10 TV Scenes You'll Never See

These scenes never made it to air.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry

TV shows are by their nature hugely chaotic beasts, where large cast and crews work insane schedules to deliver a season's worth of content each and every year.

Once the train leaves the station, it's incredibly difficult for creative changes to be made, and yet sometimes, planned scenes are given the axe deep into production.

And that's absolutely what happened with these TV scenes, all of which were at least planned and yet ultimately cut away. Whether they were nixed in the writing stage or actually filmed and even fully edited, they never saw the light of day in the end.

As for why you'll never be able to see them? Some were binned off by the writers themselves, who evidently lacked confidence in the idea itself, while others proved objectionable enough that the network themselves basically refused to air them.

And so, short of a disgruntled employee leaking these scenes online at some point, it's incredibly likely they're ever going to materialise in any authorised fashion.

They certainly sound wild and fascinating enough that fans sure would love to see them, though...

10. The Bestiality Gag - Sex & The City

Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry

Quaint though it might seem today, Sex and the City was a truly taboo-busting show of its era, broaching human sexuality with a frankness and sense of humour rarely seen before on American TV.

Yet even the fine folk at HBO had a line that the show just couldn't cross, evidently, when it came to filming just the seventh-ever episode, "The Monogamists."

The episode sees, among other things, Charlotte (Kristin Davis) dating a man, Michael (Jack Koenig), who is pathologically obsessed with receiving oral sex, as understandably proves to be something of a turn-off for her.

We also meet Michael's pet golden retriever, Butterscotch, with the original payoff intended to show Michael engaging in bestiality of all things.

Charlotte ends up storming off from Michael after he again tries to force her to go down on him, and though she returns to him a few minutes later, she walks back in to see Butterscotch, er, doing what Charlotte wouldn't.

The scene wasn't simply written and scrapped - it was shot in its entirety and fully edited into the episode, before the HBO bigwigs saw it and insisted that it be cut.

Sex and the City creator Darren Star told Vanity Fair about the experience:

"It's sort of horrifying that we shot that. We shot him putting peanut butter on his penis, and Charlotte walks back in like, 'Oh, I'm being unreasonable,' and then she sees that... I can't believe we even thought about doing it."

In this case, the world's eyeballs are probably collectively grateful that this scene never made it to air.


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