In 1995 Larry Clark and Harmony Korine each directed a music video to accompany tracks from the soundtrack to the film Kids. Clark directed a video for Deluxx Folk Implosion's Daddy Never Understood, which aired on MTV, and Korine directed a video for one of the album's two tracks by Daniel Johnston (either Casper or Casper the Friendly Ghost), which one exactly it is not known. Korine's video was never released, as explained Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore in an interview for the August 1998 issue of Chart:
Korine did [a music video] for Daniel Johnston that nobody ever saw, which supposedly involves him filming this kid having an epileptic fit on his Grandmother's floor. MTV saw it and said that they wouldn't show this in a million years.Further details of the video were given by Amy Taubin, writing for the Village Voice in 1995:
Cary Woods informs me that Harmony and Larry have each made a music video for the Kids soundtrack. 'I didn't want to tell you,' says Harmony, 'because I hate music videos. They're just commercials. But this is more of a documentary. It's about a kid with epilepsy and his mother.' The song is by Daniel Johnston, a Texas singer-songwriter, who, Harmony says, is obsessed with Casper the Friendly Ghost. 'He's written 40 songs about Casper.' The character Casper in Kids is named in honor of Johnston.
Harmony's video has no fast editing, no clips from the movie, no shots of the band. He doesn't think MTV will play it. It seems, like Harmony, ahead of its time, which means it's exactly on the mark. It's also extremely moving. The epileptic kid is a metaphor for teenage turmoil, for the feeling that you're jumping out of your skin.