http://www.gamesetwatch.com/koopa.jpg The ever-prescienct Press The Buttons has been poking around on '80s TV show websites, ever a font of wisdom for weird video game related shows, and has uncovered some fun info on a Nintendo-related TV show that I, at least, had no idea existed - and maybe that's for the best!

As is explained: "One television series that seems to have been completely swallowed by time is a local market kiddie show featuring everyone's favorite turtle despot, King Koopa. For a brief time the king reigned on his own low budget thirty minute southern California series, King Koopa's Kool Kartoons. The show has been merely an Internet rumor for years, but now someone with an old VHS tape has rediscovered the program and has offered it up as proof that the show really did exist."

Looking elsewhere around Retro Junk, the site in question, there are a bunch of old TV video game ads to browse, including our personal favorite from a cursory glance - an Xmas-themed ad for the Atari 2600 version of E.T.. Yes, you too can have an extra terrestrial deliver you a terrible, landfill-bound video game!