The Museum of Classic Chicago Television recently shared a video of an animated HBO sign-off from 1975 (possibly the earliest one that aired). The animation of a post-watch nightime routine is totally delightful – leaving the glass milk carton on the stoop, the dog curling up on the rug, flicking off the lights!
Though this has been uploaded many times by various users, here is the earliest yet known representation (albeit with different music) of the animated sign-off of HBO (or as it was fully referred to in those days, Home Box Office from Time-Life) as used from about 1975 to the point they went to a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week schedule in 1981.
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