Notes are annoying. Nobody likes to spend weeks and months crafting an idea only to be told what's wrong with it. Flip side to that: we often have blind spots when it comes to our creative projects. And that goes for everybody, even the creators of the most famous and successful entertainment of all time, because surprise -- almost every movie and TV show you love needed saving from creative notes that are (in hindsight) blisteringly obvious.

On this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by Cracked editor/columnist Dan Hopper and by writer/comedian Kandice Martellaro for a look at the most quotable, lovable, Oscar-winning movies of all time...and how they almost fell apart at the ideas step. They'll also discover series-killing TV episodes that got rehearsed and staged and brought within a hair of terrifying America. And yes, don't worry, they one hundred percent discover which iconic franchise almost made its villain a confusing monkey.

Footnotes:

7 Classic Movies That Almost Had Absurdly Dark Endings (Cracked)

6 Creepy Details That Were Almost in Classic Disney Movies (Cracked)

5 Scrapped Episodes That Almost Ruined Famous TV Shows (Cracked)

8 Iconic Characters That Were Originally Insane (Cracked)

If Bond villains reflect the anxieties of their era, what can we learn from today's baddies? (New Statesman)

11 Pop Culture Alternate Histories That Almost Happened (The Cracked Podcast)

André Aciman Is Officially Writing a 'Call Me by Your Name' Sequel (Vulture)

History of 'The Simpsons' (Simpsons Wikia)

Mel Gibson's 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington' (WikiSimpsons)

Lewis Carroll's Shifting Reputation (Smithsonian)

9 Ways The Original 'Little Mermaid' By Hans Christian Andersen Is Actually Seriously Disturbing (Bustle)

Shouts & Murmurs: Your Guide to the Cool New Airport Terminal (The New Yorker)

Stan Against Evil (IFC)

Femmebot PhD (The Pack Theater)

Bandcamp page for The Budos Band V (Daptone Records)

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