I haven't received my copy yet so I couldn't comment on that. I wonder though. In syndication they episodes run about 22 minutes and change right? By 1977 wasn't network tv trimming back the amount of actual content time to make way for more advertising? Mike the Pacifist is a few seconds shy of 24 minutes which is the low end of running time for that set. (pt. 1) of Archie's Brief Encounter runs 25:01 according to the review and a cut line has already been identified. Who knows?