The full context, or what "video on demand" used to mean:
Back before the days of the series of tubes we call the internet, there was a channel called The Jukebox Network, or the Jukebox Channel, or at some point, "The Box". You could call up and use your touch-tone phone to request videos from their catalog. I'm not sure if it's just that videos were extremely corny in the 90's, or that America had bad taste, or a little bit of both, but the selection of videos you saw on these channels would probably not be what music executives would have chosen. But hey, it's what the people wanted. If you squint, you can see the roots of del.icio.us/popular and digg in this. To give you a sense of what you'd see on it, this Cool Chip and Chuck Chillout video was in heavy rotation for many months:
I seem to remember "Yo Mama's on Crack Rock" as another very popular jam.
Now the request: If you remember "The Box" and find any other corny videos online from that era, send their URLs my way. I'd love to make a playlist of them. Or if such a thing already exists online, point me in the right direction.
holy cow. The Box. seriously, high five.
The Box was awesomely bad.
oaktown's 357 "yeah yeah yeah yeah" and kwame's "it's the man we all know and love! kwame." goods stuffs.