I know this was the old Outer Limits line, but I have a question for those older than I. Did TV stations do weird stuff to the picture during technical difficulties and say something like this? Or was it always just a “please stand by”?
Also, the test pattern. I remember a clissic TV we had with the Red,Yellow,and Blue knobs on front that we could use to adjust tint. Was the test pattern used by individual television owners to improve their pictures, or was the test pattern just for the tv stations? What was all the stuff on test patterns?