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The Simpsons - Iraq war censorship

The Simpsons - Iraq war censorship

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Guest: (4672 days ago)
It's considerably more poignant without the needless reference. Innit?
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It's considerably more poignant without the needless reference. Innit?
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Guest: (4565 days ago)
much better without needless reference, but it is quite interesting that it was censored in the first place.
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much better without needless reference, but it is quite interesting that it was censored in the first place.
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Guest: Brunny (3318 days ago)
Latest comment: I don't think it was actually censored. I remember reading something about this when it was being made and the producers were not sure whether the line was necessary or not. IK remember hoping they didn't use it and am happy to find that they didn't! By the way, I haven't seen it yet, I just stumbled on this because I remembered the article and that I hadn't seen the episode and was looking for it. Now to watch :)
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Latest comment: I don't think it was actually censored. I remember reading something about this when it was being made and the producers were not sure whether the line was necessary or not. IK remember hoping they didn't use it and am happy to find that they didn't! By the way, I haven't seen it yet, I just stumbled on this because I remembered the article and that I hadn't seen the episode and was looking for it. Now to watch :)
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Guest: Words of Mass Derision (WMD) (4284 days ago)
But do the Americans get it? I mean without repeating the message at least three times, they might not...
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But do the Americans get it? I mean without repeating the message at least three times, they might not...
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Guest: millinniummany3k (4373 days ago)
As an author the censored, or cut version was better as the point was made. The show's writers made their point even without such explicite referrences to 'weapons of mass disintergration' and the visual cue of the yellow band rifle. To leave in the last line would have been to beat a dead horse, set it ablaze, bury it, exhume it then burn it again. As it is the biting commentary was left intact without the final cut dialogue belabouring what Simpsons writers wanted to say.
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As an author the censored, or cut version was better as the point was made. The show's writers made their point even without such explicite referrences to 'weapons of mass disintergration' and the visual cue of the yellow band rifle. To leave in the last line would have been to beat a dead horse, set it ablaze, bury it, exhume it then burn it again. As it is the biting commentary was left intact without the final cut dialogue belabouring what Simpsons writers wanted to say.
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Guest: (4414 days ago)
it good
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it good
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Guest: (4620 days ago)
I have to agree that the censored version actually works better... The line that was cut does seem pretty redundant since it's obvious that the dialogue is a reference to the Iraq war anyway.
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I have to agree that the censored version actually works better... The line that was cut does seem pretty redundant since it's obvious that the dialogue is a reference to the Iraq war anyway.
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