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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)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]



On the Hunt 2: "Hitogata" (existence unconfirmed Japanese commercial from roughly 1996-2003)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

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


Images[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]

N/A; search ongoing



On the Hunt 2.5: Carb Solutions "demon" commercials (2001)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

blameitonjorge video wherein the set of commercials are discussed (final segment).


Images[edit | edit source]

This search was from a time before we'd fully solidified the idea of how the "X.5" hunts would work and as such there was no flyer produced (they were originally meant to be a little more low-key than the main hunts).


Result of search[edit | edit source]

Both of the commercials were found (593 days passed between the opening of the 2.5 Discord channel and the recovery of both variants)!

Carb Solutions "Baby Shower" commercial.
Carb Solutions "Airplane" commercial.
"Baby Shower" source video (courtesy of Barber747).
"Airplane" source video (courtesy of Junkie’s Tape Bin).



On the Hunt 3: The Big Comfy Couch game (cancelled Xbox game; 2003-2004)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

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


Images[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]

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)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

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


Images[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]



On the Hunt 5: Super Smash Bros. Slamfest ’99[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]

N/A; search ongoing



On the Hunt 5.5: Walt's Warning (promotional Breaking Bad "game"; 2009)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

Example outcome.
Example outcome (no name spoken).
Storyboard/concept video.
Behind the scenes video.


Images[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]

N/A; search ongoing



On the Hunt 6: Encarnacion Bechaves (Filipino flower shop commercial; 1990s)[edit | edit source]


Videos[edit | edit source]

Audio recreation of the commercial, by Jemmanuel Cordero.
Mini-documentary on the commercial, by Philippine Television Archives.


Images[edit | edit source]

Result of search[edit | edit source]

N/A; search ongoing