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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Has some elements in common with:
** EditedForSyndication: Sometimes used to remove content, but mostly used to cut scenes for more commercials or to cut out scenes that are either too long or are superfluous to the plot [[note]](if it's the rerun of a sketch comedy show, like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''SCTV'', ''Fridays'', or ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', then sketches are usually edited to fit a 30-minute or 60-minute time frame, for having too many technical errors, [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship to get rid of copyrighted material]], or because the sketch was too controversial)[[/note]].
** TooSoon: Bowdlerization due to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Funny Aneurysm]] or HarsherInHindsight moments of the "life imitates art" variety.
** ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Removing or covering up product placement and/or copyrighted music or footage from reruns, reairings, and when put on different media (i.e. DVD and online streaming).
** MissingEpisode and BannedEpisode (though censorship isn't the only reason a TV show episode is pulled. Other reasons include: TroubledProduction issues, writers' or actors' strikes, budget cuts, CreatorBacklash, CreatorBreakdown, or the usual 'the show got canceled early and a lot of the planned episodes were never finished').
*** BannedInChina: Also has elements in common with MissingEpisode and BannedEpisode, as some international versions of American TV shows have been banned due to ValuesDissonance.

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* BannedEpisode: When an episode of a TV series (or other installment of a media franchise) is prohibited from being shown again.
* BannedInChina: Media that has been banned from an entire country, usually due to the national government's censorship laws.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Has some elements in common with:
** EditedForSyndication: Sometimes used to remove content, but mostly used to cut scenes for
General toning-down of content considered obscene into something more commercials or to cut out scenes that are either too long or are superfluous to the plot [[note]](if it's the rerun of a sketch comedy show, like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''SCTV'', ''Fridays'', or ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', then sketches are usually edited to fit a 30-minute or 60-minute time frame, for having too many technical errors, [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship to get rid of copyrighted material]], or because the sketch was too controversial)[[/note]].
palatable.
** TooSoon: Bowdlerization due to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Funny Aneurysm]] or HarsherInHindsight moments of the "life imitates art" variety.
** ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Removing or covering up product placement and/or copyrighted music or footage from reruns, reairings, and when put on different media (i.e. DVD and online streaming).
** MissingEpisode and BannedEpisode (though censorship isn't the only reason a TV show episode is pulled. Other reasons include: TroubledProduction issues, writers' or actors' strikes, budget cuts, CreatorBacklash, CreatorBreakdown, or the usual 'the show got canceled early and a lot of the planned episodes were never finished').
*** BannedInChina: Also has elements in common with MissingEpisode and BannedEpisode, as some international versions of American TV shows have been banned due to ValuesDissonance.
"LifeImitatesArt" variety.

* ContentWarnings: Mostly played straight; mostly PlayedForLaughs, depending on context

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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Removing or covering up ProductPlacement and/or {{UsefulNotes/copyright}}ed music or footage from reruns, reairings, and when put on different media (i.e. DVD and online streaming).
* ContentWarnings: Mostly played straight; mostly sometimes PlayedForLaughs, depending on contextcontext.

** GettingCrapPastTheRadar: DefyingTheCensors on an underhanded level. Leads to CrossesTheLineTwice or RefugeInAudacity if done with explicit content or if done in excess.

** GettingCrapPastTheRadar: DefyingTheCensors on an underhanded level. Leads to CrossesTheLineTwice or RefugeInAudacity if done with explicit content or if done in excess.
* EditedForSyndication: Sometimes used to remove content, but mostly used to cut scenes for more commercials or to cut out scenes that are either too long or are superfluous to the plot [[note]](if it's the rerun of a sketch comedy show, like ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', ''SCTV'', ''Fridays'', or ''Series/{{MADtv}}'', then sketches are usually edited to fit a 30-minute or 60-minute time frame, for having too many technical errors, [[ClumsyCopyrightCensorship to get rid of copyrighted material]], or because the sketch was too controversial)[[/note]].

* PoliticallyCorrectHistory

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory** PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Distortion of historical truth by removing or downplaying its more [[ValuesDissonance unpleasant aspects]].

Compare TheseTropesShouldWatchTheirLanguage.

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* AbridgedForChildren

* DroppedAbridgedOnIt

* PreAprovedSermon

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* PreAprovedSermonPreApprovedSermon

* PreaPprovedSermon

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* PreaPprovedSermonPreAprovedSermon

* PreaPprovedSermon

* Creator/NintendoTreehouse

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* Creator/NintendoTreehouse

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* Creator/NintendoTreehouse

* MusicIsPolitics

* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument

* GosKino

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* GosKinoUsefulNotes/GosKino

** OrwellianRetcon

** OrwellianRetcon

->''"'''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 "[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent American Dicks]]" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''

->''"'''Chapter 12'''\\
The German censors -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- [[TakeThat Idiots]] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --"''\\
--Heinrich Heine, ''Ideas: The Book of Le Grand''

Interesting tropes about [[spoiler:[[CensoredForComedy blank]]]]ing out things not meant for corrupting sensitive eyes or ears. This index is not about the [[Administrivia.TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]] of Wiki/TVTropes itself.

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->''"'''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
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'',
"[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent American Dicks]]" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}''

->''"'''Chapter 12'''\\
The German censors -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- [[TakeThat Idiots]] -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --"''\\
--Heinrich Heine, ''Ideas: The Book of Le Grand''

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Interesting tropes about [[spoiler:[[CensoredForComedy blank]]]]ing [[spoiler:blank]][[CensoredForComedy ing]] out things not meant for corrupting sensitive eyes or ears. This index is not about the [[Administrivia.TheContentPolicyAndThe5PCircuit Content Policy]] of Wiki/TVTropes itself.

* {{Gag Censor}}: any visual censorship technique PlayedForLaughs

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* {{Gag Censor}}: GagCensor: any visual censorship technique PlayedForLaughs
PlayedForLaughs.

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