The Funday PawPet Show: 9/11 Special (partially found episode of web series; 2001)
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The Funday PawPet Show was one of the longest-running internet shows in existence, based in Kissimmee, Florida. Having started in 1999 and amounting to a huge 749 episodes before abruptly ending in September of 2017, the show has cemented itself in its influence. It can best be described as Monty Python meets The Muppets.
September 11, 2001
On the evening of September 11, 2001, the cast scrambled together and made an impromptu broadcast to help reassure and comfort those who were struck by the tragedy. Many recall some very touching and heartwarming moments, and some viewers were surprised to be brought to tears by a show that is so based in silliness and humor.
For whatever reason, the episode was not made available for download afterwards. Despite it getting some of the best reception from online communities than almost any other episode, the creators did not feel the need to preserve it.
Video capture software was in its infancy in 2001, and what was available was extremely expensive. However, that doesn't mean that it's not impossible for a viewer to have captured it.
The full episode has not resurfaced since its broadcasting, and it is suspected that not even the creators have it in their possession anymore. Many fans are left saddened, as this is often considered one of the best moments of the show.
On April 1st 2017, User "Internet Archive - Stream Division" on YouTube uploaded 8 minutes of footage of the special. It includes the intro and credits of the special.