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=Article on Myself=
 
{{NSFW|Pornographic Subject Matter}}
 
{{NSFW|Pornographic Subject Matter}}
 
{{InfoboxLost
 
{{InfoboxLost
 
|title=<center>Em</center>
 
|title=<center>Em</center>
 
|image=Em YouTube icon.jpeg
 
|image=Em YouTube icon.jpeg
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|imagecaption=Em’s YouTube Icon.
 
|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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*https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1zft85za5r6zMAw4e03_WA (Em’s Previous YouTube Channel)
 
*https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1zft85za5r6zMAw4e03_WA (Em’s Previous YouTube Channel)
 
*https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1VCAT48-DThj6pYuU8_xGQ. (Em’s YouTube Channel)
 
*https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1VCAT48-DThj6pYuU8_xGQ. (Em’s YouTube Channel)
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=Other Random Articles=
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{{InfoboxLost
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|title=<center>"Curly of the Apes"</center>
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|image=Curlyoftheapes.jpeg
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|imagecaption=Title card for the episode.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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}}
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''The Robonic Stooges'' was an animated series created by Hanna-Barbara, that aired from 1977 to 1978. The show revolves around the popular slapstick comedy act, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard), who are now robotic crimefighting superheroes. The entire series can be found online via full episodes on pirate websites and clips on YouTube, but one of the 32 episodes, '''"Curly of the Apes"''', is incomplete.
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==Plot==
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The premise revolves around ''The Robonic Stooges'' trying to stop an ivory poacher named "Tricker Mortis", who steals entire elephants. At one point in the episode, Curly ends up encountering some apes, hence the title. It’s not known how the episode ends, as the episode is not fully available.
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==Status==
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Only the first two minutes of the episode is available online. ''The Robonic Stooges'' never had a home media release, but the rest of the series is fully available from its reruns on Boomerang, which are viewable on the internet.
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==External Links==
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*[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Robonic_Stooges Wikipedia page on ''The Robonic Stooges''.] Retrieved 27 Jan '20
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*[https://kimcartoon.to/Cartoon/The-Robonic-Stooges/Episode-010?id=48830 KimCartoon link to the first two minutes of "Curly of the Apes".] Retrieved 27 Jan '20
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{{InfoboxLost
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|title=<center>Crazyghosts</center>
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|image=CG2.jpg
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|imagecaption=One of the remaining comics from ''Crazyghosts''.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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}}
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'''''Crazyghosts''''' was a webcomic created by a man named Vincent Bailey around 2006 to 2007. The comic depicted the adventures of a cast of ghosts living together and getting into shenanigans, a majority of which take a sexual tone throughout the series. An example of some recurring characters is Death and Anola, where Death was a small black figure who tried to be serious in the situation and Anola was a large succubus with oversized thighs and breasts who is more laid back and fun. Exaggeration of the female body parts was common in the comics.
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==Status==
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Around 2015, Vincent disappeared from the internet, taking all of the webcomics with him. His Deviantart account, his own websites, and other places he uploaded the comics were all wiped. It is possible to use the Wayback Machine on these websites, but unfortunately, a lot of the photos on his websites have not been archive properly, and the Deviantart page would require a login to see the majority of the images that were posted.
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Currently, a number of ''Crazyghosts'' comics can be found on Funnyjunk, Imagefap, and other image websites. The comic is considered partially found, and it’s unknown how many comics were made in total.
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==Gallery==
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[[File:Crazyghostscomic.jpeg|thumb|center|300px|Another resurfaced comic.]]
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==Sources==
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*https://web.archive.org/web/20080513210324/http://crazyghosts.deviantart.com/
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*https://www.crazyghosts.net
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*https://web.archive.org/web/20120615000000*/VBCOMICS.COM
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*https://www.imagefap.com/pictures/6123219/crazyghosts.net-comics
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{{InfoboxLost
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|title=<center>The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail</center>
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|image=SnelgroveSnail.png
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|imagecaption=Cover of the TV series.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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}}
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'''''The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail''''' is a 1979 Canadian puppet TV series. This series was created by D.W. Reid Film Company and was voiced by Helene Buwalda, Joyce Clarke, and Barrie McLean.<ref>[http://www.tvarchive.ca/database/16190/adventures_of_snelgrove_snail,_the/details/ TVArchive Canada article on the show.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref> It originally debuted in Canada on CHCH-TV from September 22nd, 1979 until at least April 5th, 1980,<ref>[https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/43365381/ Page 93 from The Ottawa Journal which mentions the show.] Retrieved 15 Mar '17.</ref><ref>[https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/43617528/ Page 89 of The Ottawa Journal mentioning the show.] Retrieved 15 Mar '17.</ref> but it also aired in New Zealand on TVNZ and United States on syndication.<ref>[https://newspaperarchive.com/titusville-herald-oct-11-1980-p-11/ Page 11 of the October 11th, 1980 edition of the Titusville Herald, which mentions the show.] Retrieved 15 Mar '17.</ref> The series follows the underwater village of Snailsville and its gastropod inhabitants.<ref>[http://www.buddytv.com/undersea-adventures-of-snelgrove-snail-movie.aspx BuddyTV overview of ''The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail''.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.</ref>
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On June 12th, 2018, a YouTube user going by the name AH2 AH2 uploaded two eight-minute low-quality recordings of two segments from the show, being "Nose for News" and "The Truth About Gossip." A poster on eBay reveals that there were a total of 130 half-hour episodes made, as well as 10 half-hour specials. On August 17th, 2018, LMW user Spacegerbil got into contact with the head puppeteer and puppet builder for the show, Tom Vandenberg, who unfortunately could not provide much information on the show.
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On August 23rd, 2018, user TropesAreDangerous uploaded a VHS release titled "Too Many Cooks Snelgrove Snail" under YouTube username TheBoss and to the Internet Archive. This tape runs for 24 minutes and contains the segments "Too Many Cooks," "The Truth About Gossip," and "Nose for News," at roughly eight minutes each. This reveals that the half-hour episodes were actually pieced together from multiple segments and that the existing segments for "The Truth About Gossip" and "Nose For News" were complete. It is not known whether segments were reused for different episodes, or if each episode had all unique segments. If the segments are all unique, then this could translate to 390 individual segments for the regular episodes alone. However, the format for the 130 television series programs and ten specials is currently unconfirmed.
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On August 24th, 2018, TropesAreDangerous uploaded a 42 minute VHS release titled "The Undersea Adventures of Snelgrove Snail: Muddy Gras in Snailsville" to YouTube under username TheBoss and the Internet Archive. It contained the aforementioned "Muddy Gras in Snailville," which was 24 minutes and is likely one of the ten special episodes. It also contained the sequences "Act with Tact" and "Mirror up to Life."
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On September 4th, 2018, TropesAreDangerous uploaded a 24 minute (incorrectly labeled as "35 minutes") VHS release titled "It Takes All Kinds" to YouTube under the username TheBoss and the Internet Archive. It contained the segments "It Takes All Kinds," "Secret Admirer," and "Fishtory."
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==Known Segments==
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|1||''Too Many Cooks''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailTooManyCooksNoseForNewsAndTheTruthAboutGossip<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|2||''It Takes All Kinds''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailItTakesAllKindsSecretAdmirerAndFishtory<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|3||''Act With Tact''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailMuddyGrasSpecialActWithTactAndMirrorUpToLife<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|4||''Mirror Up To Life''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailMuddyGrasSpecialActWithTactAndMirrorUpToLife<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|5||''The Truth About Gossip''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailTooManyCooksNoseForNewsAndTheTruthAboutGossip<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|6||''Nose for News''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailTooManyCooksNoseForNewsAndTheTruthAboutGossip<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|7||''Secret Admirer''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailItTakesAllKindsSecretAdmirerAndFishtory<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|8||''Fishtory''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailItTakesAllKindsSecretAdmirerAndFishtory<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|}
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==TV Specials==
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|-
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|-
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|''Muddy Gras in Snailsville''||[https://archive.org/details/SnelgroveSnailMuddyGrasSpecialActWithTactAndMirrorUpToLife<span style="color:green;">'''Found'''</span>]
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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|''Unknown''||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|}
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==Gallery==
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{{Video|perrow  =2
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  |description1 =A VHS-rip of the show's opening sequence.
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  |id2          =
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  |description2 =[[File:snelgrove_snail_poster.jpg|thumb|300px|Poster revealing the count of episodes and specials. Courtesy of eBay seller papernostalgia).]]
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}}
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==External Link==
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*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182554/ The IMDb page for the show.] Retrieved 12 Mar '17.
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|title=<center>Sazae-san</center>
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|image=Sazae.jpg
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|imagecaption=Cover image for the series.
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|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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}}
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'''''Sazae-san''''' (サザエさん) is a long-running comedy anime series, adapted from Machiko Hasegawa’s comic strip of the same name. The series is noteworthy for being the longest-running animated series of all time, premiering on Fuji Television on October 5, 1969, and continuing up to the present day.
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With well over 2,000 episodes and 7,000 segments, an overwhelming majority of the series is currently unavailable to watch in any form.<ref>[https://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/sazae-san-enters-guinness-world-records-as-longest-running-animated-tv-series Japan Today news page on the series entering Guinness World Records] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref><ref>[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=870 Anime News Network page for the show] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref>
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==Content and History==
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''Sazae-san'' is a family-oriented slice-of-life series, centered on a Japanese housewife named Sazae Fuguta. Every episode is based on a small adventure from the simplistic daily lives of Sazae and her family. Each episode consists of 3 eight-minute segments, featuring relatively basic plotlines such as Sazae getting lost at the mall, or her brother Kazuo faking a stomach ache to stay home from school.
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Aside from a few changes in design, the format of the series has remained largely unchanged since the manga began in 1946. As such, the setup is typically viewed as that of a “traditional” Japanese household and is currently regarded as a throwback to simpler times. The series has aired almost every Sunday night since its premiere in 1969 and is still extremely popular in Japan, continuing to pull the highest viewership of any animated series on Japanese television.
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==Availability==
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Despite ''Sazae-san''’s popularity, only a small percentage of episodes have surfaced online. The most obvious reason for this is due to Machiko Hasegawa’s request that there be no home video releases of the series. Even after her death in 1992, her wish was honored, and to this day not a single episode has been released outside of TV broadcasts.
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This, combined with the fact that most episodes air once and never again, ''and'' the fact that the series has been running since long before home taping became commonplace, means recordings of most early episodes are nonexistent outside of studio archives.<ref>[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/the-longest-running-tv-cartoon-ever/ Cartoon Research article on the show] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref>
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{{#ev:youtube|can14-vDWFE|320x180|center|''Sazae-san'''s first episode|frame}}
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However, even many modern episodes have not resurfaced online either, due to Fuji TV’s aggressive takedown orders and a lack of any serious preservation effort from fans.<ref>[https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=434997#msg20141113 Forum post describing the show's international obscurity] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref> The exact number of found segments is unknown and constantly changing; notably, a few early episodes have turned up after being re-aired in various anniversary specials. Aside from this, many episodes from the 2010s can be found on YouTube, but without any clear organization. Episodes from other eras appear to be few and far between.
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Given the situation, it is extremely likely no full archive will ever exist, unless the rightsholders make the drastic decision to stop honoring Hasegawa’s request.
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==Other Adaptations==
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While the anime series is the most famous adaptation of the ''Sazae-san'' manga, it is not the only one, nor is it the first. The earliest known adaptation was a series of live-action movies released between 1948 and 1950, starring Tonko Azumaya as Sazae. The next adaptation was a radio drama which was broadcast in 1955, the same year that a short-lived live-action series aired on what later became TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System). From 1956 to 1961, a series of 6 movies were made based on ''Sazae-san'', all of which starred Chiemi Eri as Sazae.<ref>[http://www.iiclo.or.jp/100books/1946/htm-e/001main-e.htm Article on the series from the International Institute for Children's Literature, Osaka] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref>
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The following incarnation was another live-action television series on TBS, which ran from 1965 until 1967 and also featured Chiemi Eri. A biographical serial which depicted Hasegawa's life and the creation of ''Sazae-san'' was aired on NHK for 6 months in 1979.<ref>[https://is.gd/CidqJN Google Books excerpt of The Anime Encyclopedia] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref> Two more live-action series ran on Fuji TV from 1981-1985 and 1992-1996, starring Tomoko Hoshino and Atsuko Asano, respectively.<ref>[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-14/sazae-san-manga-gets-3rd-new-live-action-tv-special ANN news item announcing the third special] Retrieved 11 Feb '17.</ref> None of these adaptations are known to have resurfaced.
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Most recently, a series of 3 live-action specials were broadcast on Fuji TV from 2009 to 2011, which starred Alisa Mizuki in the title role. All three have been uploaded to Japanese video-sharing site the Pandora.TV (albeit in low quality), and subsequently mirrored to YouTube. Interestingly, the third special has also been released on [http://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Movie-Sazae-San-3-DVD-FREE-DVD-/331316506602 a bootleg DVD from Malaysia], marking what is possibly the only DVD release the franchise has ever seen.
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==References==
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==External Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sazae-san Wikipedia page for the franchise.]
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* [https://myanimelist.net/anime/2406/Sazae-san MyAnimeList page for the series.]

Revision as of 17:48, 29 February 2020

Article on Myself

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This article has been tagged as NSFW due to its Pornographic Subject Matter.



Em YouTube icon.jpeg

Em’s YouTube Icon.

Status: Lost

Em is a Canadian YouTuber from Nova Scotia, who currently has 54 Subscribers. He is a YouTuber who specializes in Lost Media Videos and Nostalgic Subject Matter. Outside of YouTube, he is a cartoonist working on his upcoming cartoon franchise, Citizens of Em Street. He is also, more notably, a Rule 34 Artist who posts his artwork to Paheal and Furaffinity.

Even though both Channels are currently up, Em has unlisted, privated, and deleted many of his old videos that either contain personal information about him, or that he thinks are below his quality standards. He also does the same thing on his Furaffinity Account.

Em’s Old Account

Em’s first Account uploaded its first video on September 26th 2016. The channel’s focus was Doll Videos for kids. His Fourth Doll Video was Unlisted because it showed his face in the end. Em unlisted Every video showing his face, in order to keep his anonymity. And changed the name of the channel to “This Channel is Inactive.” A Year after he stopped uploading, a new video was uploaded titled “Carrie’s Slime Video,” which was made by Em’s Younger Sister, whom he shares the channel with.

Em’s New Account

In 2018 Em uploaded an Animation titled “Emily the Rabbit vs The CTW.” It was a Slideshow, not an animation, and it featured Em’s Now-Retired Character Emily the Rabbit. When Emily the Rabbit was replaced with Josy the Rabbit (who would later be replaced with Javier Monotonious), and Em thought the video was crap, he deleted it. The Animation revolved around Emily the Rabbit demanding the Children’s Television Workshop make Bert and Ernie get married. Until Ernie appears, and says that he is actually in love with his Rubber Duckie.

Em also has a series titled “The Sotnem Recordings,” in which Em goes on pornographic cartoon websites (like 8muses or PalComix), and reads parody comics of cartoon characters, whether or not he likes them. He has currently made 5, but only 3 have been uploaded. Part 1 (Randall’s Revenge on Mentos), Part 2 (Simon is taken my Memesauce), and Part 4 (Mrs. Fiona Chupa-Chups). All of them have been deleted, Parts 1 and 4 were deleted by Em. While Part 2 was deleted by YouTube for having uncensored Nudity. Em has copies of Parts 1-3 and 5 but won’t release them on another site due to the first one being over one hour long (one of his few videos to reach that goal).

Status

All of Em’s Lost Videos are considered permanently Lost, as once Em uploads his videos, he almost never has back-up copies. Even if he did, they wouldn’t be uploaded either due to length, or content that violates YouTubes Terms of Service.

References

External Links

Other Random Articles

Curlyoftheapes.jpeg

Title card for the episode.

Status: Partially Found

The Robonic Stooges was an animated series created by Hanna-Barbara, that aired from 1977 to 1978. The show revolves around the popular slapstick comedy act, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard), who are now robotic crimefighting superheroes. The entire series can be found online via full episodes on pirate websites and clips on YouTube, but one of the 32 episodes, "Curly of the Apes", is incomplete.

Plot

The premise revolves around The Robonic Stooges trying to stop an ivory poacher named "Tricker Mortis", who steals entire elephants. At one point in the episode, Curly ends up encountering some apes, hence the title. It’s not known how the episode ends, as the episode is not fully available.

Status

Only the first two minutes of the episode is available online. The Robonic Stooges never had a home media release, but the rest of the series is fully available from its reruns on Boomerang, which are viewable on the internet.

External Links

CG2.jpg

One of the remaining comics from Crazyghosts.

Status: Partially Found

Crazyghosts was a webcomic created by a man named Vincent Bailey around 2006 to 2007. The comic depicted the adventures of a cast of ghosts living together and getting into shenanigans, a majority of which take a sexual tone throughout the series. An example of some recurring characters is Death and Anola, where Death was a small black figure who tried to be serious in the situation and Anola was a large succubus with oversized thighs and breasts who is more laid back and fun. Exaggeration of the female body parts was common in the comics.

Status

Around 2015, Vincent disappeared from the internet, taking all of the webcomics with him. His Deviantart account, his own websites, and other places he uploaded the comics were all wiped. It is possible to use the Wayback Machine on these websites, but unfortunately, a lot of the photos on his websites have not been archive properly, and the Deviantart page would require a login to see the majority of the images that were posted.

Currently, a number of Crazyghosts comics can be found on Funnyjunk, Imagefap, and other image websites. The comic is considered partially found, and it’s unknown how many comics were made in total.

Gallery

File:Crazyghostscomic.jpeg
Another resurfaced comic.

Sources

SnelgroveSnail.png

Cover of the TV series.

Status: Partially Found

The Adventures of Snellgrove Snail is a 1979 Canadian puppet TV series. This series was created by D.W. Reid Film Company and was voiced by Helene Buwalda, Joyce Clarke, and Barrie McLean.[1] It originally debuted in Canada on CHCH-TV from September 22nd, 1979 until at least April 5th, 1980,[2][3] but it also aired in New Zealand on TVNZ and United States on syndication.[4] The series follows the underwater village of Snailsville and its gastropod inhabitants.[5]

On June 12th, 2018, a YouTube user going by the name AH2 AH2 uploaded two eight-minute low-quality recordings of two segments from the show, being "Nose for News" and "The Truth About Gossip." A poster on eBay reveals that there were a total of 130 half-hour episodes made, as well as 10 half-hour specials. On August 17th, 2018, LMW user Spacegerbil got into contact with the head puppeteer and puppet builder for the show, Tom Vandenberg, who unfortunately could not provide much information on the show.

On August 23rd, 2018, user TropesAreDangerous uploaded a VHS release titled "Too Many Cooks Snelgrove Snail" under YouTube username TheBoss and to the Internet Archive. This tape runs for 24 minutes and contains the segments "Too Many Cooks," "The Truth About Gossip," and "Nose for News," at roughly eight minutes each. This reveals that the half-hour episodes were actually pieced together from multiple segments and that the existing segments for "The Truth About Gossip" and "Nose For News" were complete. It is not known whether segments were reused for different episodes, or if each episode had all unique segments. If the segments are all unique, then this could translate to 390 individual segments for the regular episodes alone. However, the format for the 130 television series programs and ten specials is currently unconfirmed.

On August 24th, 2018, TropesAreDangerous uploaded a 42 minute VHS release titled "The Undersea Adventures of Snelgrove Snail: Muddy Gras in Snailsville" to YouTube under username TheBoss and the Internet Archive. It contained the aforementioned "Muddy Gras in Snailville," which was 24 minutes and is likely one of the ten special episodes. It also contained the sequences "Act with Tact" and "Mirror up to Life."

On September 4th, 2018, TropesAreDangerous uploaded a 24 minute (incorrectly labeled as "35 minutes") VHS release titled "It Takes All Kinds" to YouTube under the username TheBoss and the Internet Archive. It contained the segments "It Takes All Kinds," "Secret Admirer," and "Fishtory."

Known Segments

# Title Status
1 Too Many Cooks Found
2 It Takes All Kinds Found
3 Act With Tact Found
4 Mirror Up To Life Found
5 The Truth About Gossip Found
6 Nose for News Found
7 Secret Admirer Found
8 Fishtory Found

TV Specials

Title Status
Muddy Gras in Snailsville Found
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost
Unknown Lost

Gallery

A VHS-rip of the show's opening sequence.
Poster revealing the count of episodes and specials. Courtesy of eBay seller papernostalgia).

External Link

Sazae.jpg

Cover image for the series.

Status: Partially Found

Sazae-san (サザエさん) is a long-running comedy anime series, adapted from Machiko Hasegawa’s comic strip of the same name. The series is noteworthy for being the longest-running animated series of all time, premiering on Fuji Television on October 5, 1969, and continuing up to the present day.

With well over 2,000 episodes and 7,000 segments, an overwhelming majority of the series is currently unavailable to watch in any form.[6][7]

Content and History

Sazae-san is a family-oriented slice-of-life series, centered on a Japanese housewife named Sazae Fuguta. Every episode is based on a small adventure from the simplistic daily lives of Sazae and her family. Each episode consists of 3 eight-minute segments, featuring relatively basic plotlines such as Sazae getting lost at the mall, or her brother Kazuo faking a stomach ache to stay home from school.

Aside from a few changes in design, the format of the series has remained largely unchanged since the manga began in 1946. As such, the setup is typically viewed as that of a “traditional” Japanese household and is currently regarded as a throwback to simpler times. The series has aired almost every Sunday night since its premiere in 1969 and is still extremely popular in Japan, continuing to pull the highest viewership of any animated series on Japanese television.

Opening song
Closing song

Availability

Despite Sazae-san’s popularity, only a small percentage of episodes have surfaced online. The most obvious reason for this is due to Machiko Hasegawa’s request that there be no home video releases of the series. Even after her death in 1992, her wish was honored, and to this day not a single episode has been released outside of TV broadcasts.

This, combined with the fact that most episodes air once and never again, and the fact that the series has been running since long before home taping became commonplace, means recordings of most early episodes are nonexistent outside of studio archives.[8]

Sazae-san's first episode

However, even many modern episodes have not resurfaced online either, due to Fuji TV’s aggressive takedown orders and a lack of any serious preservation effort from fans.[9] The exact number of found segments is unknown and constantly changing; notably, a few early episodes have turned up after being re-aired in various anniversary specials. Aside from this, many episodes from the 2010s can be found on YouTube, but without any clear organization. Episodes from other eras appear to be few and far between.

Given the situation, it is extremely likely no full archive will ever exist, unless the rightsholders make the drastic decision to stop honoring Hasegawa’s request.

Other Adaptations

While the anime series is the most famous adaptation of the Sazae-san manga, it is not the only one, nor is it the first. The earliest known adaptation was a series of live-action movies released between 1948 and 1950, starring Tonko Azumaya as Sazae. The next adaptation was a radio drama which was broadcast in 1955, the same year that a short-lived live-action series aired on what later became TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System). From 1956 to 1961, a series of 6 movies were made based on Sazae-san, all of which starred Chiemi Eri as Sazae.[10]

The following incarnation was another live-action television series on TBS, which ran from 1965 until 1967 and also featured Chiemi Eri. A biographical serial which depicted Hasegawa's life and the creation of Sazae-san was aired on NHK for 6 months in 1979.[11] Two more live-action series ran on Fuji TV from 1981-1985 and 1992-1996, starring Tomoko Hoshino and Atsuko Asano, respectively.[12] None of these adaptations are known to have resurfaced.

Most recently, a series of 3 live-action specials were broadcast on Fuji TV from 2009 to 2011, which starred Alisa Mizuki in the title role. All three have been uploaded to Japanese video-sharing site the Pandora.TV (albeit in low quality), and subsequently mirrored to YouTube. Interestingly, the third special has also been released on a bootleg DVD from Malaysia, marking what is possibly the only DVD release the franchise has ever seen.

The 2009 live-action special. (2010/2011)

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