back Up.