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Bleeping ridiculous words in movies on TV

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Bruce N, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Bruce N

    Bruce N Second Unit

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    In the Blues Brothers they bleeped "farkakte" when they're in the steam room with Mr. Sline (sp?) he says "You guys are still wearing the same farkakte suits."
    And during Blazing Saddles they bleeped "Shtupp" as in Lily von Shtupp.
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    My wife and I both thought this was about the most ridiculous thing we'd seen lately.
    Bruce
     
  2. TonyTone

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    On a related note (sorry for hijacking the thread)--has TNT and/or TBS relaxed their standards as far as broadcasting movies that have had profanity-laced dialog censored in some manner (either bleeped/muted/edited)? I ask because I coulda swore that when I was watching Under Siege 2 on TNT (or was it TBS--I know it was definitely one or the other), some profanity (e.g., words other than the F-word...like "sh*t") normally edited out...weren't. I know they weren't edited out because when I Tivo'd the dialog with caption turned on--sure enough, the actual vulgar words were indeed viewable. I know in the past, TNT/TBS televised theatrical releases with the profanity cleared edited out--did they recently undergo a moral change of heart?
     
  3. derek

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    The past year or so I've noticed increased profanity on some of the major cable stations (FX most of all losta GDs which is ridiculous.) Cable stations are pushing the boundaries admidst the competition for 'supposedly' higher ratings. The joke of it all is that the FCC only has control over broadcast not cable content. See http://www.loper.org/~george/trends/2004/Feb/994.html for a good rundown.
     
  4. Gabe D

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    I've seen "Army of Darkness" on TV where they have repeatedly bleeped out the main character's name: Ash. Clearly somebody thought they were saying "ass." [​IMG]
     
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    You can prettty much hear all the swear words on FX except for the F-bomb and the C-word. Just watch any episode of "Rescue Me" or "Nip/Tuck" if you don't believe me. [​IMG]
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

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    Once, i was watching Predator 2 (starting at midnight) and things I know you say on TV, like "son of a bitch" kept getting bleeped. Then, they left in a F-bomb. Someone must have fallen asleep when they were supposed to be editing.
     
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    "do i make you horny?" was censored last night on TBS (i think) i the first a.p. flick...can't remember what the line became
     
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    for austin powers, they just made him say "do I make you randy.... randy. do I make you randy baby yeah do i!?" instead of "do I make you horny, randy! do I make you horny baby do i!?"
     
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    I used to watch it on regular TV just for that part! It would leave me both in hysterics and amazement every time! What genius comes up with this stuff?
     
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    Turner Classic Movies doesn't censor words late at night. I was watching Raging Bull and was shocked when ever f-word was left in!
     
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    I seriously think that the people in charge of dubbing over these scenes have contests to see who can get away with using the most nonsensical words/phrases to replace profanity. It is funny to hear what they come up with though.
     
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    They don't always censor nudity late at night either. TCM had Animal House on a while back and the whole segment where Belushi is spying on the girls by ladder was uncut.
     
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    Turner Classic Movies shows only uncut movies, AFAIK. That and OAR are the reasons it's lightyears ahead of AMC, who only has the restoration projects to redeem its name.

     
  17. Dan Rudolph

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    You may not realize this living on the east coast, but unlike most netwroks, F/X does not has a West coast affiliate. it's showing the same thing at the same time in all markets. So if a show comes on at 10pm in the east, it's on at 7pm on the west coast.
     
  18. Jesse Blacklow

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    Dan: Interesting. I thought all left coast programming came on at the "same" time as the East Coast, i.e. 10pm their time, which would be 1am my time. At least, that's been my experience in journeys out west.
     
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    I saw part of the edited-for-TV Blazing Saddles a couple nights ago ... the, um, sound effects in the campfire scene were replaced with horse sounds (whinnying and the like), but the dialog was kept the same. It was strange.

    However, the most creative editing I ever heard was in Die Hard 2...

    YIPIEE-KI-A-{MISTER FALCON}!!!
     
  20. Dan Rudolph

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    Jesse, that's the case with pretty much any channel except F/X.
     

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