KaBlam! "An Off-Beats Valentine's" spinoff special (found episode; 1998)
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|Date found||Feb. 28th, 2014|
UPDATE: FOUND - February 28, 2014, by anonymous Lost Media Wiki contributor.An Off-Beats Valentine's is a 1999 TV special. It is one of many spin-offs of Nickelodeon's KaBlam! and is a notorious short from the show's first (of reportedly multiple) half-hour TV holiday specials for Valentine's Day. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, the special depicts many instances of romance. In one instance, Tommy and Beth of the Populars develop a crush on each other. In another, September reminisces about February (a female cat he was once in love with) In a stunning twist of events, Tommy is finally seen without his hat. It initially aired around Valentine's Day, 1999, on Nickelodeon's "Nickel-O-Zone". As one press release noted:
"We've had the same team of independent animators and voiceover kids for the past four years, so everyone really understood their characters and was ready to jam,".Music for the special was uploaded by the show's creator (Mo Willems) on his website, originally coming from a mock album that Curious Pictures had made for the crew, titled "The Off-Beats Beats". This included a new version of the show's theme, haunting music about September and February's romance, the war that tore it apart, and an ironically-terrible love song, DJed by September during the Valentine's dance. The song was integrated quietly in the special so, as Willems explains, "no one could hear the terrible lyrics sung off-key". The entire script was also uploaded by Willems on the "Some Scripts" section of his website before removal.
Thanks to a generous anonymous contributor who sent Lost Media Wiki's Dycaite the original raw file, originally uploaded on a private website, the special has been found and uploaded in its entirety for the public to see!