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Usage of the term 'TCM premiere'?

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Would anyone else find it odd that before the airing of

"Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion" played on July 21, 2004,

Robert Osborne stated it was a "TCM premiere", yet this

same film previously played on TCM on Sunday, October 26,

2003 at 7:00AM ET?


Is it reasonable to conclude that the intro from back in

Oct. 2003 was recycled ... repeated again ... July 2004?

(It was previously thought that Robert Osborne always

does new intros, but how could TCM staff assert that

it was a TCM premiere when it wasn't?)



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Jeepers, i suppose you're right about that -- there

wouldn't have been a Robert Osborne intro for that

previous airing. I wonder if Robert Osborne didn't

know it aired before, or if the "TCM definition" of

"TCM premiere" is somehow different than a common

sense literal interpretation of "premiere"? Or maybe

even ... it didn't air the previous time, even though

it was on the schedule (e.g., maybe TCM interrupted

their programming that day for a memorial marathon)?

It's odd ... I'm pretty sure "Clarence" aired before,

so I don't see why TCM would call it a 'premiere'.


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