When a theatrical movie is edited for television, they edit for time and content. What you get away with in an R movie usually isn’t allowed on broadcast television for reason obvious to everyone but the “everything for meeeeee” crowd who couldn’t care less about a hapless five year old whose parents may not want them to see a head explode while the inducer of said explosion swears up a storm. As if somehow, cursing and gore make for a better movie. Oh, and the sex. Don’t forget the sex. All the better to hide the fact that the story itself is terrible, the dialog makes no sense, and the movie as a whole could be better written by the aforementioned five year old.

Take for example Snakes on a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson. Now that’s a niche movie, to be sure. It’s sad when a movie actually pushes for cult status as it’s main goal. This plan pretty much failed (surprising?). The movie went down like a plane full of snakes. However, there’s one line that will live in infamy. Here it is unedited, so be warned–there is cursing.

Now that scene will not be allowed on broadcast tv. But can this line work without the “m***er f***er” part? Decide for yourself.

This is why any new version of  Match Game won’t work. It’s not as funny when you can come right out and say the naughty stuff. Innuendo and pseudo-curses are a lot funnier.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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