Pull My Finger is a strange sound that is heard at the end of a videocassette. It is also called the Moaning Sound.

It is a blare that is heard for 5 seconds over a black screen, then either static appears on-screen, and/or the tape stops and rewinds. Sometimes, the sound plays twice. There are also two variants where this blare is heard on the same background as the Rank Video Services America test pattern (White Screen of Death), and also a combination of the white screen variant and the 2 times variant, but this blare is heard 2 times on the other variant (which has this blare heard 2 times).

This is mostly on tapes from companies like:

  • Pacific Arts Video
  • Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment (especially on 1982 VHS tapes that have the normal 1000hz WSOD, like Union City)
  • RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video
  • SVS Triumph
  • Sony Wonder
  • Paramount Home Video
  • Warner Home Video (on some pressings of Batman and some prints of other tapes)
  • MGM Home Entertainment (on some pressings of the 1998 30th Anniversary THX VHS of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • Vidmark Entertainment
  • MCA Videocassette, Inc. (especially on 1980-1983 VHS tapes that have the normal 1000hz WSOD, like Same Time Next Year)
  • MCA Home Video
  • MCA/Universal Home Video (some tapes)
  • CBS/Fox Video
  • Key Video
  • D.K. Vision (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Goodtimes Home Video (on some pressings of Ron)
  • Playhouse Video
  • Fox Video
  • Golden Book Video
  • Avid Home Entertainment
  • Family Home Entertainment
  • International Video Entertainment
  • LIVE Home Video
  • Brentwood Home Video
  • VideoVisa Video
  • Random House Home Video
  • View Master Video

 How to Find a Tape With This Ending Edit

  • To find White Screen of Death and the Moaning Sound at the end of a tape, make sure that there's a sticker under the tape label and no barcode on the tape guard.