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Old 30-07-2009, 16:54
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Tonight's 'Friends' had the unbelievable 'Didn't you read 'Lord Of The Rings' in High School' punchline cut.
I was just about to post this. Just because the punchline had the word 'sex' in it. Hardly going to make the kids ears bleed is it
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Old 30-07-2009, 19:32
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While I know it's the broadcast versions that get bleeped, given that the DVDs aren't, how is it "intentional"?

Answer is - it's not. Fox are notorious for bleeping out such language. That's why Ramsay's shows are bleeped in the US but unbleeped over here (BBC3 just can't be bothered to obtain an unbleeped version, but then let's face it they can't be bothered to run a proper TV station either)
The episodes are made with the bleeps because Fox doesn't allow strong language on its prime time shows(I think they only allow up to TV-14 ratings), this is then unbleeped for the DVD and Adult Swim airings. BBC3 buys the episodes from Fox so they get the bleeped versions. The same goes for the bleeps in American Dad. Its nothing to do with the BBC editing the show.
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Old 30-07-2009, 20:01
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I think 6pm is too early to broadcast swear words, and that includes 'bloody'. I don't care whether such language might be heard in school playgrounds, I hold Ch4 to a higher standard than school children.
bloody in america means something different than it does here, think fanny. C4 don't seem to bother much with the simpsons , the website at channel4.com hasn't been updated since 2004 and the last season they advertised was season 13 a couple of years ago. They dont even give new episodes the 9pm treatment anymore, instead airing them - if any - at around 4pm on sundays under the T4 block of programmes.
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Old 30-07-2009, 22:00
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They dont even give new episodes the 9pm treatment anymore, instead airing them - if any - at around 4pm on sundays under the T4 block of programmes.
That's because they paid far too much for eps that people had either already seen on Sky, or just didn't want to see. And there wasn't a draw for them in primetime.
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Old 30-07-2009, 22:32
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bloody in america means something different than it does here, think fanny
I don't think "bloody" means anything in America, except something being literally "bloody". I don't think it's a euphemism for someting. It's considered a British expression, which is why so many British characters on American shows say things like "bloody" and "blimey".
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Old 31-07-2009, 10:44
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For that matter, 'fanny' means something different in America. It's a completely innocuous word for 'bottom' there.
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Old 02-08-2009, 19:05
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Did anyone see the episode earlier on channel 4 today where Marge is comissioned to paint a portrait of Mr. Burns? There is a scene where Bart, Lisa and Homer go down a slide and Bart yells 'Bitchin', which was cut.

Utterly pathetic editing yet again, yet they left the scene at the end where Mr. Burns' genitals are almost exposed in the portrait.
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Old 05-08-2009, 18:35
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"Fraudcast News" was on today on C4 with Willie's line "I reviewed the tractors... They're all SHITE!" surprisingly left in. Well done C4!
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Old 05-08-2009, 19:33
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"Fraudcast News" was on today on C4 with Willie's line "I reviewed the tractors... They're all SHITE!" surprisingly left in. Well done C4!
I'll wager they didn't do it on purpose.
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Old 05-08-2009, 19:37
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"Fraudcast News" was on today on C4 with Willie's line "I reviewed the tractors... They're all SHITE!" surprisingly left in. Well done C4!
I had to rewind it to make sure I heard it correctly!
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Old 05-08-2009, 20:05
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I had to rewind it to make sure I heard it correctly!
Exactly what I did! I wasn't paying attention to the episode till I heard it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 20:48
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Probably not as bad, but I was surprised they kept the female vampire going on about her the size of her "Boooobs". Seems like the kind of thing they might've censored out considering half the stuff that gets censored.
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Old 05-08-2009, 21:07
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"Fraudcast News" was on today on C4 with Willie's line "I reviewed the tractors... They're all SHITE!" surprisingly left in. Well done C4!
Whereabouts does that come in the episode?
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Old 05-08-2009, 21:09
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Whereabouts does that come in the episode?
Right near the end
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Old 05-08-2009, 22:21
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Right near the end
Ta. Just had a look. That's proof that there's just one laugh in season 15
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Old 06-08-2009, 00:17
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Ta. Just had a look. That's proof that there's just one laugh in season 15
Funny how that episode was the season 15 finale as well but what is your review of the simpsons 15th season?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:03
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My Big Fat Geek Wedding, Simple Simpson and Fraudcast News are probably my favourites from season 15.
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Old 06-08-2009, 16:47
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Funny how that episode was the season 15 finale as well but what is your review of the simpsons 15th season?
From whatever I've seen of it, which isn't a great deal because anything past season 11 is basically dead, has been completely laugh-free.
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Old 07-08-2009, 21:37
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In tonight's show, The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace, Homer shoots Marge in the face with a make-up gun. Her reaction "Homer! I think you've got it set on 'whore!'" is cut to "Homer!"

What a childish edit.
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Old 10-08-2009, 18:09
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Didn't see the point in starting a new thread, but wasn't the episode on tonight on just like last week or something?
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Old 10-08-2009, 18:17
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c4 seem to have their favorite episodes and keep repeating them over and over again
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Old 10-08-2009, 18:23
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c4 seem to have their favorite episodes and keep repeating them over and over again
Definitely, don't know why, there's nothing particularly great about the one repeated this evening.

Now I think about it, the ones being repeated seem to be 'feel good' stories with 'messages. Or is that just me reading too much into it?
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Old 10-08-2009, 18:47
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They're showing season 10 at the moment, which they seem to show every other season i.e. S10, S15, S10, S9, S10 etc...
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Old 14-08-2009, 23:18
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Channel 4 are currently showing "I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can" post-watershed and left the lines in that are at this link in. Are they usually cut pre-watershed for this episode if anyone's seen it? That site says only Sky1 but I know it's not regularly updated. And I can't see Channel 4 leaving that line in pre-watershed going by what they have cut before!
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Old 14-08-2009, 23:23
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There's no way that "Wanking Time" line is left in during the teatime editions.
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