It’s nostalgia time!
Yeah this is a strange idea, I admit it. But even the little things can bring back fond memories. I have talked a lot about tv shows and commercials from the good old days, but what about the little program bumpers used to advertise the network being watched? These aired right before or in the middle of the show, and some of these are so memorable that wacthing them now still makes me feel like a kid again.
#5.Saturday Morning Cartoons
It makes sense, you have kids as your audience you want to keep them interested as possible. The ad breaks were usuallty very clever, and while there are dozens of examples here is one I always remember from NBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbN5zj3LrZs

#4.MTV
Oh hell yeah. This one is so famous it has been parodied to death. It really got you pumped and ready for the coolness to come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182oUgBfoLE

#3.HBO Feature Presentation
I freaking loved this! I swear I would turn the channel on just to see the bumper HBO used before their movies. It brings chills everytime I see it.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NKoMNy5bY

#2.Nickelodeon
Ah, Nickelodeon in the golden age. I loved that network and most of the shows on it. The bumpers made it even better, with cool animation. Check it out :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2O-bqwkI84

#1.CBS Special Presentation
I am not saying a word, just click the link. If you are my age or older, I know this wil bring back fond memories of great times. Nothing else needs to be said, when you saw this you knew awesomness was coming.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4_d_6A8nE0

Ah, memories.

By richb

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