History Bowdlerise / WesternAnimation

20th Feb '17 10:42:31 AM smalltime
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*** When the episode airs on Sky 1, they cut away after the newscaster says he's "so fat", removing the part where he throws up in a trash can, but they don't remove the part where he does it in Bart's ImagineSpot later.
5th Feb '17 3:17:05 PM BulletproofLlama
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*** Homer announces to a courthouse clerk that he wants to run for Sanitation Commissioner. The clerk states that it's nice, but the line Homer is in is for people who have to register as sex offenders [[note]]The sex offenders in line are Patty and Selma -- who either don't realize that they're in the wrong line or are in line for abducting and raping a TV repairman in "The Cartridge Family", Jimmy the Scumbag from "Lisa's Date with Density," Mayor Qumiby's nephew from "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," and Moe Szyslak[[/note]]. The edited version on Channel 4 in the UK ends act one with Homer announcing his candidacy for Sanitation Commissioner to the courthouse clerk. (Note that the unedited version had been shown on BBC Two multiple times.)

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*** Homer announces to a courthouse clerk that he wants to run for Sanitation Commissioner. The clerk states that it's nice, but the line Homer is in is for people who have to register as sex offenders [[note]]The sex offenders in line are Patty and Selma -- who either don't realize that they're in the wrong line or are in line for abducting and possibly raping a TV repairman in "The Cartridge Family", Jimmy the Scumbag from "Lisa's Date with Density," Mayor Qumiby's Quimby's nephew from "The Boy Who Knew Too Much," and Moe Szyslak[[/note]]. The edited version on Channel 4 in the UK ends act one with Homer announcing his candidacy for Sanitation Commissioner to the courthouse clerk. (Note that the unedited version had been shown on BBC Two multiple times.)



*** Additionally in the same episode, the scene where Homer tries to stop Apu's wedding while dressed up as the god Ganesha is cut out.



** The episode of Bart and Lisa being demoted and promoted, respectively, to third grade was initially shown on Channel 4 completely uncensored. Initially, their third grade teacher said that Lisa came from Mrs Hoover's class ("Glugglugglug" while making drinking gestures) and Bart came from Mrs Krabbable's class ("[[CoughSnarkCough Slut]]"). Reruns of the episode on Channel 4 have cut out the teacher calling Bart's teacher a slut, and have also cut out Lisa trying to choke Bart with her neck pearls.

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** The episode of Bart and Lisa being demoted and promoted, respectively, to third grade was initially shown on Channel 4 completely uncensored. Initially, their third grade teacher said that Lisa came from Mrs Hoover's class ("Glugglugglug" while making drinking gestures) and Bart came from Mrs Krabbable's Krabappel's class ("[[CoughSnarkCough Slut]]"). Reruns of the episode on Channel 4 have cut out the teacher calling Bart's teacher a slut, and have also cut out Lisa trying to choke Bart with her neck pearls.


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** Channel 4 also edits out any scenes that show Moe attempting to kill himself, notably in "Grift of the Magi" and "Tis the Fifteenth Season".
1st Jan '17 5:17:12 PM Pichu-kun
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* Early WesternAnimation/DisneyClassicShorts couldn't show Clarabelle Cow's bare udders.

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* Early WesternAnimation/DisneyClassicShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts couldn't show Clarabelle Cow's bare udders.
1st Jan '17 4:59:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Animaniacs!"[[note]]unrelated to the actual show ''Animaniacs'', this one centers on Acme Looniversity preparing for an animation festival and Buster shows Plucky how a cartoon is made, but Plucky being Plucky procrastinates[[/note]] was itself cut on UK's {{ITV}} to remove the scene of Bugs, Daffy, and Porky (the judges of the animation festival) running for the door, only to get electrocuted because Shirley the Loon put a car battery clamp on the door (and yet, the short scene of Daffy reading ''Playduck'' magazine [as seen on the Western Animation page for GettingCrapPastTheRadar] was left untouched).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Animaniacs!"[[note]]unrelated to the actual show ''Animaniacs'', this one centers on Acme Looniversity preparing for an animation festival and Buster shows Plucky how a cartoon is made, but Plucky being Plucky procrastinates[[/note]] was itself cut on UK's {{ITV}} to remove the scene of Bugs, Daffy, and Porky (the judges of the animation festival) running for the door, only to get electrocuted because Shirley the Loon put a car battery clamp on the door (and yet, the short scene of Daffy reading ''Playduck'' magazine [as seen on the Western Animation page for GettingCrapPastTheRadar] was left untouched).



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' suffered this a bit in America, mostly in the first season before Creator/CartoonNetwork's standards loosened up (moreso than usual). Most of the cuts were for content, while others were just edits to get rid of the Canadian slang and colloquialisms (which would be considered localization instead of bowdlerization). Examples can be seen [[http://totaldrama.wikia.com/wiki/Cartoon_Network_edits here.]]

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** ''Total Drama''
suffered this a bit in America, mostly in the first season before Creator/CartoonNetwork's standards loosened up (moreso than usual). Most of the cuts were for content, while others were just edits to get rid of the Canadian slang and colloquialisms (which would be considered localization instead of bowdlerization). Examples can be seen [[http://totaldrama.wikia.com/wiki/Cartoon_Network_edits here.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': The episode "Comet!" (which [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally went by the title "Dad's Ball"]]) originally had a part where the Dad swings his golf ball and yells, "Ooooh, divot!" Because the censors and/or irate {{Moral Guardian|s}} viewers had wax in their ears, [[{{Mondegreen}} they heard it as "Ooooh, damn it!"]]. In U.S. reruns, the line is changed to "Oooh --" followed by a repeat of Dad yelling, "Two!" The UK and Australian Cartoon Network, as well as the version on America's Boomerang network and the version shown on Netflix have the original line.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'': ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'':
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The episode "Comet!" (which [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally went by the title "Dad's Ball"]]) originally had a part where the Dad swings his golf ball and yells, "Ooooh, divot!" Because the censors and/or irate {{Moral Guardian|s}} viewers had wax in their ears, [[{{Mondegreen}} they heard it as "Ooooh, damn it!"]]. In U.S. reruns, the line is changed to "Oooh --" followed by a repeat of Dad yelling, "Two!" The UK and Australian Cartoon Network, as well as the version on America's Boomerang network and the version shown on Netflix have the original line.



** Early Disney shorts couldn't show Clarabelle Cow's bare udders.

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** * Early Disney shorts WesternAnimation/DisneyClassicShorts couldn't show Clarabelle Cow's bare udders.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has ''a lot'' cut out of the episodes in Australia (as do ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' [[note]]which, given ''Regular Show'''s content, would have been better off being banned rather than hacked to pieces for content, though some episodes, like "My Mom" and "Grave Sights" have had the "pleasure" of being spared from editing by not airing at all[[/note]]). A list can be seen [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Censorship_of_Adventure_Time_in_Australia here.]] The most frequent edits in ''Adventure Time'' include the removal of characters kissing each other on the lips, though these scenes were retained in "Death in Bloom" (Death kissing Jake to give him his memories back) and "Burning Low" (Finn and Flame Princess' BigDamnKiss) since they were important to the plot and would confuse viewers otherwise.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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has ''a lot'' cut out of the episodes in Australia (as do ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', and ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' [[note]]which, given ''Regular Show'''s content, would have been better off being banned rather than hacked to pieces for content, though some episodes, like "My Mom" and "Grave Sights" have had the "pleasure" of being spared from editing by not airing at all[[/note]]). A list can be seen [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Censorship_of_Adventure_Time_in_Australia here.]] The most frequent edits in ''Adventure Time'' include the removal of characters kissing each other on the lips, though these scenes were retained in "Death in Bloom" (Death kissing Jake to give him his memories back) and "Burning Low" (Finn and Flame Princess' BigDamnKiss) since they were important to the plot and would confuse viewers otherwise.



* In the French dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', the channel that airs it (TF1) [[Main/GettingCrapPastTheRadar heavily tones down]] [[Main/ParentalBonus most of the dialogue]] and takes out all of the live-action segments.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
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In the French dub of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', dub, the channel that airs it (TF1) [[Main/GettingCrapPastTheRadar heavily tones down]] [[Main/ParentalBonus most of the dialogue]] and takes out all of the live-action segments.


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** In the original version of "Life of Crime", Spongebob said "No more getting nailed!" in response to Patrick hammering a nail into head. Reruns changed it to "No more getting mail!" and the scene with the nail was also changed to Patrick sucking his thumb.
** The line "You'll never know what I found in my pants last night" from "One Krab Trash" was changed to "You'll never know what I found in my sock last night" in reruns.
** In "Chocolate with Nuts" Patrick's line of "I wish my nuts were chocolate" (in reference to peanuts) was cut outside of the original airing.
12th Nov '16 12:58:29 PM PhantomDusclops92
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*** In Season 6 the dub of "Newbie Dash" edited the scene where Rainbow Dash gets zapped by a thunder cloud (by freezing the video while leaving the audio go on), while "A Hearth's Warming Tail" cuts again a cider reference (which is in the middle of a song, making it more obvious: also, references of liquor in the same episode were left in)

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*** In Season 6 the dub of "Newbie Dash" edited the scene where Rainbow Dash gets zapped by a thunder cloud (by freezing the video while leaving the audio go on), while "A Hearth's Warming Tail" cuts again a cider reference (which is in the middle of a song, making it more obvious: also, references of liquor in the same episode were left in)in) and "Where the Apple Lies" was skipped for usual cider reasons.
10th Nov '16 10:09:33 AM PhantomDusclops92
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** The Italian dub of the show dubs both the Fox-edited version (used when the show is aired on Italia 1) and the DVD version (used for the Italia 2 and Comedy Central airing plus, obviously, DVD releases), but for a while the Italia 1 airings further edited some episodes. For example, "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou" aired with the scene where Peter beats up Kyle (the bully who insulted Chris) cut short so that he just punches him once and then runs away.
22nd Oct '16 8:23:44 PM JMQwilleran
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* The Jim Henson digital puppetry presentation of "Bedtime for Frances" from the ''Frances'' series is pretty much a straight adaptation of the original children's picture book and even much of the dialogue is retained. However, when Frances wakes up her father, in the television episode he threatens that she will see his "angry face" if she wakes him again. In the original book, he threatens her with a spanking, which generally isn't advocated anymore.

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* The Jim Henson digital puppetry presentation of "Bedtime for Frances" from the ''Frances'' series is pretty much a straight adaptation of the original children's picture book and even much of the dialogue is retained. However, when Frances wakes up her father, in the television episode he threatens that she will see his "angry face" if she wakes him again. In the original book, he threatens her with a spanking, which generally isn't advocated anymore. On the TV show, the angry face is treated as being just as much of a deterrent for Frances as a spanking would be, as Frances really doesn't like to see her father's angry face.
22nd Oct '16 6:00:02 PM JMQwilleran
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* The Jim Henson digital puppetry presentation of "Bedtime for Frances" from the ''Frances'' series is pretty much a straight adaptation of the original children's picture book and even much of the dialogue is retained. However, when Frances wakes up her father, in the television episode he threatens that she will see his "angry face" if she wakes him again. In the original book, he threatens her with a spanking, which generally isn't advocated anymore.
10th Oct '16 9:43:53 AM PhantomDusclops92
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*** In Season 6 the dub of "Newbie Dash" edited the scene where Rainbow Dash gets zapped by a thunder cloud (by freezing the video while leaving the audio go on), while "A Hearth's Warming Tail" cuts again a cider reference (which is in the middle of a song, making it more obvious: also, references of liquor in the same episode were left in)



** The Italian airing of "Suds" haves the last part completely removed: when Spongebob is going to recieve the "Sponge treatment", it cuts to a still of the outside of the hospital (with blatant "Paused VHS" artifacts and no sound whatsoever) and then cuts to a different scene from another episode redubbed with SpongeBob saying "I'm fine now! Long live the doctors!" and fades to black.

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** The Italian airing of "Suds" haves the last part completely removed: when Spongebob is going to recieve receive the "Sponge treatment", Treatment", it cuts to a still of the outside of the hospital (with blatant "Paused VHS" artifacts and no sound whatsoever) and then cuts to a different the scene from another episode redubbed at the end of the Sponge Treatment with SpongeBob Spongebob saying "I'm fine "I feel so much better now! Long live I love the doctors!" and doctor!", then it fades to black.black removing the final part where Patrick pretends to have the Suds to get a lollipop but the Starfish Treatment includes being rubbed on a cactus.



** When Cartoon Network in the UK aired the episode "We Have To Talk," the scene where Gem's Rose and Pearl dance was cut for being too sexually suggestive - similar material with male/female dancers wasn't (though some of Rainbow Quartz's movements were edited), which came off as very hypocritical and a tad homophobic, according to the show's LGBT fanbase. [[https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/01/05/cartoon-network-defends-decision-to-censor-same-sex-romance-in-steven-universe/ Especially given the channel's reasoning behind the actions]] ("In the UK we have to ensure everything on air is suitable for kids of any age at any time. We do feel that the slightly edited version is more comfortable for local kids and their parents").

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** When Cartoon Network in the UK aired the episode "We Have To Talk," the scene where Gem's Rose and Pearl dance was cut for being too sexually suggestive - similar material with male/female dancers wasn't (though some of Rainbow Quartz's movements were edited), which came off as very hypocritical and a tad homophobic, according to the show's LGBT fanbase. [[https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/01/05/cartoon-network-defends-decision-to-censor-same-sex-romance-in-steven-universe/ Especially given the channel's reasoning behind the actions]] ("In the UK we have to ensure everything on air is suitable for kids of any age at any time. We do feel that the slightly edited version is more comfortable for local kids and their parents").
27th Sep '16 1:40:16 PM Zakawer-2
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** [[TooSoon Due to Russia invading the Ukraine and tensions between Russia and America at the time the episode was released]], a lot of international Cartoon Network channels were antsy about the subject matter of the episode "The Real Thomas" (which reveals that Thomas the goat intern is a Russian spy named Nikolai). Russia simply banned the episode, which leaves a plot hole in "Dumped at the Altar" which now shows Thomas dressed in a trenchcoat, dark sunglasses, and a hat at Muscle Man's wedding for no reason (instead of [[spoiler:trying to hide from authorities and anyone who can easily turn him in for treason]]), but, compared to what the United Kingdom and The Philippines did to this episode (heavily edit out anything Russian[[note]]even going so far as to change the opening credits because they were written in Cyrillic and on a reddish background, and, as anyone who knows Russian history will tell you, red is associated with Communism[[/note]] and replace Russia and Russians with the fictitious country and demonym Druznia and Druzniks), banning it seems like a more effective solution.

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** [[TooSoon Due to Russia invading the Ukraine Ukrainian and NATO allegations of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, and tensions between Russia and America at the time the episode was released]], a lot of international Cartoon Network channels were antsy about the subject matter of the episode "The Real Thomas" (which reveals that Thomas the goat intern is a Russian spy named Nikolai). Russia simply banned the episode, which leaves a plot hole in "Dumped at the Altar" which now shows Thomas dressed in a trenchcoat, dark sunglasses, and a hat at Muscle Man's wedding for no reason (instead of [[spoiler:trying to hide from authorities and anyone who can easily turn him in for treason]]), but, compared to what the United Kingdom and The Philippines did to this episode (heavily edit out anything Russian[[note]]even going so far as to change the opening credits because they were written in Cyrillic and on a reddish background, and, as anyone who knows Russian history will tell you, red is associated with Communism[[/note]] and replace Russia and Russians with the fictitious country and demonym Druznia and Druzniks), banning it seems like a more effective solution.
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