Life's a show!
rating: 0+x
Item#: XXXX
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The image is gone, but it was the backside of a VHS tape.

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard storage container at Site 76. Use of SCP-XXXX is prohibited outside of testing.

To prevent collateral damage caused by accidents involved with SCP-XXXX, all testing is to be conducted in an off-site location away from heavily-populated areas. To prevent escape attempts, all test subjects are to be kept in a locked room with ample food and water until all secondary effects demanifest. All accidents occurring during testing are to be reported to Head Researcher Jhao.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an unlabelled VHS tape. When played, SCP-XXXX displays an episode of an unnamed sitcom, which lasts between 20-24 minutes. After the episode is over, one or multiple of the following secondary effects will manifest (likelihood of the listed secondary effect manifesting is also listed):

  • 100% SCP-XXXX will appear to rewind itself.
  • 97% Viewers feel like they are being watched.
  • 93% Viewers speak or act unprofessionally, often making jokes at inappropriate times (affected persons are unaware of this change in behavior). Affected individuals also report hearing a laugh-track after they make or hear a joke.
  • 61% Viewers are more charismatic (affected persons are unaware of this change in behavior).
  • 44% Viewers are unusually lucky, often sustaining only minor injuries from accidents and intentional attacks that would have otherwise killed or seriously injured them1. Performance in games of chance such as poker, blackjack, and roulette is unchanged.

Secondary effects that manifest within a viewer also manifest (to a lesser degree) in non-viewers who the viewer interacts with. These effects demanifest when non-viewers stop interacting with the viewer.

These effects last between 48-72 hours after viewing SCP-XXXX, after which all secondary effects of SCP-XXXX demanifest. The next time that SCP-XXXX is played, the sitcom episode will have changed to a different episode. This episode stars the previous viewers of SCP-XXXX, with non-viewers who the viewers interacted with appearing as minor characters. All events and locations of the episode will match the events and locations the viewers experienced or visited during the 48-72 hour period. Dialogue and interactions may be slightly altered2.

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