One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. davanden

    davanden said, about 2 years ago

    Those kids aren’t old enough to know what a VCR is.

  2. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    when they first became reasonably affordable and mass produced in 1978 (think Sony Betamax) they were
    BEYOND cool. Imagine being able to record a movie or sports event or whatever and then being able to play it back ANYtime YOU want….and on top of that, to fast forward through the commercials!

  3. Margriet

    Margriet GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    But what IS VCR? I really don’t know, even though I’m almost 60. (But I am not American.) Is it a video-player?

  4. Skyrider

    Skyrider said, about 2 years ago

    @Margriet

    Video Cassette Recorder, I believe. As opposed to an Audio Cassette Recorder (typically just called a “Cassette Recorder”).

  5. nboady

    nboady said, about 2 years ago

    @Margriet

    VCR stands for Video Cassette Recorder. Here is a link to an article on VCRs.

  6. Sean

    Sean said, about 2 years ago

    VCR? A little out of date – it should br DVD which is almost out-of-date too.

    VCR=video cassette recorder

  7. Ermine Notyours

    Ermine Notyours said, about 2 years ago

    @davanden

    Considering this is a rerun from 2000, when Tivo was just taking over, it’s not too implausible that kids would know about VCRs. Normally this strip doesn’t age much, and the kids don’t age at all.

  8. wcgreen3

    wcgreen3 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yep, it seemed miraculous in 1980 to have your own personal copy of a movie or TV program to watch whenever you wanted and well worth the $500 for the VCR.

  9. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 2 years ago

    There are VCR’s long before 1980’s. I am unsure when made but they did exist back then. With technology changes keep moving to improve recording programs.

  10. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, about 2 years ago

    Meanwhile, in today’s strip on creators.com, Ruthie is involved with acute embarassment…

  11. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Kab Buch

    Sony had the professional level U-Matic 3/4 inch cartridge system in the 1970s. I don’t remember the exact price, but it was in the Kilobucks.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 2 years ago

    I never watched TV as a kid. I’m making up for it now.

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