Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Grrr...

From the official artwork for The Odd Couple Season 2:


"Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version."


I was afraid of this -- but does anyone remember any musical sequences in the second season that Paramount may cut out rather than pay for? I can't remember much music on The Odd Couple at all, except public-domain stuff. The comments section mentions one season two episode where they use the "Little Orphan Annie" theme; I wouldn't put it past Paramount to cut that part.

3 comments:

Loren said...

Unrelated comment, but as there's no e-mail link:

Why is it that you don't have a link to 'TV Guidance' in your sidebar? There's one hidden in your profile, but no conspicuous one on the front page here.

Just a thought.

John said...

Just recalling the episode off the top of my head, I think Paramount would have to bite the bullet and shell out for the "Annie" song rights, since the episode becomes unreleasable without it (i.e. Felix only overcomes his stage fright on the talk show by singing the "Little Orphan Annie" theme). But I believe the short closing segment also includes Tony Randall and David Steinberg doing another late-30s song, and it's possible that end segment will be cut entirely from the DVD copy.

Todd Lucas said...

Cutting music in The Odd Couple? Now, I've heard everything. It's official, Paramount is nothing but a bunch of cheapskates.

I was really looking forward to the WKRP DVD release but they can keep it, as far as I'm concerned. If you can't do something right, then don't do it at all.