One of the most common things for home video companies to do in the 1970s and 1980s was to add a series of movie trailers, intros, or just a compilation preview promoting their VHS tapes, at the end of a VHS tape of theirs, mainly after a movie (or in some cases, television episode) is over. This was because a VHS tape in SP mode had room for two hours' of material; most movies clock in at around 90 minutes, while four half-hour or two one-hour TV episodes, minus commercials, last about the same amount of time.

Related to TheStinger.
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!! Examples:
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The American VHS's released throughout the Nineties through VIZMedia (then, Viz Video) had trailers at the end of the tape to promote the still-young ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' games, as well as other anime it was distributing (''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'') at the time. On some occasions, like prior to the release of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'', they'd air the trailers (mostly just the trailer for ''Pokemon: The First Movie'') first.
** The Middle East releases of these videos on Megastar had commercials between the episodes, ensuring annoying fast-forwarding.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKToXPEFn7k "Walt Disney and You"]], a compilation trailer seen at the end of {{Disney}}'s videocassettes from 1982 onward, contains clips from various 1950s-1980s Disney films, mostly the live-action ones. (In '82 only a few DisneyAnimatedCanon titles were available for home viewing.) It comes complete with a 1980s-style EarWorm title song at the beginning and end. Earlier videos just contain trailers for other Disney movies after the end of the actual movie. There was even a standalone release, 1985's ''The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue'', that consisted solely of a half-hour ClipShow of highlights from their library -- effectively Montage ''IS'' the VHS!
** ''Disney Sing-Along Songs'' and ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh: Storybook Classics'' tapes often had these.
** Many Disney (and other miscellanous companies like Touchstone, Buena Vista, Hollywood, Miramax and Dimension) tapes add music videos, trailers and/or featurettes at the end. Especially common on a majority of Masterpiece Collection releases and titles from the late 1990s to early 2000s.
* A lot of [[MetroGoldwynMayer MGM/UA]]'s 1980s videos end with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69T7hbyUqYo a compilation trailer]] that is similar to the "Walt Disney and You" trailer, except it is set to various songs and promotes MGM and Creator/UnitedArtists films on video.
** Earlier, when MGM/UA was called MGM/CBS (a joint venture between MGM and Creator/{{CBS}}), its tapes just contained movie trailers at the end.
* Family Home Entertainment also did this in its early 1980s tapes. Depending on the feature attraction, they added a bunch of intros for anime dubbed by ZIV International, promos for other tapes in the series (''Transformers'', ''Gumby'', etc.), or previews for thematically similar programs. If the "feature" had less than a half-hour running time, F.H.E. would often pad the tape out to an hour with previews, public domain GoldenAgeOfAnimation shorts and/or, in the case of some of the StrawberryShortcake and CareBears specials, storybook segments derived from their tie-in book lines. Similar companies such as Children's Video Library and Wonderland Video often used previews and/or shorts to fill out their tapes as well.
** This was also done by U.S.A. Home Video, a non-family-friendly subsidiary of FHE, by adding movie trailers in its early tapes.
* A common feature on UK and Australian rental tapes.
* [=CBS/FOX=] had a whole-series preview follow each installment of ''FaerieTaleTheatre''. Their Playhouse Video subsidiary would do the same thing with ''Jim Henson's Muppet Home Video'' (a series of [[Main/ClipShow clip shows]] drawn from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'') and "The ShirleyTemple Collection" (her films).
* All of the Arthur VHS releases from Random House Home Video and Sony Wonder end with a crapload of funding promos and Arthur video promos. Also happens on the rare DVD releases of ''Arthur'' as well.
* In the mid-'80s, Thorn EMI Video and its successor company, Thorn EMI HBO Video, had a habit of capping off tapes with a series of trailers; before HBO was added to the company's name, this usually ended with an extensive scroll listing a bunch of Thorn EMI tapes as easy listening music played.
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