Monday, August 11, 2014
Jessica Rabbit Movie Moment Monday - The Deleted Scene
The infamous deleted Pig-Head scene is the topic of the second Movie Moment Monday, and there was a lot more too it than what you saw on the DVD. Above you can see two stills from The Making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit special, showing a few seconds of Eddie Valiant actually snooping around Jessica's dressing room. It appears the deleted scene (found on the Special Edition and Blu Ray DVD) was to be a little longer and in-depth.
On the DVD version of this deleted scene - called the Pig Head Scene, after Eddie leaves Roger at Dolores' bar, he breaks into Jessica's dressing room through a window in an attempt to find Acme's will. As he is climbing inside, he falls - and is quickly beat up as he is on ground. We can't see by who, but we presume from hearing the patter of feet it was the weasels. Eddie gains his composure to give chase, but is stopped by Bongo the Gorilla who delivers a punch. When Eddie wakes up, he is facing Judge Doom, Bongo and then Jessica! Doom sarcasticaly scolds Eddie for searching through a woman's dressing room and asks why he was in there. Jessica, seated on a couch across from Eddie, quips, "Last week some heavy breather wanted one of my nylons as a souvenir." As she is talking she runs her hands up the length of her leg (the one not on the side with the slit in her dress) and exposes her thigh, snapping her garter strap.
After Eddie's confrontation with Jessica, Doom decides Eddie must pay for his crime - by being brought to Toontown. Eddie screams and his hauled off by the Toon Patrol through the tunnel. We don't go in Toontown yet, but we are treated to some comical animation of the Toontown sky transitioning from night to morning. Eddie is tossed out the tunnel by the Weasels, who run off holding paint brushes. When Eddie pulls the large bag off his head, it's revealed that - somehow - the Weasels have painted a large pig head right onto Eddie. Eddie takes off into the street screaming. In the DVD the scene cuts to Eddie in the shower removing the pig head - but in the movie trailer there was still more to that scene. Eddie runs into his office, looks into a mirror (which we later see Jessica using) and at that point goes into the bathroom. When he emerges, Jessica is standing there, now making a bit more sense to the context of the film - and will be the next Movie Moment Monday.