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jrodor1

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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No, there would be no recycled intro.

 

Movies at 7 in the morning only open with the Sunny Side of Life song and the moving, bright day graphics. There is no intro in the mornings, only every primetime and afternoons on weekends.

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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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Well, jeepers...maybe someone at TCM made a mistake. With all the things that TCM does to please it's viewers, is this tiny one all that important to harp about?

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it must have been an honest mistake - it's far from a TCM premiere, so I'm not sure how that happened, but we define a movie as a premiere if it's never been played on the network before

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I had never seen it on TCM before, though I remember it on the schedule.

 

Maybe it was a "letterbox" premiere.

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Because the movie is being aired in PRIMETIME with a proper Robert Osbourne intro it is considered a Premire.

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