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23rd Jul '16 3:50:42 PM Malady
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* Combined with NonStandardGameOver in ''VideoGame/JumpStart5thGrade''. The game's storyline involves stopping a MadScientist from blowing up industrial plants. If you fail to disarm one of the bombs, the game's protagonist breaks the fourth wall to inform that you have to try again because bombs can't go off in an educational game.

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* Combined with NonStandardGameOver in ''VideoGame/JumpStart5thGrade''.''JumpStartAdventures5thGradeJoHammetKidDetective''. The game's storyline involves stopping a MadScientist from blowing up industrial plants. If you fail to disarm one of the bombs, the game's protagonist breaks the fourth wall to inform that you have to try again because bombs can't go off in an educational game.
10th Jul '16 11:11:52 PM WiseMan23753
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** '''Colonel''': Raiden, you won't be able to attack, enter "Choking Mode" or "Hanging Mode" while you're naked.
** '''Raiden''': Why not?
** '''Colonel''': Is it necessary to ask? I just don't think it's right for you perform those kinds of maneuvers. [[NoFourthWall There could be...complications.]]
*** Subverted for a bit since you can still attack.

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** --> '''Colonel''': Raiden, you won't be able to attack, enter "Choking Mode" or "Hanging Mode" while you're naked.
** --> '''Raiden''': Why not?
** --> '''Colonel''': Is it necessary to ask? I just don't think it's right for you perform those kinds of maneuvers. [[NoFourthWall There could be...complications.]]
*** Subverted for a bit since you can the attacking part. You still attack.can, but only with one hand.



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10th Jul '16 11:10:29 PM WiseMan23753
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* Lampshaded as a HandWave to the part in [[spoiler:Arsenal Gear naked]] when you're unable to attack or enter in "Hanging Mode".
** '''Colonel''': Raiden, you won't be able to attack, enter "Choking Mode" or "Hanging Mode" while you're naked.
** '''Raiden''': Why not?
** '''Colonel''': Is it necessary to ask? I just don't think it's right for you perform those kinds of maneuvers. [[NoFourthWall There could be...complications.]]
*** Subverted for a bit since you can still attack.
13th Apr '16 4:51:33 PM DragonRanger
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' try to dodge the censor; rather the censor would actually come out "onstage" and let viewers know that what's being mentioned isn't appropriate for kids' TV (such as "vestal virgins," the Roman vomitoriums, Thomas Crapper[[note]]the inventor of the indoor toilet[[/note]], use of the phrase "War is hell," and use of "Damn the torpedoes"[[note]]Of course, after she went out to sea and got hit by one, she now realized why "Damn the torpedoes" was appropriate[[/note]]), and would sometimes change it (like when Billy the Kid told the kids on his show to go out to the shed and get his gun, Lydia came out, told him that what he was suggesting kids do would lead to copycat accidents, and then dressed him up like a girl so the network can get bigger ratings from girl viewers). The fact that the quotes and names are actual historical facts and Histeria was, for all its flaws, an educational show, probably helped to keep the real censors at bay.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' didn't try to dodge the censor; rather the censor would actually come out "onstage" and let viewers know that what's being mentioned isn't appropriate for kids' TV (such as "vestal virgins," the Roman vomitoriums, Thomas Crapper[[note]]the the name of toilet inventor of Thomas Crapper, or the indoor toilet[[/note]], use of the phrase phrases "War is hell," hell" and use of "Damn the torpedoes"[[note]]Of course, after she went out to sea and got hit by one, she now realized why "Damn the torpedoes" was appropriate[[/note]]), torpedoes") and would sometimes try to change it into something more appropriate (like when Billy the Kid told the kids on his show to go out to the shed and get his gun, Lydia the censor came out, out and told him that what he was suggesting kids do would lead to copycat accidents, accidents -- and then she dressed him up like a girl so the network can get bigger ratings from girl viewers). The fact that the quotes and names are actual historical facts and Histeria was, for all its flaws, ''Histeria!'' was an educational show, show probably helped to keep the real censors at bay.


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** Their ''Night Before Christmas'' parody included the line "He then laid his finger inside of his nose/Which our dear network censor finds totally gross."
27th Jan '16 12:17:33 PM Mario500
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Writers who have to deal with censors on a daily basis love nothing more than to make fun of those corporate bastards who ruin their fun, usually by [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slipping in something that they hope the censors wouldn't notice]].

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Writers who have to deal with censors on a daily basis love nothing more than to make fun of those corporate bastards the folks who ruin their fun, usually by [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slipping in something that they hope the censors wouldn't notice]].
12th Jan '16 6:46:28 AM OlmoJV
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* This happens in ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'' when Nataline first meets Valerie and they get off to a rocky start. Nat makes dumb-blonde jokes at Valerie until:
-->'''Nat''': How do you get a blonde off her knees? Cu—
-->'''Valerie''': ''Ahem''! I think ''that'' type of joke is a little off limits due to our current ''company!'' Don't you think?! ''*indicates towards Jade (about 10 years old)*''
-->'''Nat''': ''*getting the hint*'' Oh... Right. Sorry.
4th Jan '16 6:46:15 PM Andyroid
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** For a more specific case, in a Thanksgiving episode, a pilgrim hunting a turkey orders Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to "Give (him) the bird." Yakko responds with "We'd love to, but the Creator/{{Fox}} censors won't allow us."

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** For a more specific case, in a Thanksgiving episode, a pilgrim hunting a turkey orders Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to "Give (him) me the bird." bird!" Yakko responds with "We'd love to, but the Creator/{{Fox}} censors won't allow us."


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Raging Bully", Buford picks a fight with Phineas, and there's a big build-up to the confrontation, including a TrainingMontage and the construction of a large stadium. Then the referee tells Buford and Phineas "In no way should this ensuing fight contain the image of potentially harmful, hurtful, or psychologically disturbing physical acts that could be found imitable by an impressionable child viewer" (a direct quote of Disney's Standards and Practices guidelines), and much to Buford's disappointment they're forced to settle it with a [[MundaneMadeAwesome comically over-the-top]] thumb-wrestling match.
7th Dec '15 3:29:09 PM DragonRanger
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* In a Thanksgiving episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', a pilgrim hunting a turkey orders Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to "Give (him) the bird." Yakko responds with "We'd love to, but the Creator/{{Fox}} censors won't allow us."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': In general, whenever something off-color was implied, Yakko would tell the audience "Goodnight, everybody!" as if they were going to be pulled off the air any minute. It's one of his {{Catch Phrase}}s, which ought to tell you how often they [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Got Crap Past The Radar]].
** For a more specific case, in
a Thanksgiving episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', episode, a pilgrim hunting a turkey orders Yakko, Wakko, and Dot to "Give (him) the bird." Yakko responds with "We'd love to, but the Creator/{{Fox}} censors won't allow us."
9th Nov '15 4:37:45 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' makes fun of this when LetsPlay/PewDiePie was on as a guest. Felix asks Colbert if he wants to learn some Swedish curses, and Stephen says "Sure. I can't say them back to you, but let's make the censors learn Swedish!" Two of Pewds' subsequent saying are censored, though they let "Helvete!" (literally: "Hell!") through.

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* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' makes fun of this when LetsPlay/PewDiePie was on as a guest. Felix asks Colbert if he wants to learn some Swedish curses, and Stephen says "Sure. I can't say them back to you, but let's make the censors learn Swedish!" Two Most of Pewds' subsequent saying the swears Felix provides are censored, bleeped out, though they let "Helvete!" (literally: "Hell!") through.
9th Nov '15 4:32:38 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' makes fun of this when Creator/PewDiePie made a guest appearance. Felix asks Colbert if he wants to learn some Swedish curses, and Stephen says "Sure. I can't say them back to you, but let's make the censors learn Swedish!" Two of Pewds' subsequent saying are censored, though they let "Helvete!" (literally: "Hell!") through.

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* ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'' makes fun of this when Creator/PewDiePie made LetsPlay/PewDiePie was on as a guest appearance.guest. Felix asks Colbert if he wants to learn some Swedish curses, and Stephen says "Sure. I can't say them back to you, but let's make the censors learn Swedish!" Two of Pewds' subsequent saying are censored, though they let "Helvete!" (literally: "Hell!") through.
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