Forgive me if this is the wrong stack for this, but it definitely seems TV related -- Netflix is my only TV provider!
This question is primarily about Buffy the Vampire Slayer; I was watching the musical episode, Once More With Feeling, last night and noticed a missing line. I remember it going something like this:
(Dawn walks into the Magic Box)
Dawn: guess what happened at school today!
Buffy: everybody started singing and dancing?
Dawn (disappointed): no, I gave birth to a pterodactyl.
Anya: oh my God, did it sing?
Dawn: you guys too, huh?
But what actually showed skipped the lines about the pterodactyl entirely, which is too bad, as it was funny (but didn't advance the plot). Call me crazy, but I think they skipped Dawn's dance number as well.
After I noticed it, we watched a few more episodes, and a lot of lines are missing. They're not quite as noticeable, but the fact that something is missing is -- the conversations don't quite gel, and so on.
Why is this happening? Is this a special, edited-for-time version of the shows? If so, why?