History Main / CensorBox

26th Aug '17 2:44:11 AM GrammarNavi
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* While largely obsolete now thanks to [[TheInternetIsForPorn the Internet]], many found it odd that advertisements selling pornography in magazines censored the images in the ads - because, after all, it was ''already in a porno mag''. This was for two reasons: first off, the magazine may be softcore (simple nudes) but the advertising images hardcore (involving explicit sex)[[note]]hardcore magazines aren't sold in places like convenience stores, and the presence of the images would make the magazine hardcore[[/note]], and secondly to ensure that people who already owned the magazine didn't just [[ADateWithrosiePalms use the free picture]] and thus not use the ad to buy the product.
* An underwear sales presentation for the shopping channel Creator/{{QVC}} showing two very attractive women wearing hideously unflattering undergarments went viral on YouTube. When the British sales pitch reached QVC viewers in the USA, it provoked lots of complaints. The reason is apparently that both models had very visible erect nipples under their vests. This highlighted the gulf between British and North American social attitudes to visibly erect female [[NippleAndDimed nipples]] under clothing; it's no big deal in GB but is apparently almost as bad as toplessness in the USA. [[note]]American style guides for women's clothing do not like this ''at all'' and consider it socially unacceptable.[[/note]] Strangest of all, [[http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/12976-curvaceous-qvc-lingerie-models-gain-online-admirers-real-women-real-curves American websites covering the item]] ran edited excerpts from the show but still considered it necessary to run a Censor Box over the chest of a woman who was otherwise fully covered! [[ValuesDissonance Link is presumably NSFW in the USA but OK everywhere else]]....

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* While largely obsolete now thanks to [[TheInternetIsForPorn the Internet]], many found it odd that advertisements selling pornography in magazines censored the images in the ads - because, after all, it was ''already in a porno mag''. This was for two reasons: first off, the magazine may be softcore (simple nudes) but the advertising images hardcore (involving explicit sex)[[note]]hardcore magazines aren't sold in places like convenience stores, and the presence of the images would make the magazine hardcore[[/note]], and secondly to ensure that people who already owned the magazine didn't just [[ADateWithrosiePalms [[ADateWithRosiePalms use the free picture]] and thus not use the ad to buy the product.
* An underwear sales presentation for the shopping channel Creator/{{QVC}} showing two very attractive women wearing hideously unflattering undergarments went viral on YouTube.Website/YouTube. When the British sales pitch reached QVC viewers in the USA, it provoked lots of complaints. The reason is apparently that both models had very visible erect nipples under their vests. This highlighted the gulf between British and North American social attitudes to visibly erect female [[NippleAndDimed nipples]] under clothing; it's no big deal in GB but is apparently almost as bad as toplessness in the USA. [[note]]American style guides for women's clothing do not like this ''at all'' and consider it socially unacceptable.[[/note]] Strangest of all, [[http://www.insideedition.com/headlines/12976-curvaceous-qvc-lingerie-models-gain-online-admirers-real-women-real-curves American websites covering the item]] ran edited excerpts from the show but still considered it necessary to run a Censor Box over the chest of a woman who was otherwise fully covered! [[ValuesDissonance Link is presumably NSFW in the USA but OK everywhere else]]....
1st Jul '17 3:16:49 AM Andyroid
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* Near the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainUnderpantsTheFirstEpicMovie'', a censor box is used to cover an ImagineSpot of Mr. Krupp ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice taking a flamethrower to a kitten]]''.
17th Jun '17 7:53:52 PM Odacon_Spy
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about [[NotWearingPantsDream being naked at the mall]], a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's also left naked but because this isn't his dream he doesn't have get his own box and tries to take Darwin's.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about [[NotWearingPantsDream being naked at the mall]], a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's also left naked but because this isn't his dream he doesn't have get his own box and tries to take Darwin's.
17th Jun '17 7:53:18 PM Odacon_Spy
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about [[NotWearingPantsDream being naked at the mall]], a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's naked but doesn't have his own box and tries to take Darwin's.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about [[NotWearingPantsDream being naked at the mall]], a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's also left naked but because this isn't his dream he doesn't have get his own box and tries to take Darwin's.
17th Jun '17 7:50:14 PM Odacon_Spy
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about being naked at the mall, a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's naked but doesn't have his own box and tries to take Darwin's.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''. In Darwin's dream about [[NotWearingPantsDream being naked at the mall, mall]], a censor box is shown over his feet, [[TheOneWhoWearsShoes as shoes are the only things he typically wears]]. Since Gumball came into the dream with him, he's naked but doesn't have his own box and tries to take Darwin's.
14th Jun '17 7:47:57 PM Lirodon
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* ''Series/TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' sometimes used flags accompanied by a SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign supposedly]] representing the corresponding country, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), Spain ("Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy ("Wassacominago!", "Tootsifrootsi!") and even a ''gay pride flag'' ("Uh oh~")

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* ''Series/TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' sometimes used flags accompanied by a sped-up SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign supposedly]] representing the corresponding country, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), ("Ooohlala!"), Spain ("Ay ("¡Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy ("Wassacominago!", "Tootsifrootsi!") ("Wassa cominago!") and even a ''gay pride flag'' ''[[CampGay rainbow flag]]'' ("Uh oh~")oh~").
13th Jun '17 7:20:55 PM Lirodon
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* ''Series/TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' sometimes used flags accompanied by a SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression supposedly representing the corresponding flag, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), Spain ("Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy "Wassacominago!"), Sweden ("[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Girlwiththedragontattoo!]]") and even a ''gay pride flag'' ("Uh oh~")

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* ''Series/TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' sometimes used flags accompanied by a SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression supposedly [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign supposedly]] representing the corresponding flag, country, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), Spain ("Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy "Wassacominago!"), Sweden ("[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Girlwiththedragontattoo!]]") ("Wassacominago!", "Tootsifrootsi!") and even a ''gay pride flag'' ("Uh oh~")
13th Jun '17 7:19:36 PM Lirodon
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* ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' sometimes uses flags accompanied by a SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression from the corresponding flag, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), Spain ("Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy "Wassacominago!"), and even a ''gay pride flag'' ("Uh oh~")

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* ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' ''Series/TheLateLateShowWithCraigFerguson'' sometimes uses used flags accompanied by a SoundEffectBleep of Craig saying an expression from supposedly representing the corresponding flag, most frequently France ("Oooh-la-la!"), Spain ("Ay caramba!"), Australia ("Crikey Dingo!"), Italy "Wassacominago!"), Sweden ("[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Girlwiththedragontattoo!]]") and even a ''gay pride flag'' ("Uh oh~")
13th Jun '17 7:17:29 PM Lirodon
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** In another episode, animal heads (and their respective bleats) were used to censor dangerous ingredients from an explosives recipe. Lampshaded when the narrator explained that you'd get a violent reaction if you "add Donkey to Rooster"
** Adam once had a moment where he explained what happens when you mix "blur" with "blur".

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** In another episode, animal heads (and their respective bleats) were used to censor dangerous ingredients from an explosives recipe. Lampshaded [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], of course, when the narrator explained that you'd get a violent reaction if you "add Donkey to Rooster"
** Adam once had a moment where he explained what happens when you similarly joked that it was dangerous to mix "blur" with "blur".ingredients that were "made of blur".
12th Jun '17 6:12:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used all throughout [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=146 this]] ''{{VG Cats}}'' comic, with the bar's message starting off as 'Naughty Bits Bar', then continually changing, including things like '18 or Older', 'Quit Looking' and 'No Way'.

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* Used all throughout [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=146 this]] ''{{VG ''Webcomic/{{VG Cats}}'' comic, with the bar's message starting off as 'Naughty Bits Bar', then continually changing, including things like '18 or Older', 'Quit Looking' and 'No Way'.
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