Posted August 31 2005 - 09:42 AM
| I have seen Simpsons episodes that have a set up to a joke and then the joke is gone in syndication.. |
(I'm paraphrasing since I don't remember the lines exactly):
Lisa looks at her permanent record where it mentions she's "difficult". Millhouse tears the page out and says "Well, let's get rid of the permanent record" and throws the torn page on the book.
This is where the scene ends in syndication...
the uncut episode shows the result of the setup, where the page magically 'heals' itself back into the book and becomes permanent again.
They even mention syndication cuts on the Simpson commentary and about the fact that some of the best jokes are the ones to get cut since the best jokes are the real goofy/stand alone jokes, which are easiest to cut and not affect plot.
So this is why I want 'uncut' episodes.
Also, there's a Simpsons episode (from an early season) where Bart crashes a rocket on the school's roof. The syndication version cuts that scene out, but you always see the crashed rocket on the roof. I never saw that epsiode originally aired and it always bugged me what the rocket was doing on the roof.
And as far as purchasing 'cut' episodes, I posted this in the Roseanne thread (as well as on Amazon's site) and it pretty much covers my anger over cut DVD's:
| Syndicated episodes are deisgned to gain more advertising for a TV station that is giving away it's programming (basically) for "Free". Now why would I want to BUY something that was designed for paid advertising? If they were to give me the DVD's for free, I'd be fine with that, but they aren't. When we are paying for these sets, it is extremely insulting to offer us a product that (by it's very nature) was designed to make the TV stations more money. |
This would be like future DVD sets adding commercials inbetween epsiodes. Commercials should NOT be paid for by the consumer! And nor should we be paying for anything that is the RESULT of advertising.
To the studios: Unless we are getting a 'cut' on the advertising, you shouldn't be selling us your hacked up/"money making" versions...
To the Amazon buyers: Is that something YOU really want to pay for????