Trivia / American Bandstand

  • Dueling Shows: With Soul Train.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Don't hold your breath for a DVD set (or even reruns). In fact, most of the online video uploads of clips from the program come from the one time it aired in reruns, on VH-1 during the mid 1990s (and even then it pretty much stuck to 1975-1986, with brief forays into older episodes; the earliest was 1964, with a handful from 1967-1969).
  • Missing Episode: Like many shows of the era, most of the 1950s and early 1960s episodes are gone due to the expense of video tape at the time.
  • What Could Have Been: Dick Clark attempted to bring back the show in the mid-2000s, but his stroke put an end to that idea.