NBC Home Video Logo descriptions by Matt Gauer, and Mr.Logo Logo capture and editions by Eric S and Mr.Logo Video capture courtesy of Eric S.
Background: NBC launched its very first video label in 1981 as "NBC Home Video" in unison with [[|Warner Home Video]] at the time. On these titles, the Warner Home Video "Big Blue (\\')" (later the "Shield of Staleness") would be shown followed by this logo.
1st Logo (1981-1986)
Nicknames: "Flipping Feathers", "NBC Peacock"
Logo: On a space background, the camera backs away from several multicolored light streaks with little TV tubes on them flipping and turning about until they take the shape and color of the 11-feathered peacock logo that was being used at the time, then 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, which zooms out to a further distance and flashes, causing the words "NBC" and "HOME" in sky blue letters slide out from the right and left of the logo then the text "VIDEO" zooms out with a rainbow-colored shadow trail and flashes as it plasters itself underneath the logo.
FX/SFX: Too many to mention, but the flipping feathers becoming the NBC logo are the main effects.
Cheesy Factor: Well, 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 dated.
Music/Sounds: 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 within it.
Availability: Rare. 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." on it.
Scare Factor: Low to medium.
2nd Logo (1986-2009)
Logo: On a black background, we see the current NBC logo with "HOME VIDEO" under the logo inside a yellow rectangle.
Availability: Rare. Seen on Saturday Night Live tapes by [[|Trimark Home Video]], on later WHV tapes of NBC material, and on NBC DVDs.
Scare Factor: None.<null> </null><null> </null>