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Date Posted: 08/11/03 8:37am
Author: Bix
Subject: Censorship
In reply to: Julia 's message, "Re: I have a question about a "Too Hot" Episode With Colin>" on 08/11/03 5:46am

There are certain remarks and actions done by the performers (the repetitious "200-pound snatch" comment, for example, or when Brad pretended to stick a police baton up Wayne's butt) that either slip by the censors or are casually overlooked. Kind of like, "Oh, it's not that bad, we'll just leave it in." This could be done for continuity reasons, so that the episode flows better without too many bleeps and sharp cuts, or for that ever-popular ratings contest.

When the "bad stuff" is cut out on ABC Family, that's because it's being repeated on a supposedly family-friendly channel, as opposed to being a first-run network viewing to test the waters and see what people think about it. In other words, rather than have people email and write in about a rerun where they're protesting an erection comment, it's easier to bleep/cut it to begin with. Granted, we know it's still there, but the censors help to make the show a little more family-friendly; kids don't sit and study people's mouths all that much.

The censorship doesn't have so much to do with the time slot itself as it has to do with the show's racier segments being repeated over and over again. Once a show is edited, the network wants to be able to keep playing it without going back and re-editing something that has probably been overly edited to begin with.

Anyone got an idea how many times a WL episode is edited? I'm guessing, after the initial job of sorting out the basic format, that an average show is edited at least four times BEFORE the censors see it (to work on the action, the sound, the transitions, etc.), then a couple of times after the censors complain about something, and then again a time or two for ABC Family's edits.

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