Release: Jan 04, 2014 - Author: Eiskaltes Grab - Translator: Sebbe - external link: IMDB - more from this series
Compared are the shortened version of "Feud for Sale" on the US DVD by Paramount and the uncut version on the German DVD by Turbine Classics.
4 cuts = 1 minute and 6 seconds
The Ren & Stimpy Show is one of the most over the edge cartoon shows ever. So it's no surprise that Nickelodeon US - similar to Disney - reacted to the feedback of the audience and made a few cuts. On top of that, later broadcasts on Spike TV contained further alterations. More cuts were made and, if required, some scenes had a higher frames per second rate in order to reach the regular length for syndication. These versions are the available ones on the so-called "uncut" US DVDs by Paramount.
Surprisingly enough, the German broadcasts back in the 90s were almost uncut, only a few scenes with too explicit footage were removed.
For the uncut box the comparisons have been made with, Turbine Germany used the cut (but restored) US masters and the original German versions in order to put the longest versions possible on the German DVD set. Missing scenes in the US Versions have been filled with the German version (including the German dub), missing scenes in the German versions have been filled with the US Version (and they got subtitled in German, if necessary). The result is the longest version available of every single episode.
The little hillbilly says to the business man that he'll be back in a second and whooshes out of the picture. Then he's shown searching for something in a closet at his home. The business man steps to the window and watches him with a satisfied face. The little hillbilly takes out a huge sock, says to his grandpa that he won't live long enough to insist on his pension anyway and finally takes out a large pile of dollar bills. He then rushes back to the business man, who's shown in the next scene segment. He takes all of the money, says his thanks to the hillbilly and runs out of the picture.
The business man is happily counting his money, but he then has to give the whole amount to the elephant standing in front of him and already waiting for his share. The elephant pockets the money and turns around, whereupon one of the hillbillies is shown sticking to the elephant's butt. The elephant starts pushing and the hillbilly falls down to the ground. The elephant then walks on, while the business man says his goodbye to him.
The business man is talking longer to the hillbilly, hoping to make him feel guilty, so that the hillbilly will eventually buy something from him. While the business man is talking insistently to him, the hillbilly breaks into tears and gradually gives in.
A long shot of the two hillbillies shaking hands is missing. The business man is watching from further away.