Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 7th, 1997. The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction reopens in New Orleans square after being renovated.
In its original form, Pirates contained a scene in which pirates were shown chasing women in circles and a "comical" reversal in which an overweight woman was seen chasing a pirate. When guests were offended by this depiction, Disney initially changed the woman chasing the pirate by having her try to hit him with a rolling pin. Then in 1997, this scene was changed so that the pirates pursued women holding pies, and the large woman is chasing the pirate with a stolen ham. However, the audio of the women's giggles while being chased remained despite complaints. Sometime after this, the audio was also removed.
In addition, originally, one overweight pirate (sometimes known as the "Pooped Pirate"),
was shown exhausted from his pursuit of an unwilling teenaged female. He was shown boasting and waving a lady's lingerie while a woman peeked up from inside an oak barrel behind his back. As guests floated past and uttered suggestive dialogue, including: "It's sore I be to hoist me colors upon the likes of that shy little wench", and "I be willing to share, I be".
But that was too raunchy for Disney - the Pooped Pirate was changed to the gluttonous pirate- a rogue in search of food. Only a hungry pig to keep him company.
The gluttonous pirates dialogue included lines such as: "Me belly be feeling like galleon with a load of treasure", and "I be looking for a fine pork loin, I be".
The woman in the barrel was later replaced by a cat and then to a regular fat pirate holding the key and map in 2006 with Jack Sparrow in the barrel.
Take a look at the old version before the movie aspects and political correctness, from September 1990, not the highest quality, but you’ll be able to hear the soundtrack:
Do you prefer the current version of POTC with Jack, Jones and Barbosa? The 1997 first PC version? Or perhaps the original 1967 one? Why?
Thanks for reading and watching! Hope you all have a fabulous Friday!