History Bowdlerise / WesternAnimation

23rd May '17 4:17:13 PM jormis29
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** Back when the show was a series of shorts on ''TheTraceyUllmanShow'', the short "Babysitting Maggie" was edited after the first couple showings to remove a scene where she electrocutes herself by sticking a fork in the outlet because the FOX censors didn't want little kids and idiot viewers thinking that this was a good thing to do.

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** Back when the show was a series of shorts on ''TheTraceyUllmanShow'', ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'', the short "Babysitting Maggie" was edited after the first couple showings to remove a scene where she electrocutes herself by sticking a fork in the outlet because the FOX censors didn't want little kids and idiot viewers thinking that this was a good thing to do.
13th May '17 1:28:15 PM nombretomado
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* Back in the 1980s and 1990s (around the time that MargaretThatcher was Prime Minister), Great Britain has shown a sensitivity to the depiction of the {{ninja}}, stating that assassins shouldn't be glamorized. For example; the 80s ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' was called ''Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles'' (although this was repealed with the live action films and the 2003 cartoon). Likewise, Michelangelo's nunchucks were changed to grappling hooks, although Leonardo was allowed to keep his swords. The reason for this bit of farce was due to the fact that at the time, nunchucks were even more illegal than a gun in England. Eventually he was given nunchucks, but they were just there for show.

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* Back in the 1980s and 1990s (around the time that MargaretThatcher UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher was Prime Minister), Great Britain has shown a sensitivity to the depiction of the {{ninja}}, stating that assassins shouldn't be glamorized. For example; the 80s ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' was called ''Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles'' (although this was repealed with the live action films and the 2003 cartoon). Likewise, Michelangelo's nunchucks were changed to grappling hooks, although Leonardo was allowed to keep his swords. The reason for this bit of farce was due to the fact that at the time, nunchucks were even more illegal than a gun in England. Eventually he was given nunchucks, but they were just there for show.
11th May '17 1:47:02 PM BulletproofLlama
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** Channel 4 in the UK airs an edited version of ''Family Guy'' at Sunday lunchtimes. One edit is the cutaway gag in "Mind Over Murder" where Peter swears in court. The "I do...you bastard" was changed to just "I do" (which kills the joke about Peter's claim that sometimes it's okay to swear).

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** Channel 4 in the UK airs once aired an edited version of ''Family Guy'' at Sunday lunchtimes. One edit is the cutaway gag in "Mind Over Murder" where Peter swears in court. The "I do...you bastard" was changed to just "I do" (which kills the joke about Peter's claim that sometimes it's okay to swear).
11th May '17 1:46:19 PM BulletproofLlama
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** The Arabic and Turkish adaptations of the show, in order to satisfy those countries' extremely strict Islamic broadcast standards, skip every episode that contains a parallel to a Christian holiday ("Luna Eclipsed", "Hearth's Warming Eve", "Hearts and Hooves Day"), as well as a few other episodes here and there. In the episode "Green Isn't Your Color", the scene where Spike admits he has a crush on Rarity is changed to him thinking she's getting fat.

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** The Arabic and Turkish adaptations of the show, in order to satisfy those countries' extremely strict Islamic broadcast standards, skip every episode that contains a parallel to a Christian holiday ("Luna Eclipsed", "Hearth's Warming Eve", "Hearts and Hooves Day"), as well as a few other episodes here and there. Many Arab and Turkish fans were not happy, since those particular episodes featured important character development.
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In the episode "Green Isn't Your Color", the scene where Spike admits he has a crush on Rarity is changed to him thinking she's getting fat.
1st May '17 8:04:07 PM smalltime
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', in the episode "Space Invader" Lynn makes a comment on the "lack of balls" in Lincoln's room. Nicktoons UK airings keep the innuendo, but edit out Lincoln's reaction to make it less obvious.
27th Apr '17 6:14:50 AM smalltime
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* Nicktoons UK airings of the ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' episode "The Blister" remove Blister misusing a fire extinguisher because it's an imitatible act.
16th Apr '17 8:21:57 AM Coyotek4
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** The ''Netflix'' version of the Season 6 episode "Where the Apple Lies" replaces every occurrence of the word "cider" with "juice".
26th Mar '17 2:42:19 PM Carrehz
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*** The United Kingdom also edited "The Real Thomas" for violence (guns were digitally removed and Thomas breaking mooks' necks had to dub in light snoring to make it look like Thomas put the mooks in a non-fatal sleeper hold), suggestive humor (Benson's giddy, somewhat sexually excited, "Oh! Handcuffs! Not sure that these are nec-" when Natasha captures him was changed to "Handcuffs? Why would a school teacher need handcuffs?" said in a scared/confused tone; President Davis slapping his ass as an insult to the Russians/Druzniks during their defeat was changed to him pointing at his butt, which is still rude), and mild crude language (Rigby's "We're boned!" is changed to "We're toast!"). A detailed listing of what was edited in the UK version of this episode can be found [[http://www.kittieoflife.com/rs.htm here]].

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*** The United Kingdom also edited "The Real Thomas" for violence (guns were digitally removed and Thomas breaking mooks' necks had to dub in light snoring to make it look like Thomas put the mooks in a non-fatal sleeper hold), suggestive humor (Benson's giddy, somewhat sexually excited, "Oh! Handcuffs! Not sure that these are nec-" when Natasha captures him was changed to "Handcuffs? Why would a school teacher need handcuffs?" said in a scared/confused tone; President Davis slapping his ass as an insult to the Russians/Druzniks during their defeat was changed to him pointing at his butt, which is still rude), and mild crude language (Rigby's "We're boned!" is changed to "We're toast!"). A detailed listing of what was edited in the UK version of this episode can be found [[http://www.kittieoflife.com/rs.htm htm#russian here]].
9th Mar '17 9:48:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeatBugs'' is a Creator/{{Netflix}} series specifically aimed at young children that tells stories using music from the catalog of Music/TheBeatles. Some of the songs are changed to make them more child-appropriate. For example, in the song "In My Life," all references to stuff like "friends and lovers" and "Some are [[NeverSayDie dead]] and some are living" are removed, such that you get "But of all these friends, la la la." On the other hand, "Get high with a little help from my friends" from "With a Little Help from My Friends" survives perfectly intact. CurseCutShort is also used sometimes to do this, particularly with references to substance use.
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.
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