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Lymantria Tyrannoraptoran Reptiliomorph from Toronto Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
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Jul 24th 2019 at 1:34:01 PM

Family Guy is a show for adults that references things like sex all the time, so most of those examples probably wouldn't qualify, but the "Cleveland steamer" one might.

Edited by Lymantria on Jul 24th 2019 at 4:34:43 AM

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Aug 7th 2019 at 6:31:15 PM

Thoughts on SpongeBob SquarePants? There was a lot of shoehorning here until I cleaned it up, but I'm still unsure about some examples.

Aug 12th 2019 at 4:14:18 PM

Well, the seven dirty words joke falls under Parental Bonus, and the Albanian dub would have the episode title as "Ju mut!", not "U shit!"

For ComicBook.El Deafo:

  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: This work has some examples of this:
    • A scene where Cece and her father are a movie theater watching a mature foreign film.The shot that is shown of the film is a man taking a woman's top off.
    • A childhood joke that Martha plays on Cece by looking down her shirt and spelling ATTIC.
    • Cece lipreads a couple in public along the lines of one of them saying "I'm fucking breaking up with you" but Cece plays this off as "said fudge but for real"

  1. Well, 1. We don't see the area that the top covers, and 2. The main character gets naked on pg. 21 in the book!

  2. May apply.

  3. But, we only hear "fudge", not "fuck".

Edited by Playing_with_boy on Aug 12th 2019 at 4:15:11 AM

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Aug 15th 2019 at 5:57:21 AM

From the description of But Not Too Evil. Is is this a correct usage?

To be fair, one of the oldest ways of Getting Crap Past the Radar is to create a Magnificent Bastard who outsmarts everyone, is much cooler than the heroes, and lives a life of (vividly described) debauchery, but gets killed in the last five minutes. Then the creators appease the Moral Guardians by saying, "Hey, he loses. That proves that all the debauchery and lying we showed isn't something you root for." (Goes at least as far back as Don Giovanni.) After Moral Guardians realize they've been hoaxed this way, they become paranoid and assume that any villain who succeeds at all is a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar.

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Aug 15th 2019 at 6:25:49 AM

Umm, that seems like navel gazing. Are there actual examples?

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Aug 21st 2019 at 1:03:02 PM

So apparently the Simpsons' radar page was scrapped for not having a radar to get past. Should the same apply to the Family Guy one, then?

Aug 21st 2019 at 2:27:46 PM

I wouldn't say that it's doesn't have a radar, just that as a show explicitly aimed at delivering shock-value humor to adults on a network with relatively permissive standards, Family Guy would have to go above and beyond to truly have been said to have gotten "past" it. On a cursory glance, I don't see anything on Radar.Family Guy that qualifies.

The "Oedipussy" bit could count as a Discussed example, although even that's more a case of Leaning on the Fourth Wall.

Edited by HighCrate on Aug 21st 2019 at 2:28:53 AM

Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Aug 21st 2019 at 2:29:58 PM

[up] Does that include the "Cleveland steamer" example?

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Aug 21st 2019 at 2:35:18 PM

[up] I missed that one. Considering it's got actual Word of God backup that the creators are surprised the censors didn't catch it (and why they didn't), it can probably stay, although I don't personally consider it any worse than any number of other innuendos the show's made.

Edited by HighCrate on Aug 21st 2019 at 2:35:57 AM

Aug 24th 2019 at 7:58:24 AM

Just a flyby heads-up as I am not sure if this thread covers it but while looking something up I noticed that the description for Vomit Discretion Shot says:

Often done as a way of Getting Crap Past the Radar, although ironically The Hays Code that was in effect for Hollywood movies between 1934 and 1968 made no mention of vomiting or any other bodily functions.

Is this a valid use?

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Brainulator9 Regular garden-variety troper. from US Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Regular garden-variety troper.
Aug 24th 2019 at 9:06:26 AM

The full paragraph, if it helps any:

Often done as a way of Getting Crap Past the Radar, although ironically The Hays Code that was in effect for Hollywood movies between 1934 and 1968 made no mention of vomiting or any other bodily functions. This was primarily because the censors took it for granted that filmmakers themselves found bodily fluids so disgusting that they wouldn't want to put them in their movies. Well, some of these filmmakers did want that...

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rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Aug 24th 2019 at 3:56:22 PM

[up]Linking to Like You Would Really Do It is a sinkhole, in any case.

Steel be with you.
Aug 25th 2019 at 1:53:45 AM

Would changing the beginning to "Often done as a way of appeasing Moral Guardians" and removing [up] sinkhole do or would deleting the entire thing be better?

Knowledge is Power, Guard it Well
Aug 28th 2019 at 3:34:37 PM

"[up] I missed that one. Considering it's got actual Word of God backup that the creators are surprised the censors didn't catch it (and why they didn't), it can probably stay, although I don't personally consider it any worse than any number of other innuendos the show's made." - High Crate

So... should the Family Guy radar page then be limited to the Cleveland steamer example, then? Sounds like the creator's own take on it constitutes a good reason for it to stand out above the rest.

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Paladin
Aug 28th 2019 at 4:16:47 PM

If it's only one example, it can just go on the main work page.

Steel be with you.
Sep 8th 2019 at 12:58:16 PM

So does that mean the Family Guy radar page should be scrapped, then?

Sep 8th 2019 at 1:58:50 PM

I would say so. Move the one valid entry to the main work page, cutlist the GCPTR subpage.

Sep 14th 2019 at 11:27:17 PM

A few examples from Sunset Boulevard

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"In distress", my ass.
Sep 23rd 2019 at 3:15:10 AM

[up] On the menu on the right, under the "Resources" section, expand the "Tools" category, then select "Cut List".

Or be lazy and just follow this link. grin

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Oct 8th 2019 at 9:41:17 PM

Radar.Regular Show has a lot of legit use, but also some that sound like someone is just shoehorning examples into every episode.

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