Which is Worse: Violence, Nudity, or Toilet Humor?

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28 Nov 2012, 3:48 pm

TV has changed a lot and parents continue protesting towards censorship of this and that making the world safer for kids while the more mature audiences suffer. Violence, Nudity, and Toilet Humor are three main subjects that have been protested against the most since we can remember.

Nudity: Not much known about this other than NYPD Blue and Superbowl XXXVIII with Janet Jackson (TV censorship was taken to a whole new level after that). In the Family Guy Episode "PTV" The incident and its aftermath was parodied and Peter made a musical number about the FCC (and they actually loved it by the way) after taking TV content into own hands before the FCC shut him down and decided to censor daily life before Peter points out the monuments actual representation making a hypocrite out of congress' support of the FCC. In the South Park episode "Good Times with Weapons" the boys purchase ninjua weapons and pretend to be various anime styled characters until a ninja star gets lodged into Butters' eye. They fear they'll get in trouble so they dress him up like a dog and take him to the vet and lose track of him. He wonders off into a public auction and Cartman strips naked thinking his character has the power of invisibility and both are caught. In the end, the town is only outraged at Cartman's nudity at the public auction (that was also being broadcast on TV) rather than Butters' violent injury.

Violence: Happy Tree Friends was banned in Russia over the slaughtering of poor defenseless cartoon animals. In The Simpsons episode "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" Maggie imitates cartoon violence upon Homer prompting Marge to protest against the show and she succeeds and turns the once great violent cartoon into a boring and child friendly shell of its former glory forcing kids to go outside then the Statue of David comes to Springfield and everyone is ready to protest but Marge likes the statue choosing violence as less preferable than nudity (hypocrisy alert). In The Simpson's Game, she uses "violence" and protesters to bring down a violent Itchy & Scratchy Grand Theft Auto game and succeeds and Lisa points out this loophole and Marge pretends she didn't hear. Beavis and Butthead made many "Fire Fire" references and some kid burned down his trailer home and the mother blamed the show for influence when the family didn't have a TV. IT MAKES NO SENSE!! !

Toilet Humor: Beavis and Butthead is another good example. Most episodes are heavily censored and unavailable in their original uncensored format. A lost episode of Dexter's Lab called "Dexter's Rude Removal" This would take too long to explain so look it up yourself here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_De ... s#Specials

South Park also made jokes about toilet humor protests. In the episode "Death" Kyle's mom protests the toilet humor on a Canadian show called Terrance & Phillip. Their protests go so far as lunging themselves risking death being splat into the TV Network building while an explosive diarrhea pandemic affects the citizens and for some reason the scenario of Stan accidentally caught choking hanging his suicidal grandfather is dragged into the protest. Then Death shows up and chases the boys and they call for help but their parents don't listen due to they're too busy protesting. Kyle says that parents only get offended by TV because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of kids and Stan says parents should be more concerned about what's going on in their children's lives. In the end, Death came for Kenny and the network agrees to pull Terrance & Phillip and replace it with a potty-mouth episode of She's the Sherrif and the parents go back to protesting while the kids decide to do some destructive habits like smoking crack and watching X rated films. In the South Park movie, a similar plot was used except it took to the extreme as far as even having America go to war against Canada and some evil plot by Satan and Saddam Hussein.

In the end, what did we learn from all of this?


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29 Nov 2012, 3:13 am

television in france and the commonwealth nations seems to be fairly free [much nudity/graphic violence-sex/profanity/obscenity] compared with the nambypamby censorship still going on in america. :roll:



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29 Nov 2012, 9:38 am

All of it's bad, but I think nudity is the worst. Honestly, I really don't want to see anyone's personal parts.All it does is make me want to go vomit.



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29 Nov 2012, 9:42 am

Violence is the worst, IMO.


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30 Nov 2012, 8:18 am

There's nothing wrong with showing any of them on TV. It's the responsibility of parents to keep their children from seeing anything they consider inappropriate. With parental blocks available on everything there's no way they can blame anyone else for their children seeing it.


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30 Nov 2012, 11:22 am

One-Winged-Angel wrote:
There's nothing wrong with showing any of them on TV. It's the responsibility of parents to keep their children from seeing anything they consider inappropriate. With parental blocks available on everything there's no way they can blame anyone else for their children seeing it.


That's true but back in the 90s it was a different story. I was already introduced to South Park when it came out. I'm glad my parents didn't care and even let me play the video game of the same name. Parental blocks are good and all but when parents abuse them, its like they block every channel except the educational ones and the ones with baby shows and if those channels get to violent then they block those too. Another example would be this family buys a satellite dish so they can get 500 more channels on their TV and they block 99% of them (What was the point in getting the satellite dish?). It turns out their preteen child watched a PG-13 movie and had nightmares for a week and the kid invites some friends over to watch TV. After the child blocks, one of the kids says "What's the point in watching TV if you can't watch anything cool?" And then the mother decides to have the dad take back satellite dish (Again what was the point?) And this was a Beavis and Butthead episode.


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30 Nov 2012, 12:10 pm

Violence is by far that which has the most potential to do harm.

But I tend to One-Winged-Angel's view that it is not the reponsibility of broadcasters to suppress content on behalf of viewers.

Publishers publish all manner of offensive material--but parents decide what books are allowed in the house. Retailers offer all manner of explicit and violent content on blu-rays and video games--but parents decide which ones are allowed in the house.

Now, it is certainly true that the internet and cable tv are more difficult to control than books, DVDs and videogames. But the principle still applies: parents hold the primary responsibility for evaluating the maturity levels of their children and making decisions about the propriety of material that their children see, hear and read.


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30 Nov 2012, 1:12 pm

I don't like violence because it can sometimes make me emotional. I prefer comedies that have plenty of toilet humour and nudity. Slapstick violence is OK too.

I just don't like violence like stabbing and things like that because it just disturbs me.


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30 Nov 2012, 1:22 pm

i have no issue with any of them, even in the more extreme forms like saw,

it is a tool for people to explore places we otherwise couldnt or wouldnt, how we relate to it is more important than what it is.


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30 Nov 2012, 4:04 pm

I think violence has the most potential for harm for sure. But I don't think it should be censored either. Let your remote control be your censor if you don't like it.

And I agree on the phenomenal amount of censorship we get in the US. I have a highlight clip on a hockey DVD that has some banter back and forth between two players with F-bombs galore. And the broadcasters (Canadian TV) were laughing about it. Compare to Randy Moss fake-mooning Green Bay fans a few years back and Joe Buck (American TV) going off on a tirade about his lack of respect. Or if some foul language gets picked up on a broadcast on a field mic, the announcers feel the need to apologize to anyone offended by it. Seriously? Get over it, America!



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30 Nov 2012, 8:04 pm

WittyMoniker wrote:
I think violence has the most potential for harm for sure. But I don't think it should be censored either. Let your remote control be your censor if you don't like it.

And I agree on the phenomenal amount of censorship we get in the US. I have a highlight clip on a hockey DVD that has some banter back and forth between two players with F-bombs galore. And the broadcasters (Canadian TV) were laughing about it. Compare to Randy Moss fake-mooning Green Bay fans a few years back and Joe Buck (American TV) going off on a tirade about his lack of respect. Or if some foul language gets picked up on a broadcast on a field mic, the announcers feel the need to apologize to anyone offended by it. Seriously? Get over it, America!

why are americans so nambypamby about language while the rest of the world doens't give a hoot?



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21 Dec 2012, 10:34 am

I think it's all bad



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21 Dec 2012, 10:38 am

I love them all.



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21 Dec 2012, 10:42 am

operationpaperclip wrote:
I love them all.


Seconded!


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21 Dec 2012, 10:42 am

Violence is worst. People get used to the thought of violence as the best way to solve things.

Nudity is okay ... if more people would thing of getting nekkid as the best way to solve problems, then maybe there'd be less violence.

Toilet Humour? Mneh ... I've pretty much heard every variation of every "blue" joke there is.


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21 Dec 2012, 10:52 am

auntblabby wrote:
television in france and the commonwealth nations seems to be fairly free [much nudity/graphic violence-sex/profanity/obscenity] compared with the nambypamby censorship still going on in america. :roll:


Indeed, I wish tv was like that in america, it would be better I think. I've always found censorship here to be annoying and non-sensical.


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