amsters are natural performers. In fact, people who pour on the drama whenever the cameras are rolling are often called "hams." Likewise, that behavior is referred to as "hamming it up." The term comes from hamster, of course.
In fact, the Syrian hamster emerged from obscurity in the wild to starring roles in Hollywood movies, car commercials, and even programming about current events and politics.
Indeed, Hamster candidates have starred in their own "infomercial" films, beginning in campaign year 2004, with another full length feature in 2012 (appears on this site). By election year 2016, the campaign contracted to have a series of 25 to 30 one-minute ads produced, also available here. All video was produced by the world's first hamster-owned entertainment company, YodaVision Films.
Since the passing of the great founder, the business has been a family enterprise, run by successive generations. The late great Sage, distant cousin to Diddley and Squit and also a direct descendant of Yoda, was in charge of video production at the time the propaganda film was made in 2012. She left the business to Diddley's bride, Cree. And by the 2016 campaign, video production became the responsibility of the highly competent Otis (photo below):
Currently, video production is in the talented and very capable paws of Leo, a large, beige hamster with more fur than twelve average longhairs put together. His picture appears below.
On this page you'll find links to a series of videos by, about, and for hamsters. So grab the popcorn and enjoy!
Watch here or download from these links:
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October 2019 - Campaign Ad
Produced 28 October 2019
CAMPAIGN AD (September 2019)
New one-minute campaign commercial posted 19 September 2019. Why do we need better candidates?
See and hear Diddley Squat announce his candidacy in the native language of the American-born hamster (made audible by lowering the pitch to the human hearing range).
And these are older videos, unrelated to the campaign - just for fun:
GIANT HAMSTER INVASION
Perjury Filter for use in courtrooms, depositions, and more