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Brainulator9 Short-Term Projects herald from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
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Mar 6th 2019 at 2:03:56 PM

Yeah. Move any good examples to Parental Bonus and cut this one.

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Mar 7th 2019 at 8:12:51 AM

Radar.Star Vs The Forces Of Evil has a lot of examples, but also this:

  • At the Star vs. the Forces of Evil panel during the Gallery Nucleus art show, the members of the crew were asked for specific examples of Getting Crap Past the Radar that they couldn't believe made it in the show:

Since none of the other examples are specifically stated to be this trope, the page can be cut and these examples moved.

Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Would you shut up, man?
Mar 7th 2019 at 8:19:27 AM

Well, those are all creator-acknowledged, so they can stay, although I'm not certain that they count as things that ought to have been censored but weren't.

Edited by Fighteer on Mar 7th 2019 at 11:19:56 AM

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Mar 7th 2019 at 2:45:41 PM

Sent the page to the cutlist but was declined, so I thought I'd move examples to their respective Recap page under the appropriate trope, and ask about the rest here.

For Season 1:

  • Star shoots a swarm of bees at Ludo's monsters. One of the monsters is a giant flower who has a look of ecstasy while being attacked by the bees.note 
  • Mr. and Mrs. Diaz are seen naked in a hot spring in a cave. They then ask King Butterfly if he wants to join them. He has an uncomfortable look on his face.
  • Jackie sees Marco and Ludo throwing up and approvingly calls them party animals, a clear reference to binge drinking at parties.
  • Star interrupting a schoolmate drinking from a water fountain while his lips are still puckered up and declaring, "♪~My turn!~♪"
  • One of the etiquette brainwashing slides uses the phrase "Tis better to be fussy, than to be called a hussy." This is an example of past the radar and not just an obvious lewd joke, because by dictionary definition the word means "an impudent or immoral girl or woman" even if that's not how it's commonly used today.
  • When Ludo, Toffee, and Buff Frog were checking out the monitor for the All-Seeing Eye:
    Ludo: Now we can watch Star where ever she goes! In the kitchen! Bedroom! Even in the bathroom!
    Toffee and Buff Frog: [exchange nervous expressions] Uhh...
    Ludo: Maybe we don't keep the bathroom channel.
  • Ms. Skullnick, formerly a 50 year old human turned into a troll by Star, finds out trolls live for about 400 years:
    "I'm gonna live to be 400? And here I thought I was going through the big change. Turns out I'm a teenager again!"
  • Mr. and Mrs. Diaz under a blanket on the couch, doing something under there with a flashlight. Specifically, they were reading "medical textbooks." Which presumably have detailed sections on anatomy...
  • When Marco and his mom reunite, she is upside down on her horse. They hug, each with their crotch in the other's face, and Mrs. Diaz urges him to "don't make it awkward".

Mar 10th 2019 at 2:50:41 PM

Found this on Radar.Disney

A Goofy Movie:

Goofy and Max run out of a cave with a sign that says "Carl's Butt Caves", obviously from the French "butte", meaning mound, such as the "Wilson Butte Cave" in Idaho.

This does not apply because "butt" is a word that's funny for children, there it's not inappropriate, which means crap never got past the radar.

Edited by Playing_with_boy on Mar 10th 2019 at 3:53:48 AM

Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Mar 11th 2019 at 5:51:17 PM

There aren't many examples on Radar.Loli Rock, so I thought I'd post it here before sending it to the cutlist.

Yeah, the title of the show is an Accidental Innuendo, but there's so much more Radar stuff to be covered.


  • In "Flower Power", after Iris's living flower, Rosie, is accused of getting rid of other flowers, Talia tells her "You know what you have to do", which leads to Iris taking Rosie for a walk, alone, for that matter, and once they're alone, the way she looks like she has to de-magic Rosie looks like killing someone with no witnesses.
    • Done again in "If You Can't Beat 'Em", where the girls, with their weapons drawn, corner Mephisto to the same place. Due to their willingness to immediately kill him on sight, which becomes Harsher in Hindsight considering the Season Finale, they would have done so had he not begged for their help.
      • Yet again with Amaru and Bogan/ Banes. It just spells out a murder scene. He traps Bogan under a can and pushes it out to the lake to be dumped.
    • Later on, Talia introduces the word "Klatznik" to Iris. While not much is known about it, it can be assumed to be a dirty curse word and the Ephedian term for Hell.
  • Talia's Heroic BSoD in "Xeris". According to what she learned, she has to mourn forever, and too much depression for her could lead to… well, you get the picture.
  • In "Raffle Baffle", Talia explicitly says "Hell, yeah!".
  • Mark's addiction to Gramorr's wand in "Amateur Hour" is something like an addiction to drugs. He becomes uncontrollable when he holds it for too long, refuses to stop using it, and passes out for hours after it is destroyed.

Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Would you shut up, man?
Mar 11th 2019 at 5:57:15 PM

[up] What rating is the work? Absolutely none of those sound inappropriate enough to be censored in anything rated T or above.

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Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Would you shut up, man?
Mar 11th 2019 at 6:01:43 PM

Is the idea of killing someone inherently censored in TV-Y? I don't think so. Unless there's any indication that those were intentionally slipped past the radar, cut.

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Mar 14th 2019 at 2:43:31 PM

I've made a sandbox for Radar.Garfield, to sort out the examples.

Mar 14th 2019 at 4:07:59 PM

Can Johnny Bravo be said to have any examples? The radar subpage explicitly says "The fact that this show existsnote  is already getting crap past the radar", which is definitely misunderstanding the trope.

Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Krendall Pimp Raven FTW from Wisconsin
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Mar 18th 2019 at 12:18:22 PM

So Radar.The Simpsons is gone altogether?

So where can we put the somewhat-hidden dirty jokes where we don't have to worry about whether or not they've "gotten past" a "radar?"

Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Would you shut up, man?
Mar 18th 2019 at 12:33:25 PM

You don't. They are not tropes. They are not Parental Bonus, since the work is already aimed at adults.

Edited by Fighteer on Mar 18th 2019 at 3:33:34 PM

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Brainulator9 Short-Term Projects herald from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
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Mar 18th 2019 at 1:26:15 PM

At best, they might go under subtext tropes or Funny subpages.

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AnotherDuck No, the other one. from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
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Mar 18th 2019 at 2:16:21 PM

TV Tropes is (partially) about listing examples of tropes. It's not about adding funny content from works to a site for people to read.

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Mar 20th 2019 at 10:33:08 PM

What do you think about Radar.Avatar The Last Airbender. Here's my take:

  • The Fortune Teller: Maybe for the first one, the second is a bit of stretch.
  • The Waterbending Scroll: No
  • The Avatar State: No
  • The Cave of Two Lovers: No
  • Bitter Work: Maybe
  • The Drill: Maybe
  • The Earth King: Probably a stretch
  • The Headband: Don't think so
  • The Painted Lady: Definitely a misuse
  • The Beach: Sounds like a stretch
  • Nightmares and Daydreams: Possibly the first example, no for the second one
  • The Day of the Black Sun: No for the first one, and probably not the second one too.
  • The Boiling Rock: Possibly the first and second, no for the third one
  • The Southern Raiders: Probably the first example, not really the second
  • No for the monkey feathers example
  • Not really sure for the Azula example

Mar 22nd 2019 at 9:45:22 AM

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For context:

  • In "The Fortuneteller", Aang comes in beaming after eavesdropping on Katara's fortune
    Sokka: Looks like someone had a pretty good bathroom break.
    Aang: Y-yeah... when I was in there...
    Sokka: I don't even want to know.
  • In "Bitter Work," Aang has to learn how to stand up to things like an Earthbender. Toph ends up going through his things and stealing his bag of nuts and his staff, which she uses to crack the nuts. Only in the end he has the balls to demand them back. The "delicate instrument" line from this scene doesn't help.
  • The titular drill in "The Drill". This may have intentional innuendo on the writers' part; but a long, narrow drill, penetrating through a hole that explodes with a goopey mess when it blows up on the inside? Said mess is coated all over everyone by the end, Sokka's trying to brush it off his tongue, Mai wants nothing to do with the stuff (while Ty Lee is all too eager), the war minister looks at it with disgust as it smears down the watchtower window, it flies up so high it hits Sung from atop the wall, and of course, as it spews out the back of the drill in overflow, Toph says this line:
    Toph: HERE IT COMES!!
  • "Nightmares and Daydreams"
    • Zuko's and Mai's behavior. Keep in mind Mai has an entire house to herself (the website states her family is still in Omashu), and Zuko got rid of the chaperones earlier in the episode. At one point, the camera cuts away while they're together at Mai's house late at night and we see Zuko wearing his hair in a top knot. When the show returns to their side of the story the next morning, Zuko is still there, lounging on her couch, that is in her bedroom, wearing the same clothes, with a badly messed up head of hair.
  • "The Boiling Rock"
    • In addition to someone getting referred to as "my special prisoner," there's the thing where Sokka snuck into Suki's cell to see her. The audience knows he's her boyfriend trying to rescue her, but the fact that she punches him automatically when he starts making kissy faces implies she thought she needed to defend herself from him.
    • To add to that is the reaction of the female guard who finds Zuko guarding a female prisoners cell door and immediately demands to get in. Makes you wonder if she's come across this situation before.
  • "The Southern Raiders"
    • This episode is (in)famous among the fandom for what is a truly epic instance of this trope. Zuko bumps into a very flustered Suki on the way to Sokka's tent, and she hurriedly excuses herself. He walks into Sokka's tent to ask him a question and finds him pants-less and surrounded by flowers and candles. He even greets Zuko with a suggestive "Well helloooo..." before he realizes who it is. After a short talk, he rushes Zuko out and sticks his head out to call for Suki. And if there was any doubt, Sokka is shown the next morning fiddling with a flower necklace, for no apparent reason except to indicate he got lei'd.
  • The fact that Zuko and Azula's subtext was about two inches away from being text the entire series. Really, it's surprising that they had subtext at all, considering this was a kids' show. To take that a step further, the fact that Azula generally looks and sounds like she's coming on to whoever she happens to be talking to at the moment raises some questionable implications. It's especially unnerving in their first conversation in Book 3, which takes place in her bedroom and in which she is wearing what looks like a robe and, apparently, nothing else.

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Mar 26th 2019 at 1:37:49 PM

The main page for Dogs Love Fire Hydrants contains the sentence "Though not always stated outright the fact that they enjoy marking their territory on them is rarely denied, even if it means Getting Crap Past the Radar". However, I thought Toilet Humour didn't count as radar.

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Fighteer Would you shut up, man? from political anxiety Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Mar 26th 2019 at 5:34:18 PM

Anyway, for Radar.Avatar The Last Airbender, I think The Fortune Teller and The Drill could count. In the case of The Southern Raiders, the only thing that seems to be evading notice is the pun on "got laid", which can count if that phrase isn't allowed.

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Mar 27th 2019 at 3:18:03 PM

South Park has these examples...

  • Kenny all but exists for this purpose. Kenny's muffled speech due to the parka he wears allows the writers to slip in swear words that keen eared viewers can hear if they listen closely enough that would otherwise be censored for anyone else.
    • That's nothing. In season seven's "Raisins":
      • Jimmy: Stan says you're a cont...you're a cont...Stan says you're a cont...cont...cont...
Wendy: Well, tell Stan to fuck off!
  • Similarly, season four's "Something You Can do With your Finger" has Wendy's song narrowly averting various curse words. In the commentary track, Trey mentions that the line about "contaminated water" got post the Comedy Central censors.
  • Additionally, season two's "Summer Sucks" has Officer Barbrady grabbing the Mayor by her pussy.

Pretty sure South Park is as adult as any of the other cut shows. If Beavis and Butthead and The Simpsons can't have examples, why should South Park?

Edited by Klavice on Mar 27th 2019 at 3:18:39 AM

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