Important: improvements in TV comedy

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Bill Vermillion, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. In article <>,
    Walter Traprock <> 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
    Bill Vermillion, Apr 7, 2007
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  2. Bill Vermillion

    Justin Guest

    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.
    Justin, Apr 8, 2007
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  3. Bill Vermillion wrote:

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

    Not just you, Bill. I miss it too.
    Well, whaddaya know? War WAS the answer, after all. Go figure.

    A lone Micronaut lost in a world of Star Wars action figures,
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    --Tony Bourdain

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    the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in
    all history."
    -- Robert Heinlein
    Geena Phillips, Apr 8, 2007
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