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Important: improvements in TV comedy

Bill Vermillion
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Walter Traprock <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Yes, improvements have been made in comedies by the network censor:
>For example, the "Stupid" nickname for the dog/boy/man in the movie "The
>Jerk" is much funnier than the filthier, more offensive, "Shithead",
>which is all you can find on DVD.
>And now for something related: TV versions also sometimes have
>alternate scenes that are better than appear in the regular movie/DVD
>version, like, in the above referenced movie, funnier scenes about
>people not eating in years or sucking on rocks only exist in the TV
>censored version and not in the DVD/theatrical version which only has
>some offensive stuff about balls.
>Don't know how this related: in the film National Lampoon Vacation,
>the song Little Boy Sweet is a much better song than the more
>irritating "Let's get excited". If you buy, rent or steal the DVD,
>note on how the first three scenes with the girl in the red car, the
>alternate language tracks are different in the first and third scene
>for the background music: The french, portuguese, etc., has Let's Get
>Excited as background, while in the english version and the
>commentary it is Little Boy Sweet; yet, in the second scene at the
>picnic, the alternate versions have Little Boy Sweet. This may
>have extremely important significance in the theory of music licensing;
>on the other hand, it may not.
>Then there is the weird food for the hardcore fan of the excellent
>drug film Cheech And Chong's Next Movie: Comedy Central showed a
>censor cut several years ago that changed all drug references to
>"diamonds", and added a lot of deleted scenes to make it look
>different: It did look different.

And the late lamented [by me at least] Trio network once
showed a G rated version of Debbie Does Dallas. After all
the sex scenes and innuendo were edited out it was about
20 minutes long. It really WAS different.


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com
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Walter Traprock wrote on [Sat, 07 Apr 2007 11:56:37 -0700]:
> Yes, improvements have been made in comedies by the network censor:
> For example, the "Stupid" nickname for the dog/boy/man in the movie "The
> Jerk" is much funnier than the filthier, more offensive, "Shithead",
> which is all you can find on DVD.

No, it isn't.
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Geena Phillips
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Bill Vermillion wrote:

> And the late lamented [by me at least] Trio network

Not just you, Bill. I miss it too.
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