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    Top Of The World ACK's Avatar
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    SNL's "Schmitt's Gay Beer": VH Music Removed!!

    I was watching a Best Of The Bad Boys (Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, etc) episode of Saturday Night Live on E! the other night and noticed something disturbing: In the "Schmitt's Gay Beer" parody commercial, the Van Halen song "Beautiful Girls" has been replaced by generic VH sound-alike metal guitar.

    In case someone here hasn't seen it, the premise is that Sandler and Farley take a job as housesitters for the summer. The pool is drained and rotted and Farley complains that this job is a dud. Sandler turns on the water and suddenly, the pool fills up with water and a bunch of young, buff gay men.

    At this point, Van Halen's "Beautiful Girls" starts playing, and we see Sandler and Farley dancing and partying by the pool with the other men. It ends with Farley saying he thinks he'll like this job and Sandler eagerly agreeing. You have to see it to appreciate it, but it's indeed a classic.

    This really diminishes the comedic aspect of the sketch if you've already seen it with the VH music. It seems to me that somebody screwed up and didn't secure the music rights for the Van Halen song.

    Kind of like somebody taking a classic and screwing with it
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    The song was removed soon after it originally aired. I agree, it's a shame it is not on there anymore.
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    I heard it, like, 2 years or so ago and I remember hearing "Beautiful Girls" in it.
    So you broke down, trying to leave town, I broke down crying on your return. You left me feeling hopeful, I'll never see your face again. You made for a bad lover's liver. You stole all the covers and busted my head. You made me such an asshole, I wish we'd never met. I'm tired of being bored. I'm through with the headaches. Hiding my hands that tremble like earthquakes. Under the table, under the daytime sky, Good Fucking Bye- Good Fucking Bye, Alkaline Trio

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACK
    I was watching a Best Of The Bad Boys (Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, etc) episode of Saturday Night Live on E! the other night and noticed something disturbing: In the "Schmitt's Gay Beer" parody commercial, the Van Halen song "Beautiful Girls" has been replaced by generic VH sound-alike metal guitar.

    In case someone here hasn't seen it, the premise is that Sandler and Farley take a job as housesitters for the summer. The pool is drained and rotted and Farley complains that this job is a dud. Sandler turns on the water and suddenly, the pool fills up with water and a bunch of young, buff gay men.

    At this point, Van Halen's "Beautiful Girls" starts playing, and we see Sandler and Farley dancing and partying by the pool with the other men. It ends with Farley saying he thinks he'll like this job and Sandler eagerly agreeing. You have to see it to appreciate it, but it's indeed a classic.

    This really diminishes the comedic aspect of the sketch if you've already seen it with the VH music. It seems to me that somebody screwed up and didn't secure the music rights for the Van Halen song.

    Kind of like somebody taking a classic and screwing with it
    Usually what happens in a situation like that is the rights can't be secured again or are too expensive. On reruns of WKRP in Cincinatti, they used to have to change all the music. It's also why you don't see reruns of Name That Tune or The Gong Show on the Game Show Network--they can't afford the music rights. Apparently the music rights agreements usually just cover one airing and one rerun. For syndication or other broadcasts they have to be renegotiated.

    That being said, it was a classic skit, all the lessened for no longer including Beautiful Girls.

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    That skit is a top 5 classic no doubt. Anybody know WHY the song was taken out?? Legal reasons i'm sure but just curious

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    I saw that skit when it first aired. It was the opening show of the 1991-1992 season, and Michael Jordan was hosting. It was on immediately after Jordan's monologue. It was classic.

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    George Lucas strikes again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrussou812
    That skit is a top 5 classic no doubt. Anybody know WHY the song was taken out?? Legal reasons i'm sure but just curious
    That is the best SNL commercial of all-time. I'm sure Eddie had something to do with it being taken out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VHPoundcake
    That is the best SNL commercial of all-time. I'm sure Eddie had something to do with it being taken out...

    I rather like that commercial, all gayness aside. The mimbos were pretty easy on the eyes!!!

    That sucks that the music was taken out. Glad I got it recorded already.
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    Commercial with VH music

    Click on "watch clip in Quick Time" located in the top left corner.

    http://www.commercialcloset.org/cgi-...tml?record=117

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Nights in Cabo
    Click on "watch clip in Quick Time" located in the top left corner.

    http://www.commercialcloset.org/cgi-...tml?record=117

    Still as funny as the first time I watched it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor
    Still as funny as the first time I watched it!
    Chris Farley - RIP

    I really miss that guy. He was so funny!!

    Great commercial tho!!!

    The "suits" probably got wind of it - gee how many years later????
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    I saw the "Bad Boys" episode that night as well. I meant to post something on this, but my computer was in the shop-stupid virus from porn sites-I really need to make my wife stop looking at those. I'm sure it was taken out when Eddie went through his whole trademarking phase.
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