NBC Home Video
Compiled by Matt Gauer
NBC launched its very first video label in 1981 in unison with Warner
Home Video at the time. On these titles, the Warner Home Video "Big
Blue (\\`)" would be shown followed by this logo.
Nickname: "Flipping Feathers"
Logo: On a space background, we see several multicolored light
streaks (representing peacock feathers) flipping and turning about as
the picture zooms out. The tips of these "feathers" have little TV
tubes on them. Each of the light streaks continues to rotate, until
they take the shape and color of the 11-feathered peacock logo that
was being used at the time. The background fades to black and the
picture fades over to an extreme close-up of the actual NBC peacock
logo with a geometric "N" behind it. It zooms out to a further
distance and flashes. Once this happens, the words "NBC" and "HOME"
in blue letters slide out from the right and left of the logo. The
text "VIDEO" zooms out with a rainbow-colored shadow trail and
flashes as it plasters itself underneath the logo.
SFX: Too many to mention, but the flipping feathers becoming the NBC
logo are the main effects.
Cheesy Factor: Well, this logo sort of has a good and bad side. The
flipping feathers were a good idea, but what do the TV tubes on the
tips of the feathers have to do with anything? The sudden zoom-out of
the actual NBC logo is rough and the flashing effects look a little
Music: The music used for this logo is an abridged version of
NBC's "Our Pride Is Showing" campaign during its 1981-82 season,
which consisted of a dramatic orchestra and the NBC chimes heard
Availability: This was primarily a Warner Home Video company at the
time. The best way to find this is by looking for a Warner Home Video
clamshell case that has the old NBC logo with "NBC Enterprises, Inc."
Scare Factor: Median to High. The dramatic music and flashing rainbow
effects may not sit well with most people.