"Ben Vs. The Mo(u)ldy Mystery PAL VHS Tapes" is the 162nd episode of Oddity Archive.


Ben talks about a box of 17 PAL videotapes he ordered on "Fleabay", about half of which had mold on them, and his efforts at cleaning the tapes via a "junker" Aiwa VCR.

Running GagsEdit

  • Opening Theme: "Pavanned" by Ben Minnotte (via a bad PAL-to-NTSC conversion)
  • Closing Theme: "Pavanned" by Ben Minnotte (normal)
  • Company Name: Scrambled Weirdness Productions
  • Very End Clip: Ben opens up a cardboard box containing CDs, cassettes, and other forms of media. "Alright, now that I've got that episode over with, let's get down to the real reason I bought that VCR. I tell ya, those suckers that watch Oddity Archive think I'm so noble. [pulls out a copy of Chris de Burgh: The Munich Concerts] There we go... yeah. Suckers!" Ben walks out and leaves the camera running for roughly another eight seconds.
  • The Show That: N/A
  • Cardboard Box: The front of an E-180 International VHS
  • Join Us Next Time: "When... well, I guess I've kinda given it away already, haven't I?"
  • Hosted By: Benjamin Minottingham III


  • In the Very End Clip, you can briefly see a cassette copy of David Gates' Take Me Now with a sticky note over it. This tape later appears in "The Care and Feeding of Audiocassettes."
  • The NTSC "junker" tape Ben uses during his Aiwa status reports is a copy of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar.
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