History Bowdlerise / LiveActionTV

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).
1st Jan '16 9:22:10 AM SimpsonsFan24
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** In the UK, Channel 4 (which airs the show in the mornings) usually leaves in references to "ass" and "butt" but removes the word "bastard" and any references to drugs, providing a similar non-sequitur effect when it seems the audience are laughing mid-sentence, and that the actors are leaving sentences hanging in the air unfinished.
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** In the UK, Channel 4 (which airs 4's repeats of the show in episode that was broadcast the mornings) day before usually leaves leave in references to "ass" and "butt" but removes remove the word "bastard" and any references to drugs, providing a similar non-sequitur effect when it seems the audience are laughing mid-sentence, and that the actors are leaving sentences hanging in the air unfinished.
1st Jan '16 9:15:52 AM SimpsonsFan24
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* The UK version of SyFy aired daytime repeats of ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', both of which had large portions of violence removed. The censors seem to take particular offense to violence against women and anything that could be construed as an "imitable, dangerous action or stunt," which when it comes to ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' is less than rational. ** 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. 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. ** [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] also got the scissors out for the Slayer in its 6:45pm slot, not always because of violence (in the episode "Hush" Buffy, Spike and Anya all had various hand gestures they made removed, which presumably means the opening titles of those episodes that included Spike's were also cut; language also fell victim, such as Spike's response to Buffy's query "What are you doing here? Five words or less" in "No Place Like Home"[[note]]("Out. For. A. Walk. Bitch." No prizes for guessing which word got snipped, thus ruining the moment)[[/note]]) - they eventually had late night uncut repeats, which reportedly weren't "uncut." SkyOne also cut episodes in daytime slots for similar reasons. * ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was severely cut by ChannelFour 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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* The UK version of SyFy aired airs daytime repeats of ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', both of which had have large portions of violence removed. The censors seem to take particular offense to violence against women and anything that could be construed as an "imitable, dangerous action or stunt," which when it comes to ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' is less than rational. ** In 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.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. ** [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] BBC Two]] also got get the scissors out for the Slayer in its 6:45pm slot, not always because of violence (in the episode "Hush" Buffy, Spike and Anya all had various hand gestures they made removed, which presumably means meant the opening titles of those episodes that included Spike's were also cut; language also fell victim, such as Spike's response to Buffy's query "What are you doing here? Five words or less" in "No Place Like Home"[[note]]("Out. For. A. Walk. Bitch." No prizes for guessing which word got snipped, thus ruining the moment)[[/note]]) - but they eventually had also have late night uncut repeats, which reportedly weren't "uncut." SkyOne are uncut. When it was airing the show, Sky One also cut episodes in daytime slots for similar reasons. * ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was is severely cut by ChannelFour 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).

* When ''Series/{{Alias}}'' made its debut on ChannelFour in the UK, it was shown on Saturday afternoons at 5:30 with the pilot in an hour-long slot; this likely tipped off fans that something was up, as the pilot lasts 70 minutes without commercials (admittedly there is an edited version for syndication in a standard hour-long length, but the series is still not designed for teatime viewing with the family). Indeed, the series did have to be cut for the slot, and was let go by the channel.
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* When ''Series/{{Alias}}'' made its debut on ChannelFour Channel 4 in the UK, it was shown on Saturday afternoons at 5:30 with the pilot in an hour-long slot; this likely tipped off fans that something was up, as the pilot lasts 70 minutes without commercials (admittedly there is an edited version for syndication in a standard hour-long length, but the series is still not designed for teatime viewing with the family). Indeed, the series did have to be cut for the slot, and was let go by the channel.

* UK broadcasts of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Conspiracy" edit the scene where Remmick is shot by Picard and Riker. Remmick's head is not seen exploding (his flesh just gets burnt off) and we don't really see the mother creature emerging from his body. (That said, the head-exploding scene was left intact when [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] screened the ClipShow episode "Shades Of Grey," which includes it.)
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* UK broadcasts of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Conspiracy" edit the scene where Remmick is shot by Picard and Riker. Remmick's head is not seen exploding (his flesh just gets burnt off) and we don't really see the mother creature emerging from his body. (That said, the head-exploding scene was is left intact when [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] screened BBC Two screens the ClipShow episode "Shades Of Grey," which includes it.)
27th Nov '15 4:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* The VerySpecialEpisode of ''FamilyMatters'' in which Laura causes racial tension at her school after suggesting that black history be taught along with white history usually cuts to commercial before the audience can see that someone has spray-painted "NIGGER" on Laura's locker (once upon a time, there was a TV channel that showed it uncut in reruns, but it hasn't been seen since). With this scene gone, it looks as if Carl is mad at the kids in school putting the note in her locker that read, "If you love black history so much, why don't you go back to Africa?" Thankfully, the season 2 DVD has the uncut version. * An early episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' featured cast members singing the song "Let's Kill Gary Gilmore for Christmas". When the episode's rerun aired after Gilmore's execution, this segment was replaced by a different skit. ** On the season 32 episode of ''Saturday Night Live'' hosted by Rainn Wilson, there was a sketch about four guys who remember where they were when they first heard "Danny's Song." Bill Hader's character remembers hearing the song when he was spending the day with his father, and he has so much fun with him, that he now thinks of his father as just his father and not someone affected with Down's Syndrome. In a twisted way, someone can see this as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad but apparently others saw this as offensive]] and in all reruns, "Down's Syndrome" is bleeped out, making the line sound worse than it supposedly is. The original version with the unbleeped line is nowhere to be found (unless you can find an online torrent of season 32 episodes of ''SNL'' or you recorded the episode when it first came on in February 2007).
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* The VerySpecialEpisode of ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' in which Laura causes racial tension at her school after suggesting that black history be taught along with white history usually cuts to commercial before the audience can see that someone has spray-painted "NIGGER" on Laura's locker (once upon a time, there was a TV channel that showed it uncut in reruns, but it hasn't been seen since). With this scene gone, it looks as if Carl is mad at the kids in school putting the note in her locker that read, "If you love black history so much, why don't you go back to Africa?" Thankfully, the season 2 DVD has the uncut version. * An early episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' featured cast members singing the song "Let's Kill Gary Gilmore for Christmas". When the episode's rerun aired after Gilmore's execution, this segment was replaced by a different skit. ** On the season 32 episode of ''Saturday Night Live'' hosted by Rainn Wilson, there was a sketch about four guys who remember where they were when they first heard "Danny's Song." Bill Hader's character remembers hearing the song when he was spending the day with his father, and he has so much fun with him, that he now thinks of his father as just his father and not someone affected with Down's Syndrome. In a twisted way, someone can see this as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad but apparently others saw this as offensive]] and in all reruns, "Down's Syndrome" is bleeped out, making the line sound worse than it supposedly is. The original version with the unbleeped line is nowhere to be found (unless you can find an online torrent of season 32 episodes of ''SNL'' or you recorded the episode when it first came on in February 2007).
20th Nov '15 3:06:30 PM Mario1995
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* The ''Series/AntFarm'' episode "The informANT" received controversy over several scenes of a police officer beating supposed criminals without rest, which some viewed as promoting police brutality. Disney later released an edited version of the episode on Creator/DisneyChannel reruns, where a couple of the scenes were removed. In one notable change, the original episode had the officer beat a person brutally just for ''double parking''. The edited episode has the beating toned down, the line shortened to where the mention of double parking is omitted, and the scene being superimposed by a deleted scene where a puzzled Darryl Parks listens to the commotion.
20th Oct '15 6:35:56 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}'' ''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.
20th Oct '15 6:35:19 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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