By now you’ve seen a couple of clips from the 90s video game era.
The one featuring the infamous “Pimpin’ A Dime” clip from “Scooby-Doo” has gone viral, and you’ve probably heard the story of how a group of friends from high school got a copy of the “Crazy Credits” clip.
But you may not have heard about the original clip from that era, because the original video is missing from YouTube.
The clip that made the 90’s electronic gaming a thing is a one-hour special called “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” (watch below).
If you’ve been keeping track of your YouTube feeds, you’ll know that in 2013, YouTube took down an entire section of its catalog for “graphics” and “text,” making it impossible to watch the clips in the original form.
That was just one example of how YouTube was trying to take down some of the biggest clips in history, but it wasn’t the end of the video-game era.
In a few years, YouTube would also take down sections of “DuckTales” and the first season of “Game of Thrones,” and in 2014, the entire “Star Wars” collection would be deleted for a single clip.
In some cases, the clips themselves were actually deleted by YouTube after being shared on social media, but in the cases of “Gonna Catch ’em All” and a handful of others, it was a mistake.
Now, the YouTube creators behind “Gotches a Doobie” are hoping to fix that mistake, with the help of the American Library Association.
The video-sharing site is hoping to re-upload the clips, so they can be found by the public.
This isn’t the first time YouTube has been able to remove clips.
Back in 2014 it was able to take out the entire section for “Puppet Show,” but that video was eventually restored after it was featured on YouTube’s “Top Videos” list.
In the case of “Crazylight,” YouTube had to go back to YouTube to remove all the clips that had been featured in the videos on its “Top 10 Videos” page, but the original clips were still preserved.
There’s no word on when the YouTube page will be re-released, but hopefully the site will be able to bring back the original footage sometime this year.