This may (will) sound bizarre, but does anyone have (or know anyone) who has the G1 episodes "The Rebirth" on VHS? I'm not interested in buying or anything, but I am interested in the commercials. Commercials can be used to identify when an episode aired. The right ad or two can pin it down to a month+year and the perfect ad can pin it down to a specific day. I ask because "The Rebirth" has no less than 3 different airdates circulating around. Probably a legacy of Paszaz (the go-to source for episode lists of cartoons in the '90s, and the source for most other places that compiled episode guides for cartoons since then), which, instead of practicing sound research, just made up airdates using the template of start on labor day and run the season perfectly, no reruns, no errors, no flubs, til all episodes are done. From what I know about episode guides and airings, that's just not common. There's always a rerun, a 4 days a week + 1 rerun a certain week, the order gets mixed up a little (happened with Beast Wars, with their 9th, 10th, 11th episodes), or the rerun order isn't the same as the original air order (those same eps of BW). I've read elsewhere that G1 had in at least one place episodes reversed in Season 3 (Mon ep aired Tue in some areas and vice versa, making the premiere airdate for both those eps technically Mon), and Paszaz has all their airdates called into question by Thundercats. They look to be the source of the Season 2 lie, claiming the back 65 eps aired in Fall 1986, which is funny because all of those episodes have 1987, 1988 or later copyrights on them and some scripts were auctioned off and they had completion dates of 1988 on them. Yet the 1986 lie is so strong, even some Tcat fans tried to present the evidence to sites like IMDB and they refused to correct their errors (what happened was the studio couldn't meet all their orders so divided the 65 ep order over 3 seasons 20/25 [video] + 20 + 20. Tcats was in reruns for a whole season they were claiming these episodes aired. Weird, but tv broadcasting isn't perfect, things happen). So yeah, who ultimately knows what the airdate of many G1 episodes is going by online listings (because we don't know what evidence they used to prove that airdate is it). If by chance anyone has or has access to it, I would just like a listing of commercials. Go into some detail, like are holiday sales being talked about, what figures are being sold in that toy commercial, what news stories are being previewed for the news at 5, and if it's a sporting game (the holy grail), who's playing who and is it a home or a road game. That should help pin down an airdate for these episodes, though a possible issue is the taping being a 2nd airing, but hey, it would be a start. And if anyone has some Season 1-3 tapes that might be from their respective Falls (or Winter for the last few eps of the season), that would be cool too. I can decipher an air month, perhaps even an airdate from 'em.