The Angry Beavers 'Cuffed Together' (rumoured lost 1990s pilot episode; existence unconfirmed)


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

"Cuffed Together" Is a hoaxed pilot of the Nickelodeon series The Angry Beavers. Several sources had claimed the pilot had rarely been aired worldwide, and apparently never even having been aired at all in the United States.

Origin

The first official pilot episode was titled "Snowbound", and was created in 1994. Upon being uploaded to YouTube in 2013, there was a rumour of a possible second pilot episode having been produced; this pilot was known as "Cuffed Together". Just as Snowbound had been doubted to exist until it was found, people assumed, and ran with, this Cuffed Together rumour and believed it too had been produced and existed but was just currently lost.

Plot

"Cuffed Together" was rumoured to involve Norbert and Daggett being arrested after Daggett destroys an expensive wooden statue. Eventually, the Beavers manage to escape while handcuffed together.

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", and a lot of the story's plot matches up with that of what the "pilot" was supposed to be.

Upon looking further into this user, they are touted as being a huge Angry Beavers fan and actually, makes mention of Snowbound existing. Until 2013, people had no idea if Snowbound 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 are highly, highly unlikely.

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 rumour 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 Snowbound and Cuffed Together on the Latin 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 shows 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

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

2 months ago
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woa
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Anonymous user #2

1 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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