Author Topic: Weird thing I've noticed  (Read 369 times)

Chad123

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Weird thing I've noticed
« on: April 17, 2019, 02:19:29 PM »
In the pre-79 episodes, many episodes have the copyright of the year the show aired, and the year following it.

Examples:
Season 5: Copyright 1972, 1973 Family Communications Inc.
Season 6: Copyright 1973, 1974 Family Communications Inc.
Season 7: Copyright 1974, 1975 Family Communications Inc.

Has anyone else noticed this?

MrRogers143

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Re: Weird thing I've noticed
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 09:44:22 PM »
I have too. I'm not sure what it means.
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Jazzman67

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Re: Weird thing I've noticed
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 05:10:32 AM »
Most likerly that means that the production was done the previous year, but the shows were aired the following year.

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Re: Weird thing I've noticed
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 08:46:11 AM »
I don't think so.  There are definitely episodes that have one of the copyright dates later than the original airdate.  Maybe the episodes were edited a year later?

The pre-79s have weird copyright dates, but almost all post-75s have the year of the original airdate as its copyright date.  The only exception is Superheroes, which has a 1979 copyright date but first aired Feb. 4-8, 1980.  I often wondered if it was originally intended to air in October 1979 but was postponed to February for some reason.

Chad123

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Re: Weird thing I've noticed
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 01:58:38 AM »
No, I mean some episodes have a copyright date of the year after it aired.

MIKEBENNIDICT

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Re: Weird thing I've noticed
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 03:22:44 PM »
All of the years from 1968-1975 usually debuted in January instead of September which would of meant that they would of probably began taping shows late the previous year. However I don't think anyone has ever solved the mystery on why would of put 1972-1973- etc. for the next 2 seasons.