CollegeHumor Originals (partially found internet videos; mid 2000s-mid 2010s)

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The original CollegeHumor cast

Status: Partially Found


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.[1]

Name Status
CollegeHumor Staff Tattoos Lost
Toilet Humor Lost
Weather Report Lost
Keyboard Prank Partially Found (The CollegeHumor Show version)
Insults Lost
Something to Hide Lost
Flip Glass Lost
Officer Patrick Lost
CH Wrestling League Lost
Happy Halloween Lost
Whitest Kids Lost
Hardly Drinking Lost
Trilogies, Part II! Lost
Magazines Lost
Hotter 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
Backwards 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
Secret Santa Lost
Miserable Jake 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.

Name Status
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
Spotify Ad Lost

Additionally, a few exclusive bonus videos for The CollegeHumor Show existed on MTV's website, and at least one on CollegeHumor itself[2].

Name Status
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.

Name Status
Flip Cup PSA Lost
Great Moments in College History Lost
John Glen Davies Lost
Seth MacFarlane's Nightmare Lost
Super Sloppy Thanksgiving Lost
Mementos Lost
Derrick's Party Dudes Lost
Scott Gairdner: Coming Out Lost
Nickelodeon Promos Found
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[3].

Name Status
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]

Name Status
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]

Outtakes for Hardly Working "Flip Glass."
Outtakes for Hardly Working "Hardly Drinking."
Behind the scenes for Hardly Working "Pee Chain."
Brief snippet of Hardly Working "Phantom of the Apartment" (0:41).
Clips from the missing All-Nighter episodes.
Clips from the missing All-Nighter episodes.
Clips from the missing All-Nighter episodes.
Brief snippet of Hardly Working "Whitest Kids" (3:13 - 3:15).


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