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12th Aug '16 6:35:04 AM TheLyniezian
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(It might be noted that this describes the US much more so than the UK, perhaps due in part to BritishBrevity meaning that a single series doesn't take up as much shelf space, and perhaps due to the lesser spread of cable TV. Nevertheless other reasons have brought this trope into force for many shows.)
8th Jun '16 2:50:03 PM dsneybuf
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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]], or almost any music video of Music/TheBeatles ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).

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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', or the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]], or almost any music video of Music/TheBeatles intact[[/note]] ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).
29th May '16 11:14:15 AM Sapphirea2
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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/CopRock'', ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]], or almost any music video of Music/TheBeatles ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).

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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/CopRock'', ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]], or almost any music video of Music/TheBeatles ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).
17th May '16 6:20:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a notable exception, having hundreds of thousands of hours of videotapes and films of classic programming available for broadcast or on-demand download; this includes programming from promotions the [[VinceMcMahon McMahon]] family has acquired the rights to, including the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA(some of it, as it still exists independent of [=McMahon=]), Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA. They've even got some wrestling footage from DuMont! But even in this case, it is possible that individual episodes of syndicated programs (especially those prior to the late 1970s) have been recorded over or otherwise have been destroyed for various reasons.

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** World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a notable exception, having hundreds of thousands of hours of videotapes and films of classic programming available for broadcast or on-demand download; this includes programming from promotions the [[VinceMcMahon McMahon]] family has acquired the rights to, including the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA(some of it, as it still exists independent of [=McMahon=]), Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}} and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA. They've even got some wrestling footage from DuMont! But even in this case, it is possible that individual episodes of syndicated programs (especially those prior to the late 1970s) have been recorded over or otherwise have been destroyed for various reasons. There is also some footage WWE seems dead set on not using, such as Wrestling/SmokeyMountainWrestling.
17th May '16 6:17:53 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a notable exception, having hundreds of thousands of hours of videotapes and films of classic programming available for broadcast or on-demand download; this includes programming from promotions the [[VinceMcMahon McMahon]] family has acquired the rights to, including the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA. They've even got some wrestling footage from DuMont! But even in this case, it is possible that individual episodes of syndicated programs (especially those prior to the late 1970s) have been recorded over or otherwise have been destroyed for various reasons.

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** World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a notable exception, having hundreds of thousands of hours of videotapes and films of classic programming available for broadcast or on-demand download; this includes programming from promotions the [[VinceMcMahon McMahon]] family has acquired the rights to, including the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA, Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA(some of it, as it still exists independent of [=McMahon=]), Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA. They've even got some wrestling footage from DuMont! But even in this case, it is possible that individual episodes of syndicated programs (especially those prior to the late 1970s) have been recorded over or otherwise have been destroyed for various reasons.
17th May '16 6:15:13 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** If you want to see a Wrestling/RingOfHonor that took place before 2010, well, good luck. Tapes due exist but between losing a distributor and switching DVD companies, you're not going to get them from ROH itself. This if you're lucky, you may be able to piece together enough of a given show through compilation [=DVDs=] dedicated to specific wrestlers, which ROH didn't stop selling with older footage, and "Throw Back Thursdays", which is free so long as you have access to the world wide web.
** Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} found continues bulk orders of [=DVDs=] cost prohibitive compared to focusing the release of new ones, leading to shows gradually reaching this status, less a retail version hit shelves. The [=ClickWrestle=] website alleviated this once they gained access to SHIMMER's video library.

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** If you want to see a Wrestling/RingOfHonor that took place before 2010, well, good luck. Tapes due do exist but between losing a distributor and switching DVD companies, you're not going to get them from ROH itself. This if If you're lucky, unlucky enough not to find a seller of any particular show you may be lucky enough to able to piece together enough of a given show it through compilation [=DVDs=] dedicated to specific wrestlers, which ROH didn't stop selling with older footage, and their web videos such as "Throw Back Thursdays", Thursday", which is free so long as you have access to the world wide web.
** Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} found continues continued bulk orders of [=DVDs=] cost prohibitive compared to focusing on the release of new ones, leading to shows gradually reaching this status, less unless a retail version hit shelves. The [=ClickWrestle=] website alleviated this once they gained access to SHIMMER's video library.
19th Apr '16 2:57:09 AM Acebrock
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5th Apr '16 6:33:50 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* [[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* In the pre-VCR/cable television era, most local or small regional promotions that were fortunate enough to have their own syndicated television programs have been erased to history. First, videotape (prior to the 1980s) was an expensive commodity, and promotions that were able to afford it simply reused the tapes when recording their material. Second, due to (perhaps) a perceived lack of future rerun potential, many promotions and/or television stations destroyed the tapes (or more likely, films) once they aired or wore out, their (wrestling) companies ceased their promotional activities or other reasons. This means that with the exception of those having foresight or individuals who recorded the show and still have the tapes stashed away somewhere the history of these promotions no longer exist in video form, much less in broadcast quality (due to derogation).
** World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a notable exception, having hundreds of thousands of hours of videotapes and films of classic programming available for broadcast or on-demand download; this includes programming from promotions the [[VinceMcMahon McMahon]] family has acquired the rights to, including the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA. They've even got some wrestling footage from DuMont! But even in this case, it is possible that individual episodes of syndicated programs (especially those prior to the late 1970s) have been recorded over or otherwise have been destroyed for various reasons.
** That said, the sheer amount of footage would, sadly, make DVD releases of television shows all but impossible. In 1998, among the main shows alone, WCW, WWF and ECW had over 300 hours of footage. This would make even a volume release of the year impractical, even divided among promotion.
** In addition to this, the NWA itself has its "Classics On Demand" service, which helps but still doesn't begin to cover all the content its member promotions have produced.
** This also applies to Wrestling/OwenHart matches, as his widow refuses to allow WWE to use his image; and Wrestling/ChrisBenoit matches, due to his murder-suicide.
** If you want to see a Wrestling/RingOfHonor that took place before 2010, well, good luck. Tapes due exist but between losing a distributor and switching DVD companies, you're not going to get them from ROH itself. This if you're lucky, you may be able to piece together enough of a given show through compilation [=DVDs=] dedicated to specific wrestlers, which ROH didn't stop selling with older footage, and "Throw Back Thursdays", which is free so long as you have access to the world wide web.
** Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} found continues bulk orders of [=DVDs=] cost prohibitive compared to focusing the release of new ones, leading to shows gradually reaching this status, less a retail version hit shelves. The [=ClickWrestle=] website alleviated this once they gained access to SHIMMER's video library.
** The new WWE Network which launched in February 2014 promises to make a large part of the WWE archives, along with the purchased tape archives listed above from other circuits available for their small subscription fee, including Benoit matches with a content disclaimer beforehand. How much of the archive will be available however is still yet to be found out.[[/folder]]
27th Feb '16 3:17:44 AM Homemaderat
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There once was a show. [[YouKnowThatShow You know, that show]]. It was a really good show. Or maybe it was [[SoBadItsGood something else]]; it's just as likely that it's the NostalgiaFilter speaking. Still, you'd love to relive the memories, and share it with your friends.

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There once was a show. [[YouKnowThatShow You know, that show]]. It was a really good show. Or maybe it was [[SoBadItsGood something else]]; it's just as likely that it's the NostalgiaFilter speaking.else]]. Still, you'd love to relive the memories, and share it with your friends.
18th Feb '16 10:10:46 AM Zakawer-2
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And please accept our apologies if you [[IThoughtItMeant thought]] this Trope was about [[Literature/TheRing a certain creepy woman in a well]].

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And please accept our apologies if you [[IThoughtItMeant thought]] this Trope trope was about [[Literature/TheRing a certain creepy woman in a well]].
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