- Jan 14, 2014
- Reaction score
The Don Knotts episode has always been one of my favorites and I've probably seen it at least 10-15 times. For those unfamiliar with it, the plot features Fozzie running the show and impressing the band (particularly Floyd) after he chooses "Lullaby of Birdland" for them to play. I get that they couldn't get the rights to the big "Lullaby of Birdland" number but it's still so jarring for someone so familiar with it. The episode is literally butchered beyond belief. Whole backstage scenes are either slashed or removed and the episode ends with a Swedish Chef skit as the "closing number". Essentially, any mention of the number is removed. I feel bad anyone who watches that episode for the first time on Disney+ because it's really a very good one but is just so bizarre to watch when they've taken out so many scenes. Would I have preferred it to just be omitted altogether? Probably not. But it's still a hilarious edit job if anyone wants to check it out.