Let's move back just a wee bit in the timestream, shall we? Time to take a look, at least in part, at ABC's 1982 Saturday preview special, which headlined Pac-Man. Dick Clark (American Bandstand) is your host, and, presumably, also produced the show for his production company. Dick Tufeld, who was a staff announcer for Ruby-Spears at the time, after moving from DePatie-Freleng, and would later work for Hanna-Barbera, is the announcer.
What you'll see in this clip, though, is a treat unto itself. The audience is treated to an in-studio demonstration of recording for Laverne & Shirley in the Army, season 2, as Henry Winkler (Fonzie, of course) and Frank Welker (Mr. Cool) move over from Fonz & the Happy Days Gang. As we've documented before, there was never any closure to the latter series, and, depending on the timeframe of the animated Laverne, you had to figure Fonzie and the gang did come home.
What we won't see, because the show was split into 5 parts, is an appearance by actor-turned-agent Marty Ingels, the voice of Pac-Man. Marty offered the kiddo's a primer on how to say, "Wocka-Wocka", the sound Pac-Man supposedly makes in the video game. Heh, they could've learned that from Fozzie Bear! (The Muppet Show)
Willie Tyler & Lester were the hosts of Weekend Special at the time, in case anyone wonders. Too bad they couldn't get a better gig.