From an extremely rare Seseme Street short, simply titled "Cracks". This one's a real doozy, so sit tight. The short first aired in December of 1975, and aired only 11 times after over the course of 3 years. It was never seen again on TV after that. However, it was extremely memorable to the few who saw it. More than 30 years after it aired, forum posts on the internet began circulating, with people sharing memories of the short and how it terrified them as children. No one was able to find the short, leaving many wondering where it was or how they could see it again. On September 20, 2008, online user Namowal made a blog post about the short, and how no one could find it. Radio show host John Armond commented, explaining how he was dedicated to finding the short. The two began discussing how they could find the short. John contacted the CTW archives, (CTW is the organization responsible for Seseme Street) he found out that the short aired with episode 979 of Seseme Street, and an extremely brief synopsis of the short. Eventually, the party who owned the rights contacted John and was able to send him a copy of the short- on one condition. He could not copy or publish the clip anywhere. At all. He was able to show it to others in person, however, and after showing it to Namowal, she confirmed that it was the real deal. Yet there was still no information about it's production- whoever made it was still unknown.
Of course, other searchers wanted to see it, but since John wasn't able to show it, they were out of luck. In mid-2012, founder of the Lost Media Wiki Daniel Wilson (also known as Dycaite) began his own search for the short. After spending years contacting different people rumored to own or have worked on the short, including Cosmo Anzilotti, the CTW archives, multiple Spanish TV networks, SesameWorkshop, multiple forums, and even starting petitions, Dycaite was still unable to attain the short. On Christmas Eve, 2013, when everything seemed hopeless for the shorts reemergence, Dycaite received a strange email sent from a temporary email address. Skeptical, he opened it up, and the short in it's entirety was attached! [continued in comments]