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    Cool YCDTOTV Missing Episodes 1979 on Youtube

    This just in the Missing YCDTOTV episodes from 1979 are being uploaded to Chris Bryant's Youtube Account. All the episodes will be there in a couple of hours!

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    This. Is. AWESOME!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    The memories are coming back to me...................

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    The mystery, in this day and age, of artists whose assertion of intellectual property rights over their art at all costs takes precedence over even that art's preservation, as art, is beyond me. As an artist myself, it's something I've thought about often, and as an adviser and counselor to other artists, it's a problem I've worked to help solve. How to assert your unquestioned rights to your own intellectual property without defacing and destroying it?

    From now on, I will use these episodes, as presented here, as Exhibit A in my ongoing struggle with this question. Alas, it will be Exhibit A in the "what not to do" file.

    As a lifelong fan, and someone who has awaited the appearance of these episodes for years, I am absolutely heartbroken by the decision to deface them in this manner. I cannot and will not pretend otherwise. In my opinion, they have been rendered unwatchable, utterly useless as art. The large "PROPERTY OF..." legend was ghastly enough. The two (non-transparent) advertisements at the bottom left- and right-hand corners of the screen were, as Ed O'Neill's Al Bundy would have it, "icing on the tombstone": like supplementary daggers to the chest of someone who had already been forced to drink poison.

    I'm flabbergasted. I'm so sorry it was thought necessary to do this. Yes, it is the right of the artist; that's true. I am not saying otherwise, and I won't. All I *can* say is, thank God the likes of Van Gogh, Renoir and Da Vinci found other ways of dealing with the problem. Imagine if they had destroyed their own masterpieces in an effort to keep other people from misusing them, and you'll get a sense of how I feel right now.

    To quote Brian Wilson, "I guess I just wasn't made for these times."
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    He was playing real good
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguinnfan View Post
    The mystery, in this day and age, of artists whose assertion of intellectual property rights over their art at all costs takes precedence over even that art's preservation, as art, is beyond me."
    Pies in the face, corny jokes, and disco dancing contests are a most interesting art indeed.
    I kid, I kid.
    It is tough to balance art and commerce.

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    I'd say that when you're making Nickelodeon/Viacom look like the Louvre by comparison, in terms of respect for the "collection" in question, you're on the wrong side of that ledger...
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    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguinnfan View Post
    I'd say that when you're making Nickelodeon/Viacom look like the Louvre by comparison, in terms of respect for the "collection" in question, you're on the wrong side of that ledger...
    What?

    How is Nickelodeon/Viacom the Louvre? If anything, those corporate fat cats need to get down and boogie to groovy disco dancing.

    P.S. And just to be clear, I in no way intended to denigrate the 1979 episodes. When I speak of the disco dancing, I don't do so disparagingly. On the contrary; that stuff is AWESOME! I am extremely fond of the 1979 episodes and think they are wonderful.
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    Ha ha. Sorry to be so gloomy while you're joking around.

    Let me put my last comment more bluntly: it would have been better if Viacom had owned the rights to these episodes. Anyone who knows my opinions on that corporation will understand that I don't say that lightly. There is no way that even those ghouls could have treated these episodes more disrespectfully than they've been treated here. They might have cut out about half of them, but they sure as heck wouldn't have plastered three intrusive and indelible logos over the parts they retained.

    In response to your P.S., I just want to make clear it wasn't you I was citing for being disrespectful of the '79s...as I think this new post of mine will make clear. Sorry if that's how it seemed.
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    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    This is AWESOME! Will the missing Don't Look Now episodes be uploaded as well? Thanks!

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    The Don't Look Now episodes maybe uploaded in the near future.

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    I'm afraid I have to agree with McGuinnFan on this one. I can almost understand the Roger Price watermark, but the two ads in the corner are really awful. Those are not the work of Roger Price, and the fact that they take up even more of the screen than his credit is pretty reprehensible, in my opinion. We all know about the documentary (which features no footage from the show) and the upcoming "oral history", but now I have to look at it if I want to watch these episodes? This is extremely disappointing. I watch a lot of YouTube videos, including a lot of very rare stuff (I'm a theatre fan and there is some absolutely amazing "lost" material that people have been gracious enough to share) and this is easily the most distracting, tasteless self-promotion I've seen on any videos. I appreciate taking the time to digitize, but geez, you really went too far. I would humbly request you reupload without the advertisements in the corner, or at least link them to the "annotations" button so they can be turned off. I presume you won't, but for the record I really think you should.

    The Roger Price watermark doesn't heavily detract from the experience but the others most definitely do. I'm honestly reconsidering whether I even want to watch these, now. If you're going to do the same to the "Don't Look Now" eps, maybe you should just not post them at all. Defacing the programs like this shows no respect for the shows or the fans at all. I had thought that the situation regarding the earlier '79s was in the past, but it seems the greedy proprietary nature of the people collecting these shows is alive and well.

    I like to think of myself as an easy-going, accepting person, but this is really bad form. I was going to share these with people I know who I thought would find this kind of old TV interesting, but now I'm not going to. I'll probably scan through a few scenes and get the gist, but I have no desire to watch 13 episodes worth of an unmoving ad for a documentary I have no more interest in seeing or a book I now have no intention of reading.

    Very, very disappointing. I really hope you'll reconsider and upload some cleaner copies. Why are you so special that you get to watch these episodes as Roger Price intended, but no one else?

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