I had a near miss once...
In the late 1980's I was living in Baltimore, MD with my partner Pat. He looked a lot like Gerald McRaney (Mr. Delta Burke). We had just got a new camcorder and of course had to... um, take a video of us 'being intimate'. It was interesting to watch [cue the "bow-chika bow-wow" music]! (Oh don't judge me...!! Y'all know you have done the same thing once too!) LOL
Anyhoo... fast forward to that summer. I made a trip out to Utah to see the family and I had a lot of fun with the new camcorder. I would go out with my siblings during the day and film whatever activity we did; like rappelling, hiking or just hanging out at a water park. Later on when we went down to mom and dad's I hooked the camcorder up to the TV and mom and dad got to share in the fun.
One day we were out on a lake in my brother's boat water skiing and I was filming my brother who was out on the skis. He wiped out pretty good and I was excited that I got it on film! I decided I wanted an 'instant replay' and rewound the tape a bit. Yea, the wipe out was great! Then... as soon as it ended the scene with me and Pat from many many months ago was immediately on!
Oh! My! GOD!!!
I quickly rewound the film, hit record and put the camera lenscap on! I had to get all of those 'intimate' scenes recorded over. Damn! I thought I had erased all that!!
At least I didn't get to mom and dad's and plug the recorder into the TV, for a show for the whole family! WHEW!!