David "Dave" N. Madson (born July 28, 1964), commonly known online as davemadson, aka dnm728part3, is a respected American YouTuber and TTS video maker from St. Louis, Missouri. He has created nearly 200 TTS videos since February 2010 under his former account, dnm728part3, and his current account until April 7, 2014. On January 10, 2017, Dave reopened his channel as "davemadson davemadson," later "the real davemadson," and as of June 19, 2021, his name was renamed as "davemadson entertainment inc." His family is very talented amongst making him come up with his own ideas for his own videos.
As “dnm728part3” (February 14, 2010-April 14, 2011)
He became active on YouTube on February 14, 2010 as dnm728part3 ("dnm" stands for "Dave's New Maintenance" or possibly his full name, "728" doesn't mean anything or possibly his birthday, and "part3" means that this is the third part of his life), which he has uploaded his first Funny Signs videos. He also did his first Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers, the longest being the fourth episode titled "Sam, Mike and Mary Join in the Fun." In those videos, he wanted them to be text-to-speech voice videos; they featured the text-to-speech voices:
- Microsoft Sam
- Microsoft Mike
- Microsoft Mary
- The TruVoice, Lernout and Hauspie and RoboSoft voices (Example Speakonia Male 1, 2, 3 and Speakonia Female 1, 2, Robosoft 3 and 4)
He closed his original channel on April 14, 2011 due to two copyright strikes issued by Warner Bros. (for including Looney Tunes Characters) and Universal Music Group (for using U2 songs in these videos), serving 7 months of Sam-and-friends fun.
As “davemadson” (April 15, 2011-April 7, 2014)
He continued to be active on YouTube on April 15, 2011 as "davemadson" (his own name "Dave Madson" is written in one word in all lowercase letters). His channel logo is a Windows XP-style pop-up with the channel name adding "films inc.", reading "davemadson films inc." At that time, he uploaded channel and television logos from the 1950s to 1990s. On April 18, 2011, Madson's first TTS video was "Quantum Ducks," but it was removed a couple years later for unknown reasons. He uploaded his first new LT Bloopers episode on April 20, 2011 (in the takes, most of the ring backgrounds were from the original Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, but in dnm728part3's LT Intro Bloopers, they were made with MS Paint), starting with "The Shield Gets An Attitude". He redid some of his old episodes, some of 2, 3 with the exception of the V of Doom, which was replaced with the S from Hell, 4, and 5. They were redone to davemadson's ep 5, 9, 4 and probably 32. His 9 was remade again to 31. He returned to his Funny Signs videos on May 1, 2011, starting with "Resistance is Futile", and marks the first appearance of two new voices:
- RoboSoft 2 as Lucifer (then known as the Devil)
- RoboSoft 5 as Lucretia (then known as the She-Devil)
At this point, he uploaded more LTIB and Funny Signs episodes. He also uploaded remakes of the logos he's uploaded so far, and logos for his own channel that are based off them. In October 2011, he created SG Bloopers. The videos involve Dave and friends attempting to get the 1965 Screen Gems Television logo right.
Starting in March 2012, Dave gave his characters onscreen appearances beginning with "LTIB 19: Shield Riders". The characters beginning in the next episode are on a navy blue background this time. This trend would remain throughout Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers, although this could not be applied with Screen Gems S from Hell Bloopers during it's original run, which had a yellow background instead, and Funny Signs, which had no characters onscreen at all, except when there were tantrums. As of 2020, apart from Funny Signs, all characters appear on a navy blue background.
Starting in August 2012, Dave himself made onscreen appearances beginning with "LTIB 33: Commercial Cannibalization".
Starting in March 2013, Dave had to put disclaimers at the beginning of his videos to prove they're not geared to little kids, beginning with "LTIB 52: The Return of Logo Mayhem," since NoAverageJill, who was eventually terminated from YT by childishmammal12, made the claim that his videos were "harming her kids". This wasn't always the case, however; videos like LTIB 61 and 62, as well as Funny Signs: Drag Strip High School, didn't use such a disclaimer at the beginning. The same month, Dave decided to implement built-in captions in his videos instead of captioning them himself. This wasn't always the case either, though, as videos like the aformentioned LTIB 52, 61, 63 and 67 were captioned by Dave after they were uploaded to YouTube.
Until May 2013, Dave's personal production company was known as "davemadson films inc." He would change this name to "davemadson productions inc." after Funny Signs: Evening at Chez Monyou. Another name change occurred in February 2014, after Funny Signs: Grand Hotel. At this point, the company was known as "davemadson enterprises inc."
For a short time starting on October 27, 2013, Dave started using his real name, "David N Madson", as his channel name due to someone else on YouTube using the name "davemadson".
On April 6, 2014, Dave announced that, due to his busy personal life and Microsoft discontinuing support for Windows XP, he has decided to close down his channel after almost 3 years on YouTube1. Dave had also noted that he might create a new account and return to YouTube someday, but it was unclear if he would return or not. The next day, he closed down his account, deleted his videos with it, and faded into obscurity.
As “davemadson davemadson” (July 3, 2014-September 21, 2020)
On July 3, 2014, it was discovered that his channel was restored, under the name "davemadson davemadson" but it had no videos, according to a video from Geraint Lewis.
Despite this, not much was heard from Dave and it appeared as if he really has faded into obscurity, but on January 2015, davemadson liked a video called "Hollywood Squares (May 29, 1967) - Larry vs. Candy," which can be seen here.
In August 2016, he liked another video called "NBC - WBZ-TV Boston - Top of Hour Break 1970 - audio" (was private before, now available on YouTube again). He also left a comment on said video, stating "The reason I stopped posting videos on YT is that YT no longer supports Windows XP, and I haven't as yet gotten a newer system. However, I appreciate that YouTubers like File Preserver saved many of my old vids. Be patient." This comment got many replies, one of which by File Preserver himself, who was the main source for old davemadson videos.
On January 10, 2017, davemadson made an announcement ("davemadson is back on YouTube") saying that he's returning to YouTube after a 3-year hiatus. He also announced that he's uploading the 8 "lost" LTIB episodes that he made while he was absent from YouTube ("Coming Soon: The Return of LTIB"). He also said to stay tuned for a "coming attractions" trailer. The channel name, according to Dave, is "redundant." The next day, he liked another video called "Hollywood Squares (1968) - Loretta vs. Dean" (watch here).
After davemadson released all of the lost episodes, he announced ("UPDATE 1/18/2017") to make new LTIB episodes as "LT Bloopers" with new characters like Wally Warner (Mr. Warner's son) and Rhonda Raven (Dave's new GF). The characters formerly known as the Devil and She-Devil now go by Lucifer McEvil and Lucretia McEvil. Sam's evil twin was introduced in the next episode, and Vulcanna Ash and the Chairman of Hades were introduced the episode after that. He also teased to return Funny Signs as well. In LT Bloopers 101, Dave changed to a cartoon OC like his cast.
He also started NET Bloopers on Aug 17, 2020, using the 1967–1970 logo of NET as a parody. This also shows his usage of Corel PaintShop has really improved.
Back in February 2018, davemadson hit 4,000 subscribers. Then somewhere in summer 2018, davemadson hit 5,000 subscribers. And on August 8, 2019, davemadson hit 6,000 subscribers.
As “the real davemadson” (September 21, 2020-June 19, 2021)
Due to a kid copying logo blooper channels (including Dave's, of course), after "Funny Signs: First Aid Lions" was released, "davemadson davemadson" had yet another name change to just "the real davemadson" on September 21, 2020.
On April 10, 2021, Dave announced ("Coming Soon: davemadson entertainment inc.") that, effective after LT Bloopers 220, he would change his personal production company name to "davemadson entertainment inc." to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of his current YouTube channel.
As “davemadson entertainment inc” (June 19, 2021-present)
He renamed his channel to "davemadson entertainment inc" on June 19, 2021, reflecting his production company's name change two months prior.
Series made by davemadson
Currently in production
- Funny Signs (145 episodes as of August 5, 2022)
- PBS Parodies (45 episodes as of March 17, 2022)
- SG Parodies (28 episodes as of March 5, 2022)
- SEGA Logo Bloopers (4 episodes as of October 11, 2017)
- NET Parodies (10 episodes as of March 27, 2022)
- davemadson's LT Parodies (245 episodes as of February 27, 2022)
- davemadson's NBC Parodies (8 episodes as of June 25, 2022)
- davemadson's ABC Parodies (3 episodes as of July 8, 2022)
- Dave & Friends (18 episodes as of June 14, 2022)
- Logos Gone Wrong (20 episodes as of August 9, 2022; Episode 3 is currently missing, likely permanently lost)
- The Adventures of Microsoft Sam and His Friends (15 episodes as of September 1, 2021, was made by davemadson, but Astro Madson took over production of the episodes)
- NYET (5 episodes as of July 13, 2011)
- Fugitive Television (7 episodes as of December 5, 2021, not to be confused with Gawain Hale Films' version)
- CBS Color ID Parodies (18 episodes as of June 19, 2022)