Milkcan.com (partially lost promotional interviews; 1999)
The logo for the website Milkcan.com, which hosted four special animated interviews.
Status: Partially Lost
UmJammer Lammy (also known as Um Jammer Lammy) is a rhythm-based video game that launched on the Playstation on March 18th, 1999, in Japan. The story is about a guitarist named Lammy, who spends the duration of the story trying to make it to her band's debut concert. It was a follow-up to the video game Parappa the Rapper, which was released on the same console in 1996. To promote UmJammer Lammy, a website titled Milkcan.com was created. The website contained music, wallpapers, exclusive videos, and more centred around the game and its characters. Despite the website's old age, almost all of the content featured on the site has been archived. However, there exists promotional material in the form of animated interviews that were lost. As of 2022, one of the four interviews have not been found.
Interviews[edit | edit source]
Milkcan.com was a promotional website for the game UmJammer Lammy. McTV (Milkcan TV) was the second page on the website, where the viewer could watch four special animations. These animations were made exclusively for the website, not only as a way to advertise the game but as a way to advertise a new album titled Make it Sweet! In these animations, interviews are being held with each individual member of Milkcan, the fictitious band of UmJammer Lammy. There is also a fourth interview with an "unknown" individual, although the website makes it quite clear that it's the character Chop Chop Master Onion. Out of the four interviews, three have been recovered, those being Katy Kat's, Lammy's, and Ma-San's interviews. The interviews themselves are extremely short, only clocking in at under twenty seconds each.
Sources such as the Parappa The Rapper Wiki claimed that characters Lammy and Ma-San each gave their reason to buy the album Make it Sweet! As the character Ma-San speaks in gibberish, it was unknown what her reason for buying the album was. Lammy simply thought that the album was good. The Wiki provided no sources for their claims, however, so prior to Lammy and Ma-San's interviews being recovered, no definite information on their content was available. No information has been provided as to what could have been in Chop Chop Master Onion's interview.
Availability[edit | edit source]
As stated previously, Milkcan.com was archived extremely well despite its old age. Although the Wayback Machine has archived the website from as far back as the year 2000, there are sources that claim that the website is much older than originally thought. Archived fan sites from the time of the websites launch point that the site was launched closer to June of 1999. The interview with Katy Kat was uploaded in 2010 and is in somewhat poor quality. Sources such as Reddit claim that all four interviews were once hosted on YouTube back in 2010, but were taken down.
On May 11th, 2022, graphic artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, known for making the visual style of Parappa the Rappa and UmJammer Lammy, uploaded the Katy Kat, Ma-San, and Lammy interviews onto his YouTube channel, acknowledging their "lost" status on Twitter.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- A Web Archive link to the Milkcan.com website. Retrieved 30 May '18
- A page on the Parappa The Rapper Wiki featuring information about the interviews. Retrieved 23 Sept '20
References[edit | edit source]
- An archived Parappa the Rapper fan website, detailing information about Milkcan.com. Retrieved 22 Sept '20
- A source from the Parappa The Rapper Subreddit that claims the lost interviews were once hosted on YouTube. Retrieved 23 Sept '20
- Rodney Alan Greenblat announcing uploading the Milkcan interviews Retrieved 11 May'22