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12th Feb '17 12:08:17 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Weekend at Burnsie's" (from season 13) was rated TV-14 for drug use/drug humor[[note]]even though the censors specifically told Al Jean to get rid of all the scenes of Homer smoking medical marijuana[[/note]] and some bloody violence[[note]]Mr. Burns bleeding while Homer and Smithers use him as a marionette[[/note]] when it premiered. In syndication, it has a TV-PG rating for violence (V) and suggestive dialogue (D).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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episode "Weekend at Burnsie's" (from season 13) was rated TV-14 for drug use/drug humor[[note]]even though the censors specifically told Al Jean to get rid of all the scenes of Homer smoking medical marijuana[[/note]] and some bloody violence[[note]]Mr. Burns bleeding while Homer and Smithers use him as a marionette[[/note]] when it premiered. In syndication, it has a TV-PG rating for violence (V) and suggestive dialogue (D).(D).
** The episode "Natural Born Kissers" originally aired in Australia at a special "adults only" timeslot. Repeats have aired at the regular timeslot with the same PG rating as most other episodes.
2nd Feb '17 1:09:32 AM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' was altered for the 3DS version specifically to [[AvertedTrope avoid this trope]]. The PS2 version originally had an A rating (All ages) in Japan, but by the time of the re-release, [[ValuesDissonance the same content would've warranted a higher rating]], so some {{Stripperiffic}} outfits and violent scenes had to be altered to keep an A rating.
30th Jan '17 5:55:18 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was always rated TV-Y7 (FV). When the DVD of the original series came out, it was branded "PG" for the inclusion of the Whoopass Girls short.
30th Jan '17 5:47:24 AM Ccook1956
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* BBC America runs ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' with a TV-PG rating. The diginet Heroes & Icons airs it with TV-G.
27th Jan '17 8:59:50 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Film/TheGrudge'' was originally cross-rated M from Australia in New Zealand, however was rerated R16 due to complaints about the level of horror.


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* ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' was initially rated M by the ESRB, however was rerated T when ported to consoles. The main difference in the ratings descriptions for the two ratings is "Strong Language" and "Mild Language", despite a character named Starfucker being present in both.
* The changing over of the PEGI system from the BBFC in the United Kingdom has led to several ratings jumps. For example, ''VideoGame/MassEffect'', originally rated 12 by the BBFC, is now legally rated 18 in the UK by PEGI.
22nd Jan '17 7:02:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The R18+ part (labeled as high impact sexual violence from the Vol. 4 DVD) would be justified since it's a straight up incestuous sexual violence with hints that [[spoiler: Satsuki might experienced it a long time since her childhood after her father "died"]], something that Australian classification board is damn sensitive about that it is guaranteed to be slapped an RC rating (banning) if it is depicted even further and explicitly. The rest is just an ordinary day for Aussies to watch.



** This isn't a totally straight example, though; the early Tintin books (this was only the second) were undisguised propaganda, and the author made an enormous effort to improve the series in later stories. He would later refer to ''Tintin in the Congo'' as "[[OldShame a mistake]]".



* The first run of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes on Creator/{{SBS}} in Australia were rated PG (Parental Guidance Recommended) but when the same episodes were shown later, after the series became the cult classic it is today, they were rated M and less frequently [=MA15+=]. Over in America, ''South Park'' outside of its 10:00pm showings carries a TV-14 rating, though not because changing times have rendered the more subversive scenes harmless. It's more because the episodes are [[{{Bowdlerise}} edited for content]] [[EditedForSyndication in reruns]] and, in America, the FCC doesn't allow raunchy content until after 10:00pm on free-to-air TV (and even then, stuff like nudity, explicit language, sex, and ''Saw''-level gore has to be curbed, according to Standards and Practices). In the case of cable channels, it depends on what the target demographic of the cable channel is or if advertisers want to err on the cautious side.
** A collection of ''South Park'' entitled "Insults to Injuries" which featured episodes previously rated 14A was bumped up to an R rating for unknown reasons in Manitoba.

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* The first run of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episodes on Creator/{{SBS}} in Australia were rated PG (Parental Guidance Recommended) but when the same episodes were shown later, after the series became the cult classic it is today, they were rated M and less frequently [=MA15+=]. Over in America, ''South Park'' outside of its 10:00pm showings carries a TV-14 rating, though not because changing times have rendered the more subversive scenes harmless. It's more because the episodes are [[{{Bowdlerise}} edited for content]] [[EditedForSyndication in reruns]] and, in America, the FCC doesn't allow raunchy content until after 10:00pm on free-to-air TV (and even then, stuff like nudity, explicit language, sex, and ''Saw''-level gore has to be curbed, according to Standards and Practices). In the case of cable channels, it depends on what the target demographic of the cable channel is or if advertisers want to err on the cautious side.
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side. Also, a collection of ''South Park'' entitled "Insults to Injuries" which featured episodes previously rated 14A was bumped up to an R rating for unknown reasons in Manitoba.



* When ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999, the rating for the series was TV-Y (Like most other Nicktoons). Towards the end of 2006, the show was bumped up to a TV-Y7.
** In Russia, the series wasn't rated on TNT, but is said to be suitable for kids. When [=SpongeBob=] moved to 2x2, however, it recieved a 16+ rating, the Russian equivalent of TV-14 (the same rating that was used for shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. amongst others), despite no changes in content.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' premiered on Nickelodeon in 1999, the rating for the series was TV-Y (Like most other Nicktoons). Towards the end of 2006, the show was bumped up to a TV-Y7.
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TV-Y7. And in Russia, the series wasn't rated on TNT, but is said to be suitable for kids. When [=SpongeBob=] moved to 2x2, however, it recieved a 16+ rating, the Russian equivalent of TV-14 (the same rating that was used for shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. amongst others), despite no changes in content.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', originally a TV-PG on FOX (the only TV-14-rated episodes that aired on FOX were "A Fishful Of Dollars", "A Tale of Two Santas" and "Spanish Fry"; the first due to language, the second one due to violence, the latter due to sex and sexually-suggestive dialogue and situations), was rated TV-14 when rerun on Comedy Central and on local station affiliates in America.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', originally ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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a TV-PG on FOX (the only TV-14-rated episodes that aired on FOX were "A Fishful Of Dollars", "A Tale of Two Santas" and "Spanish Fry"; the first due to language, the second one due to violence, the latter due to sex and sexually-suggestive dialogue and situations), was rated TV-14 when rerun on Comedy Central and on local station affiliates in America.
22nd Jan '17 2:17:58 PM RottenPotatoes
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** The R18+ part would be justified since it's a straight up incestuous sexual violence with hints that [[spoiler: Satsuki might experienced it a long time since her childhood]], something that Australian classification board is damn sensitive about that it is guaranteed to be slapped an RC rating (banning) if it is depicted even further and explicitly.

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** The R18+ part (labeled as high impact sexual violence from the Vol. 4 DVD) would be justified since it's a straight up incestuous sexual violence with hints that [[spoiler: Satsuki might experienced it a long time since her childhood]], childhood after her father "died"]], something that Australian classification board is damn sensitive about that it is guaranteed to be slapped an RC rating (banning) if it is depicted even further and explicitly.explicitly. The rest is just an ordinary day for Aussies to watch.
22nd Jan '17 2:12:33 PM RottenPotatoes
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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' received an M for its first two volumes in Australia, [=MA15+=] for volume 3, a whopping '''R18+''' for volume 4, then went back down to M for its final volume. The R18+ rating on volume 4 was supposedly because of [[spoiler:Satsuki being groped/molested by her mother in the bath]] - but there were instances of other characters in similar sexual situations in other volumes rated M or MA15+ (whether or not it's because the molester and victim are same-sex is debatable, but it does seem suspect). Then the show reaches its peak explicitness in the last episode, where [[spoiler:''everyone'' ends up naked - even those you were hoping you wouldn't have to see ever]]...which got an M.

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* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' received an M for its first two volumes in Australia, [=MA15+=] for volume 3, a whopping '''R18+''' for volume 4, then went back down to M for its final volume. The R18+ rating on volume 4 was supposedly because of [[spoiler:Satsuki being groped/molested by her mother in the bath]] bath and implications of pedophilia]] - but there were instances of other characters in similar sexual situations in other volumes rated M or MA15+ (whether or not it's because the molester and victim are same-sex is debatable, but it does seem suspect). Then the show reaches its peak explicitness in the last episode, where [[spoiler:''everyone'' ends up naked - even those you were hoping you wouldn't have to see ever]]...which got an M.
** The R18+ part would be justified since it's a straight up incestuous sexual violence with hints that [[spoiler: Satsuki might experienced it a long time since her childhood]], something that Australian classification board is damn sensitive about that it is guaranteed to be slapped an RC rating (banning) if it is depicted even further and explicitly.
20th Jan '17 3:49:03 AM rjd1922
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* Averted by ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart 7]]'' - while the final cut is given an ESRB rating of E like the rest of the series, pre-release trailers show that it was originally prepped to have an E10+ despite the sole content descriptor being "Comic Mischief".

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* Averted Subverted by ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart 7]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioKart7'' - while the final cut is given an ESRB rating of E like the rest of the series, pre-release trailers show that it was originally prepped to have an E10+ despite the sole content descriptor being "Comic Mischief".
15th Jan '17 9:05:11 AM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Film/AmericanBeauty'' was originally rated 14 in Brazil without anyone actually watching the film, rating it entirely off its synopsis. It was rerated 18 on home video.




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* While ''Series/{{Underbelly}}'' was rated M on Australian television, every season was rated [=MA15+=] on home video.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea'' was rated PG in Ontario when shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, but was rerated G on DVD.
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