If you saw this HBO intro as a child in the 80’s you were either that one really rich kid who had everything or you were like the rest of America who only saw it when HBO was for free that weekend. Free HBO weekend had been marked on your calendar for months just so you wouldn’t miss unedited, rated R movies on TV. Once Friday came you made sure you had your VCR set to SLP (Super Long Play) so you’d be able to record as many movies as possible on the pile of blank tapes that were stacked next to the TV. This intro meant that you weren’t leaving your chair for a long time and that breakfast, lunch, and dinner would consist of buttered popcorn and Twizzlers. As a fan of movies you couldn’t miss any of this because this wasn’t TV, this was HBO, and it was worth every minute.