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Title: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 08, 2017, 10:37:34 AM
Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners who used to threaten his wife with his fists and making the famous lines "You're going to the moon." 

Ed Asner, as Lou Grant in Mary Tyler Moore, where he told Mary in the pilot episode " Hey Mary you have a nice caboose" meaning he though her ass was hot, as in those days all freight trains used cabooses at the rear of the train.

Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy spanking Lucy.

Those were classic and made TV funny, but with today's worlds standards and the escalation of acts of men toward women being degrading, modern television would not allow this thing as political activists groups would be making headlines and protesting the networks if a show like these were aired today.


Here is another twist All In The Family which allowed for censorship to be relaxed such as allowing phrases "What the Hell" and  allowing the toilet to be mentioned (and heard) plus allowing politics to be talked about on network TV and subjects such as the Vietnam protests and women's lib, along with talking about sexual promiscuous and the related were taboo as Rolling Stones when on the Ed Sullivan Show had to change the lyrics to their hit song Lets Spend The Night Together to  as the hint of sex could not even be mentioned at all originally, would not be allowed in today's world either.

Then look at the Honeymooners again, and What's Happening which used humor derived at poking fun at overweight people.  That is a big no no today.  I do not even think that Good Times or Maude (two more Norman Lear programs) could not be aired today with their controversial themes. 

It seems like slapstick comedy, obese jokes,  funny statements about punching females and commentary are not at all acceptable many decades later.  Any other things about modern television that changed comedy or even drama that can't be aired today?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 08, 2017, 11:00:57 AM
Smoking is minimal.

A group of 4 friends has about 78 races and nationalities among them, in order not to offend anyone.

Remember many years ago the biggest issue was glasses?  Usually a group of kids had at least one wearing glasses, so that kids with glasses watching the show would feel like they would fit in.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 08, 2017, 11:12:23 AM
Yes that is a great one.  Smoking!  As previous stars would smoke on camera, nowadays with the clean air act, nobody dares to feature them except when making a point about smoking being bad.

The last shows I remember were back in the 80's. Simon & Simon, where Gerald McRainey lit up smokes while playing Rick Simon was the last of that era with maybe a little spillage into the 90's.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: LM117 on July 08, 2017, 11:54:07 AM
For over-the-air TV, Sanford & Son.

(Warning: NSFW)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7HQiqvwQ5Xk (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7HQiqvwQ5Xk)
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: english si on July 08, 2017, 11:59:37 AM
This segment from the mid-90s on a satire of the news would never get on the BBC today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 08, 2017, 12:13:57 PM


Flintstones and the Smoking commercials. If this commercial aired today then lawsuits would go off the charts.




If Flintstones did the commercial then it would have a Pepe Frog type fallout here too.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pepe-frog-creator-wants-make-him-symbol-peace-love-n779101


https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3936554/creator-of-pepe-the-frog-white-supremacist-meme-wants-to-reclaim-him-as-universal-symbol-of-peace-and-love/






Here is the fallout here.



Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 08, 2017, 12:14:27 PM
Old Motorweek episodes reference Asian automakers as "Orientals" which would probably be considered derogatory today.  There are a ton of them on the 70s, 80s, and 90s car thread.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Brian556 on July 08, 2017, 12:34:19 PM
On Married With Children, Al Bundy always made fun of overweight women.

On the first episode of MTV's "The Real World", they featured a gay guy with AIDS, as if to suggest that all or almost all gays had AIDS.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on July 08, 2017, 03:19:47 PM
People today don't realize that some famous classic cartoons such as Looney Tunes and the Flintstones were not originally intended to be for children/family viewing. It's kind of like the Simpsons and South Parks and Family Guys of today are just the evolution of animation intended for adult viewing that grew out of that era.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: SidS1045 on July 08, 2017, 04:41:53 PM
Flintstones and the Smoking commercials. If this commercial aired today then lawsuits would go off the charts.

Cigarette commercials were banned on radio and TV by an act of Congress, effective January 2, 1971.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: GaryV on July 08, 2017, 04:46:23 PM
Speedy Gonzales.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: mgk920 on July 08, 2017, 05:06:25 PM
Several years ago, the planned showing of a series of old Charlie Chan movies was cancelled after the network bosses got cold feet over a fear of offending Asians.

:rolleyes:

Also, the old 'I can't believe I ate the whole thing' series of Pepto-Bismol ads, over fear of offending Italians.

Mike
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Big John on July 08, 2017, 05:12:51 PM
^^ And it was a flop since people did not remember it was an Alka-Seltzer ad, along with the spicy meatball ad.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: nexus73 on July 08, 2017, 06:20:59 PM


Flintstones and the Smoking commercials. If this commercial aired today then lawsuits would go off the charts.




If Flintstones did the commercial then it would have a Pepe Frog type fallout here too.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pepe-frog-creator-wants-make-him-symbol-peace-love-n779101


https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/3936554/creator-of-pepe-the-frog-white-supremacist-meme-wants-to-reclaim-him-as-universal-symbol-of-peace-and-love/






Here is the fallout here.





Candy cigarettes, remember them?  After TV commercials disappeared with Jan 1, 1971 being the last day, as was mentioned during the Rose Bowl broadcast by NBC (it can be found on Youtube), the advertising had to be sneakier.  When watching a replay of the NFC Championshop game from January 1982 ("The Catch" DAL at SF), one sees a prominent Marlboro billboard in Candlestick Park.  As restrictions on advertising got tighter, point of sale advertising got more emphasis.  Joe Camel and Camelbucks anyone?

Now we have Pepe/Kek and Kekistan.  Shadilay!  As mass media turned into niche markets, so one could make TV shows garnering 1 to 2 percent marketshares a doable proposition, the real mass phenomenon became the meme.  Just like the weather, they're random action elements that can erupt at any time, sweep across the nation and then poof, they're last week's news.  Instead of commercials made by Madison Avenue, now it is whatever bubbles up from the audience that makes the splash!  I find it entertaining.

Rick
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 08, 2017, 06:31:38 PM
^^ And it was a flop since people did not remember it was an Alka-Seltzer ad, along with the spicy meatball ad.


Sweet & sour snails
Poached oysters
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Desert Man on July 08, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
Ethnic, racial and cultural stereotypes on commercials, comedies and cartoons are NOT acceptable in today's societal norms, esp. we became opposing of racism, as well sexism, anti-semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism and ageism. Either this attitude started in the 1930s by the MPAA banned defamatory imagery of groups of people in film, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and PCness was a 1990s trend.

3 examples are the Alka-Seltzer ad from 1969 features an Italian-American family, actors in a commercial take set, the 1966 ad of Mountain Dew features poor whites or hillbillies with the commercial version of the soft drink, and the 1970 Fritos ad starring their retired Mexican character the Frito Bandito. (all can be found on Youtube).

My wife, who's of Mexican (technically Spanish and Apache), Italian and Filipino descent doesn't take offense from these commercials. I'm of half-French/Flemish, Scottish, German and Cherokee Indian descent. I've seen western movies portray Native Americans as savages and a movie character Detective Clouseau of the Pink Panther anthology played by Peter Sellers received negative attention in France for being a very "crude" French stereotype.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 08, 2017, 08:21:14 PM
Some violence scenes from Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons, it was a kid show then.

And stuff we saw in the 1967-70 Spider-man cartoon who wouldn't be made today.

The 1980s classic kids show You Can't Do that on Television is perfectly named, I doubt we could do the same kinds of skits today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bandit957 on July 08, 2017, 08:39:55 PM
A lot of stuff went right past the censors. There was an episode of 'CHiPs' where Erik Estrada made a big deal about the number 69, and the censors didn't catch it.

Around the same time, there was a set of episodes on 'Sesame Street' where several of the characters flew to Hawaii. The scene where Oscar the Grouch tries to take his trash can through the metal detector is full of very subtle adult jokes.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 08, 2017, 09:13:39 PM
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-55b274e0/turbine/bs-ed-jolson-letter-20150726)
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: freebrickproductions on July 08, 2017, 09:22:49 PM
Speedy Gonzales.

Ironically, IIRC, Mexicans actually love that character.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 08, 2017, 09:39:52 PM
Speedy Gonzales.

Ironically, IIRC, Mexicans actually love that character.

"Hey, Rosita come quick
Down at the cantina they giving green stamps with tequila!!"


Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: 1995hoo on July 08, 2017, 09:50:54 PM
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Duke87 on July 09, 2017, 12:04:04 AM
Doug Funnie having a best friend nicknamed "Skeet". Though, this one is not a case of changing standards - the show predates the existence of the current slang term "skeet" and it's entirely a coincidence.


A movie, not a TV show, but the whole sequence with the Indian tribe in Peter Pan would never fly today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bandit957 on July 09, 2017, 12:08:51 AM
When I was growing up, because of the Calgon commersh, every time someone said that "we need more" anything, someone would always say, "Ancient Chinese secret, huh?"

"We need more Froot Loops!"

"Ancient Chinese secret, huh?"
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bandit957 on July 09, 2017, 12:18:55 AM
One thing you never see on TV anymore is commercials for bubble gum. I have no idea why.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 09, 2017, 12:44:52 AM
See how Camels agree with your throat:


And two just for me....which you'll never see again:


Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: jeffandnicole on July 09, 2017, 01:03:58 AM
Speedy Gonzales.

Ironically, IIRC, Mexicans actually love that character.

Much of the time, it's a very small subset of a culture that gets upset about something. They contact the media; the media does a story about how upset these people are, and eventually someone decides to apologize or change a law or whatever.

In many cases, if you take a careful look at the news story, the protesters may number in the teens or twenties. Careful editing will make it appear that the screen is full of protesters. But you continuously see the same people over and over again.  Most people aren't offended, and the results of the protest make it worse for them rather than helping.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 09, 2017, 08:58:57 AM
One thing you never see on TV anymore is commercials for bubble gum. I have no idea why.

Not even Saturday AM cartoons?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: SP Cook on July 09, 2017, 09:07:22 AM

Not even Saturday AM cartoons?

Those are gone too.   The FCC came up with a rule about educational content and the networks had to swap the cartoons out for cheaply made nature shows. 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: The Nature Boy on July 09, 2017, 09:26:04 AM

Not even Saturday AM cartoons?

Those are gone too.   The FCC came up with a rule about educational content and the networks had to swap the cartoons out for cheaply made nature shows.

It's actually worse than that.

Congress came up with the rule, the FCC didn't enforce it very well for 6 years, and then they were pressured by Congress to do something. If the FCC had come up with it, it could be repealed relatively easy but getting rid of the E/I requirement is going to take an act of Congress now.

It's a shame because Congress basically killed the tradition of Saturday morning cartoons.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: thenetwork on July 09, 2017, 09:37:24 AM
I was watching an episode of Johnny Carson on TV last night from 1974, and Ed McMahon was mentioning a fundraiser he was going to attend to benefit "retarded" children.

Now the PC term is "mentally challenged".
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: LM117 on July 09, 2017, 11:49:16 AM

Not even Saturday AM cartoons?

Those are gone too.   The FCC came up with a rule about educational content and the networks had to swap the cartoons out for cheaply made nature shows.

It's actually worse than that.

Congress came up with the rule, the FCC didn't enforce it very well for 6 years, and then they were pressured by Congress to do something. If the FCC had come up with it, it could be repealed relatively easy but getting rid of the E/I requirement is going to take an act of Congress now.

It's a shame because Congress basically killed the tradition of Saturday morning cartoons.

Congress fucking things up...what else is new? :meh:
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: 1995hoo on July 09, 2017, 12:56:56 PM
Here's an old favorite from the DC area. I'm sure they'd never allow the two kids at the end today because they'd call it stereotypical.

If the singer's voice sounds familiar, that's because it's Nils Lofgren.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 09, 2017, 01:52:17 PM
Any Tex Avery cartoon would had triggered the various Peggy Charen and others trigglypuffs.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4832ax_batty-baseball-1944_fun
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: I-39 on July 09, 2017, 05:40:03 PM
Johnny Bravo on Cartoon Network would never be allowed today. That should had a mild edginess to it and people are too sensitive these days.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 09, 2017, 06:31:48 PM
I couldn't resist to post this one. ^^;   We won't see "real news" on CNN anymore with all the #CNNBlackmail and #CNNmemewars happening.  :pan:

But we could still watch various Downfall parodies clips on Youtube/Dailymotion/Vimeo/etc.... ;)
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 09, 2017, 07:35:33 PM
We don't see a scene like that often in any recent Disney toons.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 09, 2017, 07:52:45 PM


The TV edition of Ghostbusters. I don't think the part of Slimer kissing the front desk lady would work in 2017. Certain people will find that offensive though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 09, 2017, 07:57:24 PM
http://ghostbusters.wikia.com/wiki/The_Bogeyman_Is_Back.

That episode storyline cannot be done anymore due to the sensitivity of the post 9/11 fallout.




Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: GCrites80s on July 09, 2017, 08:00:03 PM
We don't see a scene like that often in any recent Disney toons.

I seem to recall Baloo drinking at Louie's before flying fairly often.

The Duke Boys definitely were seen drinking beer at the Boar's Nest then hopping in the General if they had to chase someone.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Takumi on July 09, 2017, 10:47:39 PM
Pretty much this whole skit. Especially the line "well today you're not gay, but one day you wake up, you like men, Gerald Ford dies and we're screwed!" and the Zimbabwe part.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 09, 2017, 11:36:17 PM
There was a (classic) Hawaii Five-O that was only seen once.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: okc1 on July 10, 2017, 09:09:33 AM
I suspect Quick Draw McGraw, Yosemite Sam, and other cartoon characters using guns casually were pulled for fear kids would copy them.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: 21stCenturyRoad on July 10, 2017, 10:16:54 AM
Anything by Archie Bunker
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: SP Cook on July 10, 2017, 10:42:36 AM
There was a (classic) Hawaii Five-O that was only seen once.

Really?  Details?

I do know that I Love Lucy had probably the first use of what became a sit-com standard of a Christmas Carol with Fred as Scrooge, but appartently is was so unfunny and mean spirited that it was never rerun and not included in the syndication until being "found" (it really was not lost) and released in the early 90s.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on July 10, 2017, 12:12:39 PM
There was a (classic) Hawaii Five-O that was only seen once.

Really?  Details?


Per Wikipedia: "Bored, She Hung Herself", the 16th episode of the second season, depicted a Five-O investigation into the apparent suicide of a woman by hanging, which she was supposedly practicing as part of a health regimen. A viewer reportedly died trying the same technique, and as a result, the episode was not rebroadcast, was never included in any syndication packages, and has not been included on any DVD release of the show to date
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: vdeane on July 10, 2017, 01:13:06 PM
Per Wikipedia: "Bored, She Hung Herself", the 16th episode of the second season, depicted a Five-O investigation into the apparent suicide of a woman by hanging, which she was supposedly practicing as part of a health regimen. A viewer reportedly died trying the same technique, and as a result, the episode was not rebroadcast, was never included in any syndication packages, and has not been included on any DVD release of the show to date
Sounds like the Porygon episode of the Pokemon anime.  The episode included rapidly flashing colors that gave kids seizures; the dubbing company was prepared to edit the video to fix it, but instead the episode received an international ban and will never be seen again.

Speaking of anime, content standards in Japan have gotten stricter in recent years, so even some 90s anime/manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura could not be produced today, which has actually affected recent releases; Sailor Moon Crystal had to edit out the nightmare fuel to make the monsters less scary, and the new arc of Cardcaptor Sakura actually has one of the minor characters written out entirely.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 10, 2017, 05:16:37 PM
No one would use a revolver-telephone like Cool McCool anymore.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 10, 2017, 06:12:18 PM
Anything by Archie Bunker


Anything by Bill Cosby will not be allowed on TV today for pretty obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 10, 2017, 06:17:49 PM


If you are from Los Angeles You remember the Wally George show. This person would not be on local TV today. If Wally George was done today then it would be on national news every night like any rant the president makes on Twitter.










If Morton Downey did his show today then it would be a battle on Cable News over the presidents connections to two talk show host in question both Wally George and Morton Downey and it becomes a cabinet scandal.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 10, 2017, 07:18:02 PM
The 1983 Inspector Gadget cartoon showed her niece Penny in various perils and often being the damsel in distress.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 11, 2017, 08:49:38 AM
Speedy Gonzales.

Ironically, IIRC, Mexicans actually love that character.

Much of the time, it's a very small subset of a culture that gets upset about something. They contact the media; the media does a story about how upset these people are, and eventually someone decides to apologize or change a law or whatever.

In many cases, if you take a careful look at the news story, the protesters may number in the teens or twenties. Careful editing will make it appear that the screen is full of protesters. But you continuously see the same people over and over again.  Most people aren't offended, and the results of the protest make it worse for them rather than helping.
Also to note the same was done with the baseball strike a long while ago.  The media reported how disappointed fans wanted scabs to be hired to play ball while the regular players whined and boycotted playing to have game being played.  However, once replacement players started playing then the same media reported how the fans were not going to watch the game until the real players came back.    As illogical as that sounds, it really is logical because the media in both reports interviewed a different set of fans, but in both cases made it sound like it was the majority both times.

Yes the media can make a few people look like a majority.   That is why we have so many political wars today, as because one newsworthy event in one state's community goes viral it makes one think that the majority is that way when it just a small bunch of people in one corner of the US actually feeling what is being reported.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 11, 2017, 09:28:15 AM
The 1983 Inspector Gadget cartoon showed her niece Penny in various perils and often being the damsel in distress.

I thought Penny and Brian more often than not were the one bailing Gadget out because he was an idiot?  :eyebrow:
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Henry on July 11, 2017, 10:04:01 AM
Anything with Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, particularly because the former always gets blown up or falls off a cliff in his attempts to catch the latter. Although, during the one time when he actually succeeds, he holds up a sign saying I FINALLY CAUGHT HIM...NOW WHAT DO I DO? or something to that effect.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: kurumi on July 11, 2017, 12:02:42 PM
"They'll never let us show that one again -- not in a million years!"


(jump to 3:20; apparently cannot embed a link with a timestamp)
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: PHLBOS on July 11, 2017, 02:20:13 PM
Believe it or not, that exact commercial was still being shown (though not as frequently) some 15 to 20 years after its initial airing.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: hm insulators on July 12, 2017, 02:00:38 PM
Underoos! Remember when Underoos came out in the late '70s? Numerous ads on Saturday morning TV featuring children of about nine or ten wearing Underoos dancing, prancing and singing about the advertised product. A pedophile's wet dream come true. Won't ever see that again today!
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Big John on July 12, 2017, 02:22:02 PM
SNL skit that aired only once since it took potshots at the parent company: Not a valid vimeo URL
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bandit957 on July 12, 2017, 02:47:20 PM
If the networks had any sense, they'd boycott scab baseball games.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: SectorZ on July 12, 2017, 03:16:14 PM
If the networks had any sense, they'd boycott scab baseball games.

Scab games? Like games with non-union players? I mean, we haven't replacement players in a strike in baseball, well, ever (expect for spring training in 1995 - not real baseball).
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 12, 2017, 08:23:17 PM

I thought Penny and Brian more often than not were the one bailing Gadget out because he was an idiot?  :eyebrow:

There's that but there's more from what I saw on a website called TVTropes.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 12, 2017, 10:22:26 PM
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/340542-john-oliver-roasts-sinclair-medias-conservative-slant


http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/sinclair-boris-epshteyn-increase-segments-donald-trump-1202490923/


http://www.times-standard.com/article/NJ/20170705/NEWS/170709951


How about the fact that Sinclair owns the most TV stations around the USA.  Note lots of stuff may not appear on TV today due to how powerful Sinclair TV leaders are.


http://www.politico.com/media/tipsheets/morning-media/2017/07/10/sinclair-triples-down-on-boris-russian-runaround-newspapers-team-up-to-take-on-google-facebook-001306
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: mgk920 on July 12, 2017, 10:48:31 PM
Mr. Magoo.

Mike
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on July 12, 2017, 11:19:04 PM
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/A-pair-of-decades-old-policies-may-change-the-way-11246082.php (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/A-pair-of-decades-old-policies-may-change-the-way-11246082.php)


http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/local-tv/tegna-mum-nexstar-merger-keen-growth/166121 (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/local-tv/tegna-mum-nexstar-merger-keen-growth/166121)



SOme articles about Nexstar and Sinclair will determine how certain TV content will be handled in some parts of the nation.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: jp the roadgeek on July 16, 2017, 04:37:22 PM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Takumi on July 16, 2017, 07:55:02 PM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 16, 2017, 08:44:05 PM
Does anyone date on TV shows anymore having platonic relationships?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Henry on July 17, 2017, 10:20:56 AM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.
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Post by: Takumi on July 17, 2017, 10:25:23 AM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.
Jet Airliner was censored, Money wasn't.
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Post by: mgk920 on July 17, 2017, 11:07:59 AM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.
Jet Airliner was censored, Money wasn't.

Many radio stations did censor Money, too.

Mike
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Post by: capt.ron on July 17, 2017, 02:21:06 PM
Beavis and Butthead (early 1990's episodes).
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Post by: thenetwork on July 17, 2017, 06:28:53 PM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.

I thought the edited version of "Jet Airliner" said "Funky Kicks going down in the city"???
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Post by: cjk374 on July 17, 2017, 06:30:03 PM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.
Jet Airliner was censored, Money wasn't.

Many radio stations did censor Money, too.

Mike

I hear the unedited versions of Money, Jet Airliner, & $$ for Nothing on my radio TODAY.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: dvferyance on July 17, 2017, 06:38:23 PM
Mr Haney used the W word which refers to an illegal immigrant on Green Acres. I believe Mr Kimball also used that same word on the show. That was back in 1965 would never be allowed on TV today.
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Post by: roadman65 on July 17, 2017, 09:32:45 PM
Money for Nothing got the F word deleted in some stations. I believe that was originally a crack toward George Michael's sexuality in its video. Now it would be controversial to use it of course.
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Post by: jp the roadgeek on July 17, 2017, 09:36:43 PM
I remember when MTV and VH-1 used to edit Tom Petty's You Don't Know How it Feels video and the line "Let's roll another joint" to make joint sound like "tnioj".   
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Post by: roadman65 on July 17, 2017, 09:53:25 PM
Pissed off could not be said and since the 90s it was even said on Law and Order by Benjamin Bratt in one of his episodes he starred in.

Also the classification of Black can't be used anymore thanks to two nameless phony reverends who say its politically incorrect and racist even though many Africans I know, who are very pro Obama and anti Trump have no issues being called Blacks whatsoever.

However TV must comply with the same brass who owns the news.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: thenetwork on July 17, 2017, 11:22:03 PM
What really bugs me (no pun intended) is that all of these Bible-Thumpin' TV watchdogs who thought a kid was gonna turn into a criminal by watching "violent" Bugs Bunny/Road Runner/Tom & Jerry cartoons.  Yet I don't know of too many murderers (etal) said they got their ideas from watching Saturday Morning Cartoons.

These TV policing groups got all these cartoons edited or banned, yet the real problem at that time (and still is to a degree) was the Music/MTV videos of gansta rappers, Madonna-ish slut puppies, and violent video games (that put "firepower" into their hands) which corrupted the young minds and bred future criminals far more than animation ever did. 

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Post by: bing101 on July 18, 2017, 12:37:36 AM


Well Mark Hyman would do well in some states but not in my area though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Henry on July 18, 2017, 10:32:09 AM
Not TV, but just heard Money For Nothing by Dire Straits on the radio.  Now, most stations edit the second verse because it contains 3 instances of the British word for cigarette.  Yet, Ill regularly hear the other F word unedited when I hear Who Are You? by The Who.
To my knowledge, WKLR in Richmond does the opposite. Who Are You is censored and Money For Nothing still has cigarettes.
What about the Steve Miller Band's Jet Airliner and Pink Floyd's Money? Both songs mention BS in their lyrics, although the former is often edited to "funky stuff"; I don't know about the latter.

I thought the edited version of "Jet Airliner" said "Funky Kicks going down in the city"???
You're exactly right; I momentarily forgot what it said, probably because it's been a while since the last time I heard it.
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Post by: spooky on July 18, 2017, 11:00:16 AM
Law&Order (both the original and SVU) have instances where the f-word (the gay slur, not the one for fornication) is used. Both shows are re-run on several networks; some censor the word, some do not.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Desert Man on July 18, 2017, 12:39:55 PM
Both TV and radio are subject to content regulations, standards and practices. Avoidance of graphic, controversial, non-kid-friendly, offensive, sensitive and "taboo" subjects is the norm. With PC-ness, the term "ghetto" like "that's so gay", "retarded", "redneck" and "illegals" are deemed hate speech of some kind. Like this song from the 1970s, the world is a a ghetto by the multiracial band War - white, black, Latino and Native American members.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: english si on July 18, 2017, 06:21:54 PM
3 instances of the British word for cigarette.
You mean bundle of sticks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(unit)), or ball of offal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)).

The word for cigarettes only has the first three letters.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 18, 2017, 08:01:17 PM
Both TV and radio are subject to content regulations, standards and practices. Avoidance of graphic, controversial, non-kid-friendly, offensive, sensitive and "taboo" subjects is the norm. With PC-ness, the term "ghetto" like "that's so gay", "retarded", "redneck" and "illegals" are deemed hate speech of some kind. Like this song from the 1970s, the world is a a ghetto by the multiracial band War - white, black, Latino and Native American members.

Good Times used ghetto alot. That was a social class sitcom of the 70s that had a African American ensemble too.
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Post by: Big John on July 18, 2017, 08:06:03 PM
Even Elvis sang In the Ghetto:
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: jp the roadgeek on July 18, 2017, 08:34:04 PM
Even Elvis sang In the Ghetto:

So did Cartman

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: thenetwork on July 18, 2017, 10:55:21 PM
Even Elvis sang In the Ghetto:


And his mother cried...
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: OracleUsr on July 19, 2017, 07:07:45 AM
Speaking of radio cuts, does any radio station play the full version of "Killing in the Name of" or "The Bartender Song" with the original lyrics?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: 1995hoo on July 19, 2017, 08:29:26 AM
3 instances of the British word for cigarette.
You mean bundle of sticks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(unit)), or ball of offal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)).

The word for cigarettes only has the first three letters.

I recall Mr Brains (http://mrbrains.co.uk) were fighting with Facebook because the latter would not allow them to refer to their product by name.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Henry on July 21, 2017, 09:45:57 AM
Many Mike & Molly reruns (mostly from the earlier seasons) censor certain offensive words (such as bitch, getting laid and masturbation) with ellipses in their captioning. Similarly, NYPD Blue does the same thing with a series of X's along with the audible muting out of the word.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: tchafe1978 on July 21, 2017, 01:13:37 PM
Speaking of radio cuts, does any radio station play the full version of "Killing in the Name of" or "The Bartender Song" with the original lyrics?
I've heard Killing In the Name on radio both with the final verse completely cut out and with the final verse included the the F word cut. But it's been awhile since I've heard the latter version.

LGL56VL

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on July 21, 2017, 03:24:06 PM
I don't think this movie would had been made today. O_o You can be sure then lots of trigglypuffs and snowflakes will do a big uproar.


Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Desert Man on July 21, 2017, 08:23:28 PM
In 2017, American TV tolerates two animated sitcoms (FOX's Family Guy and Comedy Central's South Park) are full of racist, anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic jokes, references to welfare poor people and "cripples" (the physically disabled), and crude, juvenile, toilet and shock humor. Imagine as recently as 20-25 years ago, the FCC wouldn't allow MTV's Beavis and Butthead known for the character's criminality, and FOX's the Simpsons which has dark, negative and pessimistic satire, to get away with much gross or un-PC material on the air or advertisers dare to sponsor these comedies. 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: GCrites80s on July 23, 2017, 05:40:15 PM
3 instances of the British word for cigarette.
You mean bundle of sticks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(unit)), or ball of offal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)).

The word for cigarettes only has the first three letters.


OK, do British people really call cigarettes "bundles of sticks" or is that just something they tell Americans because we don't know they're taking the piss?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Takumi on July 23, 2017, 06:31:35 PM
3 instances of the British word for cigarette.
You mean bundle of sticks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(unit)), or ball of offal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)).

The word for cigarettes only has the first three letters.


OK, do British people really call cigarettes "bundles of sticks" or is that just something they tell Americans because we don't know they're taking the piss?
They really do.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on July 25, 2017, 02:12:17 PM
In 1985 when Rodney Dangerfield came out in Back To School, he made that appearance walking across the school campus wearing a bathrobe over his swim suit claiming he did not like to change clothes in front of other guys for fear of being pinned to a guy name Steve. 

Now to feature that in film would be considered a homophobic remark and would not even be at all as humorous as jokes about the alternative lifestyles used to be.
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Post by: PHLBOS on July 25, 2017, 04:31:05 PM
7-word catchphrase from one particular Seinfeld episode: "Not that there's anything WRONG with that!"
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on August 23, 2017, 10:04:10 PM
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Takumi on August 24, 2017, 10:31:09 AM
R. Budd Dwyer's public suicide being broadcast uncensored.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: nexus73 on August 24, 2017, 12:15:07 PM
"Johnny Quest" lasted one season.  It was cancelled for being too violent.  Even "Old TV" from the Sixties had its limits.  The Smothers Brothers got KO'ed by social conservative PC types.  Oh well, we did get "Laugh-In", which set the table nicely for the original SNL. 

"South Park" surprises me by hanging in there during these oh-so-PC times. 

Rick
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Post by: Desert Man on August 24, 2017, 01:11:15 PM
600th registered post, 100th post on this thread.

I seriously doubt America will go back to the 1950s puritan, prudish or "proper" TV  standards, because if we did that, shows won't allow female characters to say they're "pregnant" if they really are (written into the show script) or couples will sleep in separate beds.  I'm convinced All in the Family of the 1970s became banned TV network material by the 1990s, so don't expect a reboot of the Bunkers. In the 2000s, the Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake Super Bowl 38 scandal on global live TV made the FCC crack-down on any indecent material not seen since the 1960s. Ironically in the 1980s, there were subjects children didn't know about like pregnancy (I was age 9 when I found out where babies came from...technically not completely, just saw a teacher pregnant on campus).
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: formulanone on August 24, 2017, 01:58:10 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on August 24, 2017, 02:05:48 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.

"Network" TV, not much.  Cable/Satellite push the envelope much further.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: formulanone on August 24, 2017, 02:15:21 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.

"Network" TV, not much.  Cable/Satellite push the envelope much further.

I saw enough as a nine-year-old on HBO (and sometimes on the scrambled channels) to be sure to say "network."
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Post by: CapeCodder on August 24, 2017, 04:30:31 PM
I remember when MTV and VH-1 used to edit Tom Petty's You Don't Know How it Feels video and the line "Let's roll another joint" to make joint sound like "tnioj".

I remember that. I would ask my mom what a tnioj was. She'd get all flustered. Granted I was 5 at the time. My mom let me watch MTV by then (yeah, she wasn't exactly the most thoughtful mother.)
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Post by: vdeane on August 24, 2017, 08:10:34 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...
What about a penguin?
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Post by: davewiecking on August 24, 2017, 08:14:54 PM
What's that penguin doing there?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on August 24, 2017, 08:27:35 PM
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/070/0/5175241/il_fullxfull.813350802_66k6.jpg)
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Post by: mgk920 on August 24, 2017, 09:40:37 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...
What about a penguin?

Also cats.

Mike
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Post by: thenetwork on August 24, 2017, 09:50:39 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.

"Network" TV, not much.  Cable/Satellite push the envelope much further.

Obviously, you haven't seen Family Feud over the last 5 years.  Pretty much every other survey has "penis" as an answer, or some sort of crude humor answer.  Sad part of it all is this is why you can find episodes and reruns of Steve Harvey hosted episodes for no less than 8 hours a day across local TV and cable channels.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on August 24, 2017, 09:54:18 PM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.

"Network" TV, not much.  Cable/Satellite push the envelope much further.

Obviously, you haven't seen Family Feud over the last 5 years.  Pretty much every other survey has "penis" as an answer, or some sort of crude humor answer.  Sad part of it all is this is why you can find episodes and reruns of Steve Harvey hosted episodes for no less than 8 hours a day across local TV and cable channels.

IMO, they killed Feud.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Desert Man on August 27, 2017, 12:00:31 PM
TV shows or cartoons will not mock or make fun of people with disabilities, like Mr Magoo (blind) or Porky Pig (stuttering). Now we have sitcoms and dramas feature people with disabilities like Speechless - named for a character, a teenager in a wheelchair unable to speak, and the Good Doctor (coming this fall) - the main character has autism. At least they don't degrade or insult, they feature the disabled as everyday, ordinary people.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: thenetwork on August 27, 2017, 05:21:53 PM
TV shows or cartoons will not mock or make fun of people with disabilities, like Mr Magoo (blind) or Porky Pig (stuttering).


Barry Kripke says, "Hewwo"

(https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.wBZ6yO0nXvq6_aWqsg-gPgEsCo&pid=15.1&P=0&w=315&h=178)
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Post by: Stephane Dumas on August 27, 2017, 06:09:29 PM
  I'm convinced All in the Family of the 1970s became banned TV network material by the 1990s, so don't expect a reboot of the Bunkers.

It reminds me of a MAD-tv skit aired in 2001 just before Carroll O'Connor passed away about what if "All in the Family" was revived in the 2000s.
 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: english si on August 27, 2017, 06:17:25 PM
In 2017, American TV tolerates two animated sitcoms (FOX's Family Guy and Comedy Central's South Park) are full of racist, anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic jokes, references to welfare poor people and "cripples" (the physically disabled), and crude, juvenile, toilet and shock humor.
South Park doesn't treat the racism, etc as laudable - unlike the Family Guy manatees they call out Cartman (and others - basically everyone, but it's normally Cartman) on their awfulness rather than basically shout "isn't racism funny" as those manatees do when they put the jokes into Family Guy. Family Guy is garbage and Seth McFarland hates it and wants to end it and it seems crossing the line into unfunny toxicity has done nothing to tank the show in the network's eyes.

South Park hates political correctness (and really hates censorship), but sees people being dicks as not noble either. Family Guy just wants to be awful.
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Imagine as recently as 20-25 years ago, the FCC wouldn't allow MTV's Beavis and Butthead known for the character's criminality, and FOX's the Simpsons which has dark, negative and pessimistic satire, to get away with much gross or un-PC material on the air or advertisers dare to sponsor these comedies.
But Comedy Central could get away with South Park being far more immature 20 years ago - it derived its humor from crude and vulgar things, rather than making fun of such things as it does now:
OK, do British people really call cigarettes "bundles of sticks" or is that just something they tell Americans because we don't know they're taking the piss?
No - 'bundles of sticks' are daggots, cigarettes are 'dags'. Oh, my dinger has slipped, but you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: OracleUsr on August 27, 2017, 06:22:37 PM
I remember a Tex Avery cartoon (I think it was Tex Avery) where you had George and Junior (first strike, throwback to Of Mice and Men) out hunting and everytime Junior screwed up he had to bend over (!!!!) to be kicked in the rear.  Well, one time, George was setting up a dynamite trap (!!!!) which Junior accidentally set off in his face.  When the smoke cleared George was in blackface and he looks up at Junior and in a good imitation of Rochester from the Jack Benny Show, "OKAY JUNIOR BEND OVER"
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Post by: cjk374 on August 27, 2017, 07:13:10 PM
I remember a Tex Avery cartoon (I think it was Tex Avery) where you had George and Junior (first strike, throwback to Of Mice and Men) out hunting and everytime Junior screwed up he had to bend over (!!!!) to be kicked in the rear.  Well, one time, George was setting up a dynamite trap (!!!!) which Junior accidentally set off in his face.  When the smoke cleared George was in blackface and he looks up at Junior and in a good imitation of Rochester from the Jack Benny Show, "OKAY JUNIOR BEND OVER"

Half the time anything blew up on "Tom &Jerry" someone was going to come out of it in black face, maybe even with a bone in either their nose or hair. Also on "Tom & Jerry": Tom's owner (in the older episodes) spoke fluent black dialect. Those same episodes, when they air on TV now, now have another woman's voice that is free of dialect.
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Post by: 1995hoo on August 27, 2017, 07:41:47 PM
TV shows or cartoons will not mock or make fun of people with disabilities, like Mr Magoo (blind) or Porky Pig (stuttering). Now we have sitcoms and dramas feature people with disabilities like Speechless - named for a character, a teenager in a wheelchair unable to speak, and the Good Doctor (coming this fall) - the main character has autism. At least they don't degrade or insult, they feature the disabled as everyday, ordinary people.

When we visited relatives in Florida last month, one of their kids had on some sort of kids' channel (I have no idea what one) and we were struck by the artificial efforts to work so-called "diversity" (as in racial) into the shows wherever possible.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on August 28, 2017, 06:50:57 PM
I remember a Tex Avery cartoon (I think it was Tex Avery) where you had George and Junior (first strike, throwback to Of Mice and Men) out hunting and everytime Junior screwed up he had to bend over (!!!!) to be kicked in the rear.  Well, one time, George was setting up a dynamite trap (!!!!) which Junior accidentally set off in his face.  When the smoke cleared George was in blackface and he looks up at Junior and in a good imitation of Rochester from the Jack Benny Show, "OKAY JUNIOR BEND OVER"

Half the time anything blew up on "Tom &Jerry" someone was going to come out of it in black face, maybe even with a bone in either their nose or hair. Also on "Tom & Jerry": Tom's owner (in the older episodes) spoke fluent black dialect. Those same episodes, when they air on TV now, now have another woman's voice that is free of dialect.
The Roadrunner is more of a classic example as all the traps set for the Roadrunner always ended up being used on Wile E. Coyote and thus never dying from that same device that was to kill the roadrunner.

Yet in one episode Wile E. Coyote did die from a rocket that went into space only to be seen again in the next cartoon anyway.  Although each individual cartoon is to be self contained anyway, but that is the fiction of TV.

As far as All In The Family goes despite all of its humor not being friendly for today's TV, it was the one that busted through the censorship barrier as before that show politics and even the infamous toilet flush were not allowed on TV before that as even the Brady Bunch had a toilet less bathroom in the show. 


Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: noelbotevera on August 28, 2017, 07:38:12 PM
If anybody has seen the 1990-1991 series of Twin Peaks, there's a lot of stuff that'd never be allowed today on that show.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: tchafe1978 on August 29, 2017, 04:36:24 AM
I don't get where people say there is all this stuff that would never be allowed on TV today. Must be people thinking we've gone too politically correct or something. Because have you ever seen The Walking Dead? All sorts of blood, guts, gore and swearing on that show. Granted it's on cable and not "network TV", but it's not on HBO either.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on August 29, 2017, 05:57:24 AM
It all is about political stuff not the gore.   For example watch the Honeymooners, an old sitcom starring Jackie Gleason aired in the mid 50's, and you will see the humor on that show featured Ralph Kramden who was a hot head and loved to threaten his wife by sending her to the moon.   Although we as the viewers always knew he would never physically hurt her as he loved her deeply, it was funny to see him raise his fist to her face and even sometimes use the catchphrase " Bang Zoom" and then use his hands to show the audience that he was sending her flying through the air (presumably to the moon).  Now of course that would be not allowed as that would be considered offensive to many and considered as promoting violence.

All In The Family would not be allowed today as the remarks on the show made by key character Archie Bunker would be considered advocating racism despite at the time of its viewing it was considered by many blacks and other minorities to be a milestone as it brought out subjects that the original TV networks would never allow to be used as topics for any TV show.  Many praised creator Norman Lear, even Star Trek's LeVar Burton, for bringing sex and racism controversy out into the open and ending the rural purge that CBS once had only promoting old fashioned conservative ideals.
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Post by: jeffandnicole on August 29, 2017, 06:12:11 AM
I don't get where people say there is all this stuff that would never be allowed on TV today. Must be people thinking we've gone too politically correct or something. Because have you ever seen The Walking Dead? All sorts of blood, guts, gore and swearing on that show. Granted it's on cable and not "network TV", but it's not on HBO either.

Cable is not regulated like over-the-air channels such as ABC/NBC.  They fall into a grey area where they could do more than over-the-air channels, but less than pay-tv channels.  Those rules have seemingly been relaxed.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: mgk920 on August 29, 2017, 10:05:06 AM
I remember a few years ago when a cable TV network (I forget offhand which one) was planning a Charlie Chan movie festival.  Fantastic series of mystery movies from the earliest days of TV and before.

Yep, the PC Police shot it down.

 :banghead:

Mike
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bandit957 on August 29, 2017, 10:06:05 AM
People blowing a bubble on TV usually isn't allowed these days, for fear it might promote tooth decay.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: SP Cook on August 29, 2017, 01:15:29 PM
The point of All In The Family was totally different.  The creators made up an unrealistic characture of what was then called Nixon's "silent majority" and then exposed him and his supporting cast to sounds true but the facts are changed just enough from the real world to make him and his ideas seem rediculious. 

It was about condesention and ridicule.  As such it has been remade and reworked in 100s of shows since.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Rothman on August 30, 2017, 03:09:10 PM
If anybody has seen the 1990-1991 series of Twin Peaks, there's a lot of stuff that'd never be allowed today on that show.
Like what?  If anything, shows have become more controversial, not less. The old Twin Peaks pales in comparison (Season 3 is different, though, and has had its share of nudity and sex).
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Post by: dvferyance on September 03, 2017, 10:19:50 AM
You can't put much of anything on the narrow widths of a modern TV today: cable boxes, remotes, TV Guides, an antenna, a vase...

For all the "they couldn't get away with that today" talk, things like bloodshed, farting, explicit language, and penis-size innuendos wouldn't have been allowed on network TV 25-30 years ago.

Funny how it all balances out.

"Network" TV, not much.  Cable/Satellite push the envelope much further.

Obviously, you haven't seen Family Feud over the last 5 years.  Pretty much every other survey has "penis" as an answer, or some sort of crude humor answer.  Sad part of it all is this is why you can find episodes and reruns of Steve Harvey hosted episodes for no less than 8 hours a day across local TV and cable channels.
That answer was given back when Louie Anderson was hosting it. That is nothing new.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on September 04, 2017, 09:21:15 AM
I guess the slapstick comedy a la Benny Hill wouldn't be made today.
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Post by: cjk374 on September 04, 2017, 09:31:08 AM
You really don't see any slap-stick comedy anymore. Such a shame.
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Post by: Stephane Dumas on September 05, 2017, 07:41:32 PM
You really don't see any slap-stick comedy anymore. Such a shame.

I agree, some oldies like the Three Stooges still give us laughs
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Post by: roadman65 on September 09, 2017, 11:10:59 AM
NCIS
You really don't see any slap-stick comedy anymore. Such a shame.
NCIS with Gibbs smacking Dinozzo on the back of the head was on rather recently airing that running feature.  Now I think he does it to McGee now that Dinozzo is gone from the show.

The point of All In The Family was totally different.  The creators made up an unrealistic characture of what was then called Nixon's "silent majority" and then exposed him and his supporting cast to sounds true but the facts are changed just enough from the real world to make him and his ideas seem rediculious. 

It was about condesention and ridicule.  As such it has been remade and reworked in 100s of shows since.
The Meathead Character was based on Norman Lear himself and Archie was based on his real dad.  Lear had a relationship similar to Meathead and Archie with his own father and wanted to show the world how a child can be smarter than his parents. 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on October 08, 2017, 10:50:49 PM
The 1983 Inspector Gadget cartoon showed her niece Penny in various perils and often being the damsel in distress.


The 1987 edition of Ducktales showed Webby as a damsel in distress

But in the 2017 edition of Ducktales the current management had to change her into the lead explorer.


In the 1987 edition of Ducktales that show was originally a parody of Indiana Jones in a cartoon. The 2017 Ducktales includes jokes of people who like to yell conspiracy theories.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 08, 2017, 11:21:28 PM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 09, 2017, 08:19:31 AM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?


I didn't saw that one, I remember more the PSA one with Pee-Wee Herman.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Takumi on October 09, 2017, 10:11:42 AM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?

“Before” being the key word here.
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Post by: Henry on October 09, 2017, 10:19:05 AM
As long as Bob Barker is alive, he will not allow certain episodes of The Price is Right to be shown on the air, mainly those with fur coats and other animal-based products, due to his ongoing animal rights cause. Maybe this is why not even the BUZZR game show channel has gotten around to airing his show at the moment.
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Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 09, 2017, 10:31:21 AM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?

“Before” being the key word here.

Exactly....Mario and Ronnie Reagan were $@%in around with War on Drugs.  :-o

Jontron actually did a review all the good 80s Drug PSAs awhile back.

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Post by: jwolfer on October 09, 2017, 02:47:43 PM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?

“Before” being the key word here.

Exactly....Mario and Ronnie Reagan were $@%in around with War on Drugs.  :-o

Jontron actually did a review all the good 80s Drug PSAs awhile back.

Drugs are bad mmmkay

Z981

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on October 10, 2017, 12:10:11 AM
Anyone else remember when Mario saying that drug users would go to Hell before they die?

“Before” being the key word here.

Exactly....Mario and Ronnie Reagan were $@%in around with War on Drugs.  :-o

Jontron actually did a review all the good 80s Drug PSAs awhile back.

Drugs are bad mmmkay

Z981

But which are good?  Which are bad?

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Otto Yamamoto on October 12, 2017, 07:39:43 AM
Pissed off could not be said and since the 90s it was even said on Law and Order by Benjamin Bratt in one of his episodes he starred in.

Also the classification of Black can't be used anymore thanks to two nameless phony reverends who say its politically incorrect and racist even though many Africans I know, who are very pro Obama and anti Trump have no issues being called Blacks whatsoever.

However TV must comply with the same brass who owns the news.
Really. Then what do you call Blacks from Africa, The Caribbean or Europe?

P00I

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Post by: Otto Yamamoto on October 12, 2017, 07:44:06 AM


Well Mark Hyman would do well in some states but not in my area though.
This is really constructive.

P00I

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on October 15, 2017, 03:49:48 PM
There was on and off-talks of a new Police Academy movie (I don't know if it'll be PA8 or a reboot of the franchise). And in PA1, PA2, PA3 and PA4, there was these scene involving the Blue Oyster bar, could you imagine doing these scenes today?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on October 15, 2017, 10:38:02 PM

Yes WABC-TV's Eyewitness News 1984.
I don't think the phrase Tom Snyder said "Pussycat" would be used that much on TV or even on YouTube at this point though. See the start of the video.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on October 15, 2017, 10:47:09 PM

1-900 numbers that used to exist in the 1980's and 1990's but that got replaced quickly with the tweets of celebs though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Scott5114 on October 19, 2017, 06:06:48 AM

Yes WABC-TV's Eyewitness News 1984.
I don't the phrase Tom Snyder said "Pussycat" would be used that much on TV or even on YouTube at this point though. See the start of the video.

I don't think any news director would allow their weatherman to draw the forecast on the back side of a sheet of Plexiglas anymore now that you can just chromakey a computer graphic behind the weatherman (or even put it on a big video wall, as several stations in OKC are doing now). Wonder how long that guy had to practice writing backward...
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Post by: mgk920 on October 19, 2017, 10:42:19 AM

Yes WABC-TV's Eyewitness News 1984.
I don't the phrase Tom Snyder said "Pussycat" would be used that much on TV or even on YouTube at this point though. See the start of the video.

I don't think any news director would allow their weatherman to draw the forecast on the back side of a sheet of Plexiglas anymore now that you can just chromakey a computer graphic behind the weatherman (or even put it on a big video wall, as several stations in OKC are doing now). Wonder how long that guy had to practice writing backward...

And before that, they used such things as chalkboards and those black felt things that one would stick letters and numbers into their paralleling horizontal grooves.  Also South Park-like 'construction' paper cutouts on a basic map base.

Mike
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Post by: Scott5114 on October 19, 2017, 07:26:02 PM
In fact, just looking at the screenshot without the video, I thought he was writing the temperature onto a chalkboard below him and out-of-frame, and it was being luminescence-keyed over him, which would have been cool enough. (Luminescence-keying is more or less the same as chroma-keying, except instead of keying out a particular color, you're keying out black. It was used a lot to superimpose graphics before Chyrons and such were invented. The original flashing light border around the screen at the beginning of The Price is Right, for instance, was an actual physical string of lights around a black square in the middle that was keyed over top of the camera feed.)
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: renegade on October 22, 2017, 07:04:32 PM
I don't think any news director would allow their weatherman to draw the forecast on the back side of a sheet of Plexiglas anymore now that you can just chromakey a computer graphic behind the weatherman (or even put it on a big video wall, as several stations in OKC are doing now). Wonder how long that guy had to practice writing backward...

Back in the 1960s. the weather person for WSPD-TV in Toledo used to do the plexiglas thing live on the street in front of its downtown studios.  On one such broadcast, a new person was substituting for the regular guy.  When you're on live TV, that is not the time to discover you cannot write backwards!  :-D
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Post by: allniter89 on October 23, 2017, 12:22:08 AM
:-

Yes WABC-TV's Eyewitness News 1984.
I don't the phrase Tom Snyder said "Pussycat" would be used that much on TV or even on YouTube at this point though. See the start of the video.

That reminds me of an urban legend about the old Tonight Show. Johnnys guest was Zsa Zsa Gabor or one of the Gabor sisters, who cares? Anyway ZsaZSa was holding her cat in her lap talking to Johnny. ZsaZ sa asked Johny if he'd like to pet her pussy, Johnny said "I would if you'd move that damn cat."  :-D :-D :spin: :clap:
https://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/zsazsa.asp
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on October 23, 2017, 11:57:59 AM
http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Van-Amburg-former-king-of-Bay-Area-TV-news-dies-11260305.php

KGO San Francisco in the 1970's supposedly had Van Amburg say "Severed Penis on railroad in the Peninsula"

If Van Amburg said it today its the equivalent of a Youtube conspiracy clickbait.



Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on October 28, 2017, 12:47:36 PM

Note if Roger Grimsby said that today, expect the families of people who jump off bridges to have the news director to fire Grimsby for being hollow to the victims families.

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Post by: roadman65 on October 28, 2017, 03:04:01 PM
Wasn't Grimsby fired anyway for something.  I heard that it was because he came to work stoned and made a forward  comment in his drunken stupor and he was let go either during the commercial break or at the end of the broadcast.

Then again WABC TV in NYC had another fired for jokingly saying that a woman rape victim deserved to be raped.  Also Jim Jensen from WCBS TV too had a drug issue which let him go while treatment for his illness.  It could have been one of these two.
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Post by: bing101 on October 29, 2017, 06:00:48 PM
Wasn't Grimsby fired anyway for something.  I heard that it was because he came to work stoned and made a forward  comment in his drunken stupor and he was let go either during the commercial break or at the end of the broadcast.

Then again WABC TV in NYC had another fired for jokingly saying that a woman rape victim deserved to be raped.  Also Jim Jensen from WCBS TV too had a drug issue which let him go while treatment for his illness.  It could have been one of these two.

By the Way Roger Grimsby was once a KGO-TV San Francisco Anchor before ABC Moved him to WABC-TV though.


I heard stuff that Roger Grimsby was removed from KGO-TV because he was feuding with the General Manager of Channel7 in San Francisco before he went to the east coast though. Grimsby's San Francisco spot went to Van Amburg.


Apparently ABC let Roger go visit KGO in 1988 for the 40th anniversary of that station though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on January 03, 2018, 06:49:04 PM
I was just thinking of Roger Grimsby.  Funny you posted about him.
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Post by: english si on January 03, 2018, 07:44:16 PM
Aussie Kids TV show Round the Twist (that aired on the BBC) tight-ropes this line. My peers and I loved it aged 8 (when it aired in the UK). There was an episode whose plot was about seeing how high you can pee up the wall* which they had to apologise for (and didn't rerun it) as it crossed the lines of what was acceptable on TV at that time of day. The rest of the show sailed close to the line of 'suitable for children' with horror stuff, gross-out humor, etc. Which, of course, is why we all loved it.


*we boys talked about how great it was for about 5 months after, tried to pee as high as we could for a few weeks until we gave up. It literally was the must-see TV episode of our childhood simply as it crossed the line (it wasn't even a good episode of the show).
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on January 04, 2018, 09:24:33 AM
As long as Bob Barker is alive, he will not allow certain episodes of The Price is Right to be shown on the air, mainly those with fur coats and other animal-based products, due to his ongoing animal rights cause. Maybe this is why not even the BUZZR game show channel has gotten around to airing his show at the moment.

He doesn't seem to have a problem with them rerunning the episodes where he makes women reach into his pants pocket for the cash bonus they received for guessing the exact price of a product during One Bid.
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Post by: thenetwork on January 04, 2018, 02:19:57 PM
As long as Bob Barker is alive, he will not allow certain episodes of The Price is Right to be shown on the air, mainly those with fur coats and other animal-based products, due to his ongoing animal rights cause. Maybe this is why not even the BUZZR game show channel has gotten around to airing his show at the moment.

He doesn't seem to have a problem with them rerunning the episodes where he makes women reach into his pants pocket for the cash bonus they received for guessing the exact price of a product during One Bid.

Actually, it was the pockets of the suit jackets he wore.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on January 04, 2018, 02:35:50 PM
As long as Bob Barker is alive, he will not allow certain episodes of The Price is Right to be shown on the air, mainly those with fur coats and other animal-based products, due to his ongoing animal rights cause. Maybe this is why not even the BUZZR game show channel has gotten around to airing his show at the moment.

He doesn't seem to have a problem with them rerunning the episodes where he makes women reach into his pants pocket for the cash bonus they received for guessing the exact price of a product during One Bid.

Actually, it was the pockets of the suit jackets he wore.

It was his pants.  I've seen clips of those eps on YouTube.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: cjk374 on January 04, 2018, 10:05:05 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on January 05, 2018, 11:06:45 AM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Well, every female contestant that was at least 16 years old.

And while he was a pervert, he didn't discriminate in his perversion.  He kissed women of all races and creeds.
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Post by: traffic light guy on April 08, 2018, 08:00:15 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Could be due to feminism
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 08, 2018, 08:59:26 PM
Richard Dawson probably was the best villain Arnold Schwarzenegger ever went up against in any of his movies:

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: LM117 on April 08, 2018, 09:03:46 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Doing that these days will get you #MeToo’ed.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on April 08, 2018, 10:27:19 PM


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guyana_Tragedy%3A_The_Story_of_Jim_Jones

I don't think a movie like the Jonestown Movie from 1980 would air today on broadcast television. If it was aired today Netflix, Hulu, would be the only places to see this movie.
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Post by: sparker on April 09, 2018, 05:14:37 AM
Two episodes of "Married With Children" wouldn't make it in the post-PC world:  the "Period Piece" episode from one of the first seasons, where Al, Peg, and the kids go on a camping trip with Marcy and Ted, and all three females have their periods at the same time and subsequently terrorize the men.  The second, from one of the later seasons, was called "A Royal Flush", in which Al's beloved downstairs toilet finally fails, and there are only "low-flush" units available as replacements -- so he scours Chicagoland's "underground plumbing world" for a commercial toilet with a "manly flush" -- which, when finally installed in the episode's final scene, shakes everything off the walls when in use.  But then, little about that series would have been aired these days in any case!
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Post by: Stephane Dumas on April 09, 2018, 07:44:31 AM


That part of Alex Jones was reximed into a sort of song.

And now Molly Ringwald, who had her moment of fame in The Breakfast Club, unload the Breakfast Club in the #Metoo era.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/molly-ringwald-problematic-breakfast-club-sixteen-candles-scenes-metoo-era-1100625

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Post by: jeffandnicole on April 09, 2018, 08:08:05 AM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Doing that these days will get you #MeToo’ed.

Ironically, the stuff on Harvey's version of Family Feud today would never have been permitted in the past!
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Post by: cjk374 on April 09, 2018, 08:41:54 AM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Doing that these days will get you #MeToo’ed.

Ironically, the stuff on Harvey's version of Family Feud today would never have been permitted in the past!

Very good point.
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Post by: bing101 on April 09, 2018, 10:54:10 AM


Mork Interviews Robin Williams segment on Mork and Mindy.


This is one of the rare events where Robin Williams shows who he really is off camera but this scene was never looked at again until his death. Its one of the rare cases where Robin Williams really admits what Hollywood is like behind the scenes on this show.
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Post by: formulanone on April 10, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
Richard Dawson probably was the best villain Arnold Schwarzenegger ever went up against in any of his movies:

I always though the irony of The Running Man was that Richard Dawson was the villain you rooted for, just as the fans eventually rooted for The Butcher of Bakersfield.
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Post by: roadman65 on April 10, 2018, 11:43:40 PM
That was a great movie, yet it was not in the list of Arnold's best movies nor even came close to it.  I wish it would as I thought it was a good movie and yes Dawson did well as the villain.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on April 13, 2018, 11:32:07 AM
Wasn't Grimsby fired anyway for something.  I heard that it was because he came to work stoned and made a forward  comment in his drunken stupor and he was let go either during the commercial break or at the end of the broadcast.

Then again WABC TV in NYC had another fired for jokingly saying that a woman rape victim deserved to be raped.  Also Jim Jensen from WCBS TV too had a drug issue which let him go while treatment for his illness.  It could have been one of these two.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Antoine

Well Tex Antoine got fired for the rant over rape on WABC-TV though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on April 13, 2018, 11:37:20 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Field

Storm Field the former New York weather segment talent would not be allowed on TV for his name given recent events and people outside of NYC would not understand him well
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Post by: Mr. Matté on April 16, 2018, 12:30:32 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

He said he stopped kissing the female contestants because his daughter saw an old episode and asked why he was kissing women who wasn't her mommy.

Note that the mommy she was talking about, Richard met as a contestant on the show.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: kkt on April 16, 2018, 04:04:40 PM
Wasn't Grimsby fired anyway for something.  I heard that it was because he came to work stoned and made a forward  comment in his drunken stupor and he was let go either during the commercial break or at the end of the broadcast.

Then again WABC TV in NYC had another fired for jokingly saying that a woman rape victim deserved to be raped.  Also Jim Jensen from WCBS TV too had a drug issue which let him go while treatment for his illness.  It could have been one of these two.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Antoine

Well Tex Antoine got fired for the rant over rape on WABC-TV though.

Maybe she should consider a career in scripted TV shows.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on April 16, 2018, 04:16:17 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Well you gotta update this argument

http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/13/steve-harvey-lawsuit-fitness-model-talk-show-slutty/?adid=hero3

Now Steve Harvey and his staff is getting sued for stuff that happened on his talk show.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on April 16, 2018, 04:19:49 PM
Wasn't Grimsby fired anyway for something.  I heard that it was because he came to work stoned and made a forward  comment in his drunken stupor and he was let go either during the commercial break or at the end of the broadcast.

Then again WABC TV in NYC had another fired for jokingly saying that a woman rape victim deserved to be raped.  Also Jim Jensen from WCBS TV too had a drug issue which let him go while treatment for his illness.  It could have been one of these two.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex_Antoine

Well Tex Antoine got fired for the rant over rape on WABC-TV though.

Maybe she should consider a career in scripted TV shows.

With Mariska Hargitay coaching her.  "Oh honey, I know how you feel, I have been raped myself" as SVU Olivia Benson would always say..
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Post by: Jardine on April 16, 2018, 10:41:22 PM
Didn't think a thing about it at the time, but nowadays, I don't think any TV station would use a cat puppet to deliver the weather report like a TV station in Milwaukee used to.

If any one recalls more about this feel free to help me out.  It's been a while and I don't remember the name of the puppet or the TV station call letters.


As for a more serious thing I've noticed on reruns of Keeping Up Appearances, Hyacinth is mauled, groped and kissed by horny old men in at least 2 episodes.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: D-Dey65 on April 16, 2018, 11:02:26 PM
Two episodes of "Married With Children" wouldn't make it in the post-PC world:  the "Period Piece" episode from one of the first seasons, where Al, Peg, and the kids go on a camping trip with Marcy and Ted, and all three females have their periods at the same time and subsequently terrorize the men.
Really? Because there as a "Modern Family" episode where all three Dunphy girls got their periods at the same time, thus freaking out Phil and Luke.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: LM117 on April 17, 2018, 01:24:38 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Well you gotta update this argument

http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/13/steve-harvey-lawsuit-fitness-model-talk-show-slutty/?adid=hero3

Now Steve Harvey and his staff is getting sued for stuff that happened on his talk show.

I wonder who else is gonna come out the woodwork now... :coffee:
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: RobbieL2415 on April 17, 2018, 01:40:58 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

He said he stopped kissing the female contestants because his daughter saw an old episode and asked why he was kissing women who wasn't her mommy.

Note that the mommy she was talking about, Richard met as a contestant on the show.
Dawson was also heavily criticized for kissing African-American women and, I think, for even having black families on the show.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on April 17, 2018, 04:58:37 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

He said he stopped kissing the female contestants because his daughter saw an old episode and asked why he was kissing women who wasn't her mommy.

Note that the mommy she was talking about, Richard met as a contestant on the show.
Dawson was also heavily criticized for kissing African-American women and, I think, for even having black families on the show.
Look at lately, since ole Steve took over the show, every episode features a black family!  Not that is anything wrong with any race playing the game, but it seems that the show's producers want one to be in every game almost like Al Sharpton was complaining Mark Goodman is racist and insist that he use affirmative action in casting contestants that every game be at least one family.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: signalman on April 17, 2018, 05:01:39 PM
Look at lately, since ole Steve took over the show, every episode features a black family!  Not that is anything wrong with any race playing the game, but it seems that the show's producers want one to be in every game almost like Al Sharpton was complaining Mark Goodman is racist and insist that he use affirmative action in casting contestants that every game be at least one family.
I've seen episodes under Steve's watch that didn't have a black family.  But admittedly, that's the exception and not the norm.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on April 20, 2018, 01:30:02 PM
Even better....Richard Dawson, the host of Family Feud in the 80s, kissing EVERY female contestant on the show. You don't see Steve Harvey doing that on his version of Family Feud.  :no:

Well you gotta update this argument

http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/13/steve-harvey-lawsuit-fitness-model-talk-show-slutty/?adid=hero3

Now Steve Harvey and his staff is getting sued for stuff that happened on his talk show.


His ideas of what it means to be a Christian are...interesting, to say the least.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on April 20, 2018, 01:31:15 PM
Two episodes of "Married With Children" wouldn't make it in the post-PC world:  the "Period Piece" episode from one of the first seasons, where Al, Peg, and the kids go on a camping trip with Marcy and Ted, and all three females have their periods at the same time and subsequently terrorize the men.
Really? Because there as a "Modern Family" episode where all three Dunphy girls got their periods at the same time, thus freaking out Phil and Luke.

The episode of MwC mentioned above never actually made it to air.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on June 07, 2018, 03:19:39 PM
Here is one example at the end of the Goofy Segment where a kid says "I will not Bomb the School again". Walt Disney will get targeted by various victim's rights groups of School shootings and school attacks if this cartoon aired today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on June 07, 2018, 03:21:53 PM
And yes this was mentioned in the 2018 NBA Finals thread. I don't know if the scene where 2:16 questioning the referee's eyesight will be allowed in 2018 in this Disney Cartoon given that Disney's ESPN has rights to the NBA Finals.  Even though this cartoon was originally about the College Basketball Finals everything in this cartoon is still true today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on June 07, 2018, 04:31:38 PM
Here is one example at the end of the Goofy Segment where a kid says "I will not Bomb the School again". Walt Disney will get targeted by various victim's rights groups of School shootings and school attacks if this cartoon aired today.

Besides Goofy, shorts about Popeye giving driving lessons to Olive and how women driving was portrayed wouldn't be made today. Note then this is a colourized version.
http://dai.ly/x5utrt7

And it was ramade later as "Car-Azy Drivers"
http://dai.ly/x3w1rh6

And here a mash-up clip coming various 1967-70 Spider-man episodes.
To think there was an episode where Spider-man awaken after being put in a cooler by 2 thieve in a post-apocalyptic future.

Edit: Is there a way to embede a video located on Dailymotion?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on June 07, 2018, 05:10:30 PM
To think there was an episode where Spider-man awaken after being put in a cooler by 2 thieve in a post-apocalyptic future

What makes it especially odd is that the trope "stuffed in the fridge," which refers to the plot device where a (generally male) protagonist's motivation is the death of their significant other, has its origins in a comic book, where a superhero's girlfriend is killed by locking her in a fridge.
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Post by: Stephane Dumas on June 07, 2018, 06:16:22 PM
What makes it especially odd is that the trope "stuffed in the fridge," which refers to the plot device where a (generally male) protagonist's motivation is the death of their significant other, has its origins in a comic book, where a superhero's girlfriend is killed by locking her in a fridge.

That or being throwed from the top of a bridge (Gwen Stacy) and let's not forget one of the classic damsel in distress trope, being tied to railroads, used in Dudley Do-Right opening and in some Popeye shorts.

Another Spider-man episode who wouldn't be made today "Revolt in the Fifth Dimension" who was a remake of the Rocket Robin Hood episode "Dementia Five" by recylcling backgrounds and stock footage. 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on June 07, 2018, 10:34:45 PM
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/roseanne-barr-obama-adviser-baby-muslim-brotherhood-planet/story?id=55504982

Roseanne both the 1980's/1990's edition and 2018 reboot cannot be aired anymore due to Roseanne making questionable tweets.  Yes ABC/Disney cut the contract away from the Owners of Roseanne due to a rant that is straight outta Alex Joneses mouth.

However if Roseanne Barr were to get a role again today then it would have to be a pundit for Alex Jones.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on June 09, 2018, 09:02:18 AM
It's a wonder then some folks had gived the green light for that episode of the cartoon Braceface.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on June 09, 2018, 11:00:20 AM
There was a classic Hawaii Five-O episode that has never been syndicated. I believe it featured someone who hanged themselves.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on June 12, 2018, 01:40:26 PM
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2gi1hd

Mickey's Parrot Clip yes where Mickey Mouse was defending his home for a killer alert with a gun. This Clip will not run in today's Disney Studios because of various backlash.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on June 12, 2018, 08:10:42 PM
In Popeye's "Lunch with a punch" around 5:10 Olive cheers up Popeye's nephews to knock out Bluto. We won't see that today.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3qt9w7
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: In_Correct on June 14, 2018, 04:17:00 AM
Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners who used to threaten his wife with his fists and making the famous lines "You're going to the moon." 

Ed Asner, as Lou Grant in Mary Tyler Moore, where he told Mary in the pilot episode " Hey Mary you have a nice caboose" meaning he though her ass was hot, as in those days all freight trains used cabooses at the rear of the train.

Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy spanking Lucy.

Those were classic and made TV funny, but with today's worlds standards and the escalation of acts of men toward women being degrading, modern television would not allow this thing as political activists groups would be making headlines and protesting the networks if a show like these were aired today.


Here is another twist All In The Family which allowed for censorship to be relaxed such as allowing phrases "What the Hell" and  allowing the toilet to be mentioned (and heard) plus allowing politics to be talked about on network TV and subjects such as the Vietnam protests and women's lib, along with talking about sexual promiscuous and the related were taboo as Rolling Stones when on the Ed Sullivan Show had to change the lyrics to their hit song Lets Spend The Night Together to  as the hint of sex could not even be mentioned at all originally, would not be allowed in today's world either.

Then look at the Honeymooners again, and What's Happening which used humor derived at poking fun at overweight people.  That is a big no no today.  I do not even think that Good Times or Maude (two more Norman Lear programs) could not be aired today with their controversial themes. 

It seems like slapstick comedy, obese jokes,  funny statements about punching females and commentary are not at all acceptable many decades later.  Any other things about modern television that changed comedy or even drama that can't be aired today?


Television was always censored, and it always will be.

Animation of the 1970s was supposed to be for preschool children. There were some things that must be deleted, but the main reasons for censoring and editing animation was to sell toys. 1970s episodes of Tom & Jerry were very different. Episodes of Tom & Jerry made before the 1970s had to be edited. It was more than blackface. They wanted the character Mammy Two Shoes gone. Chuck Jones was given the assignment of adapting theatrical animation for television, which included whitewashing Mammy Two Shoes. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies was also Edited For Television. Scenes of Sylvester trying to kill himself (such as by means of cigarettes and alcohol and drug overdose) had to be deleted. But remember most of these theatricals (perhaps not Tom & Jerry nor Pink Panther, as Pink Panther is newer ... but the very very old ones such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies) were created during War Times, for War Times. Consider them animated editorial cartoons.

Other Animation such as Gatchaman was imported to The United States, with a complete redesign. It wasn't until the 21st Century when every episode was left Intact.

Now as for Gatchaman offending anybody today: Gatchaman contains two or three scenes where a woman is slapped. One of the scenes a woman was slapped so hard, the slap knocked her to the ground. And the slapping characters were the HEROES of the show, not the villains. The slapping was necessary because the women were stubborn and their lives were in danger. It won't be long before some people want the scenes deleted (again).

Room 222 ... I really doubt that a programme such as Room 222 could be aired today.

The original Dark Shadows. Dark Shadows is a Halloween themed soap opera  with various Supernatural, and having Seance, and depicting churches as corrupt cults. Dark Shadows is popular enough to make new episodes, (but first they should restore Night Of Dark Shadows) be cause of its popularity. It would still infuriate people who love churches.

Are these examples not good enough?

Episode A Farewell Tree From Marly of The Rookies has Marly Devon as "Retarded". I don't think that would would be used so easily. Or perhaps that was the point of the episode.

Not Good Enough?

There was Richard Dawson. Richard Dawson is one of the Family Feud hosts and gently kissed the lady contestants on the side of her face.

Still not good enough?

There was Bert Convy. Bert Convy hosted many game shows. One of them is Tattle Tales or Tattletales. This game show seems to blend The Ellen Degeneres Talk Show with T.M.Z.. (The audience won tiny cash prizes and the programme said it was "The Show Of Celebrity Gossip") Bert Convy seemed to be one of those very healthy "foreign" romantics that sometimes kissed an unsuspecting female. (Or perhaps she was warned in advance) The kiss was a very long mouth kiss. If a man tried to do that today, I am certain he would be killed.


...

Johnny Bravo on Cartoon Network would never be allowed today. That should had a mild edginess to it and people are too sensitive these days.


Yes, I agree with Johnny Bravo also.  A friendly, but lonely man that tried to date, rapidly asked her out, and get attacked by her. This could offend women. On the other hand, now there is a generation of men that are single or in a bad relationship, hate it, but do nothing about it. Perhaps Johnny Bravo should not have aired.


Pissed off could not be said and since the 90s it was even said on Law and Order by Benjamin Bratt in one of his episodes he starred in.

Also the classification of Black can't be used anymore thanks to two nameless phony reverends who say its politically incorrect and racist even though many Africans I know, who are very pro Obama and anti Trump have no issues being called Blacks whatsoever.

However TV must comply with the same brass who owns the news.
Really. Then what do you call Blacks from Africa, The Caribbean, or Europe?

P00I

Native African.


In fact, just looking at the screenshot without the video, I thought he was writing the temperature onto a chalkboard below him and out-of-frame, and it was being luminescence-keyed over him, which would have been cool enough. (Luminescence-keying is more or less the same as chroma-keying, except instead of keying out a particular color, you're keying out black. It was used a lot to superimpose graphics before Chyrons and such were invented. The original flashing light border around the screen at the beginning of The Price is Right, for instance, was an actual physical string of lights around a black square in the middle that was keyed over top of the camera feed.)

I am surprised that they used Chalkboards. Markerboards were in use by 1970, seen in [The] Mary Tyler Moore [Show]. Look for it in "Lou's First Date", and "Sue Ann Gets The Ax".


As for the Luminescence Over The Chalkboard or whatever, it would have been easier for The Weather Anchor to use a Telestrator, as they did in Now You See It.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on June 14, 2018, 08:57:58 AM
Richard Dawson is one of the Family Feud hosts and gently kissed the lady contestants on the side of her face.

Yeah, no, he kissed them on the lips.  Every.  Single.  Time.  I've been watching the reruns on Buzzr (some sort of OTA version of Game Show Network).
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: In_Correct on June 14, 2018, 11:07:08 AM
Richard Dawson is one of the Family Feud hosts and gently kissed the lady contestants on the side of her face.

Yeah, no, he kissed them on the lips.  Every.  Single.  Time.  I've been watching the reruns on Buzzr (some sort of OTA version of Game Show Network).

It has been a long time since I have watched episodes of either kissing on Tattle Tales or Richard Dawson's hosting of Family Feud. Unfortunately, I have not found any thing clip related. But I do remember that Bert Convy's kissing (perhaps it was only one time) was shown on Most Outrageous Moments. Perhaps Richard Dawson was the first one to do this and Bert Convy decided to kiss on his show after he saw Dawson? ... but I thought that Richard Dawson's was gentle while Bert Convy's was more extreme. I will have to watch them again.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on August 02, 2018, 10:51:28 PM


Donald Duck ties to Hitler would not be used today by current Disney Staff. However this is one of the cartoons that questions is Walt Disney or the staff at the time of the cartoon tied to Hitler.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on August 03, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
Not so much “not allowed on TV today” as “largely inaccurate today,” but I just watched Rob Petrie ask Laura to remember her wedding vow to love, honor, and obey.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: cpzilliacus on August 04, 2018, 04:37:38 PM
In Living Color, which aired on FoX-TV in its early days, had plenty of non-PC content. 

The late former Mayor-for-Life of the District of Columbia, Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. was featured in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b91i-LnbIx8).  Likely non-PC now.

And Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam was torched (along with Star Trek) here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52o1d7XPni0).
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: dvferyance on August 07, 2018, 04:43:24 PM
Richard Dawson kissing women on Family Fued.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on August 08, 2018, 12:25:47 AM
In Season one of Family Ties, Alex P. Keaton (who was only 17 in character on the program) slept with a woman older than 18 years of age.  With the whole sex crimes thing nowadays (as even on Law & Order SVU they have older teens being charged with sex crimes for sleeping with younger teens being forced to register as offenders) that would not be allowed by any network.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on August 13, 2018, 11:21:33 AM
Two days ago a rerun of Archie Bunker's Place was on. It featured the episode of when Archie had a gay waiter in the first season.  There was a line in it that  had "He's going to turn our bar and grill into a fairyland" said by Caroll O' Connor' character the famous Archie Bunker.

Now not only would that be allowed, but totally irrelivant as even most on the political right and born again types look at the lifestyle in a more serious (not funny) manner.  I laughed at it when first aired decades ago, but when I heard it this past week I did not think its so funny anymore.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on August 13, 2018, 12:25:55 PM
Two days ago a rerun of Archie Bunker's Place was on. It featured the episode of when Archie had a gay waiter in the first season.  There was a line in it that  had "He's going to turn our bar and grill into a fairyland" said by Caroll O' Connor' character the famous Archie Bunker.

Now not only would that be allowed, but totally irrelivant as even most on the political right and born again types look at the lifestyle in a more serious (not funny) manner.  I laughed at it when first aired decades ago, but when I heard it this past week I did not think its so funny anymore.
At the time it was probably considered progressive because they acknowledged that the character was gay.

We were watching a Webster rerun the other day that included the following exchange:

“I thought he was Oriental!”
“No, he was just squinting.”
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: US71 on August 14, 2018, 03:44:48 PM
Charlie Chan would likely have to be re-tooled given it was a White man in the role and affirmed stereotypes of the day.

Hop Sing from Bonanza would also have to be re-imagined as his character was rather stereotypical.

Kato from the Green Hornet started out mostly as the Karate expert and chauffeur, until Bruce Lee requested his character be given more to do.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: roadman65 on August 14, 2018, 10:11:33 PM
Two days ago a rerun of Archie Bunker's Place was on. It featured the episode of when Archie had a gay waiter in the first season.  There was a line in it that  had "He's going to turn our bar and grill into a fairyland" said by Caroll O' Connor' character the famous Archie Bunker.

Now not only would that be allowed, but totally irrelivant as even most on the political right and born again types look at the lifestyle in a more serious (not funny) manner.  I laughed at it when first aired decades ago, but when I heard it this past week I did not think its so funny anymore.
At the time it was probably considered progressive because they acknowledged that the character was gay.

We were watching a Webster rerun the other day that included the following exchange:

“I thought he was Oriental!”
“No, he was just squinting.”
Previously on All In The Family there was an episode that acknowledged homosexuality.  The one where Archie thought that Meathead's friend Roger was gay, due to his flamboyant demeanor, but it turned out Archie's old time buddy was the one who was really gay while Roger was straight.

I think Lear wanted to show that looks can be deceiving and used that to prove that not all effeminine men are homosexuals and that all straight looking guys could really not be as straight as they look.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on November 04, 2018, 06:16:44 PM


Here is a good Disney Cartoon but its more real though its about the effects gentrification and this cartoon is still true today.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on November 04, 2018, 10:41:23 PM


Here is a good Disney Cartoon but its more real though its about the effects gentrification and this cartoon is still true today.

It reminds me of another cartoon with a similar pattern but this time with a car.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on November 05, 2018, 11:00:57 AM


Here's one parody that Disney Did Recently on their show. Mickey Mouse did a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that used to air a decade ago on Disney's ABC Primetime lineup.






I don't think ABC or Disney would allow the Mickey Mouse cartoon episode to happen if Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was still under contract. 

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: kphoger on November 05, 2018, 01:37:30 PM
Here's one parody that Disney Did Recently on their show. Mickey Mouse did a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that used to air a decade ago on Disney's ABC Primetime lineup.

I don't think ABC or Disney would allow the Mickey Mouse cartoon episode to happen if Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was still under contract. 

That's a unique turn on the topic:  Stuff today that would not be allowed on old TV.   :-P
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on November 05, 2018, 01:46:58 PM
Here's one parody that Disney Did Recently on their show. Mickey Mouse did a parody of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that used to air a decade ago on Disney's ABC Primetime lineup.

I don't think ABC or Disney would allow the Mickey Mouse cartoon episode to happen if Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was still under contract. 

That's a unique turn on the topic:  Stuff today that would not be allowed on old TV.   :-P
(1) Black people and white people drinking from the same drinking fountain.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on November 05, 2018, 01:48:28 PM


Here is a good Disney Cartoon but its more real though its about the effects gentrification and this cartoon is still true today.
Considering the copyright date, it's probably more accurate to say that it's anti-urban renewal as opposed to anti-gentrification. 
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: PHLBOS on March 04, 2019, 11:36:47 AM
Thread bump:

Compilation of actual old TV commercials, mostly from the 1960s but some are from the late 70s as well, that would likely not be aired today.

Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: RobbieL2415 on March 08, 2019, 12:45:42 PM
Richard Dawson kissing women on Family Fued.
They REALLY didn't like it when he would kiss black women, supposedly.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: abefroman329 on March 08, 2019, 01:36:36 PM
Richard Dawson kissing women on Family Fued.
They REALLY didn't like it when he would kiss black women, supposedly.
Who's "they"?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on March 09, 2019, 11:40:35 PM


Yes using a Red hat these days would somehow end up being controversial if Jason Mraz were to air his first music video today on TV. Note this song and video was on VH1 back in 2003-2004.


But back then a red hat didn't have the political controversies that it has in the past 3 years tough for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: PHLBOS on March 11, 2019, 12:35:02 PM
Yes using a Red hat these days would somehow end up being controversial if Jason Mraz were to air his first music video today on TV. Note this song and video was on VH1 back in 2003-2004.

But back then a red hat didn't have the political controversies that it has in the past 3 years tough for obvious reasons.
IMHO, you're seriously overreaching in your above-post.  Many baseball teams use red hats (Phillies & Red Sox being two of them).  I have never heard of someone wearing a red sports team's hat being yelled at and/or assaulted for wearing such... unless they were in a rival team's territory and even such are rare, isolated & usually involve excessive alcohol consumption.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: bing101 on March 11, 2019, 04:26:51 PM
Yes using a Red hat these days would somehow end up being controversial if Jason Mraz were to air his first music video today on TV. Note this song and video was on VH1 back in 2003-2004.

But back then a red hat didn't have the political controversies that it has in the past 3 years tough for obvious reasons.
IMHO, you're seriously overreaching in your above-post.  Many baseball teams use red hats (Phillies & Red Sox being two of them).  I have never heard of someone wearing a red sports team's hat being yelled at and/or assaulted for wearing such... unless they were in a rival team's territory and even such are rare, isolated & usually involve excessive alcohol consumption.


True though.
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: In_Correct on June 12, 2019, 10:14:42 PM
That old The Little House cartoon, complete with the clown faces, is about Anti-Urban-Renewal.

But what about all those other links to videos with no thumbnail on them. What is the title?
Title: Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
Post by: Stephane Dumas on June 12, 2019, 10:25:30 PM
That old The Little House cartoon, complete with the clown faces, is about Anti-Urban-Renewal.

But what about all those other links to videos with no thumbnail on them. What is the title?

The video with no thumbnail, was "Susie the little blue coupe"(1952) made around the same era featuring the little house.