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  • When Swedish sculptor Carl Milles tried to make a statue of Poseidon for the town of Goteborg, he was prevented from making it anatomically correct. He got around this issue by cleverly placing the fish in Poseidon's hand, so that when you look at it from the right angle...

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  • Older Than Feudalism: The Bible has various examples:
    • The Revelation to John is considered by many scholars to be a disguised warning against Rome. Since it was to be read by a Roman audience, it had to get past Rome's censors, so it couched its accusations in crazy imagery. For instance, the Beast was said to have 7 heads, and a later passage said "The seven heads are seven hills" (referring most likely to the seven hills of Rome).
  • Pre-printing press Monks were notorious for placing sexual, scatological or downright strange imagery in the margins of illuminated manuscripts.
  • In some Medieval and Renaissance period religious works, Satan and various incubi are drawn with large noses as a metaphor for being well-endowed.

    Print Media 
  • The September 2008 issue of Nintendo Power (The One with... Sonic the Hedgehog on the front) is chock-full of this. First, their review of Fatal Fury 2 refers to "bouncy ninja girl" Mai Shiranui. They also had the guts to show a picture of Walter Peck with the caption, "Yes, it's true. This man has no Wii."
    • And the picture they used to show the Judge from the Ace Attorney games in one issue, they showed him imagining a pair of panties. (It was in the January 2008 Ninja Gaiden DS issue though.)
    • But the crowning moment of getting crap past the radar was this, in their Sonic and the Black Knight coverage (9/08 issue, of course).
      Steve Thomason: [With Sonic's new sword skills], he'd probably make a good guest fighter in the next SoulCalibur game. Hey, it'd be less absurd than Ivy's... um... "enhancements".
    • The purchase of the magazine by Future Publishing, in 2008, significantly toned down the radar, as they allow crude humor and sexual references in their magazines. One issue of PC Gamer even used a Precision F-Strike.
    • The issue with the large article on New Super Mario Bros. Wii included the line "Lemmy's bouncing balls won't hurt you, but they will push you away."
    • Even the old Nintendo Power comics had some there - you'll very clearly see that Fara Phoenix wears no undergarments under her pilot suit.
    • The June 2012 issue had this line about No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle in the Wii Essentials article:
    "Protagonist Travis Touchdown slices and dices his way through even more baddies than before to avenge his best friend's death-and, perhaps more importantly, to get some, um, affection from femme fatale Sylvia Christel."
  • This Korean children's book gets 1337 crap past the radar.
  • In 2011 in Chicago when a blizzard stranded cars on Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago Tribune initially went with the headline, "Bad LSD trip: Who's to blame".
  • A 2012 column by New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat snuck this one in:
    The promise of a Lincoln-Douglas-style showdown with the president has been one of Gingrich's more effective rhetorical flourishes... [but] it's hard to see how Gingrich's Master Debater reputation recovers from his poor showings in the debates in Florida.
  • One non-sexual example came on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1972 featured the Miami Dolphins backfield tandem of Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick (nicknamed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). Apparently, no one noticed Csonka subtly Flipping the Bird.
  • In 2004, when the city of San Francisco briefly permitted same-sex weddings, Rosie O'Donnell went there, married her girlfriend, and gave a speech harshly critical of the then-president (who opposed same-sex marriage). The Chicago Sun-Times ran a story with the headline, "Rosie Weds Longtime Girlfriend, Slams Bush".
  • The 2005 film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka) did very good box office on its opening weekend. Reuters covered this in a story with the headline "Depp's 'Chocolate Factory' has tasty opening."
  • A local Minnesota newspaper artfully juxtaposed two headlines on its front page, in May 2014: "Boy Scouts to accept gay boys" and, on a different story below it, "In through the back door".
  • In October 2004 the Chicago Tribune decided to run an article in their "Womanews" section about the most vile word in the English language. Why anybody thought this was a good idea is not explained. The title of the article was "You C*nt Say That". It was pulled at the last minute, making this crap that almost got past the radar.

  • Total Gamer was an Australian A4 sized video game focused magazine that was apparently targeted at kids. It was sold in the same sections you would find other children's magazines such as Magazine/K-Zone. The biggest difference however was that TG was filled with satirical humor, articles on things like a gang war that broke out in Ireland over a PlayStation and the editor sometimes giving some less than friendly responses such as calling a kid out on mispelling "hedgehog".

  • French prescholar magazine Astrapi once made a aztec special. Their take no shame of the fact than brother-sister incest was a common tradition in the imperial court.
  • Private Eye tried to publish an issue with the word fuck on the front cover. They were advised that if they did this, the biggest ditribution chain in the country would simply refuse to handle the magazine on profanity and morality grounds. Artist Willie Rushton designed an elaborate front cover based on mediaeval monastic scrolls. Hidden in each of the four corners were the ornately drawn letters F, U, C and K. The W.H. Smiths print distribution system handled the issue and got it to retail outlets - only realising afterwards that they had been had. This was the beginning of a long feud between Smiths and the Eye which led to the Eye renaming their distributors ''W.H. Smug's''.
  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gets this a lot from his critics in print, including, but not limited to Manila Times writer Rigoberto Tiglao. As his complete first name is Benigno Simeon, Tiglao and other "P-Noy" critics often refer to him as "President BS Aquino".

  • The Howard Stern Show could be considered the epitome of this for radio. Admittedly one of the FCC's most watched targets as far back as 1986, for the next twenty years of his highly rated terrestrial radio career, Stern had to figure out ways to still be funny without violating the rules of what could and could not be said on radio, else he would have faced steep fines and most likely been fired. Hence the phrases oral and anal sex became known as just oral and anal, the word douche bag became douche, and asshole became ass.
  • One phone tap for Z100 in December 2012 involved a woman prank calling her friend, pretending to be her masseuse. The "masseuse" then mentions...tickling her taco. It takes a while for the friend to realize, but when she does, she calls the other friend back to question it. Terms like "happy ending" and "your downstairs is your body too" were all used. Z100 may not be the cleanest staton, but how the heck did they allow this in the radio?!
    • Another commercial for the adjustable mattress around the same time as the above involved a Freudian slip from the announcer. The line was supposed to be something like that the bed would "improve your resting experience," but the announcer accidentally says "improve your performance.
  • British Radio comedy has a long standing tradition of sneaking stuff past the censors. Round the Horne and I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again are especially good examples.
    • The ultimate example of this is probably Round the Horne's "Rambling Syd Rumpo", played by Kenneth Williams, a west country folk singer whose songs were littered with nonsense words that, taken in context, sounded utterly obscene.
    • Not forgetting Julian and Sandy, who conversed almost entirely in Polari, the slang language used by the gay community at the time. Of course, the whole thing was subverted in the final episode, which introduced Julian and Sandy's wives...
      • A novelty act was described as 'The Great Omipaloni' which sailed totally over the heads of audiences (basically Polari for The Big Poof).
      • It has been claimed that during Julian and Sandy sketches the audience would sometimes laugh dirtily at lines that even the performers couldn't see any innuendo in.
      • Other examples include mentioning that Julian and Sandy were very good at the "cottage upright" (gay male sex in a toilet) and mentioning that, when they were being lawyers, have "a criminal practice that takes up most of their time" - at a time when male homosexuality was illegal.
  • Radio comedy "gameshow" I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue subverted this in many ways, by the scripted rounds, host, and contestants.
    • A round called Censored Song glorified this trope, in which, by judicious use of the buzzer, a song hitherto thought of as being as clean as Whistler's Mother could be rendered utterly filthy by suggestion. Take Maurice Chevalier's battle-scarred voice, for instance, and insert a strategic buzz in Thank Heaven For Little Girls:
      Every time I see a leetle girl/Of five or six or maybe seven;/I can't resist the joyous urge to (BZZZZ) and sing Zank Heaven for leetle girls...
      • I Whistle a Happy Tune was censored to become
      "Whenever I feel a[buzz] / I hold my [buzz] erect / And whistle a happy tune / so no one will suspect I'm a[buzz]... Whenever I [buzz] / The people I [buzz] / I [buzz] myself as well..."
      • My Favourite Things:
      "[buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz], / [buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz] and [buzz-buzz], / [buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz-buzz] all tied up with string: / these are a few of my favourite things".
      • Leaning on a Lamppost:
      "[buzz] me, oh my, I hope the little [buzz] comes by..."
      • Walking in the Air from The Snowman: many instances of a small boy singing "I'm [buzz]ing in the air..."
    • Clue also employs double entendres every episode to describe the (fictional) scorer Samantha (who "sits on [the Chairman's] left hand") on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Lines like "Samantha's going out now for an ice cream with her new Italian gentleman friend. She says she's looking forward to licking the nuts off a large Neapolitan" barely even qualify as double entendres...
      • Another example:
      "Samantha has to nip out now with her new gentleman friend. Apparently, they've been working on the restoration of an old chest of drawers. Samantha is in charge of polishing, while he scrapes the varnish and wax off next to her."
      • And another:
      "As is customary, Samantha spent some time down in the gramophone library earlier, fetching the hit singles she's chosen. She's become quite friendly with the two elderly archivists, Jack and Arthur. They've recently gone part-time, so Samantha's come to a working arrangement - she does the paperwork, Arthur gets her 45s out and Jack's off all afternoon."
    • When talking about a grumpy neighbor who phones her a lot:
      Humph: She says she always finds time to handle his testy calls.
    • A rather risqué example was Stephen Fry on the 30th anniversary special in 2002. In the "Uxbridge English Dictionary" round, in which panellists give "alternate" definitions of English words, Stephen offered "Countryside: to kill Piers Morgan".
      • More recently, a Rob Brydon gave the definition "Control: Piers Morgan, A A Gill, Victor Lewis Smith, Simon Cowell..."
  • I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again got into trouble for including the phrase 'Cowpoke' by BBC executives who mistook the innocent slang for a cowboy as a bizarre sexual fetish. They totally missed the fact that the same episode featured a character called Martha Farquar.
  • Many running gags on The BBC radio comedy The Goon Show were the punchlines of dirty jokes, entirely meaningless out of context. Such as spy-themed story called 'The Pink Oboe'. When the BBC finally twigged, the Goons took the entirely reasonable position that if the people complaining already knew the jokes, they had no business being offended by them. There was also a regular character named Captain Hugh Jampton. They didn't always get away with it — in an episode about the Roman Empire a reference to "the lays of ancient Rome" was cut, although the joke later came to light when the uncut script was published.
    • And then there were the names... Justin Eidelburgernote , anyone?
    • Also this little gem:
      Doorman: Are you a member?
      Neddie Seagoon: No, I'm a country member.
      Doorman: Oh, I remember.
    • Then there's a seemingly innocent aside by young Bluebottle:
      Pulls up trousers, tucks in shirt. Heh heh... my hands were cold.
    • And the punchline to a specfically Royal Navy joke (clue: disregard rum and the lash and focus on the third alleged staple of Navy life).
      "Bend over for the Golden Rivet!"
    • The question must be asked, how did they get away with this?
      Seagoon: But my wife...I can't leave her with 38 children!
      Grytpype-Thynne: Isn't that enough?
      Seagoon: Yes...I suppose a rest would do her good.
      Grytpype: It'd do you good too, you naughty boy.
    • Seagoon is frequently referred to, and sometimes calls himself, a Charlie. Meaning a patsy or a fool, this comes from rhyming slang: Charlie Hunt...
    • For a Bilingual Bonus, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan had both lived in India and could speak a degree of Hindi. They played two comedy-Indians whose dialogue sounded, to British ears, like Hindu-flavoured gibberish and made-up-language. it was only when the Goons went out to India on the World service and complaints came back that the BBC realised Lalkutta and his chum were trading long strings of Hindu obscenity and expletives. They were edited out of all broadcasts to India afterwards.
  • Proving later radio comedy could still pull it off, Radio Active in the 1980's had a sketch about a musical singer trying to suggest to a spectacularly dense producer that a song called "If You See Kay..." might just conceivably be misinterpreted.
    • "If You See Kay" is an actual 1982 song by a Canadian band called April Wine [1] and even then it wasn't a new idea.
    • Britney Spears tried that. for real (but replacing Kay with Amy for bonus points). And of course, the Moral Guardians got to her quickly.
  • When Mark and Lard did their afternoon show on Radio One from 1997-2004, a regular feature was a kind of budget soul singer named Fat Harry White, who would tell "anecdotal" stories laden with unsubtle and usually filthy double entendres. A memorable example was when he was talking about camping with one of his "beautiful ladyfriends" who opened the tent to allow him access following a downpour — "when she parted her wet flaps, I was keen to get stuck in!". On one memorable occasion they had the "controller of Radio One" telephone the studio in protest when the boys chose to "axe" Fat Harry and demand Harry's return in "unintended" Fat Harry-style innuendo: "I've a good mind to call you into my office and give you a dressing down, and we all know how you're left spluttering when you've had a mouthful from me! If you don't put Harry back right this instant I'm coming down there to pull you both off!". It's amazing that they got away with that stuff on an early afternoon show.
    • Then there was their cruder but just as audacious feature "Lard's Classic Cuts", where they would play a damaged vinyl record which jumped and skipped and just happened to turn the air blue, just as if they'd been edited for innuendo or swearing. How did they get away with it on national radio at lunchtime?
      Max Bygraves, "Messing About On The River": There are boats made of s/hit, which reach you in / bits, for fu/k/ing about on the river...
      • How did they get away with it on national radio at lunchtime? Firstly, because it was radio (where you can get much more crap past the radar than on TV, at least in the UK) and secondly, because it was lunchtime. The kiddiewinks were all at school then, and there isn't that much crossover between the adult listenership of Radio 1 and the people who complain to the BBC about double-entendres on the radio. It's possible there wasn't anyone listening to the show who was inclined to complain.
  • One ad for modded game controllers featured two gamers, one of whom possessed a game controller rigged for a "hyper" mode. The loser says that his friend "really kicked my ass", and goes on to state, "Your right hand must really get a lot of practice from all that time you spend in the bathroom, huh?"
  • The Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama Zagreus has the Doctor yell what sounds a lot like "shit!" under cover of a noisy sound effect shortly after a bit of totally unsubtle sucking up to The BBC.
    • At the end of the audio drama "Orbis", the Headhunter is quite proud of herself after rescuing the Doctor, defusing a threat to the universe, and destroying an entire planet in doing so. Having lived for 600 years with the people of that planet, the 8th Doctor was not so impressed:
      Headhunter: Say "thank you, Headhunter"
      The Doctor (whispering): Fuck you...
  • William L. Shirer gave broadcasts from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940. He tried several methods to decoy the censor board; he used Americanisms, because the censors only knew British English, he spoke ironically, or put things to his manuscripts that he expected to be censored, but he hoped that maybe they allow something else in exchange.
  • At the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal, while the BBC were doing their best to keep quiet about the whole thing, BBC Radio Ulster read out a text on air from a listener who praised Sir Jimmy for having fixed it for him to "milk a cow blindfolded".
  • Once, the German radio station Bayern 4's children's hour, Radio Mikro, played Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl (And I Liked It) on listener's request. Once the song had finished, the two hosts took almost a minute to snark and joke about the obviously risque implications of the song, but in a way that was both vague and innocuous enough to fly over the heads of all the young listeners tuning in... but probably not their elders and betters.
  • Radio Disney used to play "Last Resort" by Papa Roach and "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger fairly often at the turn of the century; despite the fact that the former song mentions suicide, and they didn't bother to censor out "goddamn" in the latter song.
  • In New Dynamic English, Kathy explains that the reason she divorced with her ex-husband was she got cheated.
    Kathy: "I worked during the day, and he worked at night. We never saw each other. And then he started seeing other people, other women."
    • This exchange:
    Max: "Hi, Elizabeth. How was your visit to Boris's lab?"
    Elizabeth: "Interesting, but I can't talk about it."
    Max: "Ah, a secret, huh?"

    Tabletop Games 
  • In the 2nd-edition days of Dungeons & Dragons, a large number of Forgotten Realms guidebooks (particularly the "Volo's Guides" series of in-universe travelogues) made reference to "festhalls" scattered across the Realms in just about every city and town. And by "festhalls" we mean "brothels".
    • Ed Greenwood himself once actually made a statement to the effect of "TSR won't let us say 'brothel,' so if you see the word 'festhall'..."
    • Made even more blatant by 3rd Edition, when Sharess, goddess of sexual pleasure, also became goddess of festhalls.
    • And in ANOTHER example of this trope and 2nd Ed Dungeons & Dragons, pretty much every Planescape supplement ever written falls under this to greater or lesser extent...seeing as the term "Berk" was used in this setting as "Chummer" was in Shadowrun and quite gratuitously at that. The problem is that...well...note  and was primarily released in a country in which, because of the false association with a certain other word, the term "Berk" is a far stronger expletive than in its native Britain (where it usually tends to be used in the context of being a complete dumbass).
  • In the game Pirates and Plunder, in the rules for port cities, it is explained that when sailors come ashore from the uncultured environment of shipboard, what they most want is to enjoy polite conversation over a cup of tea with a genteel young lady. It then gives a detailed list of the tariffs of the houses providing this service, from your basic cup of tea, up to such pricey luxuries as tea, iced cake, spicy biscuits and extremely refined conversation with two young ladies.
  • The RPG Hol may have been created just to release a supplement titled Buttery WHoLsomeness. Inside contents go straight to Vulgar Humor.
  • In Warhammer there's been a certain iconic image of a Beastman that's appeared in Beastman-related supplements since the Realms of Chaos books...which has a very Vulgar Humor version of "Mary Had A Little Lamb"note  written on its sword. The pic has lasted through at least seven editions of supplements as the phrase in question is written in the runes of the (in-game Chaos language) Dark Speech, which the editors apparently don't read.
  • The Mutants & Masterminds supplement for comic book fantasy gaming, Warriors and Warlocks, includes a sample character with the following quote.
    Ha! Did I ever tell you the story of how I stole the giant's staff and his twin orbs of power?
  • In Warmachine, Skarre, pirate queen and Cryx's satyxis warcaster, has a weapon called "Great Rack." Sure, it's actually her horns.
  • The HäT company has an impressive range of figure sets aimed at scale modellers and tabletop wargamers. Every so often a little joke slips in to their released figure sets. Regard this set of ancient Macedonian war elephants. You get war elephants, crewmen, and weapons. You also get an impressively modelled pile of elephant dung. On its own base. No doubt a keen wargamer can generate hazard rules for anyone at ground level who is either hit by a large pile of elephant crap descending from above, or else doesn't look where he's going and slips in it.

  • In the Campbell/Reese (6th Edition) Biology textbook, it describes a particular type of breeding, technically referred to as semelparity, from Latin roots. However, the first and easier to remember name it...big-bang reproduction. It gets better.
  • The Cambridge Latin Course has its moments. Any language book that includes the line "ancilla dominum multum delectat" (the slave girl pleases the master very much), can't exactly claim innocence.
    • "The master said "I am leaving for a while." The cook says "hooray!" The slave girl pleased the cook and he was happy. Then he pleased her for a long time."

  • The naming of racehorses is governed by Jockey Club Registry Section 6:E(x)note  which, among other things, prohibits anything that could be thought of as lewd, licentious, or bawdy. One owner with a sense of humour named his contender Four Quenelles, arguing that a quennelle is a shaped fried delicacy found in French cuisine. Now imagine a typical televised horse race with a commentator like John O'Sullivan firing off the names of the horses, quickly, as they jockey for position on the final straight. And then imagine what Four Quenelles might sound like if spoken very quickly (Irish accent optional) with no gap between the two words. Other examples from around the world include racehorses called:
    • Artisan Fire
    • Hard Dawn
    • Peony's Envy
    • Norfolk And Chance
    • Muff Diver and Golden Showers weren't even trying to hide anything, but were allowed in Australia.
    • The Jockey Club did, however, refuse to register the names Cunning Stunt and Hoof Hearted.
  • As noted elsewhere, a racehorse named Liquor In Excess's name was vetoed due to the possible double entendre ("lick her in excess"), so the owner changed the horse's name to Censored.

  • Mattel's Cock Ring Earring Magic Ken doll didn't remain on store shelves for very long. because of its resemblance to a Camp Gay man.
  • A Revoltech model of Toy Story's Woody has a particular swappable head that has been exploited in various ways. It seems that Revoltech figurines have interchangeable parts, which account for some of the riskier gallery entries.
  • One of the early Harry Potter movie tie-in toys was a Nimbus 2000 replica aimed at children in the 8-12 age bracket. This battery-operated gizmo had sound effects and vibration. Somehow, nobody seems to have noticed what they were making until after it was already on store shelves.
  • The Hannah Montana dolls they seem perfectly harmless until you discover where you press the button for them to sing.
  • My Little Pony once had a pony named "Pillow Talk."
  • Ever After High has Cerise Hood, daughter of Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf. WHAT.
  • In 1971, Mattel introduced a Hot Wheels car called the "Strip Teaser."

    Web Comics in-universe examples 

    Web Original 
  • One of The Nostalgia Chick's images in the slowed-down "Chipmunk Song" is a silhouette of a dragon graphically fucking a car, visible cum and all. The radar in this case being Blip, who probably would not have let that through if they'd noticed.
  • While The Nostalgia Critic does oblige to Blip's guidelines and censors nudity whenever it appears, he still manages to get "Duck Tits" past the radar. Granted, those were an example of the trope to begin with, since Howard the Duck was only rated PG...
  • The YouTube channel "Ray William Johnson" and his logo, which obviously looks like a simulation of anal sex.
  • Ponies The Anthology managed this on itself in its sequel. Anthology II was made Lighter and Softer w/o any unbleeped swearing... except for one Harry Potter parody where Princess Luna uses the word "shitty", except in classical English which makes it sound like "shy-tee," immediately before getting bleeped at "you'll be *bleep*ing pleased abou' it."
  • Sub-Mariner episode of Bad Days has him watching The Invisible Woman take a shower. she was invisible at the time
  • MyMusic gets this gem
    "Getting used to things is like a wife's sacred duty. Like swallowing, your pride, when your husband upsets you. "
  • An In-Universe example occurs in The Hardcore Kid's review of Jungldryed Hugo 2. As he was reviewing the film he noted that it got rather sexual dialogue past the radar and called out on it. Then a furry, who wants to censor stuff that brings the fandom into a different light comes along to ask him to remove all of it because it would give furries a bad name. Saying with it that he reviewed lots of other movies that brought the fandom in a bad light. Then he sees the actual movie and comes upon the actual realization that it is just a stupid kids movie and that they were all fooled by him and decides to not disturb The Hardcore Kid any further. Must be the same thing that the censors thought when they saw the film at first glance.
  • Dead End: Character looking at a porn site, not so much. Character looking at a porn site based on an actual porn site, definitely.
  • Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse:
    Nikki: Twelve-footers have been spotted at Point Doom!
    • Ken to an offscreen swimmer: "Sir, you might wanna wear a suit with a little more coverage."
    • The title of "Primp My Ride" references a show that most of the little girls watching might not gotten permission to see...
    • One of Ryan's Valentine's Day fantasy sequences of winning over Barbie involves the two of them sitting on the floor in front of a fireplace with Sexophone music as she says "Oh, Ryan..." and winks, at which point Ryan cuts the fantasy, turning to the audience and saying 'Uh uh - this fantasy sequence is too good to share!'
  • awsomnia streams - Top 100 worst commodore 64 games (see here for part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4) is possibly the heaviest case of this trope ever. The average guy on Lemon 64 already knows that some entries on the list (which will not be displayed here due to how outdated the video is in comparison to the list now) are heavily Not Safe for Work, with blatant (albeit poorly drawn) Hentai in some entries of the list (even back then). The only reason that YouTube could have allowed stuff this hardcore is either because the guy on the video wanted nothing more than to stream the awfulness of some Commodore 64 games or because the video itself is composed of just a few seconds of Hentai, which for about 4 hours of streaming is very little. You still however might get shocked by the fact that kids could end up watching it.
  • Vinny's Tomodachi Life streams feature an odd version of this: since his particular brand of comedy is usually blocked by the game's curse filters, he attempts to circumvent them in various ways (misspelling, phonetic pronunciation, etc.) Sometimes it works (i.e. getting the islanders to say "fuck" by spelling it "fuhck"), and sometimes it doesn't ("Honk honk fhuker" ends up pronounced as "Honk honk few-ker"). Not to mention the various dirty allusions that the filters don't catch...
  • With all this talk of web videos, one can't help to point out that YouTube itself has a lot of porn on there despite the site's policy against it. This is because most of it is fetish porn, which might not involve nudity or explicit sex but is still in something of a grey area regarding the "No porn" policy.
  • "10 DIRTY JOKES HIDDEN Inside DISNEY MOVIES!" by Matthew Santoro is about dirty jokes hidden in movies made for kids by Disney.
  • In the webseries Ten Words Of Wisdom, a usually kid-friendly web competition, contestants sometimes sneak questionable material past Cary. Some include Riley's controversial dog-slaughtering response, SpicyMan33's ode to Riley, SpicyMan33's (partially censored) angry discord messages to Midnight Light, and TheMightyMidge's TWOW 17 Fun with Acronyms confessional (The words spelled "Yessoan," and the "A" was "*sscr*k"). Cary himself unintentionally used an offensive word when he combined the words "TWOW" and "chat" into "TWAT".

  • Topps' "Wacky Packages" stickers were aimed at child consumers and had strict limits on the kinds of humor that could be included (there wasn't so much as a fart joke in any of the sticker series). However, the artist managed to sneak a rather ... suggestive image onto the lower-middle of this sticker.
  • Frasier stars Jane Leeves and Peri Gilpin invested some of their money in a TV and film production company. They chose to call their production company Bristol Cities as the name sounded like it meant professional business to American ears. "Bristol Cities" is, however, rhyming slang for "breasts" ("titties"), a subtlety they worked in as a hidden joke.
  • The mobile game Jetpack Joyride has the achievement "Tee-Hee Two: Collect exactly 69 coins"
  • The radar of Japanese media is odd, as its censorship laws are both very draconian and very narrow. The portrayal of uncensored adult human genitals is not allowed (to the point that even Japanese porn has to be censored), but it doesn't particularly care otherwise, thus people got...creative. Many of the things that would stereotypically paint Japan as "weird", like "Naughty Tentacles", started out as attempts to skirt around laws like these.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles has rules about what is allowed on a vanity plate. The details vary from state to state, but generally they amount to "anything that might be even remotely offensive is disallowed". That said, there's so much crap you can get past the DMV when you want a vanity license plate.... For example, you can use features of the license plate to get "(picture of a moose) KNUKL", "(University of Michigan 'M') ORONS", "A55 (Florida orange) RGY", or the ever-popular "EATTHE (Kids First)". Or you can use markings on the car itself to get "GIVE ME A (Hummer)". Or any of a number of other options.