Spot the Dog
Spot the Dog is a recurring gag/alternate-reality game/resin figurine found in many LoadingReadyRun videos. His appearances are almost entirely for the crew's personal amusement.
Spot was originally purchased for some very old, unaired Evil Inc. shorts, produced for as original content for a small high-tech firm. A brief clip of Paul as the head of Evil Inc. from these shorts is included in Jangles and Jones Save Christmas, making that the first official LoadingReadyRun video in which Spot makes an appearance.
After languishing in prop storage for several years, his first true LRR appearance as part of the running gag was in Sick Day. He currently resides in the camera case so he can be surreptitiously inserted into videos at the crew's whim. Some time ago, Matt accidentally broke Spot in a Mazda Miata-related incident. He has since been repaired and has returned to full service.
In the commodoreHUSTLE continuity, Kathleen acquired Spot during The Arms Race from the leftover stock from Arthur B. Borington's Creepy Doll Emporium. Despite this, Graham fails to recognize Spot when Paul finds him at one of the garage sales from Garagellenium.
Spot has no spots.
Spot's appears in Sick Day. He appears on the window sill behind Matt's character.
Spot appears on the small table next to the couch in A Sacred Duty.
He appears in Right to the Source, first on the table as Matt's character eats ice cream...
The Return of The Bill - Spot is next to the picture when Bill sneaks past.
In Geometry Wars 2: Developer Spotlight, he is by the monitor.
Behind Morgan in Emergency Situation.
On the fridge in Skeletor's Dick.
Most of Spot can be seen on the shelf during the title sequence of All The Little People.
Spot begins Easy Bake Spore on Jer's desk.
Later in Easy Bake Spore, he appears on the windowsill.
In CommodoreHUSTLE 01 - Laundry, Spot is first seen in the lost and found.
Spot's second appearance in CommodoreHUSTLE 01 - Laundry is in the window.
In I SAW What You Did There, he's on top of the urinal.
In CommodoreHUSTLE 02 - Red, Spot is on top of the TV.
In The Lich King's New Wrath, he is on the desk when Kathleen sits down to play WoW.
In CommodoreHUSTLE 03 - Critical, Spot is on Adam's monitor.
In CommodoreHUSTLE 06 - Viral, Spot is on the bookshelf.
Spot is on the bookshelf in Ways to Survive the Recession.
A source of Paul's paranoia in Ways to Stay Awake.
Spot is on his back on the top bookshelf in Stand-Up Guy.
In CommodoreHUSTLE 10 - Judgement, Spot continues to convalesce on that shelf.
In Ways to Wake Someone Up, he can be seen on the top of the bookcase during the "Free Jazz" section.
Spot is sitting on the sound board in 106.7 The Drive.
The Arms Race - As the example creepy doll that Kathleen receives after finding new office space.
On the table in Ways to Use a Vuvuzela for the Vuvuzela Volcano.
He is by the phone on Graham's desk in Videogame Fighting Tournament.
In Bad News, he is sitting on the table.
In Toothy Smile he can be seen on a bookshelf behind Matt and Kathleen.
In Gary, he is sitting on the desk Jer is using.
Spot begins Bed Buggery on the bookshelf.
Later in Bed Buggery, he appears next to the CD player.
In Unaccustomed, he appears in Paul's luggage.
In Show Me Your Moves, he appears on the desk behind Tally.
In It's Magic, he appears on the table in front of Alex, Graham, and Kathleen.
In Desert Bus Trailers, he appears in the background on a shelf a few times.
In Ways to Close the Deal, he appears on Nate's character's desk.
He features prominently in Reality Tear.
In Columbus of the Internet, he is on the coffee table.
Spot is in the grass behind James in The First Rule.
In Boy Wonder he's in the background behind Graham.
In the t-shirt ad at the end of Boy Wonder, he is in Alex's shirt pocket.
In Cash Cats, he is on the table behind a cup.
A blurry Spot appears on a desk in the background of Bright Ideas.
Spot appears on a bench in the background of The Whole Story: Spam.
Spot is in the background behind Matt in Ransom.
In Garagellenium, Spot first appears on the desk. This wiki page appears on the monitor as well.
Spot also appears on a shelf in that same scene of Garagellenium.
Spot next appears as a prop on the shelf in Garagellenium.
Then in Garagellenium, Spot is behind a bottle on the table.
Graham declares Spot to be "creepy" in another Spot appearance in Garagellenium.
Spot can very briefly be seen on the desk behind Graham in Canadian Girlfriend.
Spot is behind a radio in Fiscal Irresponsibility.
Spot is on Andy's side of the desk in Annette, Internet Receptionist.
A blurry Spot is behind Graham's hood in Socially Awkward.
In Outbid, Spot is sitting on the chalk tray.
Spot is on the shelf behind Graham in Voluntourism.
Spot is on the shelf, mostly obscured by Graham's head, in Pony Time.
Spot begins Shit People Say behind the black comic books.
Spot then moves near the red comic book in Shit People Say.
Spot is also in the pile of wrappers in Shit People Say.
Later in Shit People Say, Spot is on the shelf in both the passive-aggressive roommate section and the D&D section.
Also in Shit People Say, Spot is in the field.
Spot begins The Break on the shelf.
Later in The Break, Spot moves to the desk.
Spot is behind the asparagus water in Spare Us, Gus.
Spot is also very blurry in the background on a bookshelf in Spare Us, Gus.
Spot is a cuddle buddy in Jonny Two.
Spot is perched on the video game shelf in Some Kind of Geek.
Spot is on Tally's crafting table in The Bee Team.
Spot is on the windowsill in Friends and Family
Spot is on the nightstand in Find My Friends.
Spot is on the shelf in Ways to Prepare for PAX.
Spot is on the desk in A Warning.
Spot is behind Kathleen in The Crazy One.
Spot is on the desk in On the Case.
In Rapidfire 3: Episode 4, Spot appears in a different location on the desk in each of Andy's scenes.
Spot spends most of The NASA Conspiracy behind Graham's head.
Spot's reflection can just barely be seen in the rear windshield during Junk in the Trunk.
Spot's ear is briefly visible in the opening shot of Wizard Chat.
Spot is on the shelf in Harlem Shake.
Spot serves as inspiration in The Theatre of the Mind.
A pixel Spot appears in Papers, Please.
Spot is a tree decoration in The True Meaning of Boxing Day.
Spot is on the boat in Ways to Blow the Kickstarter Money.
Spot is on the desk in The Bitcoin Conspiracy.
Spot is on the nightstand in The Warriors Return.
Spot is in the background in The New Chess.
Spot is on the windowsill in Laughter.
Spot is on a bookshelf in Flat Out.
Spot is behind the crystal ball in A Fortunate Teller.
Spot is in the background of The IMAX Experience.
Spot is on the end table in EVERYTHING IS FINE.
Spot is behind a plant in The File.
Spot is on the green screen in Live On Location.
For Desert Bus for Hope 5, Spot was part of the hidden achievement "Dog Catcher," awarded when someone in the chat saw Spot on the Driver Cam. Chat user Anubis169 found Spot wedged between the hangers of two costumes roughly 144 hours and 48 minutes in, approximately 2 hours after he had been placed there. Hints from Graham led the chat to know what to look for.
Dog Catcher was also an achievement for Desert Bus for Hope 6. Spot was visible on the NASA cam roughly four minutes into the run, and the achievement was triggered shortly after that.
Spot makes a cameo on the bookshelf in Phailhaüs - 23.
James cuddles with Spot in Loading Time: Here's Jonny.
Paul places Spot in Loading Time - Shit Saying.
Spot is in the background in Loading Time - Break for Fog.
Spot's first appearance in Loading Time - Mean Greens is behind the asparagus water.
A rare close-up of spot at the end of Loading Time - Mean Greens.
Spot begins Loading Time - Taxes Are Taxing on the shelf.
Later in Loading Time - Taxes Are Taxing, Spot is by the giant calculator.
Spot is on the games shelf in Loading Time - Geeks and Six Foot Ceilings.
Spot can be seen in the background of Loading Time - Cleanup.
Spot in Loading Time - X Ways to PAX.
Spot in Crazy One Time.
Spot in Loading Time - Resolved.
Spot in Loading Time - The NASA Conspiracy.
Spot in Loading Time - Junk in the Trunk.
Spot in Friday Nights: Rotation.
Spot in an image from the LRR Twitter feed teasing Rapidfire Series 3.
Spot appears on the CTV news coverage of Desert Bus for Hope 6.
From Tally's Twitter
On March 16, 2013, Tally tweeted a picture of Spot after he had been left at her house. James replied that he left his sunglasses there also, and that they would look good on Spot. Then Tally paired Spot with a Creepy Doll.