Oh, I'm sorry that you find it so offensive when facts are posted that are not to your liking. OK, I take it back. All of the episodes that have a ton of music have nothing whatsoever to do with the release schedule or costs.
Wait a minute, now--back in your post #4, you stated, and I quote: "The cost if they would have cleared all of the music for season 2 would have been $2.4 million. And that's before Suzi Quatro started showing up and performing. My guess would be around $40 to $50 million to clear all of the episodes music. Then to license out all of the clips, probably another few million. I think $2500 is a very conservative estimate."
So now you are stating that your "guesses" are as good as "facts?" It is
a fact that Suzy Quatro appeared in a whopping seven episodes out of 255. Not exactly going to break the bank, clearing the music from seven episodes. Fox somehow managed to clear several hundred
songs for their Ally McBeal set and it only cost $200. They had Vonda Shepard as a regular cast member. Unlike Suzi Quattro, Vonda appeared in over 100 episodes and always sang one if not more pop tunes per episode. And the rest of the show was loaded with pop music, week after week. That's a lot of music. But Fox did
it. I guess you feel Paramount doesn't have the corporate clout to cut those kinds of deals with music publishers. I don't know.
And I also pointed out that the OP created a dream list of extras; in no possible way would that they able to secure all those clips from disparate shows owned by different entities. It was just a wish list. Budgeting such a set at $2500 is still unrealistic, whether those clips are in there or not. Again--it's just a guess on your part. I thought you posted that kind of "final word" statement in order to inflame the message board. I thought you were just trolling. Since, as you say, you take it back, I accept your apology.