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Help Wanted: 'My Name is Earl' - uncut episodes w/original music

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Even shows from the mid-2000s have issues on DVD. The episodes for the show are all uncut on DVD but unfortunately a bunch of song cues originally in the NBC broadcasts were altered. The streaming versions of the show however restore all of the omitted cues. But in sort of a win-lose situation, Fox was very sloppy and instead chose to utilize syndication edits of the episodes that were originally super-sized (the pilot and season 1 finale being examples). To my knowledge the episodes that had a regular runtime are uncut. Fortunately all but one of the originally hour long episodes are preserved. The one that isn’t is in two parts and as a result has about 20 seconds of footage missing. What I’d like to do is if anyone has the right sources, for specifically the affected episodes I’ll create restorations that are more faithful to the original NBC broadcasts. All I need to know are which episodes were originally super-sized, an hour long, and what cues were where initially. Plus I’ll need someone with the right capabilities to send me the streaming and DVD versions of the affected episodes. If anyone is able to please let me know.

Raccoons

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I believe this is only for a couple of episodes though but I still wanna do it

Raccoons

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I have what I think are uncut 720p versions of the Season 1 pilot and Season 1 Finale. They were broadcast in a Slavic country and I think have their logo on it. I tried my best to look for a 1080p version (as that’s what I prefer…or higher), but could not find one.

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I believe I’ve seen that, only problem is the songs are changed just like on DVD

Raccoons

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I have more than a dozen original NBC broadcast copies of the first season that you could possibly use as a reference for music or cuts (but they’re heavily compressed and wouldn’t be suitable for a preservation).

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All I’d need is just the audio, if that’s at least decent quality I’d be fine with it

Raccoons

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@SpacemanDoug - I actually believe I have some old hard drives with all the original NBC airings of the My Name Is Earl episodes. I can try to find those, if you haven’t been able to locate what you need already.

Do you happen to have a list of which episodes were altered? If so, that ought to help me figure out which drives I should go through.

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I have located what I needed, the versions of both of the season 1 episodes on Aussie iTunes are uncut with original music

Raccoons

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Good to know; thank you. Out of curiosity, which episodes are altered? And do you know if the US iTunes versions are also uncut?

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Idk sadly about that last part

It actually depends on what platform as well, season 3 had four hour long episodes and they’re preserved that way on DVD and Prime, but Hulu has all four of them in their two part versions

Along with that the last two episodes from season 2 on Hulu are the syndicated edits and Prime/DVD have both episodes uncut

Really the only episode I know of that’s in two parts everywhere is South of the Border from season 2, other than the original NBC broadcast the only way to have the uncut version is on DVD, and that has a few song changes

Raccoons