I know that television edits of movies are talked about within specific movie threads, but I thought it would be interesting as a subject by itself. Now, I know many movies with 'added' footage generally is to replace violent/sexual/inappropriate footage that can't be shown on television. Fast Times at Ridgemont High comes to mind, but another movie I was watching Summer Rental never really had any inappropriate footage. For these films, it seems that rather than cutting footage and replacing it, footage is added. In the case of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the masturbation scene is shortened (Reinhold/Cates), but then in the beginning of the movie there is extended talk as Leigh/Cates are leaving the mall about the free clinic to a lone girl that walks up to Cates. Summer Rental was different in that I noticed nothing cut (I have the DVD, and have seen the movie a million times) but that quite a few scenes were a bit longer. Most of these additions are never more than 30 seconds per scene, but interesting nonetheless. Born in East L.A., again not really a movie that needed anything cut because of sensitivity issues, had a large cut of footage added between the near end of the movie when he's going to leave Mexico and when the movie ended. When I saw this, it explained a lot vs. the the theatrical/DVD cut that when viewed retroactively, left a gaping hole in the story and events. So I guess what I'm trying to understand is more mainstream movies that aren't filled with sexual/violent/inappropriate scenes shown on television have more footage inserted anyway. And why we don't get those alternate cuts even if they are relegated to the sidelines as "outakes" or "deleted scenes". For most people who may not care or hold near and dear some of these movies it's no big deal, but if a movie is a favorite, it's rather disappointing not to have this footage. I'd like studios to put this footage either as an alternate cut of the movie or in the extra's section of a DVD. Any other movies people can think of that had quite a bit added for televised versions? Brady Bunch Movie is another that comes to mind.