My local station shows Andy @ 11:00a for an hour before the Noon News (yes, sweet I know [beats the H out of mindless talk shows]).
The other day, during "The Loaded Goat", as Andy and Barney entered the alley, Otis emerges form a basement door for a small scene.
As God as my witness, I have never seen that scene. And if I had a dollar for every time I've seen "The Loaded Goat", I wouldn't need lottery tickets.
How often do you see a completely NEW scene?
I have the DVDs and Netflix and so always get the full versions. Before that though, I was surprised at what I had missed over the years so I know what you mean. They sacrifice a lot of the charm of the show for revenue.
I LOVE those little bits they did that had absolutely nothing to do with the storyline or continuity. Andy and Barney just sitting in the courthouse or on the street talking about this and that. Priceless! Unfortunately, those are the bits that most often get cut. Wish they wouldn't do that...