There was a time when a number of shows that came on television were recorded with a VCR. Growing up, one of those shows was New York Undercover. It came on Thursday nights on Fox at 8 P.M., right after Martin and Living Single, two of the other shows on prime-time television that occupied the two-hour Thursday night black on FOX. Back then, there was no such thing as a DVR. If there was a desire to capture a show on television, the only way to do so was with a VCR. Even with that, a videotape could only hold 6 hours of material.
With 2 hours of a Thursday night held hostage, along with at least 1-2 hours of wrestling every Monday night, one could see how many life decisions had to be made in regard to what would be recorded and what would not. When it came time to finally decide what to record, New York Undercover and WWF won out, and Martin and Living Single were watched in real time because, let’s be for real, there was no way missing any of these shows would happen, no matter what other responsibilities were had as a child creeping into early teenage years.Read More