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This article's subject matter is parodical and non-canon in nature (but distinct from hoax and serious fanon material)
This material is generally fan-created, but occasionally from official or commercial sources.
A typical "Hed"
Dinasaur head on lost, also known as DH and invisibul dinasaur hed, is a fan meme for humorous cartoons created using Lost screenshots. The meme began with a thread in Lostpedia's discussion forums, and it eventually came to the attention of producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse through a contest for fans.
The user "diarmyhowley" began the original thread on November 4th, 2008, claiming that a "The Shape of Things to Come" freeze frame of the smoke monster resembled the head of a dinosaur. Replies parodied the original post's incorrect grammar and spelling as well as its improbable theory. Later replies included multiple-frame comics of Lost screenshots captioned with actual text lifted verbatim from other threads. Links to these threads usually accompanied the comic.
These comics became known as "DHs". Creating these comics was known as "giving Hed" or "DHing", short for the mispelt "dinasaur hed." By January 2010, the thread gained 46,500 replies and 2,000,000 views. The thread achieved over 1,000,000 views on October 6th, 2009 and hit the 2,000,000 views mark on January 21st, 2011.
recently i was watching a lost video on youtube.i noticed a flash of white smoke just arriving before the back smoke in dis video.i would like other people to look at it and tell me what they tink.around a year ago i herd da rumour dat the black smoke was invisable dinasaurs, sounds stupid i know. but wen luking at dis video i seen da flash of white smoke.it was at 13 seconds in.its really hard 2 pause took me like 20 pauses.its between da tree and the house.wen pausing i seen wat luks alot like a dinousasurs head.it may be my* mind playin tricks,but my friends agree with it being a dinasaur head.please luk at it nd get bk 2 me......i cant give a link cuz im new on dis.on youtube type in ''lost season 5 begins february 4,2009(video 1 of 2)'' ....13 seconds in,it will take a while 2 pause right on da spotil try and send da pic i got as atachment
—User "diarmyhowley", Lostpedia forums
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof commenting on the phenomenon
On March 30, 2009, Lost producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof commented on this phenomenon in a TV Guide video podcast. Previously, Cuse and Lindelof had requested that the fans help name Season 5's code-named finale scene plot twist and Lostpedia ran a campaign to make the meme the winning name. The winning entry was "The Fork in the Outlet" (Official Lost Podcast/April 6, 2009). However, the TV Guide podcast had Cuse and Lindelof announcing the number one rejected entry for the code name - "Invisibul Dinasaur Hed". In the interview, Cuse and Lindelof commented on the supposed theory that sparked the meme but not the parody comics themselves.
MATT MITOVICH: I'm Matt Mitovich and this is a bonus edition of TVGuide.com's "Getting Lost". As I reported exclusively a few weeks ago, producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse decided to turn it over to the fans this season to nickname the season finale's jaw-dropping final moment. Well, they've narrowed it down to a final thirteen which they're going to reveal on ABC.com's official podcast, but they've given us exclusive dibs on the number one rejected nick name. And here it is.
DAMON LINDELOF: This was hard because there were so many fabulous rejects to choose from. But the number one reject that did not make it to he top thirteen...
CARLTON CUSE: is the "Invisbul Dinasaur Hed".
DAMON LINDELOF: spelled ...
CARLTON CUSE: "Invisible" with a U-L, and "head" with just H-E-D.
DAMON LINDELOF: We will not be naming the final scene that. But it is the number one reject!
CARLTON CUSE: "Dinosaur" is also spelled D-I-N-A-S-A-U-R.
DAMON LINDELOF: OK.
CARLTON CUSE: But apparently there's a long running joke among members that if you look at a scene where there's a smoke monster, if you pause it in the sixth frame and tilt your head to the left, you will see an invisible dinosaur head.
- Although the original poster spelt "head" correctly, the alternative spelling "Hed" was first used by a different poster while replying to the thread. Later posters adopted the spelling to accompany the misspellings of "invisible" and "dinosaur".
- Lostpedia forums:
- Dinasaur Hed Cult - Archive and discussion site for Heds
- ↑ Lostpedia Forums: dinasaur head on lost diarmyhowley, 11/04/2008
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 TV Guide: Getting Lost "Bonus" - What the Finale Shocker Will Not Be Nicknamed Matt Mitovich, 03/30/2009
- ↑ TV Guide: Exclusive - Lost Fans Invited to Weigh In on Season Finale Matt Mitovich, 03/16/2009
- ↑ Lostpedia Blog: Fan in ABC's Mailbox Blue eagle islander, 03/18/2009
- ↑ Lostpedia Forum: dinasaur head on lost lostinpgh, 11/04/2008