On November 26, 1989, America's Funniest Home Videos' first episode aired on ABC. Since then, the show is still running with 30 seasons. However, to this day many episodes aren't publicly available.
Reasons That Episodes Could Be Lost
- Lack Of Constant Reruns: AFV Seasons 11-28 (11-20 are edited to be in widescreen) are the only seasons that are currently airing in syndication. Seasons 1-5 used to air in syndication from 2003-2011 and Seasons 6-8 from 2004-2007. PeachtreeTV aired the whole Saget era (Seasons 1-8) in 2007. Seasons 9-10 aired only on WGN America but for a limited time. The 1999-2001 specials aired on KDOC in the late 2000s.
- Not Being Uploaded On Social Media Sites: A lot of episodes are on YouTube, but many are lost. The first 6 seasons and some of season 9 and the whole of season 11 were on AFV Classic's channel, but ABC asked him to privatize them, only the season 11 episodes remain up. Users such as Ray Diomix, afv fan99, and Jonathan Franco-Martin have uploaded all the episodes they could get their hands on.
Way Episodes Could Be Found
- Original broadcast VHS recordings found
- Syndication repeat VHS/DVD airings
- Uploaded to YouTube by ABC themselves
- Added to Disney + (This is apparently going to happen, but for only seasons 11-19 and 23)
Episodes Currently Available
Season 1: Episode 1, Episode 5 & 6, Episode 9, and Episode 13
Season 2: Episode 5, Episode 8, and Episode 16
Season 3: Episode 11
Season 4: Two Episodes (Episode Numbers Unknown), and Episodes 24 & 25
Season 5: Episodes 1-7, Episodes 9-20, and Episode 22
Season 6: Episodes 1-23 (20 & 23 Incomplete)
Season 7: Episode 1, Episode 3, Episode 11, Kids & Animals, Salute to Boneheads, and Episode 22
Season 8: Episode 8 (Incomplete), Episode 13 (Outro Only) Episode 14, Episode 15 (Outro Only) Episode 17 (Intro Only) Episode 20 (Intro and Outro Only), Episode 21 (Intro only) Episode 22 (Intro and outro only) and Episodes 27-29
Season 9: Episodes 1-3, and a $100,000 show
Season 10: Episode 2-7, Episode 14 ($100,000 Show) and Season Finale
1999-2002 Specials: Unwrapped for the Holidays (incomplete), Tribute To Moms, Stupid Cupid, Matrimony Mania, Greatest Hits Of All Time Volume 1, Sports Spectacular
Season 11: Episodes 1-11
Season 12: One $100,000 show and the season finale
Season 13: Many episodes in Russian, A Tribute To Sports, and season finale
Season 14: 300th Episodes, Christmas Show, All Animal Extravaganza, and Season finale
Other Available Episodes Coming Soon!
Episode Finding Updates
These are updates of episode findings coming from Jonathan Franco-Martin himself.
12/29/19: I uploaded S26E01 pretty recently, also have S24E01 and S24E02 ready to upload.
2/16/20: afv fan99 uploaded S24E01, planning on uploading S05E19.