Syndicated edits! Darn. Thanks for the info vouchait.
All of the Netflix episodes are syndication edits. As such, some music is substituted, some episodes are edited to fit the desired time, and additional fade-outs are added for more commercials. The bright side is that the quality is excellent.
Not all of the third season episodes are in widescreen on Netflix, though quite a few are. Here are some more of those: "letitbit.net / download/ 69641.6d68 9d4492525288 973f51bb600c / abc.7z.html" (remove all spaces and add http:// to the beginning) Concatenate trivia answers to get an extraction password.
Random trivia: (one word answers, all lowercase)
*What was the name of the special class Malcolm attended in junior high?
*What is Malcolm's IQ?
(Edit: I was told that the last question's answer was wrong. Use "160" as the answer, even though the correct answer may be 165.)
Last edited by vouchait; Oct 30, 2011 at 01:28 AM.
worked well again thanks a lot
Would be cool if you could keep on uploading those episodes
For a few more widescreen syndication edits of season 3:
1. Consider this URL: "www. filesonic.com /file/ 567599675 /def"
2. Multiply the 9-digit number in the URL by your answer to question #4, and replace the number with your result.
3. In the URL, remove all spaces and add ".7z" to the end.
4. When extracting, concatenate your (lowercase) answers to the first two questions for a password.
1. What is the last name of the actress who played Malcolm's crush in the episode "Company Picnic"?
2. What is the last name of Lois's co-worker at the drugstore?
3. What is the last name of the actor who played the character who helped Hal count cards in Blackjack? (hint: it's who you think it is)
4. How many vowels are in the answers to the previous 3 questions?
(a=15, b=10, c=11, d=12, e=2, f=17, g=20, h=22. Let me know if I missed any.)
I dont understand though, How come the original theme song couldn't be used. I understand the licensing of other music from major artists being a problem but the theme song was originally intended for the show itself. I dont understand how the group They Might Be Giants or their record company would have a problem with them using the song since the show is the reason why they wrote it in the first place.
Can someone please explain this crap to me? Dont they believe in "any publicity is good publicity"?
Complicated but worked well :P Thanks
Im totally at your point.
If a music title is made or used in a film/series it is not just about the record company and the artists, there so many people who want to have a piece of the cake and if just one of them did not get payed he will be opposed. It is an idiotic system I guess, bureaucracy ^^ I cant look through it. In my opinion the artists should be the only ones who are supposed to decide if their title is published or not, but unfortunately its not that easy.
Heres an interesting new tidbit about the Netflix versions. In the opening scene of the pilot episode where Lois is shaving Hal's back in the kitchen and they are listening to the radio and singing along, In the DVD version the song thats playing is "I believe in Miracles" and Hal and Lois are even singing along with it,...right? Right.
In the Netflix version in the same scene the song thats playing is "It's Your Thing" and Hal and Lois are clearly seen singing along to that as well. Its like they shot that scene two different times using two different songs. Crazy. I never knew there different versions of scenes. I wonder how many other scenes are varied like that. I also wonder if they knew they were going to have music licensing issues so thats why they made multiple scenes.
Sadly, I was able to watch all 151 ep. in 2 days because i was sick. Sad, maybe, but it was amazing watch all of the ep. so close together.
Another couple things...The theme song problem seems to be fixed now. Only the first two episodes on Netflix use a different cover of the theme song with a different group performing the song with a arrangement But all the rest of the episodes after that seem to be back to normal using the original song by "They Might Be Giants". So thats good. That would have be annoying after awhile. However I must note to everyone that the first half of season 1 is all out of order. I hate when Netflix does that. They do that sometimes to certain shows.
What makes you think they are syndicated edits? Are you only basing this off of the first episode? The first episode was extended exclusively for the DVD, so comparing the two is not an accurate way of determining whether or not it's a syndicated edit.
I only ask this because I've watched a couple episodes from the fourth season and they don't seem like syndicated edits to me. Though, to be fair, I haven't compared them side by side with the original airings yet.
Also, regarding what some of you have noticed about the different theme song in early episodes and the song replacement in the pilot, here are some facts that I pulled from the episode guide located on this very website:
During the scene where Lois is trimming Hal's back hair they are singing to a song. On the DVD version they're singing 'I Believe in Miracles' by Hot Chocolate but on the TV version they're singing 'It's Your Thing' by The Isley Brothers.There you go. It's not Netflix's fault, that's how it's always been.The theme song is different. It is the same tune, but it is slower than usual. The clips used in this episode were originally chosen as temporary clips, because the final theme was not ready by the original air date; however the crew decided they preferred the temporary theme to the prepared permanent one and so chose to stick with the original, modifying it only slightly for later episodes.
The full entry for this episode can be found here.The extended version of this episode, which appears on the Season 1 DVD, runs for 25 minutes instead of the average 21.