It Was a Thing On TV: Episodes 360 & 361 – Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos and Videos After Dark/Small Fortune (US)

This week on It Was a Thing on TV it’s our third annual Lost in Translation week.

First, the concept of home videos shows originated in Japan in the late 1980s and branched out all around the world.  In 1992 in Australia, a show aired which used footage deemed too racy or of questionable taste, titled Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos.  It didn’t make it through one airing.  Fast forward to 2019, where a similar version was tried in America, titled Videos After Dark.  At least that ran for the full airing.

Due to language and questionable content, listener discretion is advised.

Then, we continue with Lost in Translation week with a small show whose promotion was equally small and, not surprisingly, whose audiences and ratings were just as small.  Small Fortune didn’t last long in the UK, yet it was still imported to the States where its run was equally short.

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0:55 – Australia’s Naughtiest Home Videos and Videos After Dark

51:51 – Small Fortune (US)