U's Place (partially found local television block; 1996-2001)

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The block's logo.

Status: Partially Found

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.[1] 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.[2] Due to WUTV's proximity to Canada's largest television market, the broadcaster would often tailor its programming to attract that audience.[3]

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.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

90 seconds of the block from a 2000 broadcast.
Another 90 seconds of the block from an October 1999 broadcast.

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External Link[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. L.A. Casting - Craig Scime Retrieved 17 Jul '18.
  2. Snit from YTV's The Zone Retrieved 17 Jul '18.
  3. Media firms target Fox 29 Retrieved 17 Jul '18.