Bill Cosby and the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A (1982):
Jell-O, Coke, Ford automobiles — America trusted Bill Cosby's opinion on lots of other products, so why not a computer?
Of course, you have to wonder whether Cosby ever actually owned a TI-99/4A, which has been declared one of the worst PCs of all time
. Did he ever balance his chequebook with Household Budget Management or play Alpiner? Did he curse the terrible TI-99/4A joysticks and throw them against the wall when he lost? Does he still have one sitting in his attic, or did he sell it in a yard sale in 1989 along with a model of the Notre Dame constructed with Pudding Pop sticks? Perhaps only Clair Huxtable knows for sure.