History Bowdlerise / LiveActionTV

15th May '16 11:29:13 PM nombretomado
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** Weirdly, this isn't just a Channel 4 thing: UK versions of MarvelCinematicUniverse shows and movies tend to fall victim to this trope more often than most franchises, regardless of who's showing them. For example, UK cinematic showings of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' altered the shot which explicitly shows Coulson with Loki's blade piercing his chest - which, ironically, became an important plot point in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' when the show began eighteen months later, and put a number of UK viewers on the wrong track for Coulson's resurrection mystery in the show. (Many believed that he'd never ''really'' died at all, due to seeing a less conclusive version of his death scene.)

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** Weirdly, this isn't just a Channel 4 thing: UK versions of MarvelCinematicUniverse Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse shows and movies tend to fall victim to this trope more often than most franchises, regardless of who's showing them. For example, UK cinematic showings of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' altered the shot which explicitly shows Coulson with Loki's blade piercing his chest - which, ironically, became an important plot point in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' when the show began eighteen months later, and put a number of UK viewers on the wrong track for Coulson's resurrection mystery in the show. (Many believed that he'd never ''really'' died at all, due to seeing a less conclusive version of his death scene.)
15th Mar '16 6:35:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** "[=#FavoriteShow=]" was cut to remove the shot of Cat leaping onto the hood of a moving car and all shots of her on the car as it's in motion due to fear that [[DontTryThisAtHome impressionable audiences will imitate the stunt and end up injured or dead from it]]. [[note]]The UK edits a lot of scenes in movies and on imported TV shows that glamorize or "instruct" more impressionable viewers on how to do dangerous or illegal things, mostly fight moves, mishandling chemicals and weapons, any type of suicide technique that can realistically be copied, dangerous stunts, and criminal technology (making bombs, cooking drugs, or using common items to easily break into a house or car without leaving evidence).[[/note]] That said, Cat's TJHooker impersonation can still be seen in the opening titles of every episode, making this a little pointless.

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** "[=#FavoriteShow=]" was cut to remove the shot of Cat leaping onto the hood of a moving car and all shots of her on the car as it's in motion due to fear that [[DontTryThisAtHome impressionable audiences will imitate the stunt and end up injured or dead from it]]. [[note]]The UK edits a lot of scenes in movies and on imported TV shows that glamorize or "instruct" more impressionable viewers on how to do dangerous or illegal things, mostly fight moves, mishandling chemicals and weapons, any type of suicide technique that can realistically be copied, dangerous stunts, and criminal technology (making bombs, cooking drugs, or using common items to easily break into a house or car without leaving evidence).[[/note]] That said, Cat's TJHooker Series/TJHooker impersonation can still be seen in the opening titles of every episode, making this a little pointless.



* ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'':

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* ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'':''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'':
3rd Mar '16 1:32:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* The LiveActionAdaptation of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' completely removed Ayumu [[SelfHarm cutting herself]] despite the fact it's heavily related to her character and a driving force of the manga. It instead only focused on the bullying aspect on the series.

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* The LiveActionAdaptation of ''Manga/{{Life}}'' completely removed Ayumu [[SelfHarm cutting herself]] despite the fact it's heavily related to her character and a driving force of the manga. It instead only focused on the bullying aspect on the series. It also revealed Manami was in a relationship with a delinquent by showing them in bed together afterwards (and having Manami covered up) instead of using the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids rather graphic]] scene the manga had.
25th Feb '16 7:12:45 AM LondonKdS
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* The British DomCom ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' (about a [[AwfulMarriedLife constantly-bickering]] couple of old gay men) was originally called ''Vicious Old Queens'' until somebody decided that it would be pushing the show's heavy SelfDeprecation and playing with NWordPrivileges too far.

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* The British DomCom ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' (about a [[AwfulMarriedLife [[AwfulWeddedLife constantly-bickering]] couple of old gay men) was originally called ''Vicious Old Queens'' until somebody decided that it would be pushing the show's heavy SelfDeprecation and playing with NWordPrivileges too far.
25th Feb '16 7:12:01 AM LondonKdS
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* The British DomCom ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' (about a [[AwfulMarriedLife constantly-bickering]] couple of old gay men) was originally called ''Vicious Old Queens'' until somebody decided that it would be pushing the show's heavy SelfDeprecation and playing with NWordPrivileges too far.
21st Feb '16 11:42:48 AM nombretomado
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** Weirdly, this isn't just a Channel 4 thing: UK versions of MarvelCinematicUniverse shows and movies tend to fall victim to this trope more often than most franchises, regardless of who's showing them. For example, UK cinematic showings of ''Film/TheAvengers'' altered the shot which explicitly shows Coulson with Loki's blade piercing his chest - which, ironically, became an important plot point in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' when the show began eighteen months later, and put a number of UK viewers on the wrong track for Coulson's resurrection mystery in the show. (Many believed that he'd never ''really'' died at all, due to seeing a less conclusive version of his death scene.)

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** Weirdly, this isn't just a Channel 4 thing: UK versions of MarvelCinematicUniverse shows and movies tend to fall victim to this trope more often than most franchises, regardless of who's showing them. For example, UK cinematic showings of ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' altered the shot which explicitly shows Coulson with Loki's blade piercing his chest - which, ironically, became an important plot point in ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' when the show began eighteen months later, and put a number of UK viewers on the wrong track for Coulson's resurrection mystery in the show. (Many believed that he'd never ''really'' died at all, due to seeing a less conclusive version of his death scene.)
6th Feb '16 8:42:53 PM nombretomado
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* Hallmark Channel bowdlerizes several of its shows, including reruns of ''{{Cheers}}''. Words such as "bitch", "slut" and even "butt" are censored. Oddly, Carla's insult to bald John Hill, "Two heads like that would make a perfectly good butt," is censored when the episode is rerun, yet featured uncensored in the network's ads for the show. Also, the penultimate line in the entire series, when Sam realizes the bar is his true love and says, "I'm the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth," is chopped to "I'm the luckiest son on Earth."
** Hallmark does something similar for old episodes for ''TheGoldenGirls'', leaving silence for similar words and rendering a few punchlines moot, yet they still aired that one episode where the ladies are mistaken for prostitutes.

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* Hallmark Channel bowdlerizes several of its shows, including reruns of ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Words such as "bitch", "slut" and even "butt" are censored. Oddly, Carla's insult to bald John Hill, "Two heads like that would make a perfectly good butt," is censored when the episode is rerun, yet featured uncensored in the network's ads for the show. Also, the penultimate line in the entire series, when Sam realizes the bar is his true love and says, "I'm the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth," is chopped to "I'm the luckiest son on Earth."
** Hallmark does something similar for old episodes for ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', leaving silence for similar words and rendering a few punchlines moot, yet they still aired that one episode where the ladies are mistaken for prostitutes.
23rd Jan '16 11:15:20 AM nombretomado
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** The season 11 (1985-1986 season) premiere hosted by {{Music/Madonna}} originally featured a cold opening in which NBC network executive at the time, Brandon Tartikoff, announced that Lorne Michaels' new ''SNL'' cast will all be urine tested for drugs, followed by Anthony Michael Hall turning in his sample. The censors at the time found the sketch to be too gross [[note]](yet 26 years later, they would allow a monologue featuring SteveMartin performing a urine test on Alec Baldwin to see if Baldwin breaking Steve Martin's record for being ''SNL'''s most frequent host is legit)[[/note]], so it was cut from all reruns (including the 60-minute reruns) in America. The airing of this episode on Canada's Comedy Network has this sketch intact.

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** The season 11 (1985-1986 season) premiere hosted by {{Music/Madonna}} originally featured a cold opening in which NBC network executive at the time, Brandon Tartikoff, announced that Lorne Michaels' new ''SNL'' cast will all be urine tested for drugs, followed by Anthony Michael Hall turning in his sample. The censors at the time found the sketch to be too gross [[note]](yet 26 years later, they would allow a monologue featuring SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin performing a urine test on Alec Baldwin to see if Baldwin breaking Steve Martin's record for being ''SNL'''s most frequent host is legit)[[/note]], so it was cut from all reruns (including the 60-minute reruns) in America. The airing of this episode on Canada's Comedy Network has this sketch intact.
15th Jan '16 12:16:12 PM Anddrix
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** "[=#FavoriteShow=]" was cut to remove the shot of Cat leaping onto the hood of a moving car and all shots of her on the car as it's in motion due to fear that [[DontTryThisAtHome impressionable audiences will imitate the stunt and end up injured or dead from it]]. [[note]]The UK edits a lot of scenes in movies and on imported TV shows that glamorize or "instruct" [[ViewersAreMorons more impressionable]] viewers on how to do dangerous or illegal things, mostly fight moves, mishandling chemicals and weapons, any type of suicide technique that can realistically be copied, dangerous stunts, and criminal technology (making bombs, cooking drugs, or using common items to easily break into a house or car without leaving evidence).[[/note]] That said, Cat's TJHooker impersonation can still be seen in the opening titles of every episode, making this a little pointless.

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** "[=#FavoriteShow=]" was cut to remove the shot of Cat leaping onto the hood of a moving car and all shots of her on the car as it's in motion due to fear that [[DontTryThisAtHome impressionable audiences will imitate the stunt and end up injured or dead from it]]. [[note]]The UK edits a lot of scenes in movies and on imported TV shows that glamorize or "instruct" [[ViewersAreMorons more impressionable]] impressionable viewers on how to do dangerous or illegal things, mostly fight moves, mishandling chemicals and weapons, any type of suicide technique that can realistically be copied, dangerous stunts, and criminal technology (making bombs, cooking drugs, or using common items to easily break into a house or car without leaving evidence).[[/note]] That said, Cat's TJHooker impersonation can still be seen in the opening titles of every episode, making this a little pointless.
1st Jan '16 1:42:31 PM SimpsonsFan24
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** On BBC Two in the United Kingdom, the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "The Weight of the World" was screened without the part where Buffy smothers Dawn with a pillow, even in its post-watershed slot. So when Buffy goes into a catatonic state and admits to Willow that she 'killed Dawn', even if it was just in her thoughts, it makes hardly any sense at all.

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** On BBC Two in the United Kingdom, the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "The Weight of the World" was is screened without the part where Buffy smothers Dawn with a pillow, even in its post-watershed slot. So when Buffy goes into a catatonic state and admits to Willow that she 'killed Dawn', even if it was just in her thoughts, it makes hardly any sense at all.



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is severely cut by Channel 4 in the UK for its screenings at 6pm in the first season (one episode began at 6pm and ended at around quarter to seven. And it ran ''with'' commercial breaks), one of several reasons why Angel had a much worse time terrestrially than the Slayer (see ChannelHop for more information).

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is severely cut by Channel 4 in the UK for its screenings at 6pm in the first season (one episode began at 6pm and ended at around quarter to seven. And it ran ''with'' commercial breaks), one of several reasons why Angel had a much worse time terrestrially than the Slayer (see ChannelHop for more information).breaks).
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