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19th Mar '17 3:34:09 PM Mario1995
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** The episode "[=SpongeBob=], You're Fired" has not aired on Nickelodeon since 2015, allegedly because ''[=SpongeBob=]'' creator Stephen Hillenburg despised the episode and asked Nickelodeon to pull it when he returned to the series. However, the episode also came under controversy around its air date as it dealt with the controversial topic of cost-cutting employee layoffs, and some critics accused it of putting the practice in a humorous light. There's also the matter of a questionable scene where Krusty Krab competitor Mr. Weiner gets run over by a bus while walking down a road, which for a children's program is quite taboo.
18th Feb '17 5:59:13 PM DPsycho
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** The pilot episode as well as "Pingu Dreams" have not been seen on the BBC since 2003. Although the former's reason for pulling is unknown (possibly for a distressing scene where Pingu's head is treated like a bouncing ball by a bully), the latter was pulled over the horrifying appearance of the realistic-looking leopard seal that invades Pingu's dream later on in the episode. Pulled for similar reasons two years later was "Pingu Runs Away", where Pingu encounters ice sculptures depicted as freakish monsters after he runs away from home. The appearance of the sculptures were deemed to be too risque for children. Neither this not the preceding two episodes have been shown in the U.S. as of 2005.

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** The pilot episode as well as "Pingu Dreams" have not been seen on the BBC since 2003. Although the former's reason for pulling is unknown (possibly for a distressing scene where Pingu's head is treated like a bouncing ball by a bully), the latter was pulled over the horrifying appearance of the realistic-looking leopard seal that invades Pingu's dream later on in the episode. Pulled for similar reasons two years later was "Pingu Runs Away", where Pingu encounters ice sculptures depicted as freakish monsters after he runs away from home. The appearance of the sculptures were deemed to be too risque for children. Neither this not nor the preceding two episodes have been shown in the U.S. as of 2005.
20th Jan '17 11:57:43 AM ZombieAladdin
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** A weird case of this trope is that the episodes "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]" and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]]" are skipped when Creator/TheHub reruns the series, despite important world-building happening in both of them. This is because they are holiday episodes, so The Hub will only show them once at those times of the year (if they are shown at all). Considering how much of the schedule this show takes up, those two episodes will only air about one-twentieth as often as any other episode. It also means these episodes have only aired three times each since they premiered. (Oddly, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]]" is not taken out of the rerun schedules despite it being a Valentine's Day episode and bearing far less importance to the series overall than either of the former two.)

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** A weird case of this trope is that the episodes "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]" and Eclipsed]]," "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Hearth's Warming Eve]]" Eve]]," "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E15ScareMaster Scare Master]]," and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E21Hearthbreakers Hearthbreakers]]" are skipped when Creator/TheHub reruns Creator/TheHub, and later Discovery Family, rerun the series, despite important world-building happening in both of them. the first two and character development in the latter two. This is because they are holiday episodes, so The Hub will only show them once at those times of the year (if they are shown at all). Considering how much of the schedule this show takes up, those two episodes will only air about one-twentieth as often as any all), whereas every other episode. It also means these episodes have only aired three times each since they premiered.episode will be shown repeatedly every month. (Oddly, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay Hearts and Hooves Day]]" is not taken out of the rerun schedules despite it being a Valentine's Day episode and bearing far less importance to the series overall than either of the former two.)
31st Dec '16 4:41:40 PM Pichu-kun
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** The episode "Rude Removal", where Dee Dee and Dexter go into a machine that removes all of their rudeness and concentrates it into another version of themselves, was removed for gratuitous swearing and rude gestures such as mooning and middle fingers. It's something of an oddball - they had only meant to show it off in conventions and the like as it never really was meant to be seen on TV. However, Creator/AdultSwim was able to convince them to finally air it in some manner. According to WordOfGod, it was intended to be part of the show's second season but Cartoon Network didn't approve of it.

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** The episode "Rude Removal", where Dee Dee and Dexter go into a machine that removes all of their rudeness and concentrates it into another version of themselves, was removed for gratuitous swearing and rude gestures such as mooning and middle fingers. It's something of an oddball - they had only meant to show it off in conventions and the like as it never really was meant to be seen on TV. However, Creator/AdultSwim was able to convince them to finally air it in some manner. According to WordOfGod, it was intended to be part of the show's second season but Cartoon Network didn't approve of it. It's possible a version is still missing as the version described at cons was described as uncensored.



** ''Spongebob [=Rehydrated=]'', an AllCGICartoon parodying the second ''Matrix'' film, is considered lost by fans barring a clip.
** ''Astrology with Squidward'' was a series of shorts that aired circa 2000-2001 where Squidward explained the zodiac. A few of the shorts are considered missing and Nick stopped airing them in 2005.



* The original ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' pilot is considered lost. It was a short episode in a LostFootage-esque video diary format. Only a small clip is known to exist. Parts of the pilot were featured in the intro. According to sources, Sam was latino in the pilot.

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* The original ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' pilot is considered lost. It was a short episode in a LostFootage-esque FoundFootage-esque video diary format. Only a small clip is known to exist. Parts of the pilot were featured in the intro. According to sources, Sam was latino in the pilot.
30th Dec '16 2:58:14 PM Pichu-kun
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** Even big series like WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat and the silent Disneys aren't immune to this; only a third of Felix's silent filmography still survives, many of the Alice Comedies are still missing, and only 18 of Disney's 26 OswaldTheLuckyRabbit shorts survive, and in the latter's case, Universal did not properly care for the negatives, so reissued prints and dupes (many of which had scenes rearranged or removed altogether) had to be used in lieu - ironically, this is not the case with the WesternAnimation/NewmanLaughOGrams, as all of them have managed to survive.

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** Even big series like WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat'' and the silent Disneys aren't immune to this; only a third of Felix's silent filmography still survives, many of the Alice Comedies ''Alice Comedies'' are still missing, and only 18 of Disney's 26 OswaldTheLuckyRabbit ''WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit'' shorts survive, and in the latter's case, Universal did not properly care for the negatives, so reissued prints and dupes (many of which had scenes rearranged or removed altogether) had to be used in lieu - ironically, this is not the case with the WesternAnimation/NewmanLaughOGrams, ''WesternAnimation/NewmanLaughOGrams'', as all of them have managed to survive.



* Disney Channel no longer shows an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' called "Ready for the Bettys" because a real-life band named The Bettys thought the episode was about them. The similarity was in name only as the styles of the two all-girl bands was different. As most half-hours of the series contain two episodes, "The Flying Fishmonger" is also out of rotation because it was paired with the episode. The episode remains on iTunes and Netflix.
** The full episode was aired again on Disney Channel on May 22, 2015 at 5:00am, and aired on Disney XD (for the first time) on June 10, during the marathon of every episode they have set to air in anticipation for the Series Finale.

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* Disney Channel no longer shows an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' called "Ready for the Bettys" because a real-life band named The Bettys thought the episode was about them. The similarity was in name only as the styles of the two all-girl bands was different. As most half-hours of the series contain two episodes, "The Flying Fishmonger" is also out of rotation because it was paired with the episode. The episode remains on iTunes and Netflix.
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Netflix. The full episode was aired again on Disney Channel on May 22, 2015 at 5:00am, and aired on Disney XD (for the first time) on June 10, during the marathon of every episode they have set to air in anticipation for the Series Finale.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had a short pitch reel titled "The Dark Knight's First Knight" that was presented to FOX before production of the series formally began. It was never broadcast and left unseen for over twelve years until it was released on DVD as a bonus feature. Unfortunately, the original audio track was lost and dubbed over by the series' main theme.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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had a short pitch reel titled "The Dark Knight's First Knight" that was presented to FOX before production of the series formally began. It was never broadcast and left unseen for over twelve years until it was released on DVD as a bonus feature. Unfortunately, the original audio track was lost and dubbed over by the series' main theme.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" never aired in the US nor was it included on the season 2 DVD release, [[Radar/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold primarily due to a certain song number]] performed during the episode.
** In other markets, it was either shown in full or censored somewhat and was eventually released in the US as well as a bonus on the season 3 DVD set.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" never aired in the US nor was it included on the season 2 DVD release, [[Radar/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold primarily due to a certain song number]] performed during the episode. \n** In other markets, it was either shown in full or censored somewhat and was eventually released in the US as well as a bonus on the season 3 DVD set.



* [[WordOfGod Supposedly]] there are a number of Minerva Mink shorts from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' that never got released due to excessively risqué content, though given the content of the only two Minerva Mink shorts that ''did'' air, one has to wonder exactly why the network let those through.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'':
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[[WordOfGod Supposedly]] there are a number of Minerva Mink shorts from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' that never got released due to excessively risqué content, though given the content of the only two Minerva Mink shorts that ''did'' air, one has to wonder exactly why the network let those through.



* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has three of these. According to an interview with the show's creator, an episode titled "Special Ed" was produced but never completed, due to content he deemed "too real" for the series. Not much else is known about it other than the fact that it might have been [[ADayInTheLimelight an episode that focused on Ed]]. What became of two season five episodes, "Luck Be an Ed Tonight" and "A Room and an Ed", however, is unknown. The episodes may have been left unaired, or possibly never made. More information can be found [[http://ed.wikia.com/wiki/Season_5#Scrapped_Episodes here]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** ''Ed Edd N Eddy''
has three of these. According to an interview with the show's creator, an episode titled "Special Ed" was produced but never completed, due to content he deemed "too real" for the series. Not much else is known about it other than the fact that it might have been [[ADayInTheLimelight an episode that focused on Ed]]. What became of two season five episodes, "Luck Be an Ed Tonight" and "A Room and an Ed", however, is unknown. The episodes may have been left unaired, or possibly never made. More information can be found [[http://ed.wikia.com/wiki/Season_5#Scrapped_Episodes here]].


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* The original ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' pilot is considered lost. It was a short episode in a LostFootage-esque video diary format. Only a small clip is known to exist. Parts of the pilot were featured in the intro. According to sources, Sam was latino in the pilot.
15th Dec '16 2:15:33 PM Twentington
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** The episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbjnFvEbdaw "Rude Removal"]], where Dee Dee and Dexter go into a machine that removes all of their rudeness and concentrates it into another version of themselves, was removed for gratuitous swearing and rude gestures such as mooning and middle fingers. It's something of an oddball - they had only meant to show it off in conventions and the like as it never really was meant to be seen on TV. However, Creator/AdultSwim was able to convince them to finally air it in some manner. According to WordOfGod, it was intended to be part of the show's second season but Cartoon Network didn't approve of it.

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** The episode [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbjnFvEbdaw "Rude Removal"]], Removal", where Dee Dee and Dexter go into a machine that removes all of their rudeness and concentrates it into another version of themselves, was removed for gratuitous swearing and rude gestures such as mooning and middle fingers. It's something of an oddball - they had only meant to show it off in conventions and the like as it never really was meant to be seen on TV. However, Creator/AdultSwim was able to convince them to finally air it in some manner. According to WordOfGod, it was intended to be part of the show's second season but Cartoon Network didn't approve of it.
13th Dec '16 7:34:22 PM C2
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* Seven of the thirteen episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'' never aired in the US, as Kids' WB pulled the show after six episodes had aired due to not getting quite enough views from their desired audience of young boys (and the show never went into reruns). The remaining four episodes after "The Year Of The Snake" did not receive a US broadcast and instead premiered overseas ("The Fifth PI", "Ghosts On Film", "Thank Wad", and "Secrets Exposed!"), as well as earlier episodes "Skating The Plank", "From Egypt With Love", and "Haunted Dreams" (their only reasons for being skipped was due to Kids' WB airing the eppisodes OutOfOrder. Had the show not been pulled, they would've gotten to airing them).

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* Seven of the thirteen episodes of ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'' never aired in the US, as Kids' WB pulled the show after six episodes had aired due to not getting quite enough views from their desired audience of young boys (and the show never went into reruns). The remaining four episodes after "The Year Of The Snake" did not receive a US broadcast and instead premiered overseas ("The Fifth PI", "Ghosts On Film", "Thank Wad", and "Secrets Exposed!"), as well as earlier episodes "Skating The Plank", "From Egypt With Love", and "Haunted Dreams" (their only reasons for being skipped was due to Kids' WB airing the eppisodes episodes OutOfOrder. Had the show not been pulled, they would've gotten to airing them).
12th Dec '16 12:05:38 PM BulletproofLlama
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** In a similar fashion, the Italian TV airings of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]]", where every scene where cider is mentioned is cut. DVD will surely feature these scenes.

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** The above episode has also not aired in the United Kingdom for the same reason.
** In a similar fashion, both the UK and Italian TV airings of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats Bats!]]", where every scene where cider is mentioned is cut. DVD will surely feature these scenes.



** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E11PartyPooped Party Pooped]]" remains unaired on Canada's Treehouse TV network, most likely due to the title of the episode being inappropriate for the channel's preschooler demographic.

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** To a lesser extent, the Arabic and Turkish dubs skip the above mentioned episodes simply for being based on holidays that are considered un-Islamic. Many Turkish and Arab fans were not happy, as Luna Eclipsed features an important part of Luna's character development.
** The episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E11PartyPooped Party Pooped]]" remains unaired on Canada's Treehouse TV network, most likely due to the title of the episode being inappropriate for the channel's preschooler demographic.demographic, much to the chagrin of Canada's bronies and pegasisters.
3rd Dec '16 12:25:27 PM Mario1995
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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow'' entered syndication in the 1980's, three episodes ("A Menace in Venice," "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," and "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake") were dropped from circulation. Although the reasoning for this has not been explained, some have suggested that the episodes, which were animated in Spain, were deeply despised by the higher-ups and Creator/HannaBarbera and refused to allow The Program Exchange, the show's syndicator, to package the episodes with the series. After Turner acquired Hanna-Barbera, Creator/CartoonNetwork began airing the series with the episodes reinstated.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow'' entered syndication in the 1980's, three episodes ("A Menace in Venice," "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," and "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake") were dropped from circulation. Although the reasoning for this has not been explained, some have suggested that the episodes, which were animated in Spain, were deeply despised by the higher-ups and at Creator/HannaBarbera and refused to allow The Program Exchange, the show's syndicator, to package the episodes with the series. After Turner acquired Hanna-Barbera, Creator/CartoonNetwork began airing the series with the episodes reinstated.
3rd Dec '16 12:24:37 PM Mario1995
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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow'' entered syndication in the 1980's, three episodes ("A Menace in Venice," "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," and "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake") were dropped from circulating. Although the reasoning for this has not been explained, some have suggested that the episodes, which were animated in Spain, were deeply despised by the higher-ups and Creator/HannaBarbera and refused to allow The Program Exchange, the show's syndicator, to package the episodes with the series. After Turner acquired Hanna-Barbera, Creator/CartoonNetwork began airing the series with the episodes reinstated.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow'' entered syndication in the 1980's, three episodes ("A Menace in Venice," "Don't Go Near the Fortress of Fear," and "The Beast is Awake in Bottomless Lake") were dropped from circulating.circulation. Although the reasoning for this has not been explained, some have suggested that the episodes, which were animated in Spain, were deeply despised by the higher-ups and Creator/HannaBarbera and refused to allow The Program Exchange, the show's syndicator, to package the episodes with the series. After Turner acquired Hanna-Barbera, Creator/CartoonNetwork began airing the series with the episodes reinstated.
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