Syndicated cuts are not that bad. That is the point I'm trying to make. You purists act as if major themes are overlooked. They are not. Syndicated cuts will not leave you in the dark or leave you going "huh, what did I miss. Prove to me one episode of a syndicated show that you were confused of because of 12 seconds here or 8 second there were missing and you missed important information. I watched an episode of Miami Vice recently on dvd, (Little Prince) and you know what the syndicated cut on TVLand was better. On the uncut version from dvd there was this long scene of a lady walking through a mansion looking for someone and it really lagged and made that scene move at a snails pace. The syndicated cut must have cut almost 40 seconds of what I will call nothing. no dialouge, no action..just nothing. That is basically what syndicated cuts are they just cut out the fat of the episode, not the meat. Holy cow people, when you watch a movie on dvd that has deleted scenes, do you watch the deleted scenes, and freak out because they weren't in the movie? Well guess what, most times deleted scenes aren't in the movie for the simple reason of studio time restraints. The director would have liked to keep it in the movie, but couldn't because of the running time. Syndicated cuts are basically the same thing. Do you boycott movies on dvd because it's not the whole package and the deleted scenes aren't in it? I forgot who I was addressing..sorry, of course you do.