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19th Jan '16 10:56:00 AM nombretomado
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** A direct jab at the code was made in a Tweety Bird WartimeCartoon involving two cats, Babbit and Catsello ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed transparent pastiches]] of the comedy team AbbottAndCostello). Catsello goes up a ladder to get Tweety, and his partner tells him "Give me the bird!" The exasperated Catsello [[FourthWall makes a comment]]: "If the Hays Office would only let me, I'd give him [[FlippingTheBird the bird]] all right!"
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** A direct jab at the code was made in a Tweety Bird WartimeCartoon involving two cats, Babbit and Catsello ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed transparent pastiches]] of the comedy team AbbottAndCostello).Creator/AbbottAndCostello). Catsello goes up a ladder to get Tweety, and his partner tells him "Give me the bird!" The exasperated Catsello [[FourthWall makes a comment]]: "If the Hays Office would only let me, I'd give him [[FlippingTheBird the bird]] all right!"
28th Nov '15 4:24:00 PM FF32
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* Say what you will about ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', he's managed to outrage conservatives ''twice''! Once for being gay, despite sponges being asexual. More recently for talking about global warming.
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* Say what you will about ''SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', he's managed to outrage conservatives ''twice''! Once for being gay, despite sponges being asexual. More recently for talking about global warming.
8th Nov '15 6:10:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''RenAndStimpy'': The creators of Ren and Stimpy did not want to create an "educational" series. This stance bothered Nickelodeon. As the show grew in popularity, parent groups complained that Stimpy was subject to repeated violence from Ren. Other sources for complaint were the toilet humor and harsh language.
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* ''RenAndStimpy'': ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': The creators of Ren and Stimpy did not want to create an "educational" series. This stance bothered Nickelodeon. As the show grew in popularity, parent groups complained that Stimpy was subject to repeated violence from Ren. Other sources for complaint were the toilet humor and harsh language.
26th Aug '15 9:25:31 AM nombretomado
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* Francine Clara Censordoll (FCC) is probably the only recurring character on ''MoralOrel'' that's all about making vicious attacks on the FCC. First she never procreates, considers her view of morality to be above all others (believing herself to be just as holy as God), is an enormous hypocrite, doesn't care about actual harm to people (in a un-aired script she's the one who orchestrated Orel getting shot) and, if it wasn't for Clay Puppington, would be the worst character on the entire show.
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* Francine Clara Censordoll (FCC) is probably the only recurring character on ''MoralOrel'' ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' that's all about making vicious attacks on the FCC. First she never procreates, considers her view of morality to be above all others (believing herself to be just as holy as God), is an enormous hypocrite, doesn't care about actual harm to people (in a un-aired script she's the one who orchestrated Orel getting shot) and, if it wasn't for Clay Puppington, would be the worst character on the entire show.
20th Jul '14 12:23:39 PM Scorntex
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** And who does the episode say is in charge of the FCC? [[WesternAnimation/GIJoe Cobra Commander]]. He's the one who orders them to censor television.
8th May '14 8:41:02 PM Aiguille
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* In one episode of ''The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', a watchdog stops the show, insisting that the flame attacks from a dragon are too violent. Scrappy turns it around, however, insisting that she [[FantasticRacism has something personal against dragons]].
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* In one episode of ''The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'', a watchdog stops the show, insisting that the flame attacks from a dragon are too violent. Scrappy turns it around, however, insisting that she [[FantasticRacism has something personal against dragons]].
12th Jan '14 5:23:11 PM JIKTV
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* Parodied in one of the earlier Halloween episodes of ''TheSimpsons'', where the cartoon figure of a network censor is stabbed to death while crossing out parts of the script, with the episode rating going up with each stabbing, eventually reaching "TV-666". Whilst his demise is bloody, the sentiments he utters during his murder ("Oh what the fudge! Oh Jiminy Christmas! Darn it!") are far from offensive.
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* Parodied in one of the earlier Halloween episodes of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', where the cartoon figure of a network censor is stabbed to death while crossing out parts of the script, with the episode rating going up with each stabbing, eventually reaching "TV-666". Whilst his demise is bloody, the sentiments he utters during his murder ("Oh what the fudge! Oh Jiminy Christmas! Darn it!") are far from offensive.
12th Jan '14 5:22:53 PM JIKTV
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** Taken to greater [[StrawmanPolitical Strawman]] levels than usual in the episode "You Kent Always Say What You Want".
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** Taken to greater [[StrawmanPolitical [[StrawCharacter Strawman]] levels than usual in the episode "You Kent Always Say What You Want".
24th Jun '13 5:00:47 PM MarkLungo
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** Parodied on ''HouseOfMouse'' with the Censor Monkeys. ** In one ''{{Freakazoid}}'' short, all scenes that would have shown the characters fighting were replaced with calming stock footage (some fish in a tank, etc.). The meddling executive (voiced by Ben Stein) calls it "soothing Relax-O-Vision". * The original ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts would often make fun of the HaysCode, the restrictive regime of self-regulation that defined what could and couldn't be done in films until the early 1960s. Furthermore, the writers and animators would often [[CensorDecoy put material into the cartoons specifically to be cut]], the idea being that the censors would cut the obviously over-the-top stuff and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar leave the borderline material that the animators really wanted in]]. Sometimes, though, the sacrificial material was unexpectedly left alone. In one example, a dog suffering from flea-bites starts dragging his rump around Elmer Fudd's house. The animators threw in a line where the dog breaks the FourthWall to tell the audience, "I'd better stop this, I might get to like it!" That line was meant to be sacrificed but the whole sequence was left in.
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** Parodied on ''HouseOfMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' with the Censor Monkeys. ** In one ''{{Freakazoid}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' short, all scenes that would have shown the characters fighting were replaced with calming stock footage (some fish in a tank, etc.). The meddling executive (voiced by Ben Stein) calls it "soothing Relax-O-Vision". * The original ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts would often make fun of the HaysCode, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, the restrictive regime of self-regulation that defined what could and couldn't be done in films until the early 1960s. Furthermore, the writers and animators would often [[CensorDecoy put material into the cartoons specifically to be cut]], the idea being that the censors would cut the obviously over-the-top stuff and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar leave the borderline material that the animators really wanted in]]. Sometimes, though, the sacrificial material was unexpectedly left alone. In one example, a dog suffering from flea-bites starts dragging his rump around Elmer Fudd's house. The animators threw in a line where the dog breaks the FourthWall to tell the audience, "I'd better stop this, I might get to like it!" That line was meant to be sacrificed but the whole sequence was left in.
29th May '13 12:33:20 PM chopshop
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* Similar to ''The Gong Show'' and ''Looney Tunes'' examples, this was the method BruceTimm and PaulDini used to outwit the censors with their work on the DCAnimatedUniverse. If they made a sequence that got banned, they would take it and replace it with something worse. They never noticed.
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* Similar to ''The Gong Show'' and ''Looney Tunes'' examples, this was the method BruceTimm and PaulDini used to outwit the censors with their work on the DCAnimatedUniverse. If they made a sequence that got banned, they would take it and replace it with something worse. They never noticed. The Joker's [[NightmareFuel Joker Toxin]] was invented entirely because the writers were mad about not getting to show Joker actually kill people.
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