I'm listening to old episodes, and I remember I'd use my VHS rewinder to rewind videos when I wanted to watch 2 in a row. Rewind the one I just watched and start watching the next without waiting.
I also remember when I was a freshman in high school. A friend gave me his copy of Ninja Turtles 2. I didn't get a DVD player until 2002. I'd had the first and third TMNT movies on VHS since I was a kid, so getting the second was awesome. I watched it, then started to rewind it in my VCR (at this point I no longer had the rewinder). I heard a weird noise and hit eject. the tape pulled out. the first time I rewound the movie. Fortunatly, a year later I got a DVD player and got all 3 movies on DVD.