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Old 12-01-2016, 01:25 PM
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When they showed Animal House on TV, the part where the padding fell out of Katie's bra was also cut.
That was an essential cut, seeing as how her breasts showed at the same time.
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:55 PM
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"Shtupp" is Yiddish for "fuck".

Did they edit the infamous "N word"?
I'm not sure but you just did.

When Dog Day Afternoon was shown on TV they edited the scene where Al Pacino was being interviewed live on the phone with the TV reporter. In the film he starts using fuck every other word and he's instantly cut off. The TV version completely deletes the swearing making the scene incomprehensible.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:20 PM
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That was an essential cut, seeing as how her breasts showed at the same time.
I wouldn't say it was "essential"....
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:29 PM
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I'm not sure but you just did.
I figure people would have jumped on me.
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Old 12-01-2016, 06:53 PM
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Recently saw an episode of Chips where a Latino gang member called someone a pendejo but the modern-day censor blanked it. Funny how the Latino market became big enough for it to matter in the intervening time.
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:21 AM
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When I was a kid, my family had a VHS copy of Adventures in Babysitting that we recorded off an ABC broadcast. There's a scene early on when Brad finds out that Chris, the babysitter played by Elizabeth Shue, is coming over, and he can't find his acne cream because Sara used it because she "needed more brown" while coloring pictures of her hero, Thor (the comic book version). A very irate Brad replies that "Thor's a hobo," and when Sara gets upset, he doubles down and says "Yeah, he is! Thor's a complete hobo!" Then later in the movie, they meet a mechanic named Dawson (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) who looks like Thor, and Sara kneels before him, and Brad says "Stand up, that's not Thor!" To which Sara replies, "Don't listen to him. He said you're a hobo!" and Dawson gets extremely upset and says "You spreading rumors about me, kid?"

I never understood what the fuss was about until I saw the uncensored version years later, where they were saying "homo" instead, and I realized that back in 1987, people considered "homo" a shockingly offensive insult (and, evidently, a word that should be censored on TV).

There was also a scene where Chris confronts a gang on the subway, and the gang leader threatens her with a switchblade and says "Don't mess with the Lords of Hell!" and hurls the knife into Brad's foot, at which point Chris snatches it up and says "Don't mess with the babysitter!" In the uncensored version it turned out they were saying "fuck with," not "mess with." Which change seems a lot more straightforward to me than bowdlerizing "homo" as "hobo" ...
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:34 AM
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The Usual Suspects on, I think, USA Network changed the famous lineup scene to "Give me the gun, you fairy godmother."
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Old 12-02-2016, 12:26 PM
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In Robocop, when Boddicker arrives at Morton's house to kill him, he orders the call girls "Ladies, get out" instead of "Bitches, get out".
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Old 12-02-2016, 03:31 PM
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In Robocop, when Boddicker arrives at Morton's house to kill him, he orders the call girls "Ladies, get out" instead of "Bitches, get out".
They must've cut the part where they were threatened with having his foot put up their ass.

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Old 12-02-2016, 05:24 PM
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I figure people would have jumped on me.
Nah, we would have a duck on you!
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:21 PM
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Some shows should never be allowed to be put on general access television. The editing and censorship changes them into a completely different show. Blazing Saddles is a classic example.

Anybody care to speculate what Dead Pool would be like on network television?
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:31 AM
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They must've cut the part where they were threatened with having his foot put up their ass.
I've been living abroad the last 25 years. At what point was it OK to say "ass" on US TV? (I know they used it all the time on Frasier.)

I'm pretty sure they kept "I'll put my foot up his ass!" when they showed The Sopranos on A&E.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:49 AM
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I've been living abroad the last 25 years. At what point was it OK to say "ass" on US TV? (I know they used it all the time on Frasier.)

I'm pretty sure they kept "I'll put my foot up his ass!" when they showed The Sopranos on A&E.
I remember a character with the catch phrase "Don't make me break my foot off in your ass." Some googling shows it to be "my White Momma" from MadTV, and the character (and I'm assuming the catch phrase) first appeared in season 1 in 1995, so at least that early.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:52 AM
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Another recent change I've noticed for standard broadcast TV in the US. For a long time you couldn't use the word "dick" at all. In the last few years, shows have been getting away with using "dick" to describe a jerk (as heard very often in Supernatural.) It is only very recently that I've started hearing "dick" being used to mean penis.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:25 PM
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I think "melon farmer" is from the TV cut of "Repo Man".
melon farmer
Pro wrestler Dick Murdoch used to call the crowd "Melon farmers" when he was used as a bad guy. The implication being that melon farmers were lazy and otherwise undesireable.
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:37 PM
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When the Blues Brothers was shown on TV, there was all kinds of swearing dubbed over, but that's not the change that stuck with me. It was during the period when the (ironically Mafia-backed) Italian American Anti-Defamation League was putting pressure on the media not to use the word Mafia, claiming it was an ethnic slur. Consequently, when Jake and Elwood retreat backstage at their concert and Jake says, "My god, the Mafia's out there!" it's clumsily dubbed to "My god, the Mob's out there!"
The Blues Brothers had all kinds of "Bad Lip Reading" moments in its TV edit. One of my favorites, when the State Troopers see the Bluesmobile speed by:

"I don't believe it, it's that shitbox Dodge again!"
"Bastards are ours now!"

became

"I don't believe it, it's that screwball Dodge again!"
"Buzzards are ours now!"

At least they tried to match the lip movement.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:24 PM
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Anybody care to speculate what Dead Pool would be like on network television?
One of the Dirty Harry movies?



Nah, Deadpool would work as a film even with cable edits. They'd have to edit out a whole long sequence, but that's pretty self-contained and the film would still make sense on a basic level without it. The language would be challenging, but no moreso than the average action movie. And as for gore, well, if they can show Robocop, they can show pretty much anything.

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Old 12-04-2016, 06:57 PM
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But our all-time favorite is Casino when it aired on USA Network. They very lazily changed every "fuck" to "freak." Every single one. All Four Hundred and Thirty-Five of them. It's actually surreal, hearing Sharon Stone say "Freak you, you freaking motherfreaker!" Or DeNiro say "Oh Freak Yooou, FREEEEAK YOOOOOUUU!"
Yeah, it was definitely lazy. The mouths don't exactly move the same way. At least Mr. Falcon (Die Hard) is a little closer. But what they really need to do is hire the crew from Bad Lip Reading to handle the dubbing because those guys are geniuses at making everything look plausible.
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:17 PM
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When The Sopranos went from HBO to A&E (I think), every "Cocksucker!" became "Bloodsucker!" and every "Fuck you!" became "Forget you!"
I've seen "Forget You" used in many TV edits.

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When they showed Animal House on TV, the part where the padding fell out of Katie's bra was also cut.
That wasn't Katie. Katie (well, actually Katy) was Donald "Boone" Schoenstein's (Peter Reitgart) girlfriend played by Karen Allen. The girl with the padded bra was Clorette DePasto (Sarah Holcomb) who was the daughter of the mayor and Larry "Pinto" Kroger's (Tom Hulce) object of interest. Though things go awkward when she told him she was only 13.

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Not TV but radio: the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" is now missing the "little faggot with the earring and the makeup" verse.
I always here the "faggot" section on the classic rock stations around here. I was in fourth grade when the song came out and the pop stations had always played the edited version. I didn't even know that part existed until high school when I heard it for the first time on a classic rock station.
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:06 AM
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That wasn't Katie. Katie (well, actually Katy) was Donald "Boone" Schoenstein's (Peter Reitgart) girlfriend played by Karen Allen. The girl with the padded bra was Clorette DePasto (Sarah Holcomb) who was the daughter of the mayor and Larry "Pinto" Kroger's (Tom Hulce) object of interest. Though things go awkward when she told him she was only 13.
I stand corrected. It was a long, long time ago.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:32 PM
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Another recent change I've noticed for standard broadcast TV in the US. For a long time you couldn't use the word "dick" at all. In the last few years, shows have been getting away with using "dick" to describe a jerk (as heard very often in Supernatural.) It is only very recently that I've started hearing "dick" being used to mean penis.
Supernatural also gets away with all sorts of gore you wouldn't have expected on broadcast. I get the sense that the sort of people that complain to the FCC don't pay much attention to the CW.
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