The Angry Beavers: "Cuffed Together" (rumoured/lost pilot episode of Nickelodeon animated series; existence unconfirmed; early-mid 1990s)


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The Angry Beavers: Cuffed Together
The Angry Beavers.
The Angry Beavers.
Status Existence Unconfirmed

Cuffed Together is an alleged pilot of the Nickelodeon animated series The Angry Beavers.

Several sources had claimed the pilot had rarely been aired worldwide and apparently having never even aired at all in the United States.

Origin

The first official pilot episode of the series was titled Snowbound, and was created in 1994. Upon being uploaded to YouTube in 2013, there was a rumor of a possible second pilot episode having been produced known as Cuffed Together.

Just as the former had been doubted to exist until it was found, people assumed, and ran with, this rumor and believed it too had been produced and existed but was just currently lost.

Plot

Cuffed Together was rumored to involve Norbert and Daggett being arrested after Daggett destroys an expensive wooden statue. Eventually, the Beavers manage to escape while handcuffed together (in a plot reminiscent of The Defiant Ones).

Debunking

At the most basic level, there is a user-submitted fan fiction from the Toonzone forums dating back to June 26, 2001, titled Cuffed Together. A lot of the story's plot matches up with that of what the "pilot" was supposed to be.

Upon looking further, this user has been revealed as a huge Angry Beavers fan and actually makes mention of Snowbound existing. Until 2013, people had no idea if it was real or not, yet back in 2001, this user knew of its existence and claimed to have screenshots from the episode.

Based on this knowledge, it is highly likely that they would have been aware of the Cuffed Together pilot, and the possibility of their fan fiction coincidentally matching up with an unknown pilot at the time is improbable.

Additionally, there is an official episode titled The Posei-dam Adventure which features similar elements to Cuffed Together, so it's possible the fan fiction took inspiration from that episode. It's also possible that the rumor was able to live on for so long simply because of people remembering The Posei-dam Adventure inaccurately.

False Claims

Several people from Latin America had claimed to have seen both episodes on the Latin American equivalent of the American Nicktoons Network. However, these claims were heavily unverified and originate from fan sites which are likely inaccurate, to begin with.

Cuffed Together was also claimed to have been screened in some theatres before the movie titled The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. However, there is absolutely no proof to this, and the entire claim is likely to be completely made up.

The show's creator Mitch Schauer has also never made mention of the possibility of the pilot existing, and Norbert's pilot voice actor, Mitchell Whitfield, has never commented on having supplied the voice for multiple pilots for the series.

Comments


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Aranea

17 months ago
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If this is a confirmed hoax, then why is it still up as its own wiki page? Surely there should be some kind of proof that the episode did exist, rather than fan speculation.
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Radiant Lloyd Firefly

17 months ago
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There is no proof that this exists at all, there's more running against it's existence than for it. The only reason why it's still up is because dycaite said if something had a article and later was found out to be fake it could remain listed as a source of information. And this article was imported from the old wiki so it's not like it was made yesterday anyway.

That's like deleting all the articles to the stuff we find because it's not lost anymore.
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Aranea

17 months ago
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Ah okay. I was just wondering - my background is in archiving and research and curation, and stuff often gets jettisoned if it's no longer valuable or relevant to the collection. In this case being a hoax episode that was supposedly 'lost'. ^^;
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Radiant Lloyd Firefly

17 months ago
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The timing actually couldn't have been worse for when I edited the article and called it fake because someone just made a claim that has shed a possibility of it being real. I sorta doubt it, but still there's a new claim it exists.
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Anonymous user #1

15 months ago
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The final episode turned out to be true, but this just seem weird
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CryClown

12 months ago
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woa
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Anonymous user #2

10 months ago
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There's nothing wrong with archiving a hoax, will let everyone know it is one so they don't confuse it as real
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Eljericallo

8 months ago
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I think I watched when I was a child
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NoMoreAids

8 months ago
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Same.
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Mrkoolnerd

7 months ago
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Nscott144

4 months ago
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So if this one was confirmed to be a fanfiction why is it not confirmed to be false
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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This "lost" pilot episode is actually just a mash-up of the episodes "Snowbound" and "The Posei-dam Adventure" taken from a fan-fiction made back in 2001; otherwise, there is no actual proof of such pilot episode actually existing aside from rumors saying it aired in Latin America (which I can't find any truth to them).

Truly fascinating stuff if you ask me.
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Happy Brian

1 months ago
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An image has recently surfaced about the supposed The Splat facts about The Angry Beavers having two pilots aired in 1994: http://forum...pilot?page=2 however I have many reasons to suspect that image may be faked.

1. The image's terrible quality makes it very hard to read what it's saying, almost like everyone's attempts at trying to take a picture of TVs while its still playing a part of the program (or the uploader made it impossible to read on purpose).

2. If you look closely at the picture, it's quite easy to tell that it was Photoshopped, as the text box containing the so-called "fact" doesn't appear to be on any television screen and looks like it was taken in the uploader's living room. I haven't watched how The Splat displays their trivia in between programs, but I know for certain that text box should be surrounded by a white background while still being on a television screen, not feature someone's living room.

3. I doubt if Nickelodeon even acknowledged the fact that The Angry Beavers had two pilots pitched to them; to me, it looks like the text was stolen from a fan website that contains the rumored existence of this pilot instead of something that The Splat would actually accept as being part of trivia about the show (also, notice how there is no The Splat or Nickelodeon logo anywhere in the picture).

All of those reasons are why I believe this whole thing is a hoax.
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Andromeda

1 months ago
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The original poster of the image followed up with a video.

https://www....ure=youtu.be
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Anonymous user #4

1 months ago
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Hi, I'm the guy who captured the image, I have a few reasons for the way the image was taken, 1, it WAS taken while the program was going, when paused, my DVR will have an overlay that covers the bottom of the screen, I took the different angle shots to help prove myself, along with the video. You can contact me through the YouTube video of you want a further discussion.
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Anonymous user #4

1 months ago
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And yes, it was taken in my living room, I didn't have a choice.
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