Sign In

Beavis and Butt-Head S03E35 - Incognito (Reconstruction/Restoration)

Author
Time
 (Edited)

Hey - been a while since I’ve posted here. Hope you all are well…

This is a logo-less restoration of Incognito, with intro, commercial bumper, and remade music videos and end credits.

Quite a few BNB episodes have not been released on DVD. Incognito is one of five episodes that has not even had a VHS release. And, unfortunately, the available sources we have for this one are quite poor. The digital recordings we have are incomplete or (as is the case for VH1 Europe) covered in large logos.

While Paramount+ will be showing ‘remastered’ episodes this summer, it’s not clear what that means yet. Getting all of the music videos and censored scenes would be great, but it seems unlikely. And a few episodes, including Incognito, are still likely to be left off entirely (fingers crossed, though).

This project is a test for removing network logos using multiple sources, with the intention that this method can used to restore whatever gets left off of Paramount+. I’ve used Dr. Dre’s excellent color matching tool to mask the logos.

Thanks also to the people who have kept amazing archives, going way back to creating the KT collection, and the recordings that have come about since. See the main sources used here:

The European VH1 DVR is the best source available. Unfortunately, it does have frame blending from the PAL conversion, so this is never going to be perfect. A VHS recording from MTV UK has the same blending (likely in the PAL master), and has been used to remove the large VH1 logo. To remove the top BNB watermark, a lower quality MTV US VHS needed to be used. Dre’s color matching tool was used better match to the VH1 version. Music videos were rebuilt from better quality videos, and the BNB logo and text were redone. The end credits were rebuilt using the correct background sequence to improve their quality.

Available on the spleen and whatnot.

Author
Time
 (Edited)

I do know for a fact the episodes won’t be in their original form

A lot of the early episodes after the fire controversy had their original masters altered to remove fire references

It’s also possible Judge himself won’t allow certain moments to be seen again or entire episodes

Raccoons

Author
Time
 (Edited)

SpacemanDoug said:

I do know for a fact the episodes won’t be in their original form

A lot of the early episodes after the fire controversy had their original masters altered to remove fire references

It’s also possible Judge himself won’t allow certain moments to be seen again or entire episodes

Yeah. We can only speculate on exactly how things exist in the archive, what has usable copies, etc. Comedians has been broadcast uncensored in later years on VH1, so who knows.

As for Mike, you’re right that he is perhaps the biggest critic of the early years, before the characters were well established. He requested they stop airing some, and obviously left a ton off the DVDs. I recall his stance is that a third are great, a third are ok, and a third are awful.

But if Paramount are showing 200+, his cut list will be much shorter than ever. At least for whole episodes.

We know very little about Paramount’s plans, but there should definitely be some upgrades, and there will definitely be a lot of work still to do.

Author
Time

towne32 said:

SpacemanDoug said:

I do know for a fact the episodes won’t be in their original form

A lot of the early episodes after the fire controversy had their original masters altered to remove fire references

It’s also possible Judge himself won’t allow certain moments to be seen again or entire episodes

Yeah. We can only speculate on exactly how things exist in the archive, what has usable copies, etc. Comedians has been broadcast uncensored in later years on VH1, so who knows.

As for Mike, you’re right that he is perhaps the biggest critic of the early years, before the characters were well established. He requested they stop airing some, and obviously left a ton off the DVDs. I recall his stance is that a third are great, a third are ok, and a third are awful.

But if Paramount are showing 200+, his cut list will be much shorter than ever. At least for whole episodes.

We know very little about Paramount’s plans, but there should definitely be some upgrades, and there will definitely be a lot of work still to do.

admittedly I agree a little bit about several of the earliest episodes being absolute trash, but I don’t agree with stopping distribution of them because trash or not they still deserve to be seen

he also apparently made a few “director’s cut” episodes on the DVD releases whenever he allowed an episode to be released but not a certain moment, I recall the teacher’s speech about sexual intercourse in the episode No Laughing being shortened on the DVD, despite being much funnier uncut

Raccoons