Emergency Show (Best of 93)

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Emergency Show (Best of 93)

Release Date: May 1993

Released On:

SVHS (3-Stage)
SVHS (C&R '93+)
SVHS (R12 '93+)


Emergency Show (Best of 93) was an emergency backup version of the Best of CEC TV 1993, lasting from May 1993 to the Chuck E's Variety Show - Best of 1999 in January 2000.

Emergency Backup Format

As stated in the Concept Unification Installation Manual, the emergency backup tapes were used in the event of a deck failure. A deck failure would mean the store would need to order a consumer stereo deck as a replacement, which could not support the 4-channel audio of a standard showtape. A standard tape had audio on Hifi left/right, with the programming signals on linear left/right, while the emergency tape duplicated the signals to both linear and Hifi left, and the audio to both linear and Hifi right. This resulted in the birthday signals being lost, with only the standard shows being able to play.

Show List

  1. Intermission 1
    1. 6 Minute Countdown
    2. CEC TV '93 ID
    3. "Birthday Star"
    4. "Twinkle, Twinkle"
    5. CEC TV News - "Safety"
    6. VJ Spot
    7. 1 Minute Countdown
  2. Segment 1
    1. "The Mailman"
    2. "I've Been Working On The Railroad"
  3. Intermission 2
    1. "Midnight Special"
    2. "Birthday Star"
    3. Helen Henny's Hollywood - "Lassie"
    4. 3 Minute Countdown
    5. CEC TV '93 ID
    6. Geography Rap - "Australia"
  4. Segment 2
    1. "Skip To My Lou / Little Liza Jane / She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain / Golden Slippers / Jimmy Crack Corn"
    2. "My Daddy's Daddy"
  5. Intermission 3
    1. "What-Do-You-Want-To Bee"
    2. "Birthday Star"
    3. 6 Minute Countdown
    4. "Vamos A Bailar"
    5. 4 Minute Countdown
    6. CEC TV '93 ID
    7. 1 Minute Countdown
  6. Segment 3
    1. "Old MacDonald"
    2. "Save Us From Extinction"
  7. Intermission 4
    1. "BINGO"
    2. CEC TV News - "Pasqually On The Moon"
    3. "Birthday Star"
    4. "Rock It Up"
    5. VJ Spot
    6. 1 Minute Countdown
  8. Segment 4
    1. "Take Me Out To The Ballgame"
  9. Intermission 5
    1. "Goin' Sight Seein'"
    2. "Birthday Star"
    3. "Don't Ever Give Up"
    4. 2 Minute Countdown
    5. CEC TV '93 ID
    6. 1 Minute Countdown
  10. Segment 5
    1. "The Future Looks Fun To Me"
    2. "Tech-no-Rific"
  11. Intermission 6
    1. "Dancin' On The Moon"
    2. 6 Minute Countdown
    3. "Birthday Star"
    4. VJ Spot
    5. "Country Dancin'"
    6. 1 Minute Countdown
  12. Segment 6
    1. "We're All Winners"
    2. "Chuck E.'s Place"
  13. Intermission 7
    1. "Home On The Range"

Trivia:

  • The first show in the Post-93 format, which shifted bits around to stop previous shows from playing.
  • Country Dancin' is mislabeled as Home On The Range
  • The video for Chuck E.'s Place has been updated with footage from various training videos.
  • The Emergency Show variant removed the pizza countdowns during the intermissions.