Where's Waldo?

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Where's Waldo? is an old screamer animation based on the British book series Where's Waldo, and has similarities to What's Wrong?. The animation was originally uploaded to Newgrounds by the user PimpMasterKDOG (or simply called by his short pseudonym, KDOG) on Dec 16th, 2001.

The original begins with the main menu and a start button. The gameplay is to find Waldo in crowded people, from the PC game Where's Waldo in the Circus. Once the player finds it (Waldo is behind the grandma's shoulder), the text: "Congratulation" appears before being replaced by "You Found Waldo"; this version does not have a screamer. Another screamer was shortly made after, uploaded to Newgrounds at 10:32 PM, which doesn't contain a screamer likewise to the previous.

Jeremy Winterrowd commented that this was the first screamer he had seen, which inspired him to make The Maze game.


The original screamer version was published on July 17th, 2002 by TheGuyYouAllHate, with Waldo removed from a large crowd of people, and inviting the player to find him while Circus music plays. After about 30 seconds, a picture of Pazuzu from the 1973 horror film The Exorcist appears, accompanied by a scream from the video game Mortal Kombat 2. In the description, it states that it was made a few weeks ago. TeKZoned hosted this version.

There's an alternate version of this with the What's Wrong? face. Scooby Doo laughs as the screen flashes with yellow lights in the eye sockets and a different scream. Another, even shorter version exists, which includes Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist at the end, along with two screaming children. (actually, Bart and Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons).

In early 2007, Jackspicer14 created a Flash animation titled "The Simpsons: Find Maggie" which is submitted on the site Winterrowd.com. It follows the concept of Where's Waldo? The animation presents a crowd of The Simpsons characters, challenging viewers to locate Maggie within the crowd. After 30 seconds, the animation shifts to a picture of Brandon from the 2006 horror film The Slaughter, accompanied by the same scream used in The Ultimate Maze. In the Winterrowd version, the animation ends with a link redirecting to the official Winterrowd site.

YouTube variations

On May 27th, 2007, Bristowman created a YouTube video based on both "follow-the-dot" and the Flash, titled "Eye Testing Ben." This video takes the form of a minigame collection, inspired by the channel owner's first name, Ben. The video begins on a white screen bearing the message "Eye Testing Ben (You don't need to take glasses off)." It quickly demonstrates the first level, where players must follow a black dot. Subsequently, a message instructs players to increase the volume as the second game is introduced, challenging them to find Waldo in a picture. A cropped screenshot from a Where's Waldo book appears, depicting a beach scene with a man spilling ice cream on a sunbathing woman's back. After several seconds, an image of The Gentlemen from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Hush" appears, accompanied by a loud female scream. A brief message follows, where the creator hoped that the viewer was startled by the screamer.[1][2]

On October 11, 2012, StefanD99 uploaded his version titled "Hilarious hidden message in Where's Waldo" on YouTube. It features a low-quality screenshot of "The Goggling Gluttons" page from the Where's Waldo? book series. The screenshot slowly zooms in to the center while the song "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin plays. At the 22-second mark, a ghostly humanoid monster appears with the same scream from Ghost Caught on Tape, accompanied by a growling sound.[3][4]

On October 17, 2010, PrepareForAScare shared a "scary-pop-up"-based video titled "FIND WALDO (scary pop-up)" on YouTube. The video begins with a screenshot from the Waldo book series, challenging viewers to locate Waldo among numerous other characters. However, Waldo is edited out in the image. As the video advances, seemingly reaching its end, an image of a vampire suddenly appears on the screen, accompanied by a chilling scream resembling that of a young girl. This same screamer image has also been repurposed for use in the Maze Challenge game.[5][6]

In 2012, SuperLaugh, the creator of the What's Wrong? version of Where's Waldo? animation, uploaded a screamer video titled "The Hardest Where's Waldo Ever" on YouTube. The video opens with an image of a crowded beach, featuring the same circus music used in Where's Waldo? playing in the background. Viewers are instructed to find "Waldo" in the image. However, Waldo is notably absent, and the same screamer from What's Wrong abruptly interrupts after approximately 17 seconds.[7][8]

In 2018, a YouTube user Mega Osodashi published a lost screamer video (under the name "Crystal the Tanuccoon") on YouTube titled "The Simpsons Comic: Find Ned Flanders In This Panel!" The video was deleted along with her video Baikinman's Heartbeat shortly in November. The video showcases a panel from The Simpsons comic book called "The Yes-Man Who Would Be King" and bears resemblance to the Where's Waldo? screamer. Users are compelled to find Ned Flanders in the comic's panel while a sped-up version of "Watch Out" by Bambee plays quietly in the background. At the 0:25 mark, a white girl with large eyes, large pupils, and a bloody mouth (from Planet Dolan's "15 Creepiest Things A Child Has Ever Said") suddenly appears, accompanied by an extremely loud scream. Following the screamer, a scene from the 1974 Perman episode plays, revealing a pink text that reads "Fooled!" and then shifts to "Look for more videos on my Generation Star YouTube channel!". Both moments are accompanied by a sped-up chorus of "Call Me" by Babe.

SiIvaGunner parody

YTPMVers Grambam36, Ashley, and collaborative music channel SiIvaGunner, uploaded a "high quality rip"[9] titled "Carnival Music - Wheres Waldo?" to YouTube on October 30, 2022. This video is an apparent rip of Where's Waldo? It kicks off with what seems to be the same crowd from the original screamer game, featuring various characters like Tails, Amy, and Shadow from the Sonic franchise, and Maki Nishikino from Love Live!. The top left corner features a "1" watermark. While carnival music plays in the background, incorporating the same vocals from the Parry Gripp song Do You Like Waffles?. At 0:13, the music fades, leading to a brief silence until the 0:41 mark, where a voice can be heard preceded by a "WAFF--". Abruptly following that, it cuts to the "I AM GOD" image from Sonic.exe instead of Pazuzu, accompanied by the same scream from the original screamer game.[10][11][12]


  1. youtube.com/watch?v=twsaa3CQytU
  2. bit.ly/47gSBCu
  3. youtube.com/watch?v=i8ma0xDLJ8Q
  4. bit.ly/3FM0hB1
  5. youtube.com/watch?v=Di5kblvpmiM
  6. bit.ly/3r4f0Uh
  7. youtube.com/watch?v=SSf6GNMWBso
  8. bit.ly/3uHYz1l
  9. The term "high quality rips" is frequently used by the SiIvaGunner community to describe video game music that, in reality, consists of remixes, parodies, and/or mashups.
  10. The references to Sonic and the song "Do You Like Waffles" in the video may stem from the Sonic X video with 15 million views, Sonic-Do you like Waffles?
  11. the credited composer is Eileen Dietz, the actress who portrayed Pazuzu in the same film.
  12. youtube.com/watch?v=-FaYCavHjg8


NOTE: The following animations contain screamers!

  • Original: newgrounds.com/portal/view/39181
  • Original (screamer) version: newgrounds.com/portal/view/57335
  • What's Wrong version: web.archive.org/web/20121120190440/superlaugh.com/waldo
    • Showcase video: youtube.com/watch?v=y0-n0q2YS3I
  • SiIvaGunner rip: youtube.com/watch?v=-FaYCavHjg8


  • tekzoned.com/waldo
  • web.archive.org/web/20100424214259/winterrowd.com/wheres-waldo
  • albinoblacksheep.com/flash/waldo
  • Showcase video: youtube.com/watch?v=sQYtI5XTbIs



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