Banned. WHAT THE!?!!?. BANNED. "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." God hates dorks they blew up the shuttle
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#14 - douthit
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"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
User avatar #79 to #14 - buckoman
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Why the **** would you give a baby a steak in the first place?
#70 to #14 - doctorfoo
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#77 to #14 - anon id: 51e951c4
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Censorship is ******* stupid, especially with swear words. Much like what Louis C.K. said, when you say f-beep, or the f-word, or make up a new variant like frick, you are making the person who hears it say **** in his head, which is what saying a word is. Saying frick, is just a way to say **** without getting in trouble. Also, it is just a word. Why are there even "bad words" to begin with? They are just sounds that our vocal chords produce by vibrating. Saying a word is a bad word is just giving power to a word.

Rant over.
#106 to #14 - anon id: 2383d8ba
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#108 to #14 - anon id: 2383d8ba
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#109 to #108 - anon id: 2383d8ba
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what are u saying?
User avatar #69 to #14 - rhetoricalfunny
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The biggest flaw of free speech is that it gives people the freedom to be a prick.
Seriously, can't people just be nice?
User avatar #72 to #69 - douthit
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Sure, but we shouldn't limit what 100% of people can do, just because of the 1% who may do something bad with it.
#67 to #14 - sexwithyourwife
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<- Perfect example right here also sanji's cigarette was replaced with a lollipop. and smoker's (guy on the left) 2 cigars were edited out kinda stupid cause it always looked like his mouth was a little open.

I realize the resolutions bad and yes I realize you didn't need the ******* red circle to see the change from a gun to a water gun. I didn't make the picture I just found it on google.
User avatar #71 to #67 - zorororonoa
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Oh god, Sanji and his lollipop. www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_KSK9cuUsE. Check this video out. It is the funniest and stupidest edit I think 4kids did.
User avatar #23 to #14 - redtooth
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People need to realize this doesn't apply to everything, especially on something that is marketed towards children.
User avatar #46 to #23 - xgeneration
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Remember Tom and Jerry? It was aimed toward children and it was violent as ****.
We grew up fine.
User avatar #49 to #46 - redtooth
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Remember the episode with Porygon that caused kids in Japan to have violent seizures?

There's a difference between smashing someone with a hammer and having them go splat and between, I dunno, someone coming in with a gun and shooting the **** out of Jerry.
Regardless, I do not think this particular episode NEEDED censoring, and once again I DISAGREE with censoring guns in cartoons, but I can see where Pokemon was coming from with that decision and I'm just saying that this quote implies that just because you can eat steak you should shove it down a baby's mouth, if you get what I mean - censoring is not always bad
User avatar #54 to #49 - kamusioso
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Tom did shoot the **** out of Jerry when he had the chance
#101 to #49 - wagastragas
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the porygon episode doesnt even give a chance for comparison, it had to be banned cause it caused health issues not behaviour
#56 to #46 - anon id: 43945687
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just because there's a gun in a tv show doesn't mean im gonna go and do what i saw, i mean wtf you dont see me buying tnt (which is legal btw) at a ******* acme store and blowing up people just because wile e coyote did it ! Sometimes banning an episode to prevent a seizure is ok. But to stop a child's entertainment because some loser with a phd says he's a psycologist thinks he can predict your life and think you'll go on a rampage because of a ******* cartoon is not ok
User avatar #31 to #23 - tylosaurus
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Oh **** no, there was a gun in the show.
The kid will definitely become a mass-murderer now.

In this case, it's pretty stupid.
User avatar #40 to #31 - redtooth
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That's not what I was saying at all, you're light years ahead of what I said here, but okay, I'll play devil's advocate here for a bit.
If you were a 4 year old kid watching Pokemon wouldn't you be a bit surprised that your favorite characters in a cartoon where guns previously haven't been shown were getting shot at? I dunno, how would you react as a kid if someone pulled out a gun in Ed, Edd & Eddy and started shooting at them?
The reaction depends from child to child, and how appropriate it is to censor depends from cartoon to cartoon. There are plenty of shows for children which feature guns in them, and I do not think that's a bad thing, however it does break away a bit from the general feeling that Pokemon gives (of a practical utopia, basically) and as such it might be a shock for a child to view it. I do think this is improbable, but it is possible.
#41 to #40 - tylosaurus
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Pretty sure it's scientifically proven that kids are able to tell fantasy from reality.
Pretty sure it's the parents job to hammer the fact that guns are dangerous and not for kids or most adults into their god damn heads.

Pretty sure there are tons of other projectiles that aren't banned.
Pretty sure sword-fights and fire isn't banned.

Let's ban everything that is dangerous.
#43 to #41 - redtooth
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You're completely ignoring my point here, and that is that guns in Pokemon are out of place (and as such, other than messing up the plot, might be grounds for suing them for trauma). Guns in a cartoon where guns and violence are depicted all the time, I dunno, Samurai Jack, aren't out of place. I'm not for censorship of guns but I can see where Pokemon was coming from when they made this decision.
User avatar #47 to #43 - tylosaurus
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Funny how the gun episodes were banned in the USA though.
#45 to #43 - tylosaurus
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"Let's censor it because it's out of place!"
User avatar #35 to #31 - scilla
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maybe it was florida
User avatar #39 to #35 - tylosaurus
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What?
#37 to #23 - douthit
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1. Tell me more about how no adults watch cartoons? "Marketed towards" is your opinion.

2. Censorship is still censorship, no matter what it's censoring.

3. Guns aren't immoral.
User avatar #42 to #37 - redtooth
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Again, I'm not saying that it applies to this case in particular, I'm saying that the_ quote in question is a bad quote and I think the comparison is poor because there are things that should be censored_

"Marketed towards"-the majority of people who watched Pokemon as it was produced and aired for the first time are now the same adults who watch it; but even if that wasn't so, it is clear that it was marketed towards children at the time it was aired for the first time and not towards adults. The audience that watches it is a different thing.

2. Censorship is censorship but it's not always bad

3. I wasn't claiming they were.
User avatar #51 to #42 - douthit
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By definition, censorship is wrong. Censorship is a government action, based on moral or political grounds. We say you can't legislate morality, yet we support censorship. If it's done by a private individual or company, it's something different than censoring. It's called personal preference, or trying to make a profit. Plus, everything government does is funded through taxes, which is just legalized theft, and is enforced through the initiation of violence.
User avatar #52 to #51 - redtooth
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Then this comment is a statement completely unrelated to the content, because what's going on in the content is personal preference/trying to make a profit and not government censorship
User avatar #58 to #52 - douthit
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The cartoon originally had images of guns in it. I'm pretty sure it was government censorship that took them out in America, the same for images of guns in Yugioh.
#61 to #51 - anon id: 98277901
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legalized theft- Everyone in the society should pay a small amount of money to support things we need such as roads, public schools, public transportation, Ect.
wat
User avatar #62 to #61 - douthit
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Maybe everybody should. But nobody should be forced through violence, which is how taxes are collected.

If you want taxes to pay for roads and schools, then why not things we REALLY need, like food, water, and shelter? Seems kinda hypocritical.
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User avatar #29 to #7 - darknesincontrol
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I love how they put Clint Eastwood into the show, shame it wasnt aired though, so i can experience this as a child...
User avatar #9 to #7 - muchasmarcos
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i have to watch that episode now
User avatar #16 to #7 - indiaan
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Do you, by any chance, have the name of this episode?
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#105 to #19 - indiaan
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Thanks :)
Thanks :)
User avatar #24 to #7 - itsallinthefunny
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HI YUI!!!
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User avatar #22 to #7 - zukowashere
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Meowth that's Reich!
#10 - SimianLich
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Its a handgun, that's why It was banned.
#13 to #10 - ThpiderMan
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Pst...  over here...   
   
the woman in the second pic has a handgun...
Pst... over here...

the woman in the second pic has a handgun...
User avatar #15 to #13 - kiingofaces
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Pst.... its a woman....

She's no threat
#21 to #15 - dbBlues
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#28 to #15 - ThpiderMan
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#85 to #15 - zorororonoa
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User avatar #89 to #85 - kiingofaces
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Calm down, lord nig; you have had suffrage longer than she has.
User avatar #26 - reican
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Try to show an episode with a gun.. and if that don't work.. Use more gun.
#53 to #26 - mattmuch
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#74 - tostito
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Not banned
Not banned
User avatar #33 - Nightinear **User deleted account**
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Pretty sure, that in the banned episode that guy shoots a lot
User avatar #34 to #33 - Nightinear **User deleted account**
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Yea
They don't shoot in the others
But they do in the one with Dratini
Also it was banned in US, and therefore also europe
Lol
But you can watch it in japanese
User avatar #80 - deathcampforjewtie
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The lightbulb isn't even trying anymore.
User avatar #17 - porkchips
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For all those wondering, the episode of the second photo is called "Here Comes The Squirtle Squad."
User avatar #50 to #17 - pudingcade
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they call it sqirtle squad banned because of guns
User avatar #64 to #17 - imofcnotharveydent
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that sounds like a really dirty porn movie and we all know it.
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User avatar #5 - bobbybeats
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Im pretty sure that's the episode that explains why ash has so many of those bull pokemon. I wanna say it's name is toro or something. I should probably break out my gameboy advance out sometime.
#11 to #5 - cjasper
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Tauros but close enough and yea it is.