History Bowdlerise / Film

14th Jan '18 2:28:18 PM nombretomado
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*** WordOfGod says that although the producers requested the changes, all of the above except "schmuck/schmo" he considered better than the originals. "Krup You!" was actually LeonardBernstein's suggestion and he though that it fitted the kid-like nature of the Jets better. The same goes for "the best barking gang on the whole bugging street" and "the whole, ever, mother-loving street!"

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*** WordOfGod says that although the producers requested the changes, all of the above except "schmuck/schmo" he considered better than the originals. "Krup You!" was actually LeonardBernstein's Music/LeonardBernstein's suggestion and he though that it fitted the kid-like nature of the Jets better. The same goes for "the best barking gang on the whole bugging street" and "the whole, ever, mother-loving street!"
13th Jan '18 10:45:22 PM Lirodon
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* AMC's edit of ''Film/GIJane'' can be summed up in three words: "Suck my ''[[UnusualEuphemism STICK!]]''"
11th Jan '18 1:41:56 PM Mario1995
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* In June 2017, Creator/SonyPictures began offering the TV cuts of films in its library for sale online, packaged with the uncut version with no extra charge. The service, which Sony dubs "Clean Versions," have been argued to have been created to placate third-party websites such as [=VidAngel=] and [=ClearPlay=], which sells unauthorized censored versions of films. Creator/SethRogen, who has an ongoing deal with the studio, has a been a staunch detractor of this plan.

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* In June 2017, Creator/SonyPictures began offering the TV cuts of films in its library for sale online, packaged with the uncut version with no extra charge. The service, which Sony dubs "Clean Versions," have been argued to have been created to placate third-party websites such as [=VidAngel=] and [=ClearPlay=], which sells unauthorized censored versions of films. Creator/SethRogen, who has an ongoing deal with the studio, has a been a staunch detractor of this plan.plan, along with audiences and filmmakers who see the move as censorship. [[KnowWhenToFoldThem Sony quietly pulled the clean versions from stores after a few months]].
18th Nov '17 5:23:29 PM mimitchi33
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* If you watch ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime, you'll notice these edits:

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* If you watch the ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime, you'll notice these edits:



** Also, some TV airings cut out the scene in which Bender shares his marijuana with others during a therapy session, which causes everyone to dance to "We Are Not Alone". The TV version makes it seem like they are [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong dancing for no apparent reason]].

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** Also, some Some TV airings cut out omit the scene in which Bender shares his marijuana with others during a therapy session, which causes everyone to dance to "We Are Not Alone". The TV version makes it seem like they are [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong dancing for no apparent reason]].
18th Nov '17 5:22:25 PM mimitchi33
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* Watch ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime.

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* Watch If you watch ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime. sometime, you'll notice these edits:
11th Nov '17 5:32:14 PM merotoker
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* The 25th Anniversary DVD of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' sloppily editted out the word "damn" in a couple instances, including Molly's comparative AtomicFBomb directed at the unicorn. This isn't even consistent with the film's graphic content, which had instances of violence and a harpy with humanoid breasts with nipples. Thankfully, the later Blu-ray release was fully uncut.

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* The 25th Anniversary DVD of ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'' sloppily editted edited out the word "damn" in a couple instances, including Molly's comparative AtomicFBomb directed at the unicorn. This isn't even consistent with the film's graphic content, which had instances of violence and a harpy with humanoid breasts with nipples. Thankfully, the later Blu-ray release was fully uncut.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} Shrek 2]]'':

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek2}} Shrek 2]]'':''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'':



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', a movie that was violent enough to earn a PG-13 rating, had to go through massive amounts of censorship in order to air on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with a TV-PG rating, removing much of the blood and violence. To be fair, censorship is something that [[Anime/TenchiMuyo a]] [[Manga/OutlawStar lot]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond shows]] airing on Toonami had to get through, but it's still especially jarring, considering that ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movies were able to air without any editing (which was bypassed with a {{Content Warning|s}} screen telling viewers that these movies had inappropriate content in them).
** The difference might be [[ContractualPurity the license;]] while Princess Mononoke and the Hellboy animated movies are both clearly targeted at teens and older, a Superman movie with blood and gore in it showing on Cartoon Network uncut ''might'' cause a bit of an issue.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', a movie that was violent enough to earn a PG-13 rating, had to go through massive amounts of censorship in order to air on Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with a TV-PG rating, removing much of the blood and violence. To be fair, censorship is something that [[Anime/TenchiMuyo a]] [[Manga/OutlawStar lot]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries of]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond shows]] airing on Toonami had to get through, but it's still especially jarring, considering that ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' and the ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movies were able to air without any editing (which was bypassed with a {{Content Warning|s}} screen telling viewers that these movies had inappropriate content in them).
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them). The difference might be [[ContractualPurity the license;]] while Princess Mononoke and the Hellboy animated movies are both clearly targeted at teens and older, a Superman movie with blood and gore in it showing on Cartoon Network uncut ''might'' cause a bit of an issue.



* In the USA edited version of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2 Fast 2 Furious]]'' the main character flips off someone going reverse in car. The edited version has him holding a fist towards the character which is apparently offensive [[note]](though, in most countries, a closed fist presented to someone in the same manner as the middle finger is considered offensive and/or threatening)[[/note]]

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* In the USA edited version of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious 2 Fast 2 Furious]]'' the main character flips off someone going reverse in car. The edited version has him holding a fist towards the character which is apparently offensive offensive. [[note]](though, in most countries, a closed fist presented to someone in the same manner as the middle finger is considered offensive and/or threatening)[[/note]]



* Creator/JohnWaters had fun with a basic cable edit of the controversially-rated-NC-17 ''A Dirty Shame'', blurring any nudity, cutting any motions, dialogue, or even ''facial expressions'' deemed too sexual (of which this movie has lots) and dubbing over language with hilarious substitutes (on one occasion, "bearjobs" replaces "blowjobs"). This cut still got an R rating from the MPAA.



* In Canada, as long as you slap a ContentWarning on every commercial break, basic cable channels can get away with swearing and violence. However, an airing of ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' on W Movies censored "god" out of "goddamn". Some Canadian edits similarly seem to allow "shit" but not "fuck" (which is also what most American basic cable channels do. See: some of Creator/CartoonNetwork's original programming, the TBS episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and anything on Creator/ComedyCentral after 10:00pm).



* A Creator/DisneyXD airing of ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]'' muted out half-a-line near the end, maybe in light of later events:
--> '''Brittany''': Hey, Ian! [In the words of [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump the Donald,]]] You're fired!



* In the TV version of ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (the original version with Dudley Moore, not TheRemake with Creator/RussellBrand), John Gielgud asks Dudley Moore, "Shall I wash your neck for you?" instead of "Shall I wash your dick for you?"

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* In the TV version of ''Film/{{Arthur}}'' (the original version with Dudley Moore, Creator/DudleyMoore, not TheRemake with Creator/RussellBrand), John Gielgud asks Dudley Moore, "Shall I wash your neck for you?" instead of "Shall I wash your dick for you?"



** The scene of the clown falling and bleeding from his head is replaced with a scene where the clown doesn't bleed and is shows some signs of life.

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** The scene of the clown falling and bleeding from his head is replaced with a scene where the clown doesn't bleed and is shows some signs of life.



* A TV version of ''Film/{{Blade}} II'' completely removed Reinhardt's line "you're about one cunt hair away from hillbilly heaven", making it seem as if Whistler was suffering from dementia when he replied "I love it when you talk dirty to me".

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* A TV version of ''Film/{{Blade}} II'' ''Film/BladeII'' completely removed Reinhardt's line "you're about one cunt hair away from hillbilly heaven", making it seem as if Whistler was suffering from dementia when he replied "I love it when you talk dirty to me".



* As released in Germany, the climax of ''Film/{{Breakdown}}'' - [[spoiler: with BigBad Red being killed when Amy releases the gears of his truck and it falls on him]] - is cut to remove [[spoiler: Amy's action, transforming her vengeful AndThisIsFor decision into an accident.]]
* Watch ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime. Bender's line to the principal, "Eat my shorts" (which was used well before [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] used it) was changed to "Eat my socks!"

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* As released in Germany, the climax of ''Film/{{Breakdown}}'' - [[spoiler: with BigBad Red being killed when Amy releases the gears of his truck and it falls on him]] - is cut to remove [[spoiler: Amy's action, transforming her vengeful AndThisIsFor decision into an accident.]]
accident]].
* Watch ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' on TV sometime.
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Bender's line to the principal, "Eat my shorts" (which was used well before [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] used it) was changed to "Eat my socks!"



* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}''



** On the USA channel's airing of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', Dionne's line about the politically correct term for a virgin is someone who is "hymenally-challenged" is changed to "hermetically-sealed." There are two things wrong with this cut: 1) Apparently the censors of USA think "hymen" is a dirty word (it ''refers'' to something racy, sure, but how often is "hymen" used in casual sex talk? and 2) (the most obvious of all): It's not an improvement over the original line, since the hymen is technically considered a type of seal. [[FridgeBrilliance Though it arguably made the original line more accurate]] - "challenged" is politically correct for "lacking" (e.g. "vertically challenged" as a euphemism for "short") and virgins are, by definition, ''not'' hymenally challenged. [[note]]Then again, "hermetically sealed" isn't really an accurate description either.[[/note]]

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** * On the USA channel's airing of ''Film/{{Clueless}}'', Dionne's line about the politically correct term for a virgin is someone who is "hymenally-challenged" is changed to "hermetically-sealed." There are two things wrong with this cut: 1) Apparently the censors of USA think "hymen" is a dirty word (it ''refers'' to something racy, sure, but how often is "hymen" used in casual sex talk? and 2) (the most obvious of all): It's not an improvement over the original line, since the hymen is technically considered a type of seal. [[FridgeBrilliance Though it arguably made the original line more accurate]] - "challenged" is politically correct for "lacking" (e.g. "vertically challenged" as a euphemism for "short") and virgins are, by definition, ''not'' hymenally challenged. [[note]]Then again, "hermetically sealed" isn't really an accurate description either.[[/note]]



** The dub voice used throughout ''Die Hard 2: Die Harder's'' edit barely even matches Bruce Willis at all, instead being described by various YouTube commenters as sounding somewhat like a bad Series/BarneyTheDinosaur impression. Perhaps the most hilariously egregious example of [=McClane=]'s voice drastically changing mid-conversation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQDIdGenhaY a scene where he starts arguing with Carmine Lorenzo]]. There are quite a few interesting word replacements. The most infamous of the edits is [=McClane=]'s signature "Yippie-ki-yay-motherfucker!" being changed to "Yippie-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon", despite the fact that ''there's nobody in the movie named Mr. Falcon''. Or rather, there previously hadn't been; one character's last name was changed to Falcon in the edit.

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** The dub voice used throughout ''Die Hard 2: Die Harder's'' edit barely even matches Bruce Willis at all, instead being described by various YouTube Website/YouTube commenters as sounding somewhat like a bad Series/BarneyTheDinosaur impression. Perhaps the most hilariously egregious example of [=McClane=]'s voice drastically changing mid-conversation is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQDIdGenhaY a scene where he starts arguing with Carmine Lorenzo]]. There are quite a few interesting word replacements. The most infamous of the edits is [=McClane=]'s signature "Yippie-ki-yay-motherfucker!" being changed to "Yippie-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon", despite the fact that ''there's nobody in the movie named Mr. Falcon''. Or rather, there previously hadn't been; one character's last name was changed to Falcon in the edit.



* Creator/JohnWaters had fun with a basic cable edit of the controversially-rated-NC-17 ''A Dirty Shame'', blurring any nudity, cutting any motions, dialogue, or even ''facial expressions'' deemed too sexual (of which this movie has lots) and dubbing over language with hilarious substitutes (on one occasion, "bearjobs" replaces "blowjobs"). This cut still got an R rating from the MPAA.



*** As per a letter to the British film magazine ''Empire'', the version shown on {{ITV}} had a different change to this scene (as well as none of the more gruesome... er... ''ghosts''):

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*** As per a letter to the British film magazine ''Empire'', the version shown on {{ITV}} Creator/{{ITV}} had a different change to this scene (as well as none of the more gruesome... er... ''ghosts''):



** ''ABC Family'' often edits out Andy's {{Panty Shot}}s

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** ''ABC Family'' often edits out Andy's {{Panty Shot}}sShot}}s.



* Movies of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series can do this during kills. Particularly bad examples can be seen in the beginning of Halloween II where kills are simply replaced by a still shot of Michael Myer's mask with cuts to the soundtrack. Also, the video quality decreases.

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* Movies of the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series can do this during kills. Particularly bad examples can be seen in the beginning of Halloween II ''Halloween II'' where kills are simply replaced by a still shot of Michael Myer's mask with cuts to the soundtrack. Also, the video quality decreases.



* The TNT version of ''Film/{{The Help}}'' changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...

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* The TNT version of ''Film/{{The Help}}'' ''Film/TheHelp'' changes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b675xQ1X20 com/watch?v=8fgub5zkBVk Minnie's famous line]] to "eat my spit". Not quite the same...



* The TV version of ''Film/KillBill'' had a minor character saying, "My name is BUCK, and I like to [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion PARTY]]."[[note]]Would it have killed the censors to rename the guy, "Marty" or "Arty" for the sake of that edit?[[/note]] Suffice to say that the original rhymed a whole lot better. They changed the name of his truck also, to PARTY Wagon. The original word also started with a P and ended with a Y, though the license plate (PSYWGN) wasn't digitally altered at all. Although without the original name of the vehicle given, you might guess from the license plate that the "P-S-Y" stood for "Psychology" or "Psycho". Also, Thurman calls her killers "sluts" instead of "dicks". Carradine who apparently did dub his dialogue changes it from "assholes" to "jerks".
* The profanity-spewing speech therapy scene in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' led to the film recieving an R rating in the United States, which would have prevented wider audiences from seeing it. As a result, shortly after its Oscar win, a re-edited version with a toned-down version of said scene was released, and got the much lighter PG-13 rating. The public attacked the distributors for resorting to censorship, and this re-edited version slowly drifted away from view.

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* The TV version of ''Film/KillBill'' had a minor character saying, "My "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePB8ZOv--bE My name is BUCK, and I like to I'm here to]] [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion PARTY]]."[[note]]Would it have killed the censors to rename the guy, "Marty" or "Arty" for the sake of that edit?[[/note]] Suffice to say that the original rhymed a whole lot better. They changed the name of his truck also, to PARTY Wagon. The original word also started with a P and ended with a Y, though the license plate (PSYWGN) wasn't digitally altered at all. Although without the original name of the vehicle given, you might guess from the license plate that the "P-S-Y" stood for "Psychology" or "Psycho". Also, Thurman calls her killers "sluts" instead of "dicks". Carradine who apparently did dub his dialogue changes it from "assholes" to "jerks".
* The profanity-spewing speech therapy scene in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' led to the film recieving receiving an R rating in the United States, which would have prevented wider audiences from seeing it. As a result, shortly after its Oscar win, a re-edited version with a toned-down version of said scene was released, and got the much lighter PG-13 rating. The public attacked the distributors for resorting to censorship, and this re-edited version slowly drifted away from view.view.
* In Canada, as long as you slap a ContentWarning on every commercial break, basic cable channels can get away with swearing and violence. However, an airing of ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' on W Movies censored "god" out of "goddamn". Some Canadian edits similarly seem to allow "shit" but not "fuck" (which is also what most American basic cable channels do. See: some of Creator/CartoonNetwork's original programming, the TBS episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and anything on Creator/ComedyCentral after 10:00pm).



* There was one time when some network TV prints of ''Film/TheSandlot'' omitted the scene at a carnival where the kids chew tobacco, go on a ferris wheel, and subsequently vomit. They also delete a piece of narration later on that referenced the scene. This is despite the fact that tobacco is portrayed in a negative light in the movie, especially in said scene. Creator/ABCFamily censors wised up and recently put the scene back into the film.

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* There was one time when some network TV prints of ''Film/TheSandlot'' omitted the scene at a carnival where the kids chew tobacco, go on a ferris wheel, and subsequently vomit. They also delete a piece of narration later on that referenced the scene. This is despite the fact that tobacco is portrayed in a negative light in the movie, especially in said scene. Creator/ABCFamily censors wised up and recently put the scene back into the film.



* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a {{Bowdlerise}}d version as a special feature on the {{DVD}} version called "Funky Pete". The original film has a scene where Pete, one of the roommates, uses different variations of the word "fuck" during a rant; hearing every instance changed to "funk" is highly amusing (hence the name of the special feature). In addition, "prick" is changed to the nonsense word "prink".

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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a {{Bowdlerise}}d version as a special feature on the {{DVD}} UsefulNotes/{{DVD}} version called "Funky Pete". The original film has a scene where Pete, one of the roommates, uses different variations of the word "fuck" during a rant; hearing every instance changed to "funk" is highly amusing (hence the name of the special feature). In addition, "prick" is changed to the nonsense word "prink".



* The Spike TV version of ''Film/TheWaterboy'' edited the scene in the Bourbon Bowl where Derek visualizes the football as a KKK member's head in order to kick a field goal, which was the same way Bobby visualizes his foes, alongside the KKK member's scream when the field goal was kicked to simply a regular field goal.
* The TV version of ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' kills the film's intensity and a number of its best lines by hilariously redubbing them; Fletcher refers to Andrew as "friendless" rather than "faggot-lipped" in one scene, and in another tells a student to "get the ''flip'' out".



* A recent Creator/DisneyXD airing of ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel]]'' muted out half-a-line near the end, maybe in light of recent events:
--> '''Brittany''': Hey, Ian! [In the words of [[Creator/DonaldTrump the Donald,]]] You're fired!
* The Spike TV version of ''Film/TheWaterboy'' edited the scene in the Bourbon Bowl where Derek visualizes the football as a KKK member's head in order to kick a field goal, which was the same way Bobby visualizes his foes, alongside the KKK member's scream when the field goal was kicked to simply a regular field goal.



* The TV version of ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' kills the film's intensity and a number of its best lines by hilariously redubbing them; Fletcher refers to Andrew as "friendless" rather than "faggot-lipped" in one scene, and in another tells a student to "get the ''flip'' out".
31st Oct '17 8:27:38 PM GovernorExplosion
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** The "Goodbye Horses" scene is usually cut right after Bill adjusts the video camera, bth for time and because tucked nudity is still nudity.

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** The "Goodbye Horses" scene is usually cut right after Bill adjusts the video camera, bth both for time and because tucked nudity is still nudity.nudity. Weird DoubleStandard, because stuff like Hannibal Lecter *eating a man's face off* is not cut.
31st Oct '17 8:19:20 PM GovernorExplosion
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** The "Goodbye Horses" scene is usually cut right after Bill adjusts the video camera, bth for time and because tucked nudity is still nudity.
31st Oct '17 7:46:52 PM PaulA
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* The ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' movie airs on Disney Channel with a TV-PG rating, yet still has even the mildest of insults muted - for example, Patty's "Don't be such a [[spoiler:wuss]], Heffley." Not only that, but when Rowley lipsyncs to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok", the words "Jack" and "tipsy" are muted.

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* The ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' movie airs on Disney Channel with a TV-PG rating, yet still has even the mildest of insults muted - for example, Patty's "Don't be such a [[spoiler:wuss]], Heffley." Not only that, but when Rowley lipsyncs to Ke$ha's "Tik Tok", the words "Jack" and "tipsy" are muted.
29th Oct '17 11:06:47 AM mimitchi33
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** Also, some TV airings cut out the scene in which Bender shares his marijuana with others during a therapy session, which causes everyone to dance to "We Are Not Alone". The TV version makes it seem like they are [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong dancing for no apparent reason]].
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