CollegeHumor Originals (partially found internet videos; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)
CollegeHumor was a popular internet comedy website of the 2000s and 2010s featuring videos, images and articles to appeal particularly to college students. It is perhaps best known for its wide range of CollegeHumor Originals content, creating many hit sketches and series like Jake and Amir and Hardly Working.
The site notoriously came to an untimely close in January 2020, with its parent company deciding to no longer fund its operation after diminishing returns. This naturally left an array of content that was exclusive to the website, having never been uploaded to the official YouTube channel, to be left to the wayside (assuming it hadn't been removed prior like "Fatal Decision 2"). This was slightly rectified with the inclusion of legacy content through the successor Dropout service, but it still omits a large amount of CollegeHumor's missing catalogue. In addition, Dropout's versions of legacy videos would be edited in two ways: they would plaster over the old CollegeHumor website screen bug as it serves no purpose anymore, and likewise, they would remove the iconic CollegeHumor end card that originally featured the "HUH!" sound effect and would punctuate the ending punchline of a video, sometimes allowing for a post-end card gag that is now merely merged into the rest of the video. This alters the video from how it's intended to be presented and perceived and unfortunately serves as the only available copy of at least one video with a post-card gag (Hardly Working "Credit Card"), creating reasonable doubt as to how that video is supposed to play out.
In addition, even video uploads on the CollegeHumor YouTube channel have been subject to being quietly taken down over time. A lot of material that could be seen as especially controversial in their current, more politically correct standards is likely to now be privated. This could be seen with videos containing trans-related jokes, those containing some kind of blackface, those containing slurs and so on. Even if this was somewhat inconsistent, as for example, some videos containing slurs still remain up on the channel ("We Didn't Start the Flame War" and Hardly Working "Brainstorming" contain the usage of "fag"). And sometimes it was particularly difficult to determine exactly why a video was privated in the first place (many of the earlier, prototype Dorkly cartoon sketches seem to be taken down for whatever reason). This absence in some specific videos is also felt in the Dropout service, posing another error in that service's archiving capabilities.
A lot of CollegeHumor's videos are thus currently unavailable. The Wayback Machine almost never saves video uploads of coveted episodes' pages on the CollegeHumor website and it seems that it wasn't exactly common for fans to rip and upload the CollegeHumor-exclusive Hardly Working episodes to YouTube even at the peak of its popularity. There are still a lot of its episodes that are currently missing, even with the edgy episodes and currently Dropout-exclusive episodes both being re-uploaded.
Videos[edit | edit source]
Hardly Working[edit | edit source]
All but three videos of the original 2008 All-Nighter are lost ("Dodgeball", "Bizarro Office" and "He's Right Behind Me"). Additionally, there exists a weird pattern that even videos with particularly notable guest stars are simply no longer available because they were seemingly incentivised as being CollegeHumor-exclusive and were never reuploaded since (in addition to "Whitest Kids" and "Five Year Hangover", the "Jackass" episode is only available through fan reuploads). "Josh's Mindhouse: The Gruber Brothers" is uploaded on YouTube, but is uniquely made unavailable.
|CollegeHumor Staff Tattoos||Lost|
|Keyboard Prank||Partially Found (The CollegeHumor Show version)|
|Something to Hide||Lost|
|CH Wrestling League||Lost|
|Trilogies, Part II!||Lost|
|All-nighter: Pee Chain||Lost|
|All-nighter: Collage Humor||Lost|
|All-nighter: 9 O’Clock||Lost|
|All-nighter: Man on the Street(er)||Lost|
|All-nighter: Handicap Suicide||Lost|
|All-nighter: Air Horns||Lost|
|All-nighter: Finally Finished||Lost|
|Phantom of the Apartment||Lost|
|Streeter Theeter: Best Buy Manager Audition||Found|
|Gale Beggy Makes a Movie||Lost|
|Streeter Theeter: Best Buy Manager Late Halloween||Found|
|Streeter Theeter: Phantom Throughout History||Lost|
|Streeter Theeter - Best Buy Manager Chat Roulette||Found|
|Josh's Mindhouse: The Gruber Brothers||Lost|
|Jar Of Farts||Lost|
|Phantom of the Office: Chair Spinning||Lost|
|Five Year Hangover||Lost|
|Every Death from "Hardly Working"||Lost|
|Sex, Drugs, and Treen||Lost|
Ads[edit | edit source]
CollegeHumor has done many ads for Mike's Hard Lemonade, initially the website-spanning Faking It campaign with several videos made involving participation from Jake and Amir. This was followed by several more over the years like the 4th of July in the Office campaign set in the actual CollegeHumor office and several short Jake and Amir ads, which also had a Spotify advertisement as listed on the official script archive.
|Introduction (Faking It)||Lost|
|Office Romance (Faking It)||Lost|
|Hit or Miss (Faking It)||Lost|
|Writing A Book (Faking It)||Lost|
|Marathon (Faking It)||Lost|
|Tips from Mike's (Faking It)||Lost|
|Mike's Hard Lemonade Faking It||Lost|
|Mikes Hard Lemonade||Lost|
|4th of July in the Office: Fireworks||Lost|
|4th of July in the Office: Parade||Lost|
|4th of July in the Office: BBQ||Lost|
|July 4th in the Office: Beach Party||Lost|
|(Jake and Amir Mike's Hard Lemonade ads)||Lost|
Additionally, a few exclusive bonus videos for The CollegeHumor Show existed on MTV's website, and at least one on CollegeHumor itself.
|The CollegeHumor Show / A Day At The Office||Lost|
|The CollegeHumor Show / A Little Advice From Ricky||Lost|
|Promo: Streeter Skateboards||Lost|
Sketches[edit | edit source]
"Flip Cup PSA" seems to be the first-ever CollegeHumor Original, alongside other early works (like Street Fighter: The Later Years), some which are also lost. "Every California Gurls Parody" (which was just a mashup of existing "California Gurls" online parodies) was available on CollegeHumor's iTunes podcast back in the day, which was just their original videos released as a video podcast. "Fatal Decision 2" was an interactive choose your own adventure experience using a specific Flash video player of the time that only lasted a couple of years, making it a special rarity amongst lost CollegeHumor content.
|Flip Cup PSA||Lost|
|Great Moments in College History||Lost|
|John Glen Davies||Lost|
|Seth MacFarlane's Nightmare||Lost|
|Super Sloppy Thanksgiving||Lost|
|Derrick's Party Dudes||Lost|
|Scott Gairdner: Coming Out||Lost|
|Phillip Ellis, CEO Retirement Roast||Lost|
|Every California Gurls Parody||Found|
|Fatal Decision 2||Lost|
|You'sa Bitch (All-Nighter 2012)||Lost|
|Very Mary-Kate: Shrooms||Lost|
|Molly Made Me: Episode 1||Found|
|Molly Made Me (Episode 2)||Lost|
|Molly Made Me (Ep. 3)||Found|
There were also some videos on the site to do with their stage appearances in CollegeHumor Live and CollegeHumor Offline.
|Collegehumor Live LA: Skyler Stone||Lost|
|CollegeHumor Live: NYC - Leo Allen||Lost|
|CH Live: NYC - World Records||Lost|
|Collegehumor Live: SXSW Highlight Reel||Lost|
|CollegeHumor Offline Highlight Reel Gramercy Theater 8-10-11||Lost|
|CollegeHumor Offline Returns August 2nd||Lost|
|CollegeHumor Offline 2012 (highlight reel)||Lost|
Bleep Bloop[edit | edit source]
|Bleep Bloop: Major League Gaming Teammates||Lost|
|Bleep Bloop: Creating a Guitar Hero Song||Lost|
|Bleep Bloop: Call of Duty Nightvision Goggles||Lost|
|Bleep Bloop: NBA Jam-Off||Lost|
|Bleep Bloop: Zoo Keeper||Lost|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Lost Media Wiki Forums topic.
- Playlist of missing Hardly Working content.
- Playlist of missing sketch content.
- Playlist of missing Bleep Bloop content.
- GIF of 'Every Death from "Hardly Working"'.
- GIF set of "Very Mary-Kate: Shrooms".