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[[File:Tumblr_ma9p23p8uf1rvhe1xo1_1280.gif|thumb|300px|Henry and June, as they appear in ''KaBlam!''.]]   
 
[[File:Tumblr_ma9p23p8uf1rvhe1xo1_1280.gif|thumb|300px|Henry and June, as they appear in ''KaBlam!''.]]   
'''"Episode 29"''' is a rumored episode of the 1990s Nickelodeon series "KaBlam!", first appearing on [http://www.tv.com/shows/kablam/episode-29-344423/ TV.com] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_KaBlam!_episodes#Season_3:_1998 Wikipedia] episode guides in the early 2000s when an anonymous user added the episode to both lists. Several internet users claim to have seen this missing episode, although no evidence towards their claims have been given, because no images or video from this missing episode have ever been seen publicly. Additionally, many fans of the show have created their own artwork and written their own fan-fiction about the episode, allowing the rumor to live on and become more difficult to find official information on.
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'''"Episode 29"''' is a hoaxed episode of the 1990s Nickelodeon series "KaBlam!"  
  
With many episodes discovered of this old show, only two others have been confirmed to be in the 'lost' category: [[KaBlam! "KaFun!" (Rare Late 90s Episode)|KaFun!]], [[KaBlam! "Just Chillin'" (partially found episode; 2000)|Just Chillin']].
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==Origin==
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The episode first appeared on [http://www.tv.com/shows/kablam/episode-29-344423/ TV.com] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_KaBlam!_episodes#Season_3:_1998 Wikipedia] episode guides in the early 2000s when an anonymous user added the episode to both lists. Despite no visual or evidence ever existing, many internet users claimed they had seen the episode, and many fans of the show created their own artwork and fan-fiction, allowing the rumor to live on for as long as it did.
  
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
 
The episode was to be about Henry and June finally ending the comic book series, June kissing Henry (revealing her crush) and saying goodbyes to the audience. This episode was presumably scrapped due to high ratings of the show and was forgotten since they kept making episodes for the show.
 
The episode was to be about Henry and June finally ending the comic book series, June kissing Henry (revealing her crush) and saying goodbyes to the audience. This episode was presumably scrapped due to high ratings of the show and was forgotten since they kept making episodes for the show.
  
== Evidence of Existence ==
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== Debunking ==
A internet archive website called 'The Wayback Machine' enables users to visit webpages dating back to 1996. Through careful searching, one can locate KaBlam's official episode list. While only finding episode lists of seasons 1-3, it is clear that Episode 29 is not in that list. Still, it is unlikely that this confirms the episodes existence as fake, as other questions have been raised, such as the website having been unfinished at the time, and the fact that Nickelodeon only posted aired episodes, as they never put the [[The Angry Beavers finale "A Tail of Two Rangers/Bye Bye Beavers" (lost episode; 2001)|unaired final episode of The Angry Beavers]] either.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20000511041906/http://www.nick.com/docs/tv/shows/p150t4c2.tin The Wayback Machine's archive of Nickelodeon's ''KaBlam'' episode list from their site.] Retrieved 27 May '14.</ref>
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On December 7, 2015, Henry and June segment creator Mark Marek released a full episode on the [http://www.markmarek.org/ANIMATIONS/KABLAM.html KaBlam! Korner] section of his website titled "Episode 29".  
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Despite this episode sharing the same title as the rumored Episode 29, it did not contain any of the same plot, but was actually a regular episode from the series titled "Your Logo Here".
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This means that the episode Mark Marek uploaded was intended to be his response to the rumors that "Episode 29" existed; the episode does not exist in it's rumored form, but rather stands as a regular episode part of the series.
  
== Evidence Against its Existence ==
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In 2011, Mark Marek also left a comment on a now defunct fansite, declaring that Henry and June do not have feelings for one another, and that the episode is fake. However since a screenshot of the comment was never found this was difficult to prove.
There many examples of which can be used to argue that the episode is nothing more than a hoax, most notably in 2011, when segment creator Mark Marek left a comment on a now defunct fansite, declaring that Henry and June do not have feelings for one another, and that the episode is fake.
 
  
Additionally, most people who claim they remember "seeing" the episode describe it as an award ceremony, which is a relevant theme in both [http://kablam.wikia.com/wiki/Resistance_is_Futile "Resistance is Futile"] and the [http://kablam.wikia.com/wiki/Life_with_Loopy_Birthday_Gala-Bration "Life with Loopy Gala-Bration"] special, so it's possible that they are confusing Episode 29 with these two episodes. Not to mention the fact that both KaFun and Just Chillin' have yet to be seen on the internet, so some of the alleged Episode 29 scenes or plot could have stemmed from [[KaBlam! "KaFun!" (Rare Late 90s Episode)|KaFun!]] and [[KaBlam! "Just Chillin'" (partially found episode; 2000)|Just Chillin']] respectively.
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== Confusion with Other Episodes ==
  
Finally, it was commonly believed that Episode 29- allegedly the series finale- was removed from airing rotation on Nickelodeon when the show was picked up for another season, and that the Life with Loopy Gala-Bration was created out of the remnants of Episode 29. However, this [http://www.awn.com/mag/issue3.6/3.6pages/3.6bevilacqua.html September 1998] TV guide confirms that the Loopy special was already set to air before Episode 29 would have theoretically premiered
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Most people who claim they remember "seeing" the episode describe it as an award ceremony, which is a relevant theme in both [http://kablam.wikia.com/wiki/Resistance_is_Futile "Resistance is Futile"] and the [http://kablam.wikia.com/wiki/Life_with_Loopy_Birthday_Gala-Bration "Life with Loopy Gala-Bration"] special, so it's possible that they are confusing Episode 29 with these two episodes, as well as some elements that could have stemmed from the rare [[KaBlam! "KaFun!" (Rare Late 90s Episode)|KaFun!]] and [[KaBlam! "Just Chillin'" (partially found episode; 2000)|Just Chillin']] episodes.
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It was also commonly believed that Episode 29- allegedly the series finale- was removed from airing rotation on Nickelodeon when the show was picked up for another season, and that the Life with Loopy Gala-Bration was created out of the remnants of Episode 29. However, this [http://www.awn.com/mag/issue3.6/3.6pages/3.6bevilacqua.html September 1998] TV guide confirms that the Loopy special was already set to air before Episode 29 would have theoretically premiered
  
 
It is possible that this incident is connected to a phenomenon known as the "Mandela Effect," in which multiple people from the same or similar groups vividly recall nearly identical false memories.
 
It is possible that this incident is connected to a phenomenon known as the "Mandela Effect," in which multiple people from the same or similar groups vividly recall nearly identical false memories.
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Revision as of 04:55, 8 December 2015

Henry and June, as they appear in KaBlam!.

"Episode 29" is a hoaxed episode of the 1990s Nickelodeon series "KaBlam!"

Origin[edit | edit source]

The episode first appeared on TV.com and Wikipedia episode guides in the early 2000s when an anonymous user added the episode to both lists. Despite no visual or evidence ever existing, many internet users claimed they had seen the episode, and many fans of the show created their own artwork and fan-fiction, allowing the rumor to live on for as long as it did.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The episode was to be about Henry and June finally ending the comic book series, June kissing Henry (revealing her crush) and saying goodbyes to the audience. This episode was presumably scrapped due to high ratings of the show and was forgotten since they kept making episodes for the show.

Debunking[edit | edit source]

On December 7, 2015, Henry and June segment creator Mark Marek released a full episode on the KaBlam! Korner section of his website titled "Episode 29". Despite this episode sharing the same title as the rumored Episode 29, it did not contain any of the same plot, but was actually a regular episode from the series titled "Your Logo Here". This means that the episode Mark Marek uploaded was intended to be his response to the rumors that "Episode 29" existed; the episode does not exist in it's rumored form, but rather stands as a regular episode part of the series.

In 2011, Mark Marek also left a comment on a now defunct fansite, declaring that Henry and June do not have feelings for one another, and that the episode is fake. However since a screenshot of the comment was never found this was difficult to prove.

Confusion with Other Episodes[edit | edit source]

Most people who claim they remember "seeing" the episode describe it as an award ceremony, which is a relevant theme in both "Resistance is Futile" and the "Life with Loopy Gala-Bration" special, so it's possible that they are confusing Episode 29 with these two episodes, as well as some elements that could have stemmed from the rare KaFun! and Just Chillin' episodes.

It was also commonly believed that Episode 29- allegedly the series finale- was removed from airing rotation on Nickelodeon when the show was picked up for another season, and that the Life with Loopy Gala-Bration was created out of the remnants of Episode 29. However, this September 1998 TV guide confirms that the Loopy special was already set to air before Episode 29 would have theoretically premiered

It is possible that this incident is connected to a phenomenon known as the "Mandela Effect," in which multiple people from the same or similar groups vividly recall nearly identical false memories.

References[edit | edit source]