1st Warning

Turner Warning 1980s

Warning: We see the Warning screen scrolling up. On a black background, we see the word "WARNING" in 3D. Below is the white Warning text in larger print. It looks the same as the 1981-1990, 1991, 1992 MGM/UA Home Video warning.

FX/SFX: The scroll up of the Warning.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on pre-1992 Turner Home Entertainment releases. Also seen on Nova Home Video releases.

Scare Factor: Low.

2nd Warning

Turner home entertainment warning screen

Nicknames: "White FBI", "Odd FBI", "Freaky FBI"

Warning: On a white background, there is a black rectangle with a weird-looking FBI seal and the text "FBI" above it in an ugly font. On the right of it is the text in black. It looks the same as the 1990-1993 Hanna-Barbera Home Video warning.


  • On Cartoon Network releases, the square and text are white and are on a green/red checkerboard background. Sometimes, it's black and white.
    • A variant with the warning superimposed over the gray/dark blue checkered background with cobwebs that's used in the bumpers from the era has been spotted on the 1996 VHS release of Classic Scooby-Doo: Which Witch Is Which?.
  • On Turner Classic Movies releases, the square and text were white and are in a brown area (with green and red surroundings) on a sand background.
  • On an extremely rare VHS of the 2000 Golf Channel documentary Payne Stewart, the FBI rectangle and the background are in a blood red color, while the warning text is in a white box.

Cheesy Factor: This warning would've been better if it had a proper FBI logo. Also, the Golf Channel variant is very ugly-looking.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Seen on post-1992 releases from Turner Home Entertainment (including PBS Home Entertainment, Golf Channel and Hanna-Barbera Home Video), as well as Columbia TriStar Home Video co-releases with Castle Rock Entertainment.

Scare Factor: Minimal. Some might be freaked out by the weird looking FBI logo, but it's otherwise harmless.