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Postby jase on Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:58 am

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds14998.html

Britcoms too hot for US TV?
03:47 BST, Wednesday 14th July 2004 -- by James Welsh

Are You Being Served? and other British sitcoms might be too hot for US public television.

A report in the Christian Science Monitor quotes the manager of a PBS station in San Diego as saying that bawdy Britcoms which "thrive on double entendre" cause worries about whether the station is "on thin ice" while the American media regulator, the FCC, is trying to clamp down on indecency.

The report indicates that PBS have started bleeping expletives out of various shows in its lineup, including Prime Suspect.


lol.

What is the world coming to?

Cheap, badly-made but innocent comedy series is now seen as too much for the clearly sensitive American pallet.

I can't believe that a programme made when its originators still pretty much thought that flashing a bit of ankle was out of order is too risky to show on public television!

For comparison, Channel Four (a state-owned commercial-revenue terrestrial network in the UK) will be showing the uncut version of Baise Moi later this year, having already done so on their satellite film channel recently.

America really needs to get a grip of its religious nutters -- this is hilarious.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:10 pm

Yeah, the US is going crazy about decency on TV these days. Since we saw Janet's boobie, every nut job out there is trying to get their 15 minutes of fame or make a few bucks by suing everyone.

You'd think kids would be more traumatized by the violence and carnage shown during the endless Iraq coverage on TV. :roll:
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:05 pm

What's new with any of this?

Twenty five years ago I was a regular viewer of The Benny Hill Show.

Now we have Benny Hinn, which a bigger spoof yet.

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Postby TheWizard on Wed Jul 14, 2004 2:10 pm

If some shows are too risky for PBS, then they simply don't have to pick up those shows. There are plenty of other stations (probably not public ones) which will gladly pick up a show if it uses curse words.

I liked the series "Playmakers" on ESPN. It was an intriguing drama, but it was also neat to hear the actors swear...and ESPN didn't bleep the words out. Is this appropriate for children? No. Although, their parents can control the TV they watch...sort of. Besides, it's not like they haven't heard the words before at school. In fact, curse words are even listed in the dictionary. Type in the f-word or s-word at www.m-w.com and you'll see what I mean.
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Postby Dartman on Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:13 pm

Well Janets Boobie was a good smoke screen for a bunch of problems the president and Janets Brother are having, plus she's back in the limelite.
They want to keep us distracted from other much more improtant isues and maybe clamp down on all this troubling free speach and things we seem to have. #-o
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:20 am

Where's the 'V-Chip' that was forced on you guys in America?

I thought tit was supposed to remove the boobies and other bad things (like a Busch speech).
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Postby Kennyshin on Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:03 am

Well, American and Japanese TV is too secular for South Koreans even in the 21st century. :D
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