At the beginning of the second act, the network version of the shot in which Sam walks over to be introduced to Bill and Beth has about .5 second more of out-of-focus cotton candy in the foreground than the syndicated version.


[After the family drives off from the "buffalo chimp" stop and heads west, Al appears outside Sam's car window.]

Sam: Al!

Alexandra: Yeah.

-- begin cut -->

Sam: What are you doing?

Alexandra: It's called reading.

Al: Checking up on you.

<-- end cut ---

Al: You have to see that Emma never sees Bill or calls him again.

Sam: How?

Alexandra: Well, first you string letters together into things called words --

Al: You have to get that card and toss it out the window.

Alexandra: -- then you string those into things called sentences.


[At Camp Chipmunk. Al has explained why he has a personal interest in this leap.]

Al: So, uh, just make sure they stay together, Sam.

-- begin cut -->

Sam: Al? I promise you I'll do whatever I can to keep Emma here.

Al: O.K. [Exits the imaging chamber.]

<-- end cut ---

Alexandra: [Gives Sam a wedgie] Talking to your imaginary playmate again, huh?

* * *

The syndicated version runs the sound of the imaging chamber door closing over the closeup of Alexandra reaching for Sam's underwear whereas the network version runs it over Al leaving.


In the shot in which Hank tells Emma, "We're getting a pool in the spring," there's about .1 second more in the network version.


[Sam has just forced Bill to stop his car.]

Bill: What are you doing?

Sam: I thought --

-- begin cut -->

Sam: -- that --

<-- end cut ---

Sam: -- Emma was with you.


The original network leap-out is into a repeat of "Another Mother." The syndicated version leaps into "8 1/2 Months." The network version has the executive producer's credit in the standard font. The syndicated version uses a nonstandard 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:

Hank throwing Sam into the "buffalo chimp" cage to get his picture taken.

Emma bringing Sam over to introduce him to Bill.

Master shot of Sam leaning on the front seat of the car before asking for Bill's card. (Partial outtake.)

Sam discussing Bill with Al at the campground.

Alexandra giving Sam the first wedgie.

The family embracing upon Sam and Emma making it safely to the top of the cliff.

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