When the 2 hour finale for Star Trek:TNG was aired, I couldn't be home when it started, so I recorded it on 2 VCRs. Once I got home, I stopped one recording and started to watch it. Once I finished that tape, the other one was finished recording and I just had to rewind to where I had left off.
When I found the DVRs and decided to do my recordings on them I had twelve VCRs running. That number seems to follow me around....