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, most of the over 600 episodes are lost, only being privately 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 +
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 9-17, and Episode 22
Season 6: Episodes 20-23 (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 14, and Episodes 27-29
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.