Raw footage for "Wired In," a never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. Lily Tomlin does multiple takes of a spoof PSA about Pac-Man addiction. She is also interviewed about her general feelings about technology.
00:31Copy video clip URL Footage begins after color bars. Portrait shot of Lily Tomlin, in some shots holding a quarter, talking to the crew.
00:53Copy video clip URL Take 1. Tomlin does half the script, then discusses doing the full spoof PSA with someone off camera whose voice is unintelligible.
01:41Copy video clip URL Take 2. In the full take, Tomlin ends with a long pause, says “You’re not rolling now, are you?” then begins playing Pac-Man on an arcade console.
04:25Copy video clip URL Tomlin starts talking about what kind of computer she would want. Someone is interviewing her off camera but the questions are unintelligible.
06:58Copy video clip URL “There are some parts of technology that I’m afraid of. Weaponry…anything that is dehumanizing or brutalizing..life-ending.”
09:12Copy video clip URL “Technology changed my life because of tv. If I hadn’t been on ‘Laugh-In’ I don’t think I’d be here today.” This line seems to have been fed to her, including the ones that follow.
11:33Copy video clip URL “The next thing I knew, I blacked out and there was a Pac-Man machine in my home.”-Tomlin on being introduced to Pac-Man in a bowling alley. She then goes on to talk about playing Pac-Man.
14:30Copy video clip URL End of interview
14:32Copy video clip URL B-roll of a Pac-Man game.
19:18Copy video clip URL End of tape.