01 November 2007

I Have a Friend in Vincent

Sara and I have been watching through Season One of "The Muppet Show" on DVD, and tonight the episode that just happened to come up was the one guest-starring Vincent Price. How incredibly appropriate for Hallowe'en! And even if it weren't Hallowe'en, who doesn't love Vincent Price?

But all is not well, for apparently the Season One release cuts out an entire scene from this episode. Now, that's bad enough in of itself. But dear friends, do you know what scene was omitted? Why, none other than Vincent's big closing number.

The bastards. THE FUCKING BASTARDS! ZOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!!

You have no idea how upset that makes me. I mean, what decent person leaves a man's big musical number on the cutting room floor? So much for the "complete" first season. Just one more reason to loathe Disney executives.

Thankfully, the episode is included in its entirety in the "Best of the Muppet Show" DVD collection, which I also own. And of course, there's always the magic of the Internet. So now let's take a moment to enjoy Vincent's big finish. Together. As a family.

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