History Bowdlerise / LiveActionTV

10th Sep '17 10:50:33 PM randomtroper89
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* ''Series/StargateUniverse''The scene of Lt. Matthew Scott and Lt. Vanessa James are having sex in a storeroom before being interrupted by Colonel Young's radio call, was cut during some UK broadcasts, leaving the viewer with no explanation of why Matt looks flustered when he reports for duty and far worse, causing Vanessa's later jealousy over Matt and Chloe to seem unfounded and stalkerish.
6th Sep '17 1:51:07 AM jormis29
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* Certain broadcasts of ''The Story of Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me'' replace Hayley's line of "Life's a bitch" with an alternate take of her sighing (in response to learning the policeman and his wife cannot make babies).

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* Certain broadcasts of ''The Story of Tracy Beaker: ''Series/TheStoryOfTracyBeaker: The Movie of Me'' replace Hayley's line of "Life's a bitch" with an alternate take of her sighing (in response to learning the policeman and his wife cannot make babies).
23rd Aug '17 9:45:45 PM Cindylover1969
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* On the UK airings of the ''Series/DontTrustTheBInApartment23'' episode “Shitagi Nashi…”, ''Tall Slut No Panties'' becomes ''Tall '''Girl''' No Panties''.
19th Jul '17 11:15:43 AM Lirodon
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* From a show that you probably wouldn't expect it: when ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' did its first set of road shows at Radio City Music Hall in November 1988, they opened with a recording of "New York, New York" from ''Theatre/OnTheTown''. The rendition had "it's a hell of a town" replaced with "it's a wonderful town".

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* From a show that you probably wouldn't expect it: when ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' did its first set of road shows at Radio City Music Hall in November 1988, they opened with a recording of the intro featured the song "New York, New York" from ''Theatre/OnTheTown''. The rendition had "it's the musical ''Theatre/OnTheTown'', but with the lyric "New York, New York, a hell of a helluva town" replaced with "it's changed to "New York, New York, a wonderful town".town". While it is appropriate censorship, the "wonderful town" version actually [[OlderThanTheyThink originated from the film adaptation]] of ''On the Town'', which censored this particular lyric to meet MPAA guidelines of the era.
25th Jun '17 2:57:55 PM Twentington
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* From a show that you probably wouldn't expect it: when ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' did its first set of road shows at Radio City Music Hall in November 1988, they opened with a recording of "New York, New York" from ''Theatre/OnTheTown''. The rendition had "it's a hell of a town" replaced with "it's a wonderful town".
24th Jun '17 12:49:15 PM Slothgirl
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** The HoYay portion of the backrub in Shore Leave [[https://khangratulations.tumblr.com/post/161514352834/hi-i-read-your-post-about-the-french-version-of is missing from both the German and French translations]], but given that the French translations of the show and the movies [[https://khangratulations.tumblr.com/post/161505991289/damn-im-so-sorry-i-pressed-enter-too-soon-and also make a lot of very weird changes to various Kirk/Spock exchanges for seemingly no logical reason]] this might well overlap with TranslationWithAnAgenda.
25th Apr '17 4:18:19 PM Golondrina
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* The EO, a Dutch evangelical public broadcast organisation, likes showing nature shows. What they don't like too much is the concept of evolution by natural selection. To solve this, they alter DavidAttenborough documentaries to suit their creationist ideologies while still presenting them as BBC documentaries. Attenborough was not pleased.

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* The EO, a Dutch evangelical public broadcast organisation, likes showing nature shows. What they don't like too much is the concept of evolution by natural selection. To solve this, they alter DavidAttenborough Creator/DavidAttenborough documentaries to suit their creationist ideologies while still presenting them as BBC documentaries. Attenborough was not pleased.
13th Feb '17 3:13:02 AM Dark_Lord_
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** As ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' wore on the violence was downplayed to appease MoralGuardians complaining about the violence by the third season the Rangers were fighting mooks with less imitable ninja tricks as opposed to more bare fistcuffs of the first two seasons.
** Zigzagged in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''. While the series has some Bowdlerization, it can also get a lot darker compared to its source material ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''. The only really notable Bowdlerization done on the replacement of Shelinda, who was dressed in nothing more than an armored bikini, with the more modestly designed Trakeena. But the inverse comes from the fact that ''Gingaman'' felt like a light hearted fantasy series, while ''Lost Galaxy'' was more a DarkerAndEdgier space opera, with a much higher body count Gingaman ever had.

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** The first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' is a heavily Bowdlerized version of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'', its source material. ''Zyuranger'' featured things like religious references[[note]]The rangers' giant robot was implied to be God, while the BiggerBad was explicitly called Satan.[[/note]], children in mortal peril and even the death of one of the main characters. ''Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'' removed all of this and went for the much simpler "heroic high-schoolers save the world" formula.
** As ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' wore on the violence was downplayed to appease MoralGuardians complaining about the violence by the third season the Rangers were fighting mooks with less imitable ninja tricks as opposed to more bare fistcuffs fisticuffs of the first two seasons.
** Zigzagged in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''. While the series has some Bowdlerization, it can also get a lot darker compared to its source material ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''. The only really notable Bowdlerization done on was the replacement of ''Gingaman'' villain Shelinda, who was dressed in nothing more than an armored bikini, with the more modestly designed Trakeena. But the inverse comes from the fact that ''Gingaman'' felt like a light hearted fantasy series, while ''Lost Galaxy'' was more a DarkerAndEdgier space opera, with a much higher body count Gingaman ever had.
25th Jan '17 12:19:03 AM Doug86
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall is recapping a vulgar conversation with his boss regarding another company that has done a lot of environmental damage. Lily reminds him that she is pregnant and wants him to censor himself so the child won't hear vulgar language. Marshall then recaps his story, replacing the raunchy words he said at work with clean ones (i.e, "grab them by their big sweaty ''hands'', "sons of ''mothers''", etc). Barney notes the scene is like watching ''TheBreakfastClub'' [[TakeThat on TBS.]] Also, there are things Ted isn't prepared to tell his kids. E.g. in a flashback to their college days, Marshall was obviously smoking a joint, but what we get to see is Marshall enjoying a sandwich in his dorm room, giggling as he does so, and hiding the sandwich under some papers when he thinks the Dean is going to visit. Ted also self-censors [[CountryMatters certain words]] and replaces them with more innocent substitutions like "grinch" and "fudge".

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall is recapping a vulgar conversation with his boss regarding another company that has done a lot of environmental damage. Lily reminds him that she is pregnant and wants him to censor himself so the child won't hear vulgar language. Marshall then recaps his story, replacing the raunchy words he said at work with clean ones (i.e, "grab them by their big sweaty ''hands'', "sons of ''mothers''", etc). Barney notes the scene is like watching ''TheBreakfastClub'' ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' [[TakeThat on TBS.]] Also, there are things Ted isn't prepared to tell his kids. E.g. in a flashback to their college days, Marshall was obviously smoking a joint, but what we get to see is Marshall enjoying a sandwich in his dorm room, giggling as he does so, and hiding the sandwich under some papers when he thinks the Dean is going to visit. Ted also self-censors [[CountryMatters certain words]] and replaces them with more innocent substitutions like "grinch" and "fudge".
20th Jan '17 4:08:43 AM Dark_Lord_
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* As MightyMorphinPowerRangers wore on the violence was downplayed to appease MoralGuardians complaining about the violence by the third season the Rangers were fighting mooks with less imitable ninja tricks as opposed to more bare fistcuffs of the first two seasons. Later seasons would also do what ever they could to avoid imitable violence especially by the Disney era.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' most scenes referencing death from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' are altered. In "Deal with a Nighlok" the boy wishes his father back from Afghanistan where as in ''Shinkenger'' the boy wanted his dead grandfather back. In "The Blue and The Gold" the Nighlok were going to butcher toys; in ''Shinkenger'' it's young women instead. In "The Bullzord" Cody lives with his father; in ''Shinkenger'' the boy Hiro lived with his Grandfather since his parents were killed in a rockslide likely caused by The Ushi Origami.
*** Also in ''Samurai'', Master Xandred regularly drinks medicine instead of sake (rice wine) as in ''Shinkenger''. See FrothyMugsOfWater.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' frequently gets Bowdlerized when compared to its Japanese source material ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Most edits are done to make Power Rangers appear less violent compared to Super Sentai. This is mostly done by, among other things, cutting kicks and punches to someones head, make the characters imply that a building that's being destroyed was in fact empty and by making enemies less threatening overall.
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As MightyMorphinPowerRangers ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' wore on the violence was downplayed to appease MoralGuardians complaining about the violence by the third season the Rangers were fighting mooks with less imitable ninja tricks as opposed to more bare fistcuffs of the first two seasons. Later seasons would seasons.
** Zigzagged in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''. While the series has some Bowdlerization, it can
also do what get a lot darker compared to its source material ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman''. The only really notable Bowdlerization done on the replacement of Shelinda, who was dressed in nothing more than an armored bikini, with the more modestly designed Trakeena. But the inverse comes from the fact that ''Gingaman'' felt like a light hearted fantasy series, while ''Lost Galaxy'' was more a DarkerAndEdgier space opera, with a much higher body count Gingaman ever they could to avoid imitable violence had.
** The Disney Era of the franchise was
especially notable for this. The showrunners edited physical projectiles, like bullets or shurikens, to look like lasers and made fight scenes look more like dance routines with random explosions in the background. They also went to great lengths to desexualize female villains with visible breasts in their designs, despite said designs not even featuring [[NippleAndDimed nipples]].
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', apart from being guilty of the "bullets to lasers" thing, also introduced Containment Cards. In both ''SPD'' and its source material ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' the MonstersOfTheWeek were intergalactic alien criminals. In the Japanese version they were outright executed on the spot
by the Disney era.
Rangers, after being deemed guilty by the intergalactic court. In ''SPD'', the monsters were shrunk and contained into datacards.
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' most scenes referencing death from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' are altered. In "Deal with a Nighlok" the boy wishes his father back from Afghanistan where as in ''Shinkenger'' the boy wanted his dead grandfather back. In "The Blue and The Gold" the Nighlok were going to butcher toys; in ''Shinkenger'' it's young women instead. In "The Bullzord" Cody lives with his father; in ''Shinkenger'' the boy Hiro lived with his Grandfather since his parents were killed in a rockslide likely caused by The Ushi Origami.
*** Also
Origami. On the villainous side of things, in ''Samurai'', Master Xandred regularly drinks medicine instead of sake (rice wine) as in ''Shinkenger''. See FrothyMugsOfWater.
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