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30th May '17 5:51:17 AM MadSpy
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* Helix from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has PG-13 vision system -- he sees black bars in place of "inappropriate" body parts.


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* Helix from ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has PG-13 vision system -- he sees black bars in place of "inappropriate" body parts.
13th Mar '17 10:30:34 AM blackdaggr
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* Parodied by the card "Censorship" from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s joke expansion set ''Unglued''. This card also parodies the CensorBox (which, in a lot of cases, is used in similar fashion to pixellation[[note]]obscuring obscene words, nudity, offensive gestures, and product names that haven't been given permission to be used[[/note]].

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* Parodied by the card "Censorship" [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9747 Censorship]] from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'''s joke expansion set ''Unglued''. This card also parodies the CensorBox (which, in a lot of cases, is used in similar fashion to pixellation[[note]]obscuring obscene words, nudity, offensive gestures, and product names that haven't been given permission to be used[[/note]].
5th Mar '17 8:13:49 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' plays this for comedy. If you try to cook something using ingredients that are incompatible, the resulting "dubious food" is so gross that it gets pixeled out.
4th Mar '17 7:29:52 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' webseries, when Pizza Face ends up losing his toppings (from fear), his bottom crust ends up pixellated. Oddly, they're the part of his crust that's always without toppings to begin with.

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Pizza Face ends up losing his toppings (from fear), his bottom crust ends up pixellated. Oddly, they're the part of his crust that's always without toppings to begin with.with.
** Ricardo's banana peel also ends up acting like clothing for him, leaving his tip pixellated when it's removed.
5th Feb '17 6:48:05 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''Toys/TheGrosseryGang'' webseries, when Pizza Face ends up losing his toppings (from fear), his bottom crust ends up pixellated. Oddly, they're the part of his crust that's always without toppings to begin with.
2nd Feb '17 9:08:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** Likewise, in a TV edit of ''Film/SupermanII'', General Zod is thrown into a giant blurred red-and-white Times Square advertising sign. In a shower of equally blurred sparks.

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** Likewise, in * In a TV edit of ''Film/SupermanII'', General Zod is thrown into a giant blurred red-and-white Times Square advertising sign. In a shower of equally blurred sparks.
2nd Feb '17 9:05:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used in the ''TotalDrama'' series either to cover up an offensive body part or whenever someone [[FlippingTheBird flips the bird]], which happens a lot more often [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids than you might think]].

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* Used in the ''TotalDrama'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' series either to cover up an offensive body part or whenever someone [[FlippingTheBird flips the bird]], which happens a lot more often [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids than you might think]].
25th Jan '17 9:52:02 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' normally use BarbieDollAnatomy, except when Chisame walks in on [[RatedMForManly Jack Rakan]] [[FanDisservice while he's taking a shower]].

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' normally use BarbieDollAnatomy, except when Chisame walks in on [[RatedMForManly Jack Rakan]] [[FanDisservice Rakan while he's taking a shower]].
15th Nov '16 7:52:54 PM mrincodi
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* In Fun Lovin' Criminals' video for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYravdxdETA Loco]]'', the "hottest" scenes and the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot girls kissing]] are covered by a black oval with a truck drawn on.
12th Oct '16 8:51:36 PM Angeldeb82
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** [[Manga/ExcelSaga The manga]] occasionally uses pixellation for [[LawyerFriendlyCameo lawyer-friendly cameos]]. Volume 19 had Gojō Shiōji wearing a pair of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts circular black ears]], which were obscured with pixellation. An earlier volume featured a similarly-obscured [[SuperMarioBros tortoise-dragon creature]], as part of a joke about why "Teriha" kept getting kidnapped.

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** [[Manga/ExcelSaga The manga]] occasionally uses pixellation for [[LawyerFriendlyCameo lawyer-friendly cameos]]. Volume 19 had Gojō Shiōji wearing a pair of [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts circular black ears]], which were obscured with pixellation. An earlier volume featured a similarly-obscured [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros tortoise-dragon creature]], as part of a joke about why "Teriha" kept getting kidnapped.



** They're shown in the manga to be [[spoiler: advanced-technology electronic devices]]

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** They're shown in the manga to be [[spoiler: advanced-technology electronic devices]]devices]].



* In an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', the class president tries to explain to Kaname why Sousuke had a reasonable excuse for blowing up the school's shoe lockers when he noticed they'd been tampered with. He asks Kaname to imagine what her reaction would be if she discovered a suspicious package in the mail with a "foul stench" and that's slightly damp. While he's doing this, Kaname has an ImagineSpot of her coming to the door and discovering the package--she drops it on the ground, which causes the package to open slightly. The contents are pixellated, but between the president's description and the reddish color of the pixels the viewer sees enough to be {{squicked}} out.

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* In an episode of ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'', the class president tries to explain to Kaname why Sousuke had a reasonable excuse for blowing up the school's shoe lockers when he noticed they'd been tampered with. He asks Kaname to imagine what her reaction would be if she discovered a suspicious package in the mail with a "foul stench" and that's slightly damp. While he's doing this, Kaname has an ImagineSpot of her coming to the door and discovering the package--she drops it on the ground, which causes the package to open slightly. The contents are pixellated, but between the president's description and the reddish color of the pixels the viewer sees enough to be {{squicked}} {{squick}}ed out.



* In the Manga/RurouniKenshin manga, VillainousCrossdresser Kamatari flashes Misao when she mistakes him for a girl. He is shown from behind, pulling his kimono open and up, and there's some pixellation over his naughty bits.

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* In the Manga/RurouniKenshin manga, VillainousCrossdresser CreepyCrossdresser Kamatari flashes Misao when she mistakes him for a girl. He is shown from behind, pulling his kimono open and up, and there's some pixellation over his naughty bits.



* ''Series/MythBusters'' will (over)do this with the names of hazardous chemicals used in experiments that they don't want the viewers to know and, summarily, use to [[DontTryThisAtHome recreate the experiment.]] Also, when part of the process that uses such chemicals is needed to be stated in a scene, a variety of humorous sounds (from a cat's meow to a firetruck siren) will [[SoundEffectBleep play to block over]] [[AndSomeOtherStuff the chemical's name]], and - if the Mythbuster's face is being shown as they explain what they're doing, their mouths will be masked over by a graphic of whatever sound is being used to cover the chemical name, just in case any of the viewers can read lips.
** This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Adam: "This ingredient is made of blur. Ha! And this has blur in it too. Blur is very dangerous. You don't wanna mix blur with blur."

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* ''Series/MythBusters'' will (over)do this with the names of hazardous chemicals used in experiments that they don't want the viewers to know and, summarily, use to [[DontTryThisAtHome recreate the experiment.]] experiment]]. Also, when part of the process that uses such chemicals is needed to be stated in a scene, a variety of humorous sounds (from a cat's meow to a firetruck siren) will [[SoundEffectBleep play to block over]] [[AndSomeOtherStuff the chemical's name]], and - if the Mythbuster's face is being shown as they explain what they're doing, their mouths will be masked over by a graphic of whatever sound is being used to cover the chemical name, just in case any of the viewers can read lips.
** This was [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Adam: "This ingredient is made of blur. Ha! And this has blur in it too. Blur is very dangerous. You don't wanna mix blur with blur."



** And their survival instructor in the Arctic episode, a former special forces guy, is described as "a man with a pixelated face".

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** And their survival instructor in the Arctic episode, a former special forces guy, is described as "a man with a pixelated pixellated face".



* Buster's stump on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Instead of creating a fake stump for Tony Hale to wear, they just made him hide his clenched fist in his sleeve and pixelated it. In some episodes, you can recognize fingers on Buster's "stump".

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* Buster's stump on ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Instead of creating a fake stump for Tony Hale to wear, they just made him hide his clenched fist in his sleeve and pixelated pixellated it. In some episodes, you can recognize fingers on Buster's "stump".



* Happens in two of the Jackie Chen sketches in ''Series/SzeUTonight''. Before a colleague allows Johnson to interview him on camera, he requests pixellation to be used. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint The first time, they pixellate his body; and the second time, Johnson's face is pixellated]].

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* Happens in two of the Jackie Chen sketches in ''Series/SzeUTonight''. Before a colleague allows Johnson to interview him on camera, he requests pixellation to be used. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint The first time, they pixellate his body; and the second time, Johnson's face is pixellated]].pixellated.]]



** However, since you can easily add custom skins, it was literally a matter of days from the release of either game before this "problem" was corrected. And the noninteractivity of "[[UnusualEuphemism Woohooing]]" [[HotCoffeeMinigame got changed quickly too.]]

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** However, since you can easily add custom skins, it was literally a matter of days from the release of either game before this "problem" was corrected. And the noninteractivity of "[[UnusualEuphemism Woohooing]]" [[HotCoffeeMinigame got changed quickly too.]]too]].



* The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] implemented pixellation in hardware as a special effect (the "mosaic" effect), and several games used it for transitions, drunkenness effects, and such. Examples of this include ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', among many others.

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* The [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] UsefulNotes/{{S|uperNintendoEntertainmentSystem}}NES implemented pixellation in hardware as a special effect (the "mosaic" effect), and several games used it for transitions, drunkenness effects, and such. Examples of this include ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', among many others.



* Occasionally, ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' would censor profanity with pixellation, but a black bar was used just as often. Naturally, this was parodied in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=041201 this strip,]] in which an entire dialogue box is censored. Note that it usually [[ClusterFBomb didn't shy away from that]].

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* Occasionally, ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' would censor profanity with pixellation, but a black bar was used just as often. Naturally, this was parodied in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/index.php?date=041201 this strip,]] strip]], in which an entire dialogue box is censored. Note that it usually [[ClusterFBomb didn't shy away from that]].



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has one example where Agent P is on a talk show with a pixellated face. The trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] when Agent P takes off in a hurry and leaves behind the pixellation, which the host then yells to him about.
* On the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode where Ned Flander's wife dies ("Alone Again, Natura-Diddly" from season 11), Homer videotapes Flanders showering as part of his dating video. Judging by how long the pixels extend, [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Flanders has nothing to be ashamed of]]..

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has one example where Agent P is on a talk show with a pixellated face. The trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when Agent P takes off in a hurry and leaves behind the pixellation, which the host then yells to him about.
* On the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode where Ned Flander's wife dies ("Alone Again, Natura-Diddly" from season 11), Homer videotapes Flanders showering as part of his dating video. Judging by how long the pixels extend, [[BiggerIsBetterInBed Flanders has nothing to be ashamed of]]..of]].



** In "[[Recap/TheBoondocksS1E5ADateWithTheHealthInspector A Date with the Health Inspector]]", Tom [=DuBois=] had a nightmare about dropping the soap in a prison shower. An inmate calling himself "The Health Inspector" demands that he [[PrisonRape bend over and pick it up]]. [[GagPenis The pixellation went down to floor]]. [[note]]It should be noted that this only applies to the TV version. The DVD version does not have that luxury![[/note]]
* Used in the ''TotalDrama'' series either to cover up an offensive body part or whenever someone [[FlippingTheBird flips the bird]], which happens a lot more often [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids than you might think.]]

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** In "[[Recap/TheBoondocksS1E5ADateWithTheHealthInspector A Date with the Health Inspector]]", Tom [=DuBois=] had a nightmare about dropping the soap in a prison shower. An inmate calling himself "The Health Inspector" demands that he [[PrisonRape bend over and pick it up]]. [[GagPenis The pixellation went down to floor]]. floor.]] [[note]]It should be noted that this only applies to the TV version. The DVD version does not have that luxury![[/note]]
* Used in the ''TotalDrama'' series either to cover up an offensive body part or whenever someone [[FlippingTheBird flips the bird]], which happens a lot more often [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids than you might think.]]think]].
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