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Old 11-15-2001, 08:32 PM
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So I’m watching CSI (on CBS) and they have the standard warning, “Do to brief nudity and scenes of violence, parental discretion is advised.” I’m figuring “Okay, a couple of ass-shots, NYPD Blue has done that a few times lately, no big deal.”

Surprise, they find a naked woman/victim, sort of face down/on her side, so we are, indeed, treated to a very nice rump-shot. Then, the unexpected: a nipple. Panning across the body, a very perky, very nice nipple is clearly visible atop an equally perky and full breast. A few minutes later, as they are examining the body, they angle across the body again and, once again, there is a very nice, very erect nipple.

Now, call me confused, but I thought that was a no-no. Are they just figuring that since they are opposite the Victoria’s Secret show they can get away with a bit more flesh than normal or did I miss a recent FCC announcement?
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Old 11-15-2001, 08:54 PM
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Funny you should mention that. While watching a snippet of the Victoria's Secret "Fashion" Show (and gnashing my teeth ) I noticed that they blurred the nipples on the bras that were sheer. So maybe the powers that be decided the nipple on CSI had artistic value. Of course a few nights ago you could watch men being shot through the head and looking for dismembered limbs on ABC, but TNT felt the need to edit out the words "horny" and "penis" when they aired Austin Powers.

I'm at a loss as to how they decide this stuff.
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Old 11-15-2001, 08:58 PM
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Let's not forget that comedy central seems to think that the charachter name Lily Von Schtupp is more offensive than the N word when they air Blazing Saddles.
What's up with that?
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Well, call me cynical, but I would not be at all surprised to find out that, according to the standards-and-practises folks, it was okay because it was a dead nipple. Y'know... violence (dead nipple) is okay, but s-e-x (nipple on a living woman) is right out.
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At times like these I love it that I am from a country where breasts can be shown any time of the day on national TV. The endless hypocricy of banning nudity and promoting violence on TV never ceases to amaze me.
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BAH!

I was just about to start a thread on this exact same subject. Damn you thinksnow.


On a completely unrelated note, Tyra Banks was by far the hottest woman on the show all night. Yup.
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You may be interested in this old GQ thread, How long until we see bared breasts on US TV?
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On a completely unrelated note, Tyra Banks was by far the hottest woman on the show all night. Yup.
Continuing on that unrelated note, was it just me or was that the most boring thing shown on teevee? OK, the interviews at the beginning was unintentionally humorous, but after about 5 minutes of the catwalk, I had to turn to CSI to combat the ennui.

I'd have thought that women prancing around half naked would be more entertaining.
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Oh, it is incredible how easy it can be to be bored with naked flesh! And this is a bad thing!
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Old 11-15-2001, 11:39 PM
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Regarding editing, isn't that done by the distributor? I don't think the network, TNT or Comedy Central, have any say. That is all done ahead of time. The producers of the movie, or the distributor, decide at the time of release what the dubbing will be. That's why older movies from the 80's might have words like sonafabitch or godamn edited out when shown on TV.
Just a guess though.
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Old 11-15-2001, 11:49 PM
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bloody hell you yanks and nudity. nothing wrong with nipples is there? blimey it's not as if they showed some hardcore anal sex antics or something is it? and blurring out nipples on sheer bras? crumbs. i thought us in UK were bad but that takes the biscuit.
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Old 11-15-2001, 11:49 PM
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Jeeze, they got over the full frontal nudity thing oh about ten years ago here in good old Kiwi Land.

As long as it has artistic merit, is a logical part of the program and is screened after 8.30pm it's OK. However it will get a warning before the show.

The rest of the world is rather puzzeled by the sex is bad but violence is OK attitude that the US media seems (at least at a distance) to have.
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Old 11-16-2001, 12:31 AM
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Broadcast TV doesn't seem to have any concrete rules about nudity...it's really up to the individual shows and networks. For instance I remember on the Craig Kilborn show, he had Julie Warner on. The main topic was a brief bare bottom scene she did in "Family Law". When they showed the clip on the Kilborn show the lower buttocks were edited out. Yet in the original, her rear endwas in full view.

Kilborn, in a rare moment of clarity, wondered out loud why it was perfectly fine to show Ms. Warner's naked posterior at 9:00 or 10:00 PM, but forbidden to show the scene after midnight on the exact same network.

Also does anyone remember Meredith Baxter (from "Family Ties") plopping hers out in "My Breast"? It was a very asexual clinical setting though. I suppose that's how CSI got away with it.

Also PBS has nudity quite often...usually when showing imported British productions. It's antenna TV, yet not blurred out. I remember "Moll Flanders" on TV and being actually surprised to see certain parts on an unscrambled channel.
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well i never knew USA was like that about nudity. seems quite odd. you say things get censored again after 12 midnight??? in uk we have censor laws but they are a bit more relaxed and go from 9pm until i think it's 4am is ok for sex stuff. do kids in USA wake up at 12 midnight to watch TV?
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Old 11-16-2001, 01:19 AM
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The rest of the world is rather puzzeled by the sex is bad but violence is OK attitude that the US media seems (at least at a distance) to have.
A lot of Americans are puzzled by it as well.
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Old 11-16-2001, 06:57 AM
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well i never knew USA was like that about nudity. seems quite odd. you say things get censored again after 12 midnight??? in uk we have censor laws but they are a bit more relaxed and go from 9pm until i think it's 4am is ok for sex stuff. do kids in USA wake up at 12 midnight to watch TV?
Actually, no. It's much more random than that. The censoring is handled at each network by their Broadcasts Standards and Practices department. Basically it is their job to confound the viewers at home as to what is and isn't allowed on TV.

For example, the Letterman show won an Emmy (fourth one for him). The show that was nominated included the "On Golden Pond" rant. CBS had run a live teevee movie--"On Golden Pond"-- where a character said 'bullshit,' and the profanity was not bleeped. However, CBS had let Letterman know that he couldn't say the word without it being bleeped. However (again), Letterman was free to run the clip from "On Golden Pond" where the kid says 'bullshit,' and they won't bleep that. So as a running gag, we have Letterman being censored for saying a naughty word, but a teenager is allowed to say that very word.

LETTERMAN: B*!
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LETTERMAN: B*!
KID: Bullshit!
LETTERMAN: B*!
KID: Bullshit!

Aren't we Americans a hoot!
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Old 11-16-2001, 07:55 AM
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Yup. Americans views regarding sex and violence are completely opposite to the rest of the world <sigh>

I'm just glad I grew up in a land where soft-core porn was available on regular ol' TV. I tell ya, Montreal deserves its reputation as funcity!
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Old 11-16-2001, 07:56 AM
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Well, call me cynical, but I would not be at all surprised to find out that, according to the standards-and-practises folks, it was okay because it was a dead nipple.
You mean they really killed that woman playing the victim, simply to be able to show her nipple?! Those wacky studio guys! They'll do anything for ratings during sweeps month!


Tangent: As I was turning the channel after Survivor, I saw the CSI warning for "brief nudity". I couldn't resist turning to Mrs. watsonwil and remarking "You know? The only nudity I like better than brief nudity is extended nudity!" I got the slap!
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This is a pet peeve because I would like to see the breast desexualized a little more. I mean, not that I don't want Mr Cranky turned on by a shot of me sans bra, but I would like Cranky Jr to grow up without going through the period where he giggles when he sees "a booby." The sooner we think that a bare breast on TV is no big deal (albeit a beautiful artistic thing to see), the better, in my book.

I used to think a bare breast was a big deal. Then I breastfed for 13 months, and hung out with people who are breastfeeding toddlers. I hate the way some of us had to skulk around in public because God Forbid Anyone Saw Some Titty And Got Offended.
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Some broadcasts of RHPS have Columbia's nipple area pixellated out. Why? The special airing that Fox did with the stage performance did not do this and I could not see anything peeking out from under that bustier anyway!
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:21 AM
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The rest of the world is rather puzzeled by the sex is bad but violence is OK attitude that the US media seems (at least at a distance) to have.
Tell me about it! I want to clarify, I surely wasn't offended by the nipple shots, I'm in the "what's the big deal" camp.

Minor tangent: I was on a flight and the in-flight movie was The Matrix or some such thing. They edited out the curse words, but left in all the violence. Go figure I mean, really, which is easier for an "impressionable youth" to access: the headphones to hear the "dirty words" or the big'ol screen, with all the shooting and kicking and everything? Idiot censors.
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Some broadcasts of RHPS have Columbia's nipple area pixellated out. Why? The special airing that Fox did with the stage performance did not do this and I could not see anything peeking out from under that bustier anyway!
Are you talking about the special from a few (10?) years ago? In that one they cut from Columbia to the stage actress during the exposed-nipple bit. And it is very visible, if you know when to look.

What I've never understood is why it's okay to show a baby girl's genitals but not an adult woman's nipple. You'd think with all the pedophiles out there they'd be a bit more cautious. The adult at least has a choice; the infant does not.
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Old 11-16-2001, 01:09 PM
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bloody hell you yanks and nudity. nothing wrong with nipples is there?
Don't you know? The United States is so fragile that a bare nipple is enough to bring down the entire country down on our heads!

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blimey it's not as if they showed some hardcore anal sex antics or something is it?
Personally, I wish they would. Then maybe I'd be interested enough to watch.
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Some broadcasts of RHPS have Columbia's nipple area pixellated out. Why? The special airing that Fox did with the stage performance did not do this and I could not see anything peeking out from under that bustier anyway!
Are you talking about the special from a few (10?) years ago? In that one they cut from Columbia to the stage actress during the exposed-nipple bit. And it is very visible, if you know when to look.
Yeah, that's the one. I've seen the movie a few other times without the pixellation, maybe this is so those with projection TVs can't see anything?
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maybe next they'll show a dead beaver.

(and I don't mean that guy from 'Leave It To Beaver' will be found dead, nor do I mean that it will be some wildlife catastrophe )
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Kind of reminds me of an incident during the WTC attacks coverage. They show all these shots of exploding planes, collapsing buildings, jumping people, bloody bodies ad nauseum.

But they bleep out the "oh shit" in a video.
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Regarding editing, isn't that done by the distributor? I don't think the network, TNT or Comedy Central, have any say. That is all done ahead of time. The producers of the movie, or the distributor, decide at the time of release what the dubbing will be. That's why older movies from the 80's might have words like sonafabitch or godamn edited out when shown on TV.
Just a guess though.
I don't know if this is fully accurate, but its close. I'm sure that Comedy Central doesn't do its own editing anyway. Just because I KNOW things are said and done on South Park or The Man Show that get edited out of CC movies somehow. So I'm sure it's not CC censors at work...
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Am I the only one wondering if a corpse can even have an erect nipple? Wouldn't post-mortem lividity preclude it?
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Ever go to a nude beach? After a while you don't get turned on any more....
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Old 11-16-2001, 08:04 PM
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America is unbelievably weird about all this.

Last year Sela Ward popped a nipple (complete with hand contact) on "Once and Again" (season 1, episode 2, in the sex scene near the end) and I awaited the firestorm over it.

Never heard a peep anywhere. What happened to the Morality Enforcers?

"Once and Again" went downhill from there, but presumably for other reasons.
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I saw a Channel 4 News health report a few years back on how to self-examine for breast cancer. Sue Simmons was presenting it for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On it, they had two women graphically demonstrating how it is done. Bare. No pixelation, no censorship. And it was shown at 6:00 pm. I think they show it every year now, I'm not sure.

They only sure way to have graphic full-frontal nudity and sex shown on regualar TV is to have Steven Speilburg direct the film.
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Old 11-17-2001, 02:32 PM
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Am I the only one wondering if a corpse can even have an erect nipple? Wouldn't post-mortem lividity preclude it?
Acutally, I'm impressed that the actress playing the corpse didn't flinch when Grissom ran water over her legs. This one week after a scene with a breathing corpse in the background.

Jerry Stahl tends to write the weird ones for this show. Like the one where the health nut juiced her victims to death (Stahl was apparently part of a juicing cult for a while). Oddly enough, "Lady Heather" bore a striking resemblance to the juicer lady -- particularly in her dealings with Grissom.

Was this thread about the particular CSI episode, or televised nipples in general?
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Old 11-17-2001, 05:47 PM
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What I've never understood is why it's okay to show a baby girl's genitals but not an adult woman's nipple. You'd think with all the pedophiles out there they'd be a bit more cautious. The adult at least has a choice; the infant does not.
Well, IANAP, but I don't think that anyone gets excited about like, little babies. I think the bare minimum pedophile age is 6 or so, and you definitely wouldn't see that on American TV. OK, now I feel gross...

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Oh, a nipple! How daring!

How about full body nudity? T'was such a thing with Schindler's List shown during prime time tv some time ago.
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Am I the only one wondering if a corpse can even have an erect nipple? Wouldn't post-mortem lividity preclude it?
Recall that the lady in question had a breast enlargement. IANAD, but I've heard that most boob jobs end with a permanently erect nipple.

But maybe that's only for breast reconstruction... If nothing else, I'd love to know if what I heard is true or not. (Most preferably by example. Pictures would be nice, but I'm thinking hands-on examination is the more sceintific method here.)
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I'm so sick of brief nudity- I want lingering nudity!
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I always believe it is a good idea to close a conversation with a little bit of comedy. To help with that, here are snippits of email I recieved about the alleged indecency in the VS lingere show.

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From: jyoung@p...
Date: Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:46 pm
Subject: Fwd: FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'


> FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
>
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw...secret__1.html
>
>
> Sunday November 18 07:25 PM EST FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
> FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
> By Brooks Boliek
>
> WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter) --- ABC's airing of "The
> Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" is likely to cause the network more
> than a little discomfort as the federal government has received
> dozens of complaints that the G-string-laced show and its related
> promotions violate broadcast indecency rules.
>
> FCC commissioner Michael Copps told reporters Friday that he has
> received 50 e-mails from different parts of the country complaining
> about the racy show and its promotions. One of the complaints was
> of a more personal nature -- Copps' 27-year-old daughter had a
> complaint about the show.
>
> "She saw it and was upset," Copps said. "She's a new mother, and
> when her child gets (to a) TV age, he should see wholesome
> programming."

[Edited by Eutychus55 on 11-19-2001 at 06:03 PM]
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I watched some of Blazing Saddles on Comedy Central yesterday (I'm in the U.S.) and was surprised to hear they left in the N-words as well as "faggot". But they cut out the scene where Harvey Korman rubs the breasts of the mini-statue (at least I think that was how it happened). And they also cut out "shit". I would have thought most people would find the first two examples more offensive than the two they edited.
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I just remembered something that really made me wonder when it first happened.

A few years back there was this guy who made a bet with his friend. The bet involved this MAN getting implants. He then went on "The Man Show" on Comedy Central, basic cable, and bared HIS breasts. The fuzzed them out. Explain that? Male boobs, no sexuality ... *furious scratching of head*
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I'll just keep waiting for 'A Very Special Everybody Loves Raymond' where Patricia Heaton gets naked.

Wow, I just found out she's 42 years old! What a fine-looking older woman!
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I just remembered something that really made me wonder when it first happened.

A few years back there was this guy who made a bet with his friend. The bet involved this MAN getting implants. He then went on "The Man Show" on Comedy Central, basic cable, and bared HIS breasts. The fuzzed them out. Explain that? Male boobs, no sexuality ... *furious scratching of head*
Hey now. Just because you don't find a man with boobies sexually attractive doesn't mean that there isn't somebody banging his or her rocks at the thought. Hell, they stock magazines with stuff like that in the plastic wrap section of Tower Records.
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I always believe it is a good idea to close a conversation with a little bit of comedy. To help with that, here are snippits of email I recieved about the alleged indecency in the VS lingere show.

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From: jyoung@p...
Date: Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:46 pm
Subject: Fwd: FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'


> FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
>
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/bpihw...secret__1.html
>
>
> Sunday November 18 07:25 PM EST FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
> FCC looks into ABC's 'Secret'
>
> By Brooks Boliek
>
> WASHINGTON (The Hollywood Reporter) --- ABC's airing of "The
> Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" is likely to cause the network more
> than a little discomfort as the federal government has received
> dozens of complaints that the G-string-laced show and its related
> promotions violate broadcast indecency rules.
>
> FCC commissioner Michael Copps told reporters Friday that he has
> received 50 e-mails from different parts of the country complaining
> about the racy show and its promotions. One of the complaints was
> of a more personal nature -- Copps' 27-year-old daughter had a
> complaint about the show.
>
> "She saw it and was upset," Copps said. "She's a new mother, and
> when her child gets (to a) TV age, he should see wholesome
> programming."

[Edited by Eutychus55 on 11-19-2001 at 06:03 PM]
What is this FCC guy's e-mail and how did those 50 idiots get it? We should all write and complain that we're not seeing enough nipples on regular TV.

And how did Copp's 27 Y.O. daughter think she got pregnant? Through wholesome sex of course. I can't think of anything more wholesome than boobs. When my child gets to the right age I want him to see plenty of it. I don't want him to grow up to be some weirdo who's never seen a woman's body or think of a woman's body as some weird thing. It's normal and natural.
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One of the funniest things I ever saw on TV was the intro sequence to Barbarella on TNT when I visited the US a few years ago.

(For those that don't know, the scene involves Jane Fonda stripping in zero gravity and has brief nipple nudity).

Anyway, to cover the nipples they decided to have massive light reflection effects on them, as if they were greased up like a newly bought car. I just couldn't help staring at them in utter disbelief.
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I hate to be the one to shatter your sweet idealism, but pedophiles aren't as restraining and/or fickle as you seem to think. There are plenty of cases where babies have been raped and/or molested. Sexual molestation doesn't start at 6. I would LOVE to say that showing a baby's genitals didn't turn anyone on, but it just isn't true.
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Originally posted by Niobium Knight
bloody hell you yanks and nudity. nothing wrong with nipples is there? blimey it's not as if they showed some hardcore anal sex antics or something is it? and blurring out nipples on sheer bras? crumbs. i thought us in UK were bad but that takes the biscuit.
Wow. Could you be any more british?
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Old 11-21-2001, 06:10 PM
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Okay, people, "The Chris Isaak Show" has nudity all the time, (blonde mermaid nudity, even) so I want you all to start watching so that this show will stay on the air a long, long time.
Capiche?
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