Some footage used in the Fox network previews for the show ended up on the cutting room floor.
Victor and Elaine dated as a result of the work by the "Matchmaker." But a subsequent story in which Victor breaks up with her in a later episode was cut out leading the viewers to believe that they just simply never went out again.
In "Love is All Around" a part of the scene where Todd (Guest Star Matthew Perry) accidentally hits Ally on the head with the bathroom stall door was cut out. The part that was not shown was after he hits her Clare pops out of another stall and accidentally pushes Ally with the stall door into Todd's arms. Embarassed by the situation she asks Todd to let her go but when he does she drops to the floor.
During the third season, Fox executives heavily edited several season one and season two episodes of Ally McBeal into thirty minute episodes called "Ally". 13 episodes were edited in this fashion, with just about all courtroom scenes removed so as to focus mainly on the personal lives of the main characters and the various comedy-themed story lines at the law firm and the episodes airing out of order from their original sequence. After airing ten episodes, Fox canceled "Ally" do to extremely low ratings and shelved plans to sell the thirty minute version of the series into syndication.