This is what happens when you find a stranger in the alps…

Back when I was a teenager, ITV was notorious for dubbing over films in order to ‘sanitise’ them for public consumption. To this day I still remember what they did to Bruce Willis“YIPPEY-KAY-AY MUTHAF*CKER” in Die Hard (which was changed to “YIPPEY-KAY-AY KIMOSABE”). I vaguely remember them having a field day with the first two Beverley Hills Cop films too.

Of late, there have been very few examples of this ‘clean editing’ on British TV (unless I’ve been missing them of course). It does however, seem to be something that US network television is still keen on. At least they were when they dubbed over a variety of expletives from (one of my all time favourite movies) the Coen BrothersThe Big Lebowski.

The clip below is about four years old, but as I only spotted it tonight and it changes, Walter Sobchak‘s classic, “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU F*CK A STRANGER IN THE ASS” line to the mindbogglingly odd, “THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIND A STRANGER IN THE ALPS” – I thought it was definitely worth sharing with you all – check it out below:

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