Hibbidy-Wah?! Why Were Jokes Cut From The DVD?

How could he keep from kissing her? Aside from lawsuits anyway.

This, my dear friends, is the tale of me embarking upon a slippery slope.  I do have my defense at the ready as to why I would remember such a small detail, and I do have proof.  It’s been a while since I’ve jumped into the rabbit hole, and I think I’ve missed hanging out in the dirt.

AnyGreendale, I’ve been watching the first season of Community on DVD and I’ve noticed something that’s alarmed me.  There are actual jokes missing that made it to air but the digital disc.  In a world where uncut DVD’s are the norm, why is this show the exception!

The one I noticed for 100% sure happened in the beginning of the episode Social Psychology.  I know this for two reasons (besides this proof I’ve found), which I’ll get to after the proof.  This line, listed in AV Club’s review of the ep, is not on the DVD release:

You’re an eight, which is a British 10.

You can see it in action here:

Now how did I remember this independent of my research?

  1. Community is one of the few shows I watch more than once on my DVR (this, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Delocated).
  2. I like Alison Brie.  And I thought her various “Oh’s” were brilliantly executed.

And it’s not the only bit trimmed.  This is from a review site’s thread (video proof here):

My only gripe with this release: One episode is cut down from the TV version. Chang’s opening scene (where he puts his face right into Annie’s and calls her “Princess Gringa”) is gone, and so is a couple of really funny lines from John Oliver (who was barely in the show as it is!).

All I Want For Christmas Is… To Know Why!?

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