Atari was a video game company founded in 1972. The company is best known for producing the Atari 2600 in 1977, the first successful video game console with plug-in cartridges.
In 1983, Atari produced a line of four Sesame Street games for the Atari 2600: Big Bird's Egg Catch, Oscar's Trash Race, Cookie Monster Munch and Alpha Beam with Ernie. Two proposed Sesame games -- Grover's Music Maker and The Count's Castle were never produced.
Atari also produced a Muppet Show game in 1983, Pigs in Space. This was the last game produced for Atari's children's line. A second Muppet game, Miss Piggy's Wedding, was never produced. A Bunsen and Beaker game was also planned but never produced.
- In The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Huxley sings a song that includes the line "You say you love your old Atari? I love it more!"
- In the Fraggle Rock episode "Wembley's Wonderful Whoopie Water", Doc's computer makes sound effects from Atari 2600 games.
- Atari Inc. founder Nolan Bushnell was interviewed by Dr. Julius Strangepork for issue 6 of Muppet Magazine.
- Will Lee played a grandfather in an Atari commercial for Pac-Man.