Most of us remember the days when watching a movie meant driving to Blockbuster, renting a tape, bringing it home, watching it on a VCR and then driving back to Blockbuster to return it. Most of today’s kids, however, have had access to DVD and Blu-ray players — not mention Netflix and Hulu — for most of their lives, so VCRs are a totally foreign phenomenon.
In the latest installment of the “Kids React” YouTube series, children ages 6 to 12 are seated in front of an old TV, a VCR and a pile of VHS tapes. Then they attempt to operate them. Naturally, it doesn’t go very well.
“This is so bad,” one kid says while eyeing the VCR, “I’m just gonna barf.”