This question being recently brought back from the dead triggered a memory of sorts, and I'd like to put a name to it.
- Saw this on a French TV channel, somewhere between 2005 and 2010. Possible channels I saw that on: TF1, France 2, France 3, M6. Doesn't mean it wasn't being broadcasted on other channels, but those are the ones I'm likely to have seen it on.
- The language was French, but it could have been from non-French origin.
- The cartoon was probably made between 1990 and 2010.
- Likely a kids cartoon. In color, as many of them are.
- I think this was an episode from a series.
- I'm pretty sure it was a cartoon (Western animation) and not an anime, since I tend to remember Japanese-like animation, but I may be wrong.
I remember that there was a guy who could play the piano really well because he had one extra finger - possibly one of each hand, I'm not sure, but at least one. He gets along with a girl, and the girl made some comment about how it was unusual/strange to have an extra finger. Later on, the guy gets his extra finger(s) removed because he thinks the girl would like him better if he did so.
Both the guy and the girl would have been in their teen years/early twenties.
I can remember him showing his closed fist, fingers towards him, to the girl and "deploying" his fingers one by one until she can realize there are "only" five of them. Like when we count on our fingers (the European way at least):
The girl is stunned, and says something like:
But you won't be able to play the piano anymore!
- Somehow I think it might have taken place in a school, but this is blurry.
- A slice of life maybe?
- "Why is it sci-fi?" Well, extra fingers exist in real life (polydactyly), but not to a point where they're considered "normal". Also, the removing part did not seem to be a big deal. The girl was stunned by the why, not the how. I don't think the guy was engineered (like the one in Gattaca), but that's not impossible.