Well, R2 Irish DID make low end recording tape, but Scotch made the good stuff. I dare say, more 70's and 80's classic rock was recorded and mastered on Scotch 206/207 than any other kind, and no 'sticky-shed' evah!
Jesus, OP. What a wasted opportunity.
I loved that SNL sketch! It was unnerving!
We got tired of the way Scotch-brand tapes left pills of adhesive or didn't hold as well as it should, so we started making our own sticky-tape. We now much prefer our own product, which we make from chitterlings and Super Glue.