History TooSoon / SeptemberEleventh

22nd Nov '16 10:37:33 PM Kadorhal
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** A year after 9/11, "Cowboy Funk" (the episode featuring a terrorist who plants teddy bear bombs on tall buildings) returned to Creator/AdultSwim rotation. "Wild Horses" (featuring a doomed space shuttle) returned to rotation in even less time.
** "Waltz for Venus" was similarly cut from the original run on Creator/AdultSwim because it depicted a plane hijacking in the first few minutes. "Sympathy for the Devil" was removed from the line up as well primarily because of violence against a child antagonist (who is actually older than he looks and sounds), which has nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks but would understandably freak vulnerable audience members out all the same, since this was the early days of AdultSwim and the censors didn't want to push the envelope at that time. However, "Sympathy for the Devil" has two scenes that could be construed as evocative of the 9/11 attacks: a man falling out the window of a skyscraper and the child antagonist rising from a burning pile of rubble.

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** A year after 9/11, "Cowboy Funk" (the episode featuring a terrorist who plants teddy bear bombs on tall buildings) returned to Creator/AdultSwim rotation. "Wild Horses" (featuring a doomed space shuttle) returned to rotation in even less time.
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** "Waltz for Venus" was similarly cut from the original run on Creator/AdultSwim Adult Swim because it depicted a plane hijacking in the first few minutes. "Sympathy for the Devil" was removed from the line up as well primarily because of violence against a child antagonist (who is actually older than he looks and sounds), which has nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks but would understandably freak vulnerable audience members out all the same, since this was the early days of AdultSwim Adult Swim and the censors didn't want to push the envelope at that time. However, "Sympathy for the Devil" has two scenes that could be construed as evocative of the 9/11 attacks: a man falling out the window of a skyscraper and the child antagonist rising from a burning pile of rubble.



* Similarly, the North American airings of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' was brought to a grinding halt four episodes from the end by 9/11. At least, this was Creator/CartoonNetwork's "official" reason - considering all the actual destruction of cityscapes in the series that could have upset post-9/11 viewers had already aired at that point, it's more likely they simply used 9/11 as an excuse to pull the series due to its low ratings.

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* Similarly, the North American airings of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' was brought to a grinding halt four episodes from the end by 9/11. At least, this was Creator/CartoonNetwork's "official" reason - considering all the actual destruction of cityscapes in the series that could have upset post-9/11 viewers had already aired at that point, and that they had no problem airing the final episode of the series for a New Year's event on Toonami only three months later, it's far more likely they simply used 9/11 as an excuse to pull the series due to its low ratings.



* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was pulled from rotation after 9/11 because a giant Tentacruel destroyed a large building that didn't even remotely resemble one of the Twin Towers (it was longer than it was tall). Particularly bizarre because the scene it was banned for was, and continued to be, part of the opening montage of every Kanto episode. Another episode, ''Tower Of Terror'', was pulled simply because of its name (the eponymous tower is a haunted tower that's an important location in the games). Another episode, "A Scare In The Air", about the main characters winning a blimp trip to the Orange Islands, had to be renamed because of 9/11. These bans lasted until the show {{Channel Hop}}ped to Creator/CartoonNetwork many years later, though in the case of "Tower of Terror" the ban was still in place until more than a year after the hop.

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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' was pulled from rotation after 9/11 because a giant Tentacruel destroyed a large building that didn't even remotely resemble one of the Twin Towers (it was longer than it was tall). Particularly bizarre because the scene it was banned for was, and continued to be, part of the opening montage of every Kanto episode. Another episode, ''Tower Of Terror'', was pulled simply because of its name (the eponymous tower is a haunted tower that's an important location in the games). Another episode, "A Scare In The Air", about the main characters winning a blimp trip to the Orange Islands, had to be renamed because of 9/11. These bans lasted until the show {{Channel Hop}}ped to Creator/CartoonNetwork many years later, though in the case of "Tower of Terror" the ban was still in place until more than a year after the hop.hop for some reason.
15th Nov '16 11:10:03 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* The third arc of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is about the Digidestined trying to find their [[SixthRanger eighth member]] before Vamdemon/Myotismon does. They follow him to what just-so-happens to be the district where they all used to live, and start wondering why all of their families moved away. In the first runs of the dub, Joe, the oldest in the group, tells everyone that a terrorist bombing happened around that time and that nobody knew who was behind it, so their families probably all moved away out of fear. Later in the episode, the kids discover they've repressed their memories of the night of the bombing, and that it was really a battle between two huge Digimon. They conclude that witnessing this battle was probably the common factor that led to them being chosen and that the Eighth Child saw it, too -- obviously, this is very plot-relevant, so the episode couldn't just be cut. More recent broadcasts of the episode on Jetix just cut every bit of dialogue relating to "terrorists" or "bombs."

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* The third arc of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' is about the Digidestined trying to find their [[SixthRanger eighth member]] before Vamdemon/Myotismon does. They follow him to what just-so-happens to be the district where they all used to live, and start wondering why all of their families moved away. In the first runs of the dub, Joe, the oldest in the group, tells everyone that a terrorist bombing happened around that time and that nobody knew who was behind it, so their families probably all moved away out of fear. Later in the episode, the kids discover they've repressed their memories of the night of the bombing, and that it was really a battle between two huge Digimon. They conclude that witnessing this battle was probably the common factor that led to them being chosen and that the Eighth Child saw it, too -- obviously, this is very plot-relevant, so the episode couldn't just be cut. More recent broadcasts of When the episode re-aired on Jetix in America, they just cut every bit of dialogue relating to "terrorists" or "bombs."
15th Nov '16 11:08:50 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Though not really circulated that often, the Music/RedHousePainters music video for "All Mixed Up" was completely removed from circulation after 9/11 and not seen again until it was put up on YouTube many years later. A good portion of the video was shot in the courtyard of the World Trade Center and there's a shot of a fairy creature crying with the towers looming in the distance.

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* Though not really circulated that often, the Music/RedHousePainters music video for "All their cover of "[[Music/TheCars All Mixed Up" Up]]" (from ''Music/SongsFromABlueGuitar'') was completely removed from circulation after 9/11 and not seen again until it was put up on YouTube many years later. A good portion of the video was shot in the courtyard of the World Trade Center and there's a shot of a fairy creature crying with the towers looming in the distance.[[note]]The plot point of the video is that the said fairy, an imaginary friend, is left abandoned in the city, and she realizes she doesn't actually exist.[[/note]]
7th Nov '16 3:45:52 AM decimic
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RescueHeroes'' episode "Terror in the Tower" was renamed "High Anxiety" because of 9/11. The episode was also apparently banned for about a year.
29th Oct '16 10:58:16 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The tagline of Ride/BuschGardens' Howl-O-Scream event in 2001 was originally, "This time, terror takes control!", but following the attacks it was changed to, "You wanted scary? Be careful what you ask for!"

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* The tagline of Ride/BuschGardens' Howl-O-Scream Theatre/HowlOScream event in 2001 was originally, "This time, terror takes control!", but following the attacks it was changed to, "You wanted scary? Be careful what you ask for!"
24th Oct '16 9:39:41 PM nombretomado
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* The weekend after 9/11, the scheduled rerun of ''GeneRoddenberry's Series/{{Andromeda}}'' was to be an episode opening with an eco-terrorist group ramming a small fighter into a commercial space liner, killing everyone aboard. It was replaced with a rerun of a different episode which was more of a sweet love story transcending time. Ironically, some stations owned by the company which made the show, which run episodes a week later than independent stations that syndicate the series so as to not cut into their ratings with possibly earlier-scheduled airings available over cable or satellite TV, ran that week the previous episode in the rerun schedule...which featured a would-be suicide bomber.

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* The weekend after 9/11, the scheduled rerun of ''GeneRoddenberry's ''Creator/GeneRoddenberry's Series/{{Andromeda}}'' was to be an episode opening with an eco-terrorist group ramming a small fighter into a commercial space liner, killing everyone aboard. It was replaced with a rerun of a different episode which was more of a sweet love story transcending time. Ironically, some stations owned by the company which made the show, which run episodes a week later than independent stations that syndicate the series so as to not cut into their ratings with possibly earlier-scheduled airings available over cable or satellite TV, ran that week the previous episode in the rerun schedule...which featured a would-be suicide bomber.
24th Oct '16 7:45:20 PM legoking831
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** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episodes "Fall Apart Bomb Squad" and "New Partners on the Block" (the latter of which is the first episode in which Bonkers' new partner is the blonde police officer, [[PunnyName Miranda Wright]], due to Lucky Piquel's retirement from the force).



*** For ''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog'' and ''Bonkers,'' this was actually the second time their episodes got hit with the hammer, as they were both initially pulled from rotation after the Oklahoma City bombing. Unlike the latter, though, the former did eventually return to the airwaves (albeit with a scene where Sonic finds a bomb under a chair cut) just several years before the attacks.

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*** For ''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog'' and ''Bonkers,'' Hedgehog'', this was actually the second time their episodes the episode got hit with the hammer, as they were both it was initially pulled from rotation after the Oklahoma City bombing. Unlike the latter, though, the former It did eventually return to the airwaves (albeit with a scene where Sonic finds a bomb under a chair cut) just several years before the attacks.
17th Oct '16 2:57:39 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* A Season 4 episode of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' featured ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' , with people ''in the movie'' yelling out "Too soon!" at the monster as it rampaged through NYC.

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* A Season 4 episode of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' featured ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' , ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', with people ''in the movie'' yelling out "Too soon!" at the monster as it rampaged through NYC.
17th Oct '16 2:42:31 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "Christmas at Ground Zero" stopped being aired duing the winter holiday season after 9/11, due to the site of the attacks being commonly known as Ground Zero. The actual song refers to celebrating Christmas in the middle of a nuclear war.

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "Christmas at Ground Zero" stopped being aired duing during the winter holiday season after 9/11, due to the site of the attacks being commonly known as Ground Zero. The actual song refers to celebrating Christmas in the middle of a nuclear war.
17th Oct '16 2:37:43 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* ''Film/TwoWeeksNotice'': This was one of the first films released after 9/11 and the film focuses quite a bit on Manhatten architecture (although in a positive way). However, the film's posters all contained iconic shots of the New York skyline. It was too late for them to redo the posters from scratch, so they inserted a shot of Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock standing back to back to block out any view of the Twin Towers. Criticism was issued that the posters were copying the ''Film/PrettyWoman'' posters, which is why the producers explained the layout of the posters: it wasn't conscious copying, it was a last minute panic and the end result turned out to be coincidentally similar.

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* ''Film/TwoWeeksNotice'': This was one of the first films released after 9/11 and the film focuses quite a bit on Manhatten Manhattan architecture (although in a positive way). However, the film's posters all contained iconic shots of the New York skyline. It was too late for them to redo the posters from scratch, so they inserted a shot of Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock standing back to back to block out any view of the Twin Towers. Criticism was issued that the posters were copying the ''Film/PrettyWoman'' posters, which is why the producers explained the layout of the posters: it wasn't conscious copying, it was a last minute panic and the end result turned out to be coincidentally similar.
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