Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.
For this week’s clip, Second City takes us back to the ‘80s in a scene from a 1984 television special featuring Fred Willard, Rick Thomas, John Kapelos, and Richard Kind. In the above scene, Willard plays a lonely guy and Atari fan whose friends treat him to a very special gift for his birthday: a brand new copy of the latest Atari game, I Am Woman. Despite how skilled Willard’s friends think they are with both real and computer-generated women already, I Am Woman is a game that’s not as easy as it looks. Check out some other great Fred Willard Second City scenes here and here.