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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #50 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #52 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:

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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #54 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)
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #56 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!
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #57 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
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2017, 02:47:20 PM »

If the networks had any sense, they'd boycott scab baseball games.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #59 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).
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #60 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #62 on: July 12, 2017, 10:48:31 PM »

Mr. Magoo.

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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #65 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2017, 08:44:05 PM »

Does anyone date on TV shows anymore having platonic relationships?
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #67 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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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #68 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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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2017, 02:21:06 PM »

Beavis and Butthead (early 1990's episodes).
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #71 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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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #72 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.
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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #73 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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Re: Stuff on Old TV That Would Not Be Allowed Today
« Reply #74 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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