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16th Aug '16 9:23:15 AM Allronix
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* On a meta level, this is one of the ways Yiddish words sneaked into American English. Faced with censorship boards at the studio and local level that would object to certain terminology and phrases in "standard" English, the filmmakers (many were Jewish), would sneak objectionable insults and phrases in via YiddishAsASceondLanguage. The trick only worked until the words caught on, though. Creator/MelBrooks movies all but run on this trope.

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* On a meta level, this is one of the ways Yiddish words sneaked into American English. Faced with censorship boards at the studio and local level that would object to certain terminology and phrases in "standard" English, the filmmakers (many were Jewish), would sneak objectionable insults and phrases in via YiddishAsASceondLanguage.YiddishAsASecondLanguage. The trick only worked until the words caught on, though. Creator/MelBrooks movies all but run on this trope.
16th Aug '16 9:06:57 AM Allronix
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* On a meta level, this is one of the ways Yiddish words sneaked into American English. Faced with censorship boards at the studio and local level that would object to certain terminology and phrases in "standard" English, the filmmakers (many were Jewish), would sneak objectionable insults and phrases in via YiddishAsASceondLanguage. The trick only worked until the words caught on, though. Creator/MelBrooks movies all but run on this trope.
19th Jul '16 9:57:09 PM jamespolk
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* In Spain, during Franco's oppressive fascist regime, one trick that filmmakers used to get crap past the radar is they would write the script they wanted to make, then submit a different script for approval, knowing it would get marked for change. When they submitted the original script, the censors would see that everything marked for change had been and approve the script, letting the filmmakers do almost whatever they wanted. The most infamous example of this was Creator/LuisBunuel's ''Viridiana'', whom even after using the above tricks submitting incredibly tame versions of the script and footage the Censor-approved cut was still deemed a bit too indecent to be premiered in Cannes Festival as Spain's representative; but because the film could be premiered as an independent one, film's star Silvia Pinal smuggled on the uncensored version to be show instead of the Spain-approved one. This stunt cost Buñuel his Spanish passport.

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* In Spain, during Franco's oppressive fascist regime, one trick that filmmakers used to get crap past the radar is they would write the script they wanted to make, then submit a different script for approval, knowing it would get marked for change. When they submitted the original script, the censors would see that everything marked for change had been and approve the script, letting the filmmakers do almost whatever they wanted. The most infamous example of this was Creator/LuisBunuel's ''Viridiana'', ''Film/{{Viridiana}}'', whom even after using the above tricks submitting incredibly tame versions of the script and footage the Censor-approved cut was still deemed a bit too indecent to be premiered in Cannes Festival as Spain's representative; but because the film could be premiered as an independent one, film's star Silvia Pinal smuggled on the uncensored version to be show instead of the Spain-approved one. This stunt cost Buñuel his Spanish passport.
14th May '16 9:49:20 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced On MadMen. When a TV show loses sponsorship for an episode centering on abortion, the Agency has to find new sponsors. How was the episode allowed to be made? The original script featured cannibals.

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* Referenced On MadMen.on ''Series/MadMen''. When a TV show loses sponsorship for an episode centering on abortion, the Agency has to find new sponsors. How was the episode allowed to be made? The original script featured cannibals.
31st Mar '16 5:15:13 PM ObsidianFire
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** A variant was done for the filming of ''Plato's Stepchildren''. The script called for Uhura and Kirk to kiss (the first scripted, onscreen, interracial kiss on TV at the time), but the network called for the scene to be filmed with and without the kiss, to decide later which to use. William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols deliberately screwed up every take of the non-kiss scene, making the version with the kiss the best option. The producers were just GenreSavvy for that: someone mentioned that such a risqué (for the time) scene might get cut short, so they modified the script for the scene to take a lot longer than they intended, so even if the censors would object to it, they could suggest to cut down its length as a compromise. In the end, this wasn't even needed.

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** A variant was done for the filming of ''Plato's Stepchildren''. The script called for Uhura and Kirk to kiss (the first scripted, onscreen, interracial kiss on TV at the time), but the network called for the scene to be filmed with and without the kiss, to decide later which to use. William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols deliberately screwed up every take of the non-kiss scene, making the version with the kiss the best option. The producers were just GenreSavvy prepared for that: someone mentioned that such a risqué (for the time) scene might get cut short, so they modified the script for the scene to take a lot longer than they intended, so even if the censors would object to it, they could suggest to cut down its length as a compromise. In the end, this wasn't even needed.
14th Feb '16 10:53:57 PM Tutankhgeek
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* Referenced On MadMen. When a TV show loses sponsorship for an episode centering on abortion, the Agency has to find new sponsors. How was the episode allowed to be made? The original script featured cannibals.
14th Feb '16 7:43:49 PM thevisualboy37
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* {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} got away with many of their adult jokes by using this tactic, according to [[WordOfGod the creators]] in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's [[http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-top-11-naughtiest-animaniacs-moments/ Animaniacs Trbute]].

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* {{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}} got away with many of their adult jokes by using this tactic, according to [[WordOfGod the creators]] in WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's [[http://channelawesome.com/nostalgia-critic-top-11-naughtiest-animaniacs-moments/ com/nostalgia-critic-animaniacs-tribute-part-2/ Animaniacs Trbute]].
19th Oct '15 5:16:00 AM TARINunit9
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* It's said that ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' does this on a regular basis. Supposedly they shove in an incredibly offensive clip that has no chance of airing on regular TV and isn't even part of the regular script just to desensitize the review board to the rest of the episode.
18th Sep '15 12:43:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"We purposely left in stuff that you don't even want in the scene. Because you have to give them something to cut so they feel like they've pissed on it, somewhat. So we left the sex scene, just... basically, we put in every second of footage we could. A [[OverlyLongGag four minute sex scene]], it's just ridiculous. It is not the way it should have been cut, you know, it was bad, it was not even good for the movie, and we ended up shooting, like, extra shots, that we didn't even want to put in there, that we just put in there. You push the line way back so maybe they only cut to here...."''

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->''"We purposely left in stuff that you don't even want in the scene. Because you have to give them something to cut so they feel like they've pissed on it, somewhat. So we left the sex scene, just... basically, we put in every second of footage we could. A [[OverlyLongGag four minute sex scene]], scene, it's just ridiculous. It is not the way it should have been cut, you know, it was bad, it was not even good for the movie, and we ended up shooting, like, extra shots, that we didn't even want to put in there, that we just put in there. You push the line way back so maybe they only cut to here...."''
20th Jul '15 11:06:14 PM 10-13-2
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A form of GettingCrapPastTheRadar (especially if the over-the-top scene is chosen over the toned-down scene, or if the writers often use the Censor Decoy to get whatever they want past the censors and the censors [[WhatAnIdiot keep falling for it]]).

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A form of GettingCrapPastTheRadar (especially if the over-the-top scene is chosen over the toned-down scene, or if the writers often use the Censor Decoy to get whatever they want past the censors and the censors [[WhatAnIdiot keep falling for it]]). Contrast RefugeInAudacity, which often operates on the premise that some offensive content is ''so'' outrageous that any rational person would have to view it as harmless.
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