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« on: 01-12-2003 23:40 »

what the hell??? i just saw the first episode rerun on cartoon network and their is a big discrepency.  when the show originally aired, the guy who gets into the tube system before fry says "JFK jr airport" but in this rerun he says "radio city mutant hall".  what is going on, can anyone explain this? if you can please e-mail me. senormonkeydance@hotmail.com

« Reply #1 on: 01-12-2003 23:46 »

I'm gonna check the DVD tomorrow, see what it says.

Maybe they cut it cause JFK Jr. died.

Good point. I thought something sounded weird about that.

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Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 01-12-2003 23:52 »

on my vcd, that ive had for awhile, the guy says "radio city mutant hall" i don't remember him ever saying different.

Urban Legend
« Reply #3 on: 01-12-2003 23:56 »

Yeah, I heard about that. They changed it from "JFK Jr. Airport" to "Radio City Mutant Hall" a few years ago. It was the first in the original showing, but after JFK Jr. died (in an aircrash, btw), they changed it out of tact for the family.

And the re-dubbing was pretty bad.

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 01-13-2003 00:19 »

It used to be JFK junior airport (they mentioned that they changed it in the dvd), but as people guessed they changed it out of respect of his death.

Starship Captain
« Reply #5 on: 01-16-2003 00:07 »

What the S1 DVD? I have that and it says nothing about them changing it...

Bending Unit
« Reply #6 on: 01-16-2003 00:21 »
« Last Edit on: 01-16-2003 00:21 »

They mention it in the commentaries:

David Cohen: "It actually aired once with that guy saying he wanted to go to JFK Junior airport, and then there was the trajedy with JFK Junior and the planecrash so we decided that, because it both making him and an airport, we should change it."

There we go, plain english  wink

I think he was saying that because he died in a planecrash, they shouldn't have an airport named after him (too ironic and dark)
Bending Unit
« Reply #7 on: 01-18-2003 02:06 »

it's still on the DVD. just watch the Space Pilot 3000 animatic.  wink

Bending Unit
« Reply #8 on: 01-18-2003 18:54 »

My season 1 video has radio city mutant hall
PCC Fred

Space Pope
« Reply #9 on: 01-18-2003 19:51 »

Sky's original broadcast of the pilot (September 1999) still had the JFK Jr. line in it, but the VHS and DVD releases all use the new line.

Space Pope
« Reply #10 on: 01-18-2003 20:38 »

The Simpsons did something similar one time, when they showed Homer's Oscar... he had actually stolen the one that Hang S. Ngor won for The Killing Fields. Shortly after that, Dr. Ngor was murdered, and in subsequent airings, the text on the Oscar was edited to read "Don Ameche".
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