Remember the Turret episode, Man’s Visit, the one where Turret tries to get Muscleman to visit his house? Remember how extremely dark and creepy it was? It turns out that this episode in particular has an original, much more disturbing version to it. I was walking through an old video store one day, when I found some Turret DVDs.  There were some DVDs like Stethical Nonsense and Turret Pals, Ride and Seek, Turret Stories, Lost at Land, etc. But, there was one DVD that had caught my eye. It was a DVD named Scaredy Turret, I Was A Teenage Furry, and other Spooky Tales. Like the others, it was around 5 dollars, so I decided to buy it. Once I brought it home, I looked at the episodes on the DVD. The episodes on the disk were Scaredy Turret, I Was A Teenage Furry, Cementary Path, Haunted Mansion, Nasty Meat, Post Ghost, MuscleTurret Strongson, Bright Night, and Don't Watch Now. Their were actually a few bonus episodes as well; WackyBlacky, Cyber Twig, Waiting Time, Funny Turret, and then Man’s Visit. I watched the full set up to the bonus episodes, and everything seemed normal. Then I watched the bonus episodes, and one thing seemed out of place; in some scenes in episodes like WackyBlacky and Cyber Twig, the color looked as if it was filmed in olden times, like the 1960’s, and it would flicker a little bit. It would look a little like this:  Old screencap        But other than that, it was normal, at least until I got to the last episode, Man’s Visit… I turned on the episode, Man’s Visit, and the title card came up. But it looked rather… eerie. For one, instead of the normal, happy tune it played in the TV version, the sound played a disturbing tune that sounded as if something was scraping along a hard ground, followed by a bang every few seconds. The title card showed the Turret House background, except that it looked ruined. It was covered in gashes and scratch marks, as if something had just torn the texture apart. Instead of the words “Man’s Visit” being in their usual red and white, they were actually black and crimson-red. TITLE        The episode started off normally, with Turret constantly asking Muscleman to visit him, with Muscleman saying “no” every time. But, instead of taking no for an answer, Turret steals Muscleman’s vacuum cleaner like in the normal episode. And when Muscleman comes to Turret’s house, he finds that Turret redecorated it to look exactly like Muscleman’s! Every room, every detail, every mark is correct. Things go normally in the episode until Muscleman decides to look for his vacuum cleaner in his art room. And this is where things get really disturbing. Once he enters the art room, the room is extremely dark, though Muscleman is still capable of seeing what is around him. An eerie wind chime-like tune begins to play as Muscleman looks at the portraits around him, and some of them looked slightly morbid. One of the paintings shows a decrepit and a feeble man sitting over a bed and sobbing hysterically. Another one displays a pale, thin Muscleman with nothing but hollow sockets where his eyes, nose, and mouth should be. Another painting displayed the clown from the original episode, but with black holes for eyes that seemed to be crying blood.   Clown       Muscleman sits on the center rug and he huddles in fear. He finds the closet door and goes to open it, and instead of finding a pile of Turret’s stuff (with the vacuum cleaner under it) like in the TV version, he finds a large stairway, leading into a cold, dark basement…

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This is where things get truly disturbing. Muscleman walks down the stairway, into the basement. And what he sees is extremely eerie. He is standing inside a room, with a dim ceiling light in the center, along with chains hanging from the ceiling. On the opposite side of the room is a rusty cage. He walks to it, and there’s a crude-looking sentence engraved on the front. The inscription, though scratchy, says “Harry – friends forever!”. He looks inside the cage (it has a barred window) and is horrified to find the remains of someone who was trapped inside the cage, with the interior filled with twisted and distorted drawings and writing on the walls. Muscleman is even more horrified when he sees that the name under “Harry” is his own! Muscleman tries to escape as fast as he can, but all the doors are locked. Just as he tries to escape the back door, Turret appears behind him, startling him. Turret looked psychotic, twitching and trembling as he walked. He had a large unnerving smile on his face with bloody teeth, and he was holding a bloody butcher knife. Visit

Muscleman: Please! Let me out of here! 

Turret: Oh, I can’t do that, Muscleman! If I let you go, you will tell everything to the police, and nobody wants that. And you can’t escape me! I’ve barred every door, every window, every secret passage so that you have no chance of getting out! But now that you’re stuck here, and once I’m finished with you, we shall be closer together, forever…. 

Muscleman tries to break the door down, but it won’t budge. And Turret begins to cackle maniacally as he slowly approaches Muscleman, who is now huddling in fear. The camera pans away from Turret, but the shadows, depicting Turret raising the knife in the air, can be seen. Turret then pierces the knife into Muscleman, causing a large, graphic amount of blood to splatter on the wall, before suddenly cutting to black, but not without a horrible scream from the poor cephalopod. And the episode ended. I felt extremely uneasy by the time the episode was over, I was determined to find out its origin. After contemplating what I just saw, I went back to the video store, with the DVD, to find out where the DVD originally came from. I asked the store clerk about the DVD, and he reluctantly, but willingly led me to the back room. And this is where I learned the secret of how this episode came to be… The man originally worked with the writers of Turret, as one of the creators of certain DVDs. He even composed the DVD I bought. And he told me that the version of Man’s Visit that I just saw, was its original and unaired version that was created way before it aired in Season 6. In the late Season 5, after Going Shopping and Turret: the Movie aired in 1998, the writers wanted to make a new Halloween special for the upcoming month of October. They wanted to do something a bit different this time around. They decided to make a full 30-minute Halloween special, along with 4 rather morbid episodes to follow it. But for some reason, these episodes were delayed, even though they were fully written, recorded, and animated. The 30 minute episode was one where Turret and Twig supposedly find a haunted house/ship and meet what was originally the Floating Pirate’s first mate. The 30-minute Halloween special was delayed, but it later aired in Season 8 as Foolish Ghouls. And the four other morbid tales were released later as regular episodes. The four episodes were Planet of the Turrets (Season 8 ), Are You a Cow Now? (Season 8 ), One Mad Meal (Season 7), and Man’s Visit (Season 6). The three episodes stayed the same when they aired, but the same thing can’t be said for Man’s Visit. It turns out that Man’s Visit was intended to be much darker than it is today, but since Turret was targeting a younger audience, the episode either had to be changed to be less disturbing, or be cancelled entirely. So, the writers lowered the eerie tone of the episode and removed the scene where Turret stabs Muscleman with the knife, changed the paintings to look less scary, and changed the scene where Muscleman finds the rusty cage to the scene where he finds a pile of Turret's stuff with the vacuum cleaner under it. But, even though the darker version never aired on TV, there are DVDs like the one I bought that include this “special” episode, though it’s extremely rare. If you do come across a DVD like the one I bought, and if you are willing to watch the unaired version of Squid’s Visit, just remember, after you watch the DVD, the episode could haunt you for the rest of your life. And if you do have someone that holds an unnerving obsession over you, just be wary. You could end up like Muscleman, trapped inside a dark, cold, and isolated room, never to see the light of day, eventually being driven into the dark depths of insanity where you can never, ever escape…

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