U's Place (partially found local television block; 1996-2001)
U's Place is an American television block that ran between 1996 and 2001 on Buffalo, New York-based Fox-affiliate WUTV. Hosted by Craig Scime, the interstitials were aired on weekday mornings alongside the channel's syndicated children's programming and the national Fox Kids block. The block got its name from "U," a puppet host made out of a TV. This was seen as an attempt to duplicate the success Canadian broadcaster YTV saw with Snit, a puppet TV host introduced in its after-school The Zone lineup two years earlier. Due to WUTV's proximity to Canada's largest television market, the broadcaster would often tailor its programming to attract that audience.
Availability[edit | edit source]
For a long time, no footage of the block had surfaced since its initial broadcast. However, on June 2nd, 2021, 90 seconds of the block during a 2000 broadcast was found by YouTube user webbox100. Later, on December 13th, 2020, 90 more seconds from an October 1999 brodcast was found by Youtube user mejo kallamthanam.