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''PearlsBeforeSwine'' gets crap past the radar to a ridiculous extent, though Pastis says he thinks part of this is that the older readers who would be more likely to complain also don't understand many of the things he says. Examples include:
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* For example, there was one Sunday strip with the character [[FunWithAcronyms Ashley Stearns Simpson]], with whom Pig discussed FDR and JFK. A lot of readers didn't get it.
* Also, there was another Sunday strip where Pig accidently wrote PMS instead of PS...while writing a letter to his girlfriend.
* And then there's ''Ho'' Chi Minh. One strip was cut before it was release because Pastis felt he took it too far.
* In one strip, Rat was writing a detective story involving beds, with a punchline of "no sheet, Sherlock". Say it out loud, and then wonder just how the incredibly strict comics code let that one by.
* The cover for ''[[http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/bestsellers-2007/3770-1.jpg The Sopratos]]'' has a very high body count. Actually, so does the entire strip. Even [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Kenny]] and all of the HappyTreeFriends would be amazed.
* The [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-11-09/ Mad Libs]] [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-11-10/ strips]] from November 2010.
* In one arc, [[ItMakesSenseInContext where Pig accidently got breasts]][[note]] For reference, Pig's ears were accidentally severed one time. He went into plastic surgery to get them reattached, but an error led to him getting a woman's breast augmentation surgery instead[[/note]], Rat slipped in four {{Double Entendre}}s in when ordering food. Pig said it was not funny. Pastis was pleased.
* [[http://comics.com/pearls_before_swine/2010-10-28/ The punchline of the October 28, 2010 strip.]]
* One strip has Pig crawling into bed with Rat and Rat trying to get Pig out of the bed before somone sees.... just as Goat walks in and goes "Ohhhhhhh myyyyyyyy" and Rat instantly trying to get the truth outů Yes, Pastis was able to get a MistakenForGay joke into the funny pages. The fact that he ran it on a Saturday might have helped get that past his censors.
* Rat once told a customer he was "not in the mood" while working at a coffee shop.
--->'''Customer''': Not in the ''mood''?
--->'''Rat''': Yeah, not in the mood. You know, like your wife when you ask her for s-
--->'''Manager''': (quickly places hand over Rat's mouth) -Ssssssssssssoy milk cappucino.... ... on the house, sir.
--->'''Rat''': Mmmph
* Then there's [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2004/10/05 another strip]]:
-->'''Woman:''' (talking about her boyfriend) "We're 'FriendsWithBenefits'."
-->'''Pig:''' "It's good to have affordable medical insurance."
-->'''Woman:''' "Wrong benefits."
-->'''Pig:''' "Ohh... do you get ''dental?''"
* Hell, Pastis managed to sneak in a ''Viagra'' reference. It's like he's just baiting the censors at this point.
* Averted once: One strip was a ParodyCommercial for a clown named "Chumpy", who, whenever you say something wrong on a date, sweeps in and distracts your date to make her feel good again. Pastis said that in the original, the clown's name was "Humpy", but he thought that may have been pushing it a bit.
* Pastis kicks off 2012 by telling you to be "happy with the crappy partner you have".
* The FoeYay between Larry and Zebra in an early series of 2012 strips. This one in particular [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2012/01/31 January 31, 2012]]
* Pastis has been getting a ''lot'' in ever since 2012 started. He's snuck in "What the hell", "crap", and even "badass". Badass, in all fairness, did have the second syllable censored, although there's literally nothing else that could fit there. PBS is becoming like the WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} of newspaper comics with all the crap it's been getting through.
** On the July 29 strip, Rat says to be "lying on my @$& with a beer on my belly." Only one thing could go there...
* The East Coast/West Coast Cartoonist War.
* Rat has had at least one EroticDream on panel. One strip implied he was having a cream dream about WinonaRyder, and an early Sunday strip about his alarm clock featured him dreaming about "The Land of the Nude Supermodels"
** He also had one about Tyra Banks
-->Rat: [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Oh Tyraaaaa]]~
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/09/02 "Stick your hand in our kitty anytime, sir."]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2012/08/05 "I'm not a beachy kind of girl.]]
* One strip has Pig and a girl out for dinner, and she accidentally loses her prized souvenir Tee from a golf tournament she recently played in Virginia. They look for it, but can't find it, so Pig just drives her home, unfortunately shortly after her curfew. But Pig can explain it, to her angry father, of course; They are late because she lost her Virginia Tee. The father is not happy.
-->Pig: You would have thought I had taken it.
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2012/12/29 "Just some light petting."]]
* LampshadedDoubleEntendre on [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/08/02 August 2, 2013]]
* The entire Beerland arc was iffy, but [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/08/19 this]] strip takes the cake.
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/02/01 This]] EntendreFailure
* Rat lampshades this in [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2011/06/10 this]] strip.
* Another borderline strip. Goat shows Rat a friend of his whose a professor, and a donkey. Rat's response is[[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2013/10/14 ...]]
* The page image is from [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/01/24#.UuLLv7Qo7cs January 24, 2014]].
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/03/18#.UygFioVN0pQ Erector buildings...]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/03/29 Pig says that he's interested in seeing a particular type of dust storm]], or "haboob". Cue Pigita walking in at a wrong time...
* One strip involves Rat letting people in people to use Pastis' bathroom. One of the guests contemptuously comments on the magazines in the bathroom. The fact that Pastis is married doesn't help.
* The best GettingCrapPastTheRadar in the history of all comics: Pastis [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/04/11#.U0ooKfldXNk HAS SEX]] after convincing a girl he was the author of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/05/09 "Enlarge your pens."]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/05/20 "Does a bear sit in the woods?"]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/06/13 "Oh, she's great in the sack."]]
* [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2014/07/04 "Ask me how I remember your sister, Cass."]]
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