Running with Scissors (Weird Al) Easter Egg - Hidden Movie

1. Put the CD into your CDROM
2. double-click the "my computer" icon
3. right-click on your CD drive and click explore
4. there should be a folder named 'hidden file'
5. open the folder and there will be a movie inside. Enjoy.

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Contributed By: Jared Reynol on 07-28-1999
Reviewed By: Webmaster
Special Requirements: Windows 95/98, anything that will play a .mov, and a CD-ROM
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MistaZ writes:
Okay, first, here is what the Readme file says about the file: ________________________________________________________________________________ Congratulations! You found the secret file. The enclosed QuickTime movie is comprised of several scenes from "There's No Going Home," the hour-long special that Al did for the Disney Channel back in 1996. ================================================================== How to play the movie (.mov) file ================================================================== Of course, you will need to have QuickTime or MediaPlayer installed on your computer in order to run it. If you do, go right ahead and double-click on the icon, then sit back and revel in all the video's 15 frames-per-second glory. If you don't have a movie player installed on your computer, you can hop like a bunny over to www.apple.com/quicktime and download QuickTime, or point your browser directly at www.microsoft.com/windows/mediaplayer to download MediaPlayer. Each player offers Mac or PC versions. If you're still confused, you can have a friend who's much smarter than you explain it to you. If you don't have any friends, you should try to develop your social skills. And get out of the house more often. Really. ================================================================== Additional requirements ================================================================== 1. You will need a computer. A Mac or PC will do nicely. If you don't have a computer, please obtain one as soon as possible. You may then re-insert this CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and begin again. 2. You will also need the "Weird Al" Yankovic RUNNING WITH SCISSORS compact disc. If you do not have one, run out to the store this very instant and get it. Maybe pick up a few dozen extra copies for your friends. Once you have the CD, you may then insert it into the CD-ROM drive of your computer (see requirement #1). If this is all too complicated and frustrating for you, we recommend that you purchase the audio cassette version of RUNNING WITH SCISSORS for peace of mind, as it does not contain any multimedia information whatsoever. ================================================================== How to play this CD's music on your computer ================================================================== Because of the way the multimedia file is integrated with this CD, you may have a bit of trouble playing the songs from the CD on your computer. Sorry, our bad. Here's what you can do... WINDOWS: Select your CD player from the Start menu: Start/Programs/Accessories/Multimedia (or Entertainment)/CD Player MAC: Select "AppleCD Audio Player" from the Apple menu ================================================================== Shameless plug ================================================================== And remember, for all your Al-related needs - including concert dates, merchandise and late-breaking news - be sure to check out the official "Weird Al" Yankovic web page at www.weirdal.com! ================================================================== Legal junk ================================================================== Certain computers may not be able to access the enhanced portion of this disc. Neither the manufacturer nor the distributor make any representation or warranty, or assume any responsibility with respect to the enhanced CD portion of this disc. The multimedia file contained on this RUNNING WITH SCISSORS CD is subject to all applicable copyright laws, blah blah blah. ________________________________________________________________________________ the file is a bunch of stuff for a spectial that al did for disney, and many of the clips can be seen on his "behind the music" special on VH1.
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Darren writes:
This hidden movie isnt on my copy of the album, theres just 12 audio tracks... :(
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miark writes:
To Quote the read.me file from the CD "Certain computers may not be able to access the enhanced portion of this disc. Neither the manufacturer nor the distributor make any representation or warranty, or assume any responsibility with respect to the enhanced CD portion of this disc."
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TOWT writes:
well...... can anyone extract the movie file from the cd and save it to their hard drive? I tried and it failed. I want to be able to view it w/o the cd
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wellonchompy writes:
I bought the Australian version and it is on there, but my friend got a different Australian one without it. The first copies in Australia I think were US imports which I got one of, now they are printed here
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Reddog writes:
I'm not sure if it is true in this scenario, but there may be a way to tell if there is a movie or hidden file. Simply look an the back of the CD (light required). Look really closely around the edge of the CD. You should see a faint white mark going in a circle around the CD. That should help you not in the USA (YEAH BABA!)
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Ray writes:
ITS ALIVE!!!! Too bad blind lemon isn't really Al's grandfather
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TOWT writes:
Does anyone know where I can download this moive?
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wackywheelz writes:
Hi All... My Australian copy of the CD has the "hidden" movie, on my PC. Actually, all of my computers (all PC's) play it. They all have different CDROM's too, old and new. I have no idea why some people are having probs copying it to hard drive, as I have done so flawlessly.... CYA :)
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MeowthRocket writes:
I just tried the cd in my IBM computer and "HOORAY!!!!!!!" The hidden file works!!!!! But it's not called the hidden file. It's called the secret file. The movie is hilarious!!!!!!!
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I found this along time ago, I can't believe I didn't think to post it here. Anyway its not that secret, it say something about it in the thing with the lyrics and copyright, also its from a Disney documentary, although I never saw it on Disney channel in the movie Al's mom ask about the people with him and Al replies there from the Disney channel.
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Waffle writes:
I just saw the clip for the first time today. My version is 15 minutes long so I was in for a treat. My question is, has anyone played "Eat it" Backwards like the Ex-con/lunatic suggests in the clip, if so what if anything is revealed when you do this?
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me writes:
This movie is not hidden. It talks about the enhanced cd in the booklet if you have the USA version. Also, it plays on a Mac os computer. When will you stop being OS-ist?
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ego writes:
There is a cd technology called "multiple session." Older cd-roms (or crappy ones) can only read one "session" of recording or they may only be able to read either the music OR the data.
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Alan Kalter writes:
My file says: "YOU FOUND THE HIDDEN MOVIE!!" I dunno, he sure is weird
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I dont think the movie is on teh Australian version for some strange and unexplained reason...
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Sol-leks writes:
Many may know this already, but many CDs have these types of things on them. I'm not sure how long it has been done (probably mid 90s). They usually have things about the making of the album or videos, maybe a game, or just a look into the artists' lives. Not all that do it say they do so experiment and enjoy.
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Saiya-jin writes:
The hidden file is actually called "HIDDEN FILE!!!!"(well, actually, it might be titled differently on others, I don't know) Anyway, just wanted anyone who couldn't get the file to run(provided they had it on their CD) that you also need Quicktime. If you do, you're doing something else wrong.
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none writes:
I cant get the movie, it only has 12 tracks.
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TheWeasel writes:
This egg is only available on the first pressing of the album, not international or subsquent pressings of the album. Fortuantely, I picked it up the day it was released.
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tlfreud writes:
Starwarsfiend is correct. I've tried it on both my WinNT Workstation and my Win98 workstation, and the hidden movie only seems to play correctly on my iMac. I guess you could probably guess Weird Al is a Mac owner.
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Actually, it plays just fine on my computer which happens to be a packard bell..
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TheStud writes:
I've got the British version and the file doesn't exist on it. Oh well...
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Hayama-SB writes:
the film clip was origionally show as part of a Disney special called "There's No Going Home"
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akamad writes:
I too have an Australian copy, and it doesn't have the hidden video. What's on the hidden video anyway? Is it a video clip of one of his songs?
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Sky writes:
The CD Europop by Eiffel 65 has no movie!! Did you know the name Eiffel 65 was random. They got it from a computer.
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Freezy writes:
Also, I think Eiffel 65's "Europop" had this feature with their video "Blue (Da Ba Dee)", and the Pokemon CD "2 B A Master" had either the Pokemon theme song or the PokeRap, I can't remember which. I would say this began in about '96, '97, around then. Anyway, I could name at least 100 other CD's that can do this, but, obviously, if I were to type them all in, I would have absolutely no social life whatsoever. So, you can see them here! :-) Just kidding... !~Merry Christmas~! !~Happy Hanukkah~! !~Happy Kwanzaa~! !~Happy Other~! !~Freezy~!
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