4Back to the Future Part III -- Biff's Ancestor Murdered Principal Strickland's Grandfather
Mr. Strickland is the ageless, hairless high school principal in the Back to the Future movies. In Back to the Future Part II, we see Strickland get into a hostile confrontation with a teenage Biff Tannen and confiscate his nudie magazine (disguised as a sports almanac).
He's been confiscating innocent-looking magazines for 20 years, just waiting for this moment.
Principal Strickland gave Biff so much shit during high school that, when Biff becomes the most powerful man in Hill Valley in an alternate timeline, he retaliates by burning the school down and having his thugs systematically terrorize Strickland for the next decade. So why did Strickland hate Biff so much in the first place? Granted, he probably hates everyone, but there's actually a deeper reason for their rivalry ...
The Deleted Backstory
According to a deleted scene from Back to the Future Part III, Biff's ancestor killed Strickland's grandfather in the Old West, so there's that. Strickland's grandfather was the town marshal of 1885 Hill Valley, and his biggest enemy was the notorious outlaw Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen, who, of course, happens to be Biff's great-grandfather.
There's only room for one epic mustache in this town.
Curiously, Marshal Strickland is nowhere to be seen when Buford is arrested near the end of the movie, but there's an explanation for that: He's dead. In the deleted scene, Buford is on his way to his climactic gunfight with Marty when he is stopped by Strickland. Buford responds by shooting the marshal in the back and leaving him to die in the arms of his young son.
So, yeah, all things considered, Principal Strickland actually shows some admirable restraint around Biff. It must be pretty awkward when one of your students is also the descendant of the man who murdered your grandfather, we're guessing.
The scene was cut because it was too dark, but when you think about it, the implications are even worse. Strickland was killed while Buford was on his way to confront Marty -- meaning that if Marty hadn't traveled back to 1885 and changed the timeline, none of that would have happened. In other words, Marty is indirectly responsible for his principal's grandfather's death.
We know he called you names and stuff, Marty, but that was a little excessive.
3There's Something About Mary -- Jeffrey Tambor's Character Gets Eaten by a Snake
In There's Something About Mary, Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) is a private investigator who is hired to track down the title character, but he winds up becoming infatuated with her. He gets assistance from a cop friend of his named Sully, played by Jeffrey Tambor, who also plays George Bluth Sr. in Arrested Development.
Or it might be the dude who plays his twin brother, Oscar ... we're not sure.
Sully seems to be the only major male character in the film who does not develop an unhealthy obsession with Mary. In fact, he just disappears from the movie at some point and never comes back. Late in the film, there's a scene that takes place in Sully's apartment, which is a huge mess for some reason, but this is never explained.
Then again, this is a Farrelly brothers movie, so we just assumed he got his dong stuck in something.
The Deleted Backstory
Sully's sudden disappearance is explained in the deleted scenes from the film, and it involves drug abuse and a massive man-eating snake.
According to the movie's original screenplay, Sully is a recovering cocaine addict who has been clean for 19 months. This lasts until the moment when his pal Healy, knowing full well that Sully is trying hard to stay sober, pressures him into drinking a beer.
"The cocaine-flavored brand? What could possibly go wrong?"
This sends Sully into a spiral of self-destruction -- later on, we discover that he has fallen completely off the wagon and is snorting cocaine like a vacuum cleaner. As in, from the floor.
They had to cut these scenes because he kept going "HEY NOW!"
Oh, and we also find out that Sully has a giant pet python who hasn't been fed in days. Healy then shows up at Sully's apartment and realizes that he was swallowed by the snake; that's what all the mess you saw in the movie was about.
"Hey, I just bumped into Jon Voight's character from Anaconda."
Now, There's Something About Mary wasn't exactly a Disney movie, but the idea of a reformed coke addict regressing back to his habit and dying a horrible death because of it was deemed slightly too dark, and the entire plotline was cut. Hey, speaking of cocaine ...