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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."
Duckman, "American Dicks" opening.

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.


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Visual techniques:

In-universe, often "conveniently in the way"

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Textual and auditive censorship:

Other tropes about censorship:

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