"Rebel Without a Clue"
beginning of the first act, when Mad Dog is confronting Sam for having almost run into
him, the medium-closeup one-shot in which Mad Dog says, "Oh, like you never rode a
bike before," is inexplicably mirror-reversed right to left in the syndicated
The following opening credits are missing from the syndicated version.
Guest stars "TEDDY WILSON", "MICHAEL BRYAN FRENCH", "SCOTT KRAFT", "MARK BOONE JUNIOR", "JOSHUA CADMAN". "Theme by MIKE POST, Music by VELTON RAY BUNCH", "Co-Executive Producer DEBORAH PRATT", "Co-Executive Producer MICHAEL ZINBERG", "Supervising Producer HARKER WADE", "Co- Producers PAUL BROWN, JEFF GOURSON", "Produced by CHRIS RUPPENTHAL", "Teleplay by RANDY HOLLAND and PAUL BROWN", "Story by NICK HARDING and PAUL BROWN", "Directed by JAMES WHITMORE, JR.".
[Sam and Becky have left the diner to go admire the view of the ocean.]
Becky: Don't you see? Dylan's one of the mad ones. He's living life on the edge.
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Sam: He's just going to take you down with him.
Becky: How do you know?
Sam: Because I've known types like Dylan before.
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Sam: Becky, you gotta get away from him.
[In Ernie's garage. Ernie and Sam have gone to get Sam a replacement fuel line, and they get to talking about Ernie's son.]
Ernie: [Pulls out clipping] See here? See, this is about where an American boy came back from Korea that they thought was dead.
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Ernie: Now, there still some boys over there too. Sure, some of them stayed because they was young and brainwashed ....
Al: It's true, Sam. Some American P.O.W.s stayed over there after the war ended.
Sam: What about Darryl?
Ernie: Oh, no, no, no. Not my Darryl. He wouldn't do anything like that. He's smart, the boy's honest. Besides --
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Ernie: Until I see him one way or another, I gotta believe he's coming back alive.
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The syndicated version runs "Until I see him one way or another" over a reaction shot of Sam (which was originally run a few seconds earlier) to cover the seam, rather than over Ernie.
Still in Ernie's garage. Right after Al's line, "Darryl Tyler was listed 'Missing in Action,'" the network version runs a shot of Sam bent over with his head rising at the news. The syndicated version eliminates that shot altogether and in its place runs a shot of Sam facing the camera, but looking downcast at the news, a shot originally run a few seconds later.
The original network leap-out is into a repeat of "Her Charm." The syndicated version leaps into "A Little Miracle." Both have the executive producer's credit in a nonstandard font, each a little different from the other.
The original network end-of-episode leap into "A Little Miracle" was at the end of a repeat of "Freedom," and it featured "Joy to the World" on the soundtrack, which is missing from the syndicated version. The original network end-of-episode leap into "A Little Miracle" also featured the executive producer's credit in the standard font.
The network closing credits consist of clips from the episode, which run for a few seconds and are then freeze-framed with credits. The syndicated closing credits eliminate all the moving footage and just use the freeze-frames with the credits. The syndicated closing music is shortened to fit. Clips:
Sam wiping out on his bike.
Al showing Sam where all the controls are on his bike.
Sam calling Becky to get on his bike and escape.
Becky going with Dylan despite Sam urging her not to.
Sam giving Mad Dog a roundhouse kick.
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