Weird-Oh's (Partially Lost Animated Series; 1999)
Weird-Oh's was a short-lived animated series about wacky characters having adventures in a town called "Weirdsville". The main characters are Digger, Wade and Eddie. Based off the 1960s Weird-Oh's toys, the series only had 13 episodes (26 segments). Its home release consisted of 3 VHS tapes, 1 DVD release and 1 unaired pilot. (The only footage from the pilot being the tank sequence seen on the right.)
It debuted on Fox Kids in 1999 but was cancelled due to poor ratings and brought back in 2000 on YTV in Canada in reruns. In 2000, ADV released the whole series (excluding the unaired pilot) in 3 cassettes titled "Lights, Camera, Traction", "Wheel Trouble", and "Traffic Jam". YTV released the whole series onto DVD in 2005. To this day all releases of this show are extremely rare, as due to limited production only 500 copies of each release were sent out into the Canadian market.
As of April 2016, the series is now partially found. YouTuber BlameItOnJorge, in his video 10 Updated Pieces of Lost Media profiled a YouTube channel (Jack Mann) that has 16 episodes (almost the entire series) available for viewing. Only the second segment (Black-Eyed Babysitters) and the twenty-sixth segment (Beach Blanket Traffic Jam) remain unaccounted for (on YouTube at least).
List of Episodes
The segments are:
- Diary of a Mad Sister (FOUND)
- Black-Eyed Babysitters (FOUND)
- Daddy Dismissed (FOUND)
- Rebel Without a Ride (FOUND)
- R.I.P. Off Wade (FOUND)
- Lights, Camera, Traction (FOUND)
- Gods and Monster Trucks (FOUND)
- Killer McB, I Set You Free (FOUND)
- Getting Over Davey (FOUND)
- Grand Theft Weird-Oh (FOUND)
- Headlocks for Homework (FOUND)
- The Turbocharged Theatrical Tragedy (FOUND)
- A Birthday Wish (FOUND)
- Pranks for the Memories (FOUND)
- Street Sense (FOUND)
- Not Without My Gator (FOUND)
- Family Fuel (FOUND)
- Y2 Chaos (PARTIALLY FOUND)
- The Ever-Spending Story (FOUND)
- I Do? (FOUND)
- The Cycle of No Escape (FOUND)
- A Tale of Two Wades (FOUND)
- The Legend of The Phantom Racer (FOUND)
- The Blue N' Marooned (FOUND)
- Head Gasket of the Class (FOUND)
- Beach Blanket Traffic Jam
You can find volume 1 and 3 on amazon and the full length 1st episode on vimeo but in bad quailty format and the segment "Gods and Monster Trucks on YouTube.
Update 2/3/14: Several episodes, including "Headlocks For Homework", have been found!
Update: 6/22/2014: Episodes 8 and 16 have been found! Furthermore Russamation doesn't have the pilot episode due to his reply and animation reels have been found.
I would like everyone's support to finally have this series fully released. Weird ohs volume 1 costs $20,00 http://www.amazon.com/Weird-Ohs-VHS-Mark-Acheson/dp/B00004Y7JM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404977387&sr=8-1&keywords=Weird+ohs+VHS+1
I would hope for support on buying these and to share them with the world so everyone can enjoy this short aired show.
Update: 3/16/2015: Street Sense, Getting Over Davey, Grand Theft Weird-Oh and Rebel Without A Ride have been found! (These are watchable on YouTube)
Update: 5/20/15: Daddy Dismissed is now a complete episode! It's now watchable on YouTube.