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Censorship Tropes
"WARNING: The following program is a realish documentary, and may contain language which is vulgar, offensive, or grammatically awkward. Such language has been censored whenever possible, but for the sake of higher ratings, we may have let a few gratuitous and especially titillating instances slide."
—The opening of the "American Dicks" episode of Duckman

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The German censors — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Idiots — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —"

—Heinrich Heine, Ideas: The Book of Le Grand

Interesting tropes about blanking out things not meant for corrupting sensitive eyes or ears. This index is not about the Content Policy of TV Tropes itself.

Compare These Tropes Should Watch Their Language.
Perps responsible:

General discussion:

Visual techniques:

In-universe, often "conveniently in the way"

Fourth Wall techniques:

Textual and auditive censorship:

Other tropes about censorship:

In-universe censorship:
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