There was a time back in the day when I had no other choice but to watch the edited-for-TV version of movies, and whenever I'd get to a great little foul-mouthed R-rated gem, it'd be too painful to sit through. The way they'd chop it up and replace classic lines with sentences that made no sense whatsoever in real life or within the context of the movie. Now, however, I've grown up and rarely watch a film on network television unless there's absolutely nothing else on or I'm in the mood to laugh.
That's right, these days I actually get a kick out of watching the edited-for-TV version of my favorite movies. Why? Because while their ridiculous edits used to make me cringe, now they just crack me up. Take, for example, this scene from The Big Lebowski below. Walter (John Goodman) shows up to bash the car of a dude he thinks wronged him, only to wind up smashing up the wrong set of wheels. And during his tirade, his character says things like, "See, Larry, this is what happens when you f*ck a stranger in the a**." However, in the edited-for-TV version, that turned into "See, Larry, this is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps."
Huh? What? The alps? Where do they even come up with this stuff? Check out the scene below, then tell us what your favorite edited-for-TV movies are. Is there a particular scene you remember as being so chopped up, it didn't even make sense when it aired? Sound off below ...
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