* [[TheBBC BBC Kids]] (at least in Canada) has shown episodes of ''Series/RedDwarf'' with heavy edits. One particular episode, "Holoship," had virtually the entire middle of the episode removed, as the episode dealt largely with a main character's romancing a fellow hologram, making the resulting plot unintelligible. (They pretty much had to cut the bits where [[spoiler:the female hologram showed off her superhuman sexual abilities]]. Not to mention the fact the crew boasted of having sex as part of their daily routine.)
** The episode "Balance of Power." The remastered version of that episode took out the hilarious moment where Kochanski [[spoiler:(really Rimmer using her holo-data)]] looks down her shirt and says, "I've seen something you haven't, squire."
** ''Kryten'' as well, for lawyer-friendly purposes presumably, for the remastered and Dave edits. Rimmer describes a group of skeletons as having 'less meat on them than a Chicken [=McNugget=]'. The other versions remove the 'Mc' part from the speech but don't cover Barrie's lips.
*** Even versions of the episode shown years after its original airing had "[=McNugget=]" in that sentence. It was removed shortly after McDonalds successfully sued activists under the UK's much-more-liberal libel laws...and won.
** Prior to the premiere of Series X, Dave reran the previous 8 series. As the episodes were broadcast in the daytime and afternoon (i.e. pre-watershed), a number of edits were made to the episodes for usages of the word "bastard" and instances of characters [[FlippingTheBird flipping the middle finger]] and making the v-sign gesture (which is considered obscene in the UK).
* For some reason that only [[TheBBC BBC America]] would know, every airing of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''The Eleventh Hour'' on said channel cuts the change room scene. The only thing even close to nudity is MattSmith shirtless ''from the shoulders up''. This leaves audiences confused as to [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse where he got his tweed coat, shirt and bow tie from]].
** Proof that TropesAreNotBad: For their broadcast on the ABC in Australia, episodes of ''Series/DoctorWho'' had scenes deemed too scary or violent cut from the film. The Australian National Archive had kept the censored clips as proof that they had been removed. Because of this, many of these clips are the only footage of some of the show's various {{Missing Episode}}s (notably ''The Macra Terror'', ''The Highlanders'', ''The Smugglers'', and ''Fury from the Deep'').
* In the United Kingdom, there are "daytime edits" of American 1990s-to-early-to-mid-2000s sitcoms such as ''{{Friends}}'' and ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', in which invective and references to sex beyond DoubleEntendre levels is removed.
* The UK version of SyFy aired daytime repeats of ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' and ''Series/{{Angel}}'', both of which had large portions of violence removed. The censors seem to take particular offense to violence against women and anything that could be construed as an "imitable, dangerous action or stunt," which when it comes to ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' is less than rational.
** In the United Kingdom, the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "The Weight of the World" was screened without the part where Buffy smothers Dawn with a pillow. So when Buffy goes into a catatonic state and admits to Willow that she 'killed Dawn', even if it was just in her thoughts, it makes hardly any sense at all.
** [[TheBBC BBC2]] also got the scissors out for the Slayer in its 6:45pm slot, not always because of violence (in the episode "Hush" Buffy, Spike and Anya all had various hand gestures they made removed, which presumably means the opening titles of those episodes that included Spike's were also cut) - they eventually had late night uncut repeats, which reportedly weren't "uncut." SkyOne also cut episodes in daytime slots for similar reasons.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was severely cut by ChannelFour in the UK for its screenings at 6pm in the first season (one episode began at 6pm and ended at around quarter to seven. And it ran ''with'' commercial breaks), one of several reasons why Angel had a much worse time terrestrially than the Slayer (see ChannelHop for more information).
* The syndicated version of ''Series/TheSopranos'' survives relatively unscathed sex and violence-wise, as David Chase filmed alternate scenes (the scenes at the Bada Bing Strip Club have scantily-clad dancers who don't take off their clothes and the violent deaths are often replaced with shots of someone's face or shown at an angle so the violence won't be as severe). However, all of the profanity and explicit sexual lines are redubbed with toned-down versions that either weaken the dramatic impact or are just plain {{Narm}}y. One particularly notorious instance of editing came when the line "...sucking on a Cub Scout's ass" became "...chewing on a Cub Scout's ear" [[note]]which still implies sexual molestation to a Boy Scout, no matter how you slice it[[/note]].
** Before the show went syndicated, ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgBD94cs0T8 a parody of the show]] that depicted just how disjointed they thought the show would be if it was shown on a non-premium cable channel and edited for all manners of violence, sex, and foul, abusive language. The actual syndicated version on A&E isn't as bad as the parody ''{{MADtv}}'' came up with (which depicted ''The Sopranos'' on PAX, of all channels, and featured an entire episode lasting ''less than five minutes''), but it's still pretty funny that the show predicted how the show might be EditedForSyndication.
** This inevitable censoring was parodied -- ironically when the show first came out -- in a ''Series/{{MADtv}}'' skit which had the Pax network holding the rerun rights to the show and cutting out all scenes of violence, using jump-cuts to remove all offensive language, and even reducing a lap dance scene to nothing, turning it into a five-minute blip of an episode.
--> '''Melfi:''' Let's talk about your anger, towards your mother.\\
'''Tony:''' Anger? Anger? Anger what?\\
'''Melfi:''' Well, you're clearly angry at her.\\
'''Tony:''' Yeah, no sh--\\
--ing genius insight! Who are you, f--\\
--ing Ray Charles? Lemme tell you something, I didn't have anger AT her, alright, I HATED that bi--\\
'''Melfi:''' Well, why don't we explore this?\\
'''Tony:''' Tell you what, huh? *he stands up* Why don't you explore this ''(goes to grab his crotch, but the scene cuts away)''--\\
'''Tony''' ''(now sitting down)'': I got --\\
--ing better things to do with my life than the spend time yakkin' about my motherf--\\
* Happily, as he leaves the office* See you next week!"
* In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', when the Spanish Inquisition arrives late in court, Cardinal Ximénez exclaims, "Oh bugger!" This scene was frequently removed, since 'bugger' was considered too profane back then.
** The most famous Bowdlerization of Python came in the "Summarize Proust" sketch, wherein Graham Chapman's character, asked for his hobbies outside summarizing, lists "strangling animals, golf and masturbating", resulting in a roar of laughter from the audience. TheBBC had generally been pretty tolerant of the Pythons, but they drew the line on saying "masturbating." The troupe took their protests all the way to the BBC offices to no avail. Two edits were produced, one in which "masturbating" is simply muted, creating an odd pause between "golf" and the seemingly disproportionate laugh, and one in which the line is clumsily rearranged into "golf and strangling animals." As Python member Terry Jones would later point out, the fact that "strangling animals" was acceptable in all edits but "masturbating" was unacceptable explained a lot about Britons of the time. Luckily, the unedited master copy was kept and has resurfaced, including [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwAOc4g3K-g#t=2m15s on the Internet]].
** In the first US broadcast of selected ''Monty Python's Flying Circus'' episodes in 1974, NBC carefully bleeped out offensive words in the line "They washed their arms, their legs, and then they washed their [[spoiler:naughty bits]]." At eleven-thirty at night. How times change.
** In the "Black Spot" cartoon sketch, the narrator's reference to "cancer" was overdubbed with "gangrene" spoken in a completely different voice.
* Towards the end of the first season, ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' got hit fairly hard with Bowdlerization following parental outrage over violence and reports of kids getting injured from imitating the fight scenes (which explains why New Zealand banned the original series). Episodes began devoting a lot more to the 'plot' part, and what fighting there was usually consisted of the Rangers fighting an endless stream of mooks while the MonsterOfTheWeek hung hurled "witty" lines at them. Once enough mooks had been beaten, the Monster would grow giant, brainlessly charge the Zord, and get fried.
** This was mostly in the second season, and had more to do with the fact that they were still using the Ranger suits from ''Zyuranger'' but the monsters from ''Dairanger'', and thus there was no Japanese footage of the Rangers fighting the monster. For some monsters, they were able to get the suit sent over to record their own fight scenes, but a lot of the time, this wasn't possible.
** In general, skimpy or silly villainesses are NOT adapted into ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. But then again, ''Power Rangers'' has their own fair share of good villainesses including(but not limited to) [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Astronema]], [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Trakeena]], and [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Tenaya]].
*** On Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive, the second half of Ronny's pose was changed during the morphed Roll Call, probably to fit in a little more with Ronny's character (nothing like [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger Natsuki Mamiya]]). Although, when all five appear in their finishing pose, [[StockFootageFailure Ronny can still be seen in Natsuki's pose.]]
** In ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' most scenes referencing death from ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger'' are altered. In "Deal with a Nighlok" the boy wishes his father back from Afghanistan where as in ''Shinkenger'' the boy wanted his dead grandfather back. In "The Blue and The Gold" the Nighlok were going to butcher toys; in ''Shinkenger'' it's young women instead. In "The Bullzord" Cody lives with his father; in ''Shinkenger'' the boy Hiro lived with his Grandfather since his parents were killed in a rockslide likely caused by The Ushi Origami.
*** Also in ''Samurai'', Master Xandred regularly drinks medicine instead of sake (rice wine) as in ''Shinkenger''. See FrothyMugsOfWater.
* Spoofed on an episode of ''TheBradyBunch'', of all things. Mike and Carol are trying to convince Bobby that Jesse James was a criminal and ''not'' a hero, so they let him watch a movie about Jesse James that's airing on television, hoping that the movie's violence will scare Bobby into seeing Jesse James for the ruthless criminal he actually was. However, said movie is bowdlerised to the point that it cuts out the violence completely, making Jesse James seem more like a roguish hero of sorts. As a result, Bobby becomes even ''more'' enamored with the outlaw, and Mike and Carol are not happy.
* When the DisneyChannel aired reruns of ''BoyMeetsWorld'' several episodes in seasons 5-7 had to be edited because at that point the show wasn't really a kids show anymore and had more mature themes and suggestive content. Many sex references and instances of swearing were removed and at least three episodes were not shown at all due to their content, one that dealt with teen drinking and two that featured sexual situations and dialogue.
* When ''Series/{{Alias}}'' made its debut on ChannelFour in the UK, it was shown on Saturday afternoons at 5:30 with the pilot in an hour-long slot; this likely tipped off fans that something was up, as the pilot lasts 70 minutes without commercials (admittedly there is an edited version for syndication in a standard hour-long length, but the series is still not designed for teatime viewing with the family). Indeed, the series did have to be cut for the slot, and was let go by the channel.
* In the pilot for ''FairlyLegal'' Kate complains about her cellphone service and says "I'm gonna tear Verizon a new one" - but if you watch the scene with subtitles (at least when shown on the UK's Universal Channel) the screen's sexiest mediator is apparently saying "I'm gonna buy a new one."
* UK broadcasts of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Conspiracy" edit the scene where Remmick is shot by Picard and Riker. Remmick's head is not seen exploding (his flesh just gets burnt off) and we don't really see the mother creature emerging from his body. (That said, the head-exploding scene was left intact when [[TheBBC BBC2]] screened the ClipShow episode "Shades Of Grey," which includes it.)
* ''TheOffice'': The episode "Koi Pond" was edited in reruns and on the DVD version to remove the cold opening where Michael pretends to hang himself to scare a group of children, after the American Society for Suicide Prevention criticized the sequence for [[SuicideAsComedy making light of suicide]] [[DontTryThisAtHome (and, possibly, condoning this kind of act to more vulnerable/idiotic viewers)]]. Despite being cut from the DVD set, this scene is availible on [[http://www.nbc.com/the-office/video/haunted-warehouse/1170902 NBC's official site]] and on the iTunes release of the episode.
* The Wrestling/{{WWE}} of late is beginning to edge back to the Wrestling/AttitudeEra that was more violent and adult in tone, in comparison to the kid friendly PG era. However the WWE was heavily bowdlerised in 2002 with a case involving the World Wide Fund for Nature (originally the World Wildlife Fund, which remains the legal name of the charity's US and Canada branches). For years they had an issue with the World Wrestling Federation, and after taking them to court won to force the name change to World Wrestling Entertainment. But they did not stop there, every single instance and use of WWF had to be censored. References to WWF were bleeped or muted, the logo had to be changed and it had to be blurred out down to the turnbuckle pads and referee outfit. The WWF showed absolutely no mercy whatsoever on the now WWE, and it is at least partially blamed for the PG era.
** Although a later settlement between WWF and WWE now allows WWE to air archival footage (i.e., pre-2002) with "WWF" references, whether spoken or visual, uncut. WWE, for its part, continues with and expands on the "WWF" ban in new footage; notably, when WWE produces an "old school" show, it now uses a redesigned retro logo with the "F" removed.
* The VerySpecialEpisode of ''FamilyMatters'' in which Laura causes racial tension at her school after suggesting that black history be taught along with white history usually cuts to commercial before the audience can see that someone has spray-painted "NIGGER" on Laura's locker (once upon a time, there was a TV channel that showed it uncut in reruns, but it hasn't been seen since). With this scene gone, it looks as if Carl is mad at the kids in school putting the note in her locker that read, "If you love black history so much, why don't you go back to Africa?" Thankfully, the season 2 DVD has the uncut version.
* An early episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' featured cast members singing the song "Let's Kill Gary Gilmore for Christmas". When the episode's rerun aired after Gilmore's execution, this segment was replaced by a different skit.
** On the season 32 episode of ''Saturday Night Live'' hosted by Rainn Wilson, there was a sketch about four guys who remember where they were when they first heard "Danny's Song." Bill Hader's character remembers hearing the song when he was spending the day with his father, and he has so much fun with him, that he now thinks of his father as just his father and not someone affected with Down's Syndrome. In a twisted way, someone can see this as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad but apparently others saw this as offensive]] and in all reruns, "Down's Syndrome" is bleeped out, making the line sound worse than it supposedly is. The original version with the unbleeped line is nowhere to be found (unless you can find an online torrent of season 32 episodes of ''SNL'' or you recorded the episode when it first came on in February 2007).
** The season 19 episode hosted by Alec Baldwin (with his then-wife Kim Basinger) has some minor edits done to the infamous "Canteen Boy Goes Camping" sketch (in which Canteen Boy [Creator/AdamSandler] is sexually molested by his scoutmaster, Mr. Armstrong [Alec Baldwin], though none of the edits were for content, despite this sketch being one of the raunchiest ones the show has done in the 1990s (it was cut from reruns whenever this episode is shown in 60-minute syndicated installments). The edited version includes a title card that explains that, despite his name, Canteen Boy is actually a 27-year-old who still lives with his mom and is still a Boy Scout, cut some of Canteen Boy's conversing with the owl while Mr. Armstrong is getting wine, and includes an alternate scene of Mr. Armstrong getting attacked by snakes so that way the shot isn't shown from a low angle.
*** Speaking of season 19 episodes being edited, the Martin Lawrence episode had Martin's monologue (which included vulgar references to women's hygiene) cut off and replaced with a series of title cards explaining that the rest of the monologue will never be televised again, as it nearly got everyone on ''SNL'' fired.
** The season 11 (1985-1986 season) premiere hosted by {{Madonna}} originally featured a cold opening in which NBC network executive at the time, Brandon Tartikoff, announced that Lorne Michaels' new ''SNL'' cast will all be urine tested for drugs, followed by Anthony Michael Hall turning in his sample. The censors at the time found the sketch to be too gross [[note]](yet 26 years later, they would allow a monologue featuring SteveMartin performing a urine test on Alec Baldwin to see if Baldwin breaking Steve Martin's record for being ''SNL'''s most frequent host is legit)[[/note]], so it was cut from all reruns (including the 60-minute reruns) in America. The airing of this episode on Canada's Comedy Network has this sketch intact.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', Dr. House prescribes cigarettes to a patient suffering from an inflammatory bowel. In France, the cigarettes were changed to two bowls of rice.
* The Gospel Music Channel and [=InspirationTV=] air family-friendly programs such as ''Series/{{Amen}}'', ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'', and ''Promised Land''. Despite the already wholesome content of these shows, mild curse words such as "hell" and "damn" are edited out, as are many references to or depiction of sexual activity -- even if it's consensual and between a married couple. This is not as extreme now that the Gospel Music Channel is now UP Channel, as they have begun to air more contemporary movies.
** The GMC cut of ''Series/SisterSister'' is absolutely painful to watch. Several lines (i.e.: "stupid", "dumb", "pervert", a majority of Roger's lines) are muted to avoid offending GMC's target audience (Christians).
** Despite ''7thHeaven'' already being an incredibly clean and saccharine show the word "butt" of all things is muted making it come off like the characters were saying much worse, i.e. the context was Simon calling Mary "Big Butt'
* [[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Amok_Time#Other_information The German version]] of the infamous ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "Amok Time" had much of the HoYay and references to sexuality altered. Given that the episode is all about Spock needing to MateOrDie, and snapping out of it when he believes that he's killed [[TheNotLoveInterest Captain Kirk]], removing the HoYay and the references to sexuality from the episode is a little bit like removing the water from the ocean. How bad were the edits? Well, they made [[MateOrDie Pon Farr]] into a non-sexual illness, and redid it so that the whole thing was a lucid dream that Spock was having.
** And that was only the tip of the iceberg. The series had a very bad history of Bowdlerization in Germany. It started when public station ZDF for whatever reason showed an interest in the series. The question of the why this series of all things arises, since at that time it was filled to the brim with self-proclaimed ultra-conservative moral guardians. They first cherry-picked 39 of the 79 episodes, then cut out tons of material they didn't like and put everything though a dubbing process that today would just be seen as a GagDub. Amok Time was the worst example of this. The rest of the episodes was finally dubbed in 1988 by private station Sat.1 and while it generally had a more faithful dub and only few cuts, some episodes were still hackjobs. One episode, ''[[Recap/StarTrekS2E21PatternsOfForce Patterns of Force]]'', was still avoided and all kind of stupid excuses were used, until finally Paramount themselves dubbed it in 1995. Of course it fell onto everyones feet ''hard'' once the DVD editions were in the planning stage. Paramount was absolutely livid at this CutAndPasteTranslation and it took pains and lots of money to put the episodes back into uncut state, dub the missing scenes and re-dub many scenes that were completely unusable due to censorship or a shoddy dub script.
* The EO, a Dutch evangelical public broadcast organisation, likes showing nature shows. What they don't like too much is the concept of evolution by natural selection. To solve this, they alter DavidAttenborough documentaries to suit their creationist ideologies while still presenting them as BBC documentaries. Attenborough was not pleased.
* Hallmark Channel bowdlerizes several of its shows, including reruns of ''{{Cheers}}''. Words such as "bitch", "slut" and even "butt" are censored. Oddly, Carla's insult to bald John Hill, "Two heads like that would make a perfectly good butt," is censored when the episode is rerun, yet featured uncensored in the network's ads for the show. Also, the penultimate line in the entire series, when Sam realizes the bar is his true love and says, "I'm the luckiest son of a bitch on Earth," is chopped to "I'm the luckiest son on Earth."
** Hallmark does something similar for old episodes for ''TheGoldenGirls'', leaving silence for similar words and rendering a few punchlines moot, yet they still aired that one episode where the ladies are mistaken for prostitutes.
* In most foreign airings of Season 4 of ''Series/TheAmazingRace'', there is no mention of Reichen & Chip being in a relationship, and their kiss at the Finish Line was edited out.
* Parodied in an episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Marshall is recapping a vulgar conversation with his boss regarding another company that has done a lot of environmental damage. Lily reminds him that she is pregnant and wants him to censor himself so the child won't hear vulgar language. Marshall then recaps his story, replacing the raunchy words he said at work with clean ones (i.e, "grab them by their big sweaty ''hands'', "sons of ''mothers''", etc). Barney notes the scene is like watching ''TheBreakfastClub'' [[TakeThat on TBS.]] Also, there are things Ted isn't prepared to tell his kids. E.g. in a flashback to their college days, Marshall was obviously smoking a joint, but what we get to see is Marshall enjoying a sandwich in his dorm room, giggling as he does so, and hiding the sandwich under some papers when he thinks the Dean is going to visit. Ted also self-censors [[CountryMatters certain words]] and replaces them with more innocent substitutions like "grinch" and "fudge".
* The British RealityShow ''Series/SnogMarryAvoid'' is named after a game more usually known as "Fuck, Marry, Kill."
* It was inevitable that ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' would probably face the censors once the pay-cable season began airing on BBC America. But the BBCA airing of "Dead of Night" managed to sneak a bit of a DoubleStandard in as well. For obvious reasons, the fairly explicit sex scenes between Rex/Vera and Jack/Brad were cut. But Rex/Vera were still shown about to hook up, then post-coital. Meanwhile, the ''entire'' scene of Jack even going to the bar and flirting with Brad was cut, along with his drunk phone call to Gwen afterwards (which also happened to include the moment when Gwen sees her family again and the pair's mournful wish that [[spoiler: Ianto]] was still there). Which also meant that Jack vanished one evening and reappeared the next morning, hung over, without any explanation. Well done, BBCA censors.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In the US, Hallmark Channel deletes all mentions of the words "ass" and "butt", leaving exchanges like Martin telling Frasier he's "behaving like a jack... with a stick up his...". Jokes with rude punchlines are often rendered unintelligible, with the subsequent laughtrack looking like a non-sequitur.
** In the UK, Channel 4 (which airs the show in the mornings) usually leaves in references to "ass" and "butt" but removes the word "bastard" and any references to drugs, providing a similar non-sequitur effect when it seems the audience are laughing mid-sentence, and that the actors are leaving sentences hanging in the air unfinished.
* {{Nickelodeon}} UK has trimmed the odd episode of ''Series/SamAndCat'':
** "[=#FavoriteShow=]" was cut to remove the shot of Cat leaping onto the hood of a moving car and all shots of her on the car as it's in motion due to fear that [[DontTryThisAtHome impressionable audiences will imitate the stunt and end up injured or dead from it]]. [[note]]The UK edits a lot of scenes in movies and on imported TV shows that glamorize or "instruct" [[ViewersAreMorons more impressionable]] viewers on how to do dangerous or illegal things, mostly fight moves, mishandling chemicals and weapons, any type of suicide technique that can realistically be copied, dangerous stunts, and criminal technology (making bombs, cooking drugs, or using common items to easily break into a house or car without leaving evidence).[[/note]] That said, Cat's TJHooker impersonation can still be seen in the opening titles of every episode, making this a little pointless.
** Goomer's alley fight in "[=#MommaGoomer=]" is also edited to cut down on violence.
** The final scene in "[=#OscarTheOuch=]" where Oscar is struck by lightning and basically [[RunningGag shrugs it off with a cry of "Predicament!"]] has the RunningGag removed.
* ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'':
** The episode "Body Parts" when aired in America cuts out three risque sketches: an "Introduction to the Opposites" sketch where Mr. Schidtler shows his class a porno film as part of his anatomy lesson, a sketch where Alisdair sells ''Playboy'' magazines to his friends, and a locker wall joke where Karen Grant describes her favorite body part as "what's in the pants" (though she means "a wallet"). On the American version, the sketches were replaced with extra commercial time and two sketches that didn't air in Canada: one where Moose is tricked into eating a grasshopper and another where Alisdair visits the Groucho Marx-esque doctor about the leg he put in backwards.
** "Fears, Worries, and Anxieties" was also cut when it came to America. In the sketch where Alisdair tells his mom (Mrs. Prevert) that he doesn't want to go to school because of a bully named Killer Curtis, the name "Killer Curtis" was replaced with "Crusher Willis" as there really ''was'' a serial killer in the news at the time named "Killer Curtis." The change is obvious, as Alasdair's voice had changed from puberty between the episode's premiere in Canada and its premiere in America.
** "Adoption": In Canada, Senator Prevert's line "You get over here right away, ya damn bureaucrat!" after learning that he can't return Adam to the orphanage after using him to do chores all day ([[HilarityEnsues though Adam still would have been taken back, due to Senator Prevert abusing him by making him work without feeding him]]) was edited to remove the "damn" in "damn bureaucrat." In America, the scene was left in, but the episode ended up being banned after only two airings due to complaints about the adoption jokes [[note]](which all centered on adopted kids being little more than slave labor and pets, like when Doug was whipped and put in a cage, when Doug was adopted by the Preverts because they didn't want to spend money on a dog or Adam being used to do chores all day)[[/note]].
* Certain broadcasts of ''The Story of Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me'' replace Hayley's line of "Life's a bitch" with an alternate take of her sighing (in response to learning the policeman and his wife cannot make babies).
* Incredibly, most British airings of ''Series/MagnumPI'''s "Did You See The Sunrise?" remove [[spoiler: the gunshot when Magnum kills the man who murdered his friend]].
* In ''Series/{{Constantine}}'', adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', the character's chain-smoking habits were removed for this reasons. Which is a rather strange decision, considering the show is set to feature demons, torture, murder, and moral ambiguity galore.
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