My favorite Blockbuster memories:1) Not renting out video game systems to people even though we had them in stock because I was hired to rent out movies and not video games.2) Taking an after work cigarette break with my 25 year old assistant manager Jen which ended with 17 year old me kissing my assistant manager. We taped it and put it in the Suspense section.3) Getting written up (just once) for setting up a decathalon with the clearance bins. I was ratted out by a fellow employee who I then asked what she got out of the deal (e.g. Biz Bucks).
P.S. Great video guys. Very funny.Gold and Blue Through and Through!
I was not so much into movies at the time, but I rented many a videogame at Blockbuster. I used to go every single weekend, rent like three games, and try to finish them by the end of the weekend. I specifically remember around the time that the Nintendo 64 was released (so mid-'90s) waiting for several weeks to rent Wave Race 64, and it not being in stock for a long time for some reason, and then being elated when it finally became available. I also remember playing in a local gaming competition at my Blockbuster with Donkey Kong Country and a videogame adaptation of Judge Dredd. Ah, good times, good memories.
Fun video guys! I've already had years to grieve Blockbuster - they pulled out of Canada (gross) over two years ago now. I never worked there but spent enough time there to be on a first name basis with most of the employees and have mostly fond memories of the place. I was sad to see it go and it's disappearance is what really turned me from a movie renter into a movie buyer so that's...good?
Is anyone aware of a movie set post-2013 in which Blockbuster Video is seen to be still in business (as with Pan Am in "2001: A Space Odyssey")?
Great video gang, I have a lot of good memories of Blockbuster and a part of me will miss them. Did anyone else here go to the store first thing on a Tuesday to get the first copies of the new releases, cause I did. Also my greatest athletic accomplishment was winning the Blockbuster Video Game store championship. I didn't make it to regionals (curse you poorly made and hard to play Judge Dredd game) but I did get free video games for a year which was just the apex of awesome at the time. So farewell to thee Blockbuster, may your overpriced candy, sodas and previously viewed movies hold a nice place in 1990's heaven.
I remember more than once renting VHS movies that were the wrong movies in the box. I always watched them anyway. Then when I returned them to Blockbuster they would find me the movies that were supposed to be in the box. Once I got 3 free rentals this way. I really miss the nerdy sales help. It's just not the same with Red box and amazon prime.
Dudes, funny, funny video. Ken's World! Didn't they have a Big Cat room? Speaking of Kens, Nowak used to work at a Blockbuster and he would get tapes earlier that we would watch that had a band scroll across the bottom that said we shouldn't be watching it...