Thread: If you could go back to the 80's/90's with your vcr/dvr...

    • 14 years 5 months ago
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    wow so many things, I hate that when I was watching shows i was so little that I hardly remember them but just enough to really want to watch them again.

    for example

    Salute your Shorts
    Pinky and the Brain
    i wish they completed 100 Good Deeds for Eddy McDowd, it wasn't a particularily good show but I wish they would have just completed it, and not stopped at deed number 60
    Rocky and Bullwinkle
    Aaahhh Real Monsters
    Gullah Gullah Island
    Stick Stickly<<<he may have beat gumby
    and the movie The Christmas Toy
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    I'd tape every game show that was on CBN, USA, Family Channel (nee CBN), and Game Show Network (before infomercials and reality TV screwed it all up).

    Stroke
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    I would record EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of "Alice." I was NUTZO about that show as a child. I told the kids at school that I went to Mel's Diner for lunch ever day, thinking the place REALLY existed.
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    Cartoons from when I was a kid:

    Garfield (I used to have a few on Beta but that's not much good now)

    The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (especially when What's Opera Doc aired, that's rarely played on tv now)

    Anamaniacs (Loved, loved, loved that show. I'm a big Who fan and I never got to see the Woodstock Slappy episode to this day. Everyone tells me about it, I have yet to see it in reruns. I did see the Apocalypse Now/ Doors parody one which was great.)

    TV Shows:

    WKRP (CBC used to air it syndicated with most of the original music intact for years, I loved that show I should have taped some. I have a few now but they're all horribly dubbed over with muzak.)

    Night Court (I wouldn't shell out for a DVD but it'd be fun to have a couple on video. Mmmmmm, Markie Post [drools])

    Late Night Talk Show Stuff (was way too young as a kid the first time, there's 80's stuff from Carson and Letterman I wish I had now.)

    Duckman (when the hell is this going to be on DVD?)
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    If it was me....

    everything and anything that was on in boston from 1987-1991. Be it

    WGBH
    WBZ
    WCVB
    WNEV/WHDH
    WFXT
    WLVI
    WSBK

    And for so-fla.

    WPLG
    WCIX/WFOR
    WTVJ
    WSVN
    WFLX
    WBFS
    WDZL
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    • 14 years 4 months ago
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    If I were to go back in time to the mid to late 1980s with my VCR, I would record any TV shows and local newscasts from the following stations:

    1. WTVK-TV 26
    2. WKXT-TV 8
    3. WATE-TV 6
    4. WBIR-TV 10
    5. WKCH-TV 43

    I would also record any TV shows with original commercials if I were to go back in time with my VCR. Those include "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Dallas", "Hooperman", "Three's Company", and many other shows.
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    • 14 years 4 months ago
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    I would tape a TON of Under the Umbrella Tree episodes, a lot of Are You Afraid of the Dark, Adventures in Wonderland, every single episode of Faerie Tale Theatre, every episode of Jim Henson's Mother Goose Tales, a whole lotta late 80's, early 90's Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Madeline, some Tailspin, and a bunch of All That.
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    • 14 years 4 months ago
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    i would record the first year of mtv...i still remember sitting on the living room floor watching the first day "i want my MTV"...lol...now they do not even play music any more
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    I mentioned how I would tape stuff for my weird collage tapes of random TV stuff (And when I tape stuff late at night, I like putting random short, funny clips between blips of the colour bars that stations run in the early AM hours, on my tapes. It's really amusing and the tapes are full of surprises.). I also splice together a lot of little random clips that are a couple frames each (which amounts to maybe a tenth of a second), so it's a whirlwind of stuff.

    But for stuff that isn't for those tapes, I'd probably tape old Muchmusic (especially episodes of the Countdown) from 1984 (when Much premiered) to the late 90's. And I'd tape a lot of the Canucks playoff games and stuff from TSN and Hockey Night In Canada.

    Oh yeah, and lots of famous world events from the 80's and 90's, as they become breaking news (Challenger, Berlin Wall, Chernobyl, Stock Market Crash, SF Earthquake and the World Series game it interrupted, Bill Buckner and the Red Sox collapse, The '86 Oilers and Steve Smith scoring on his own net, New Coke, Kurt Cobain's death, all sorts of things.). I would need to research the dates of all the big stuff before I went back in time to the 80's.). One interesting thing, if I lived in Chicago, I would tape the news from the night when those Max Headroom fans interrupted the satellite, and interrupted the news. I think they also interrupted Dr. Who, another channel that same night. I would definitely want to tape that.

    All the cool news and stuff from there would be transferred onto one of my collage tapes.
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    • 14 years 4 months ago
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    i just remembered anothr thing...remember on hbo how ther had those short little skits between movies? not too man people i ask do....i would tpe those as well...i remeber the one when the guy behind the counter of the ice cream store freaks out on the customer...
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    i would deff bring back:


    -Salute Your Shorts
    -Kenan and Kel
    -(The Old)All That
    -Doug


    i'd love to see SYS and KAK most deff. the shows friggin owned.
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    • 14 years 4 months ago
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    If I could go back

    ...I would tape EVERY cartoon show that stood out for me. And I do mean every! I might need an assistant to help me tape for separate channels. Especially would I tape "Reporter Blues", "Around the world with Willy Fog", "Marianne the 1st" and "School of champions", but definitely more!
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    Quote by Seth
    If I could go back

    ...I would tape EVERY cartoon show that stood out for me. And I do mean every! I might need an assistant to help me tape for separate channels. Especially would I tape "Reporter Blues", "Around the world with Willy Fog", "Marianne the 1st" and "School of champions", but definitely more!


    And I would be that assitant. To the Delorean, Koopa.
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    I appreciate your offer, Reaper. Until the time machine is invented, then.
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    I'd tape as many episodes of The Electric Company and all the other cool shows on PBS.
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    Each and every Hanna-Barbera cartoon, plus all other "good" cartoons that used to air each Saturday morning in the 1980s;

    All the Grammy awards presentations pre-1995 because I could actually watch them without falling asleep and/or flipping the channel;

    Every episode Speed Racer, Knight Rider, Smurfs, Fame and Dear John;

    The entire Live Aid presentation;
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    Quote by Seth
    I appreciate your offer, Reaper. Until the time machine is invented, then.


    Just to warn you I can only work a VCR, You'll have to get someone else to build the time machine.
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    MTV's Downtown and The Legend of Calamity Jane.
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    Definitely Gummi Bears, Pound Puppies, Wuzzles and stuff.
    Oh and for tv shows Phenom. It was a show about a girl who played tennis. It came on ABC. I loved that show...mainly cause I was just starting to play tennis.
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    • 7 years 9 months ago
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    I would go back to Friday, June 3, 1983 with at least a dozen [url=http://www.walmart.com/ip/Magnavox-HDD-and-DVD-Recorder-with-Digital-Tuner-1TB/20710259]Magnavox HDD/DVD recorders[/url] (just in case one would eventually fail) and thousands of blank DVDs. I would instruct my younger self to record the premiere of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Tracks]Night Tracks[/url] on SuperStation WTBS at 11:05 PM CT and as much future episodes of Night Tracks and the spinoff shows (America's Music Tracks, Chartbusters, Power Play, Power Play Dancin', Power Hits, etc.) as he wanted (virtually every episode). I would also tell my younger self that Night Tracks was originally cancelled in May 1992 and maybe writing some letters every week starting in early 1989 to keep Night Tracks as it was (14 hour CHR format every weekend) before they "jumped the shark" in August 1989 and gradually cut back for Night Flicks and then made the dreaded switch to Alternative in 1991.

    Before I set the timer to 1983, I would also make a quick trip to 2003 and buy up some stand alone Hi-Fi Stereo VCRs on the cheap (before they were discontinued for DVD Player VCR combo) just in case his friends wanted VHS copies. Of course my younger self, my sister and my parents would have to promise to keep their mouths shut because this technology doesn't exist in 1983.
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