On the Hunt archives

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"On the Hunt" is the name of our new series of focused searches for admin-designated topics (user voting is sometimes involved, but it's ultimately the decision of the admin leading that particular search). Each On the Hunt search will last for a few months, or sooner if the media in question is found (or if all leads have been exhausted and search progress has definitively come to a standstill).

If you'd like to join in, please check out the #on-the-hunt channels on our Discord server!



On the Hunt 1: Super Mario 64 Big Star Secret (YouTube screamer prank from 2007)


Videos

Mahvl's video on the screamer, which started the search.
A 2008 reaction video containing half a minute of the screamer in low resolution camera footage.
Mahvl's follow-up video.


Images

Result of search



On the Hunt 2: "Hitogata" (existence unconfirmed Japanese commercial from roughly 1996-2003)


Videos

Tara A. Devlin's video on the commercial, which sparked the English branch of the search.


Images

Result of search

N/A; search ongoing



On the Hunt 3: The Big Comfy Couch game (cancelled Xbox game; 2003-2004)


Videos

LSuperSonicQ's first video on the topic.
LSSQ's follow-up video.


Images

Result of search

The game's developer, Chris Tang, was identified and contacted, soon thereafter joining the LMW Discord and providing proof in the form of additional images (screenshots/mockups/assets, as seen below). This hunt is more or less complete on our end, though Chris said he would try to find the dev hardware he was making the game on (when he gets the chance to look for it/dig it out of storage, ie. after things go back to normal and it's safe to travel again).

Additional images provided:



On the Hunt 4: The lost "biblical" Subway commercial (local South Central Pennsylvania commercial; 1995-1996)


Videos

Baron Julius von Brunk's video on the commercial, which started the search.
The found commercial.
Baron von Brunk's follow-up video.


Images

Result of search



On the Hunt 5: Super Smash Bros. Slamfest ’99


Videos

LSuperSonicQ's first video on the livestream.
LSSQ's follow-up video (which was used to kick off this OTH search).
The U.S. commercial the costumes were used in.


Images

Result of search

N/A; search ongoing