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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#14 - douthit (05/09/2013) [-]
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
#106 to #14 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
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#108 to #14 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
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#109 to #108 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
what are u saying?
User avatar #79 to #14 - buckoman (05/10/2013) [-]
Why the **** would you give a baby a steak in the first place?
User avatar #69 to #14 - rhetoricalfunny (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
Sure, but we shouldn't limit what 100% of people can do, just because of the 1% who may do something bad with it.
#77 to #14 - anon (05/10/2013) [-]
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.
#67 to #14 - sexwithyourwife (05/09/2013) [-]
<- 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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
People need to realize this doesn't apply to everything, especially on something that is marketed towards children.
User avatar #46 to #23 - xgeneration (05/09/2013) [-]
Remember Tom and Jerry? It was aimed toward children and it was violent as **** .
We grew up fine.
User avatar #49 to #46 - redtooth (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
Tom did shoot the **** out of Jerry when he had the chance
#101 to #49 - wagastragas ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Funny how the gun episodes were banned in the USA though.
#45 to #43 - tylosaurus ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
"Let's censor it because it's out of place!"
User avatar #35 to #31 - scilla (05/09/2013) [-]
maybe it was florida
User avatar #39 to #35 - tylosaurus ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
What?
#37 to #23 - douthit (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
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 #26 - reican (05/09/2013) [-]
Try to show an episode with a gun.. and if that don't work.. Use more gun.
#53 to #26 - mattmuch (05/09/2013) [-]
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User avatar #29 to #7 - darknesincontrol (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
i have to watch that episode now
User avatar #16 to #7 - indiaan (05/09/2013) [-]
Do you, by any chance, have the name of this episode?
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#105 to #19 - indiaan (05/10/2013) [-]
Thanks :)
Thanks :)
User avatar #24 to #7 - itsallinthefunny (05/09/2013) [-]
HI YUI!!!
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User avatar #22 to #7 - zukowashere (05/09/2013) [-]
Meowth that's Reich!
User avatar #33 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
Pretty sure, that in the banned episode that guy shoots a lot
User avatar #34 to #33 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/10/2013) [-]
The lightbulb isn't even trying anymore.
User avatar #17 - porkchips (05/09/2013) [-]
For all those wondering, the episode of the second photo is called "Here Comes The Squirtle Squad."
User avatar #50 to #17 - pudingcade (05/09/2013) [-]
they call it sqirtle squad banned because of guns
User avatar #64 to #17 - imofcnotharveydent (05/09/2013) [-]
that sounds like a really dirty porn movie and we all know it.
#3 - WizardOfTheLawl (05/09/2013) [-]
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#74 - tostito (05/09/2013) [-]
Not banned
Not banned
User avatar #12 - dreadscythe (05/09/2013) [-]
which episode is this
User avatar #36 to #12 - Nightinear **User deleted account** (05/09/2013) [-]
The Legend of Dratini

Or something like that
Go look up banned pokémon episodes if you still can't find it
User avatar #5 - bobbybeats (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
Tauros but close enough and yea it is.
#10 - SimianLich (05/09/2013) [-]
Its a handgun, that's why It was banned.
#13 to #10 - ThpiderMan ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
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 (05/09/2013) [-]
Pst.... its a woman....

She's no threat
#21 to #15 - dbBlues (05/09/2013) [-]
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#28 to #15 - ThpiderMan ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
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User avatar #89 to #85 - kiingofaces (05/10/2013) [-]
Calm down, lord nig; you have had suffrage longer than she has.
#94 - panini (05/10/2013) [-]
unfortunately banned
User avatar #30 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe (05/09/2013) [-]
As trivial it as it sounds, the one on the left is banned because a gun is actually fired in it.
Apparently that's where they draw the line.
#27 - generalshawn (05/09/2013) [-]
There was an episode where ash saw a robber with a gun and Ash told pikachu to attack him but pikachu didn't want to. Then they found out they were on a training course for growlithes by the police and the "robber" was just an actor. Then officer Jenny told Ash how the guy had a gun and pikachu could have been seriously hurt.

TL;DR There's another episode with a gun, not sure if its banned
#18 - Loppytaffy (05/09/2013) [-]
Sorry, but guns are cut fromt eh dub, but this scary ass ************ wasn't?!
And the episode in the tomb with Juniper's dad where the coffin thing runs at them. It's scared the actual **** out of me.
User avatar #93 to #18 - niggerytaste (05/10/2013) [-]
Can you give me a link to the scene somehow????
#81 to #18 - gallifreyan (05/10/2013) [-]
Coffin....things?   
   
Cofagrigus?
Coffin....things?

Cofagrigus?
User avatar #83 to #81 - Loppytaffy (05/10/2013) [-]
THEY RUN ON ALL FOURS IT'S THE SCARIEST **** EVER
User avatar #84 to #83 - gallifreyan (05/10/2013) [-]
I know something I'M never watching...
#73 - marikochan (05/09/2013) [-]
mfw tags
User avatar #20 - TheMather ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
The first one there, EP035 The Legend of Dratini, was banned because that guy actually tried to shoot Team Rocket, not because he pointed the gun at Ash.
User avatar #4 - RaammKousen ONLINE (05/09/2013) [-]
Well they ban first one, but ideas and people change. So they say no lets let this new one slide through maybe see how it takes. Can't go back and play old episodes.
User avatar #63 to #4 - OsamaBinLadenz (05/09/2013) [-]
reruns.
User avatar #104 to #63 - RaammKousen ONLINE (05/10/2013) [-]
Well maybe after the series and they loop around
User avatar #1 - henryfordthegod (05/09/2013) [-]
better then attacks
User avatar #68 - commanderbunbun (05/09/2013) [-]
the right was on screen for a brief second, the left happened multiple times. there was also a scene where team rocket was abusively interrogating an old guy. threatening to shoot him, hitting him, etc.
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