Though, I'm not entirely sure he's correct that it would have been impossible for TV Tokyo to just air it out of order and admit to it. I think the problem was with how TPCI is affected.But why even retcon them at all? Why not just air them as-is with a disclaimer telling kids that this is an episode airing out-of-order? That should be enough, right?
The thing is...television networks never do this. Ever. Can any of you guys think of a single instance of a Japanese TV station airing an episode of a serialized children's program out of order, and then admitting it up front? How about any Western TV stations?
You can't, because nobody does that.