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Edited by jamaicanst01 on Mar 10th 2019 at 3:17:25 AM
From The Sims 3 (which is a T rated title):
None of those seems inappropriate for a T rating. Chop chop.
Edited by Fighteer on Feb 28th 2019 at 9:24:57 AM
The laconic page should be rewritten. It's actually had a number of rewrites, and some of the past definitions looked more appropriate. History
The previous wording: "A work that intentionally sneaks in inappropriate content." sounds far more appropriate.
Radar.Daria has these examples, which I don't think are inappropriate for the show.
The only one there that possibly fits is this:
The question is whether this is a deliberate attempt to evade censorship, which would require Word of God. Also, what's the rating of the work?
Unless there's evidence that the scenes ought to violate the work's censorship standards but for whatever reason were not censored, then it wouldn't count.
Double Post: I took another pass at the Getting Crap Past the Radar definition, as it looked like it could have been contributing to the problem.
Edited by Fighteer on Feb 28th 2019 at 2:59:40 PM
Since you've mentioned Parental Bonus, we should move a lot of the misused examples there.
A Parental Bonus subpage for Calvin and Hobbes might be nice, since there are a lot of examples on its Radar page. I'm pretty certain that none of them are Getting Crap Past the Radar except the last.
If you take out the natter, then yeah, that last one might be worth keeping.
I've said it before, but reading these really drives in that a lot of the problems with this "trope" stem from tropers under the (rather juvenile) assumption that it's inherently good and clever.
Not unlike Nightmare Fuel, really.
WesternAnimation.Bon Voyage Charlie Brown has two examples. These are something else, right?
More misuse. Kill them.
I'll ask about the rest of the examples from Radar.Arthur:
I see no valid examples there.
There's a Radar page for Futurama. The header is:
Much like The Simpsons, this show (despite being a cartoon for older audiences) has dodged several censorial radar bullets back when it was on FOX (not so much the made-for-DVD films and the Comedy Central episodes, as the made-for-DVD films run on self-censorship (meaning the show writers and creators get to choose what's acceptable and what isn't, and Comedy Central is more liberal in what's allowed on their shows than FOX is).
Considering it's for older audiences, how do we determine which examples actually count as this trope?
The theory is that, since it ran on FOX, it had censorship standards. What those are, exactly, may be difficult to pin down.
There is nothing on that page that's above and beyond what's normally allowed on Fox, which was the raunchiest / least prone to censorship of the four major networks at the time. It's mostly just innuendo. Motion to cut.
Edited by HighCrate on Mar 4th 2019 at 10:28:39 AM
The same would apply to Radar.The Simpsons, then.
Works for me.
If an example mentions that something was edited in later showings, or the writers specifically mention that they were surprised it got past the radar, is it worth keeping as an example?
Word of God that a particular bit of content was not expected to pass censorship is one of the key criteria of the trope and would allow an example to count.
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How well does it match the trope?