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25th Sep '16 11:19:01 PM MarkLungo
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* The 1963 WesternSeries ''Series/TheDakotas'' was quickly canceled following a controversial episode--so quickly that the final episode, "Black Gold", was never broadcast. Fortunately, it's available as part of the DVD set.
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25th Sep '16 11:02:14 PM MarkLungo
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* Virtually ''all'' episodes of ''Series/TheTonightShow Starring Johnny Carson'' prior to the show's move to NBC's Burbank studios, including his first episode as host, were lost due to tape reuse. Carson's predecessors have it worse; the very first series, aired as ''Tonight Starring Steve Allen'' from 1954 to 1957, have long since been wiped, as have most of the other series Steve Allen presented during the early years of television.

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* Virtually ''all'' episodes of ''Series/TheTonightShow Starring Johnny Carson'' prior to the show's move to NBC's Burbank studios, including his first episode as host, were lost due to tape reuse. Carson's predecessors have it worse; the very first series, aired as ''Tonight Starring Steve Allen'' from 1954 to 1957, have long since been wiped, as have most of the other series Steve Allen Creator/SteveAllen presented during the early years of television.



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** "The Encounter", which starred Neville Brand and George Takei, went missing for a different reason: Takei played a Japanese-American man whose father had been a traitor to the U.S. during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It provoked an angry reaction from the Japanese-American community and was not rebroadcast or included in syndication.

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** "The Encounter", which starred Neville Brand and George Takei, Creator/GeorgeTakei, went missing for a different reason: Takei played a Japanese-American man whose father had been a traitor to the U.S. during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It provoked an angry reaction from the Japanese-American community and was not rebroadcast or included in syndication.syndication.
** "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", a re-edited version of a French short film, was never included in the syndication package.
24th Sep '16 1:49:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' was cancelled with three completed episodes left unaired. Two were shown six months later when a writers' strike left a shortage of new programming, while the last episode had to wait until the Sci-Fi Channel showed the series 8 years later. As with many short-lived US series, however, all 14 episodes aired first-run in overseas markets (such as ChannelFour in the UK).

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* ''Series/MaxHeadroom'' was cancelled with three completed episodes left unaired. Two were shown six months later when a writers' strike left a shortage of new programming, while the last episode had to wait until the Sci-Fi Channel showed the series 8 years later. As with many short-lived US series, however, all 14 episodes aired first-run in overseas markets (such as ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 in the UK).



* Due to its 6:00 PM Wednesday slot, ChannelFour did not screen the ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' "Weekend" (in which Rayanne handcuffs herself to the Chases' bed). The series was only repeated once (in an even ''earlier'' slot, again omitting "Weekend") and has never been shown on British television since.

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* Due to its 6:00 PM Wednesday slot, ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 did not screen the ''Series/MySoCalledLife'' "Weekend" (in which Rayanne handcuffs herself to the Chases' bed). The series was only repeated once (in an even ''earlier'' slot, again omitting "Weekend") and has never been shown on British television since.
23rd Sep '16 10:43:42 PM mlsmithca
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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, only one episode, "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have its "Club Mario" master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said master of that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, only one episode, "The Unzappables," Unzappables" (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) Hulu), did not have its "Club Mario" master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said master of that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
23rd Sep '16 7:13:37 AM Mario1995
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* While you can find all of the animated portions of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its fellow series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' everywhere (albeit with [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship music that doesn't require royalties from celebrities]]), the live-action tie-in segments of the series haven't seen much luck in the years after broadcast:

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* While you can find all of the animated portions of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its fellow series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' everywhere (albeit with [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship music that doesn't require royalties from celebrities]]), the live-action tie-in segments of the series haven't seen much luck in the years after broadcast:their broadcasts:



** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their "Club Mario" masters erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters of those episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably only one episode, "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their its "Club Mario" masters master tape erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters master of those that episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, master tape, by mistake when the [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
13th Sep '16 3:33:31 PM Mario1995
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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their "Club Mario" masters erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters of those episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, by mistake when the DVDs were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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** When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC ordered all of the masters destroyed out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably "The Unzappables," (which was released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their "Club Mario" masters erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters of those episodes to Shout!, instead of the original masters, by mistake when the DVDs [=DVDs=] were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
13th Sep '16 3:32:38 PM Mario1995
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''While you can find all of the animated portions of ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' and its fellow series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' everywhere (albeit with [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship music that doesn't require royalties from celebrities]]), the live-action tie-in segments of the series haven't seen much luck in the years after broadcast:
13th Sep '16 3:29:46 PM Mario1995
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* Twelve live-action segments for ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' went missing from DVD releases, apparently for legal reasons. Several of the missing segments ("9001: A Mario Odyssey", "Baby Mario Love", and "Texas Tea") were later put online. When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and DIC would later order almost all of them destroyed (except for "The Unzappables", which was later picked up by Netflix, Hulu, and the iTunes store). The segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]]; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''
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Twelve live-action segments for ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' the series went missing from Creator/ShoutFactory[='=]s DVD releases, apparently because Shout! couldn't secure the rights to these segments or didn't receive the master tapes for legal reasons. them. Several of the missing segments ("9001: A Mario Odyssey", "Baby Mario Love", and "Texas Tea") were later put online. online legally.
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When the show entered its second run in 1990, the live-action segments were cut and replaced by a more modernized, less sitcom-ish series with a group of teenagers titled "Club Mario". It was very poorly received, and after the series was canceled DIC would later order almost ordered all of them the masters destroyed (except for out of OldShame[[note]]However, a couple of episodes, most notably "The Unzappables", which Unzappables," (which was later picked up by Netflix, Hulu, released online through [=iTunes=] and Hulu) did not have their "Club Mario" masters erased; Brian Ward of Shout! Factory confirmed that [=DiC=] sent said masters of those episodes to Shout!, instead of the iTunes store). The original masters, by mistake when the DVDs were being prepared[[/note]]. Only a small number of these segments survive through [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes home recordings]]; recordings]], most them recorded when the series was about to disappear from local stations; you can see one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEwIyV-4uRI here.]]
5th Sep '16 1:03:32 PM mlsmithca
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** The situation has now got so bad that fans are actually requesting a DVD release of all 98 episodes (well, it is 90 episodes in total, but 8 episodes were EditedForSyndication, and fans of this show have been wanting it on DVD for 5 years + ), although there are issues that probably stop it being released on DVD, mainly relating to use of police footage, although it could be argued, the show is a {{Documentary}} not a PointAndLaughShow, and people's faces are blurred out anyway. There were a few fansites, but these have disappeared all on their own. The show is a CultClassic, but no-one can actually buy it on DVD - unless they were a participant in the show.

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** The situation has now got so bad that fans are actually requesting a DVD release of all 98 episodes (well, it is 90 episodes in total, but 8 episodes were EditedForSyndication, and fans of this show have been wanting it on DVD for 5 years + ), more than five years), although there are issues that probably stop it being released on DVD, mainly relating to use of police footage, although it could be argued, the show is a {{Documentary}} not a PointAndLaughShow, and people's faces are blurred out anyway. There were a few fansites, but these have disappeared all on their own. The show is a CultClassic, but no-one can actually buy it on DVD - unless they were a participant in the show.


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* Evidently deciding that being a national broadcasting corporation meant following Creator/TheBBC's lead in wiping old programmes, Creator/TheABC conducted its own archive purge in the late 1970s as part of a management-mandated "economy drive"; shocked at the increase in purchase of videotape, the ABC higher-ups ordered an entire wall of archive videos wiped and re-used. One of the most high profile victims was the 1974-87 pop music showcase ''Countdown'', which lost over a hundred episodes from 1974-78 in an act presenter Ian "Molly" Meldrum denounced as "unforgivable".[[note]] The 30-odd episodes that survived from those years were smuggled out of the ABC archives in the middle of the night by ''Countdown'' directors Ted Emery and Paul Drane.[[/note]] Other lost programmes include multiple Australian Rules Grand Finals and most of the runs of soap operas ''Bellbird'' and ''Certain Women''.
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