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    Man those fuckers at Amazon Prime removed the Fuzzy Dunlop scene from Ep. 8 season 4. WTF?? Love that scene. The comments on this clip are great.


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    Amazon's going in and editing stuff out? wtf that ain't right. And why this scene, anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    Amazon's going in and editing stuff out? wtf that ain't right. And why this scene, anyways?
    I was wondering the same thing, and the only thing I can think of is that Dunlop revoked permission to use their name?

    Usually any brand mention has to be cleared through legal in stuff like this, so maybe it was only a ten year use agreement?

    Blind speculation on my part here.

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    I think maybe it has more to do with reducing server storage needs? I've seen this on other streaming services. My daughter used to watch Friends on Netflix, and she noticed that they edited out some scenes on the streaming versions vs. the TV reruns or the DVD set she now has. I can only think they pay somebody to go through shows and find scenes that could be edited without affecting the viewer's understanding of the plot. Fuzzy Dunlop is one of those scenes because as far as I know they never actually went through with the plan to use his photo and SS number. While a great scene and funny, it wasn't really necessary. I could be wrong about this--it could have been Dunlop not wanting their name used. But that doesn't really make any sense because what harm is it doing them, it's just free publicity for their product. (And as mentioned in the comments, it actually circles back to the microphone Herc and Carver hid in a tennis ball that eventually got run over by a truck in a previous season.)

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    You wonder if HBO isn't behind this, just to make some bad PR for Amazon Prime, now a competitor to HBO Max. They deliver a slightly flawed product to Amazon, which implies, hey, if you want the full, unedited Wire, you know where to go.

    AT&T is destroying that brand. It's a shame to watch.

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    Marc Maron interviews Michael Williams, aka Omar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    I think maybe it has more to do with reducing server storage needs? I've seen this on other streaming services. My daughter used to watch Friends on Netflix, and she noticed that they edited out some scenes on the streaming versions vs. the TV reruns or the DVD set she now has. I can only think they pay somebody to go through shows and find scenes that could be edited without affecting the viewer's understanding of the plot. Fuzzy Dunlop is one of those scenes because as far as I know they never actually went through with the plan to use his photo and SS number. While a great scene and funny, it wasn't really necessary. I could be wrong about this--it could have been Dunlop not wanting their name used. But that doesn't really make any sense because what harm is it doing them, it's just free publicity for their product. (And as mentioned in the comments, it actually circles back to the microphone Herc and Carver hid in a tennis ball that eventually got run over by a truck in a previous season.)
    Fuzzy Dunlop was the fictitious CI that resulted in Herc finally being fired from the force and taking a job as a PI, leading to the wire on Marlo, so knowing that it was BS from the beginning and that Herc continued to take the lazy route after going back to major Crimes is a pretty critical plot detail IMO. But character development alone is enough to know Herc is a fuckup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Fuzzy Dunlop was the fictitious CI that resulted in Herc finally being fired from the force and taking a job as a PI, leading to the wire on Marlo, so knowing that it was BS from the beginning and that Herc continued to take the lazy route after going back to major Crimes is a pretty critical plot detail IMO. But character development alone is enough to know Herc is a fuckup.
    You're absolutely right, but it's not necessarily crucial to show that particular scene to get the point across that the CI was fake. But yeah, any time you cut a scene you are messing with the viewer's understanding of the plot. Some of those Friends episodes that have scenes cut that are totally crucial to understanding. Lame.

    Herc is an interesting character on The Wire. Kind of easy to think of him as a doofus and overlook his importance, but as you point out, some of the little things he does play a crucial role in what happens. He's a great character.

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    Cutting scenes out of the wire is ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Cutting scenes out of the wire is ironic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    Fuzzy Dunlop was the fictitious CI that resulted in Herc finally being fired from the force and taking a job as a PI, leading to the wire on Marlo, so knowing that it was BS from the beginning and that Herc continued to take the lazy route after going back to major Crimes is a pretty critical plot detail IMO. But character development alone is enough to know Herc is a fuckup.
    It was the camera that Marlo stole that got Herc fired, because it was PD property. The mic hidden in the Dunlop was bought privately and just cost he and Carver a few hundo when it got run over.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Herc is an interesting character on The Wire. Kind of easy to think of him as a doofus and overlook his importance, but as you point out, some of the little things he does play a crucial role in what happens. He's a great character.
    Yeah, I'm not sure it's fair to call Herc a fuckup. Sure, he regularly bent the rules and took shortcuts, but so did everyone else in the department, even Lester. Let's also remember that the reason Herc made sergeant was because he walked in on the mayor getting blown in his office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    Fuzzy Dunlop is one of those scenes because as far as I know they never actually went through with the plan to use his photo and SS number. While a great scene and funny, it wasn't really necessary. I could be wrong about this--it could have been Dunlop not wanting their name used. But that doesn't really make any sense because what harm is it doing them, it's just free publicity for their product. (And as mentioned in the comments, it actually circles back to the microphone Herc and Carver hid in a tennis ball that eventually got run over by a truck in a previous season.)
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