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Lost Subway Commercial Reenactment

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UPDATE 2021: the actual lost commercial has been found!!!

This is the LEGO animation segment from my mini documentary about my search for a strange piece of media from the 1990s. If this animation looks familiar, please let me know if you have any memory of watching this actual commercial!

Lost Media Wiki Article

Full YouTube mini documentary:

Background: Back in the mid-1990s, our local TV stations would broadcast a bizarre and confusing commercial advertisement for the sandwich franchise Subway – a commercial with questionable biblical and spiritual overtones. This commercial used low-quality video effects and laughable amateur actors, despite Subway being a ubiquitous national food franchise. The absurdity of this strange commercial would often be the subject of ridicule and mockery among my friends and family.

Sadly, this unusual commercial has been lost to time, and I can find no record of it ever existing. However, with my photographic memory I’ve actually reenacted the synopsis of this commercial with the use of LEGO puppets and stop-motion animation!

Because of how weird and cheap the lost commercial was, it’s my logical deduction that it wasn’t a nationally-broadcasted commercial, but rather a local ad for an independent Subway franchise in our area (central Pennsylvania). With that said, I’ve found no record of it online, since it clearly didn’t have the national attention of regular Subway commercials.

Please share that video so that we can get more attention and maybe locate the actual footage. Perhaps someone with VHS tapes of old local commercials might have this lost commercial on it. Maybe an employee of Subway might be able to dig into their company’s archives and explain the history behind this commercial. Or maybe even a cast/crew member of the commercial’s production team could stumble upon this YouTube video and shed some light on this mystery once and for all.

Video, animation, and editing by Julius von Brunk

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Dammit I miss ordering subway! My usual is a spicy italian meatball with buffalo and saracha.

Perfect ! Oh ... 90-s been so strange ?
Cool and quality video :)

Credits & Info

3.54 / 5.00

Apr 20, 2020
6:03 PM EDT
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Dragonframe
Misc. Kit
  • Nikon D5200