Around Christmas I was shopping with my friend who bought the video “It’s a Wonderful Life”. I told him about the hilarious “lost ending” sketch on SNL in which Uncle Billy suddenly remembers that he accidently gave the money to Potter, and the whole gang goes over and roughs Potter up. My friend didn’t think this was sooo funny because he claimed Potter actually stopped by the Bailey’s house and put some money in the basket–which was the hearwarming ending of the movie. What the heck?
Well, I watched my father’s old VHS copy when I was home last week and saw no such thing, but when I wrote to tell my friend that he was wrong, he said that he watched his new video on Christmas and indeed, Potter came in and put some money in the basket (although he didn’t return the whole amount he’d stolen).
This is a popular movie, so I know it’s a quick and easy question for almost any of you. Does Potter wheel his old bones over to George Bailey’s or not?