Playing With / Censor Decoy

Basic Trope: The creators attempt to throw the censors off by giving them something explicit to object to, so that they can continue Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Straight: To distract censors from a plethora of Toilet Humor and Double Entendre, a scene of Bob having A Date with Rosie Palms is thrown in. As a result, the masturbation scene is cut, and the other jokes go by unnoticed, seeing as they're comparatively innocent.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: A scene of Bob being kneed in the groin is thrown in to distract the censors from a fart joke.
  • Justified: The writers are revolting against the stuffy censorship board either by Getting Crap Past the Radar.
  • Inverted: A blockbuster action movie that features Stuff Blowing Up everywhere, one Family-Unfriendly Death after another, Cluster F-Bombs, the explicit gang-rape of the hero's thirteen-year-old Ingenue daughter, Hookers and Blow, etc. features a scene where the hero adopts a kitten he found on the street and a long-winded speech about the moral of the story is made to appease the censors.
  • Subverted: The censors don't notice the masturbation scene, and so it gets past the radar.
  • Double Subverted: But later, the Moral Guardians complain, and the scene is deleted from future reruns or broadcasts.
  • Parodied: A Take That! at the censors, by doing this with a Show Within a Show.
  • Zig Zagged: The scene gets in, but Moral Guardians complain. Despite this, the scene is left in, but cut for TV.
  • Averted: The writers don't go too far with the content, so they don't bother doing this.
  • Enforced: Getting Crap Past the Radar (or Refuge in Audacity if they really want to piss off the censors) and the belief that not everything aimed for children's audiences has to be kiddie.
  • Lampshaded: "Next to Bob pleasuring himself, the constant fart jokes aren't so bad."
  • Invoked: Censors start getting complaint letters from Moral Guardians and start cracking down on the series.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: The creators just decide to take a Refuge in Audacity and put in any kind of jokes and references they want. If stuffy soccer-moms don't like it, too bad.
  • Discussed: 'This scene is art, not just a cheap way of getting past the censors!'
  • Conversed: 'I reckon the reason this scene got in is because of the age-old trick of putting in worse scenes to distract the febsors.
  • Deconstructed: The "Invoked" entry, plus the creators cancelling the show due to Executive Meddling or getting fired for arguing with the censors and the arguing escalating and impeding on production.

Back to Censor Decoy, this is only to make that look better.