[Adult Swim] also did not show "Waltz for Venus" during the first run. It aired during the second run, but "Cowboy Funk" did not initially run during the second run, much to the fans chagrin. "Cowboy Funk" did air a few days later. [Adult Swim] says that they made a mistake, but I don't think that was the case.
IMHO, the editing done to Bebop was wrong. The seven words that you can't say on network television aside, the blood that was edited out was just plain wrong. Over the years since Bebop first aired, other series like Wolf's Rain
, Fullmetal Alchemist
, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
have been shown almost completely unedited. GitS: SAC was only edited for the seven deadly swears and nudity in episodes 5 and 12. There was also one blood scene edited in episode 20. FMA had two early edits for excessive blood, but they seemed to show more blood spatter in later episodes.