Inspired by the "episodes out of syndication" thread, I wonder how many of you remember times when a channel rerunning a show pulled episodes in order to censor them. The one I remember most clearly is the last show you'd expect to be censored because there is nothing to censor: Punky Brewster. When The Family Channel held the rerun rights in the mid-1990s and Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment* still owned it, they refused to air at least three episodes: both parts of "The Perils of Punky," in which, among other things, Vincent Schiavelli(!) gets turned into a block of stone**; and "The Metamorphosis," in which Punky is going through puberty and Henry has to buy her a bra.*** What other stations thought children needed to be protected from innocuous family fare aimed squarely at them? *Never forget that they were the ones to let the music rights lapse on WKRP in Cincinnati and all the other MTM Productions shows they owned. **This was right before they did an anti-drug episode, and the best part of that episode, Mike Fulton's James Brown impression, was cut from syndication! But at least they were consistent; they did another one where Henry was a pill-popper. Ah, the 1980s. ***This happened more than a year before the similarly-plotted Married … with Children episode that got Terry Rakolta's panties in a bunch. The advertiser boycott fizzled, and the show lived on for another eight seasons. And she got a fruit basket every year they were still on the air.