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User avatar #26 - corundum (01/18/2013) [-]
I would have been cool with Derpy if she didn't have an obvious retard voice. You can be clumsy and cross-eyed but making her talk the way she did was just a bad idea.
User avatar #133 to #26 - Bohya (01/18/2013) [-]
The voice actor initially thought that she was meant to be speaking the part of a male character, and tried to put on a boyish voice. She was never meant to sound retarded. Anyway, I know of someone who speaks like she did, and that person is disabled. Are disabled people not alowed to be portrayed on TV anymore?
User avatar #135 to #133 - corundum (01/19/2013) [-]
Not satirized on a childrens' television show, no.
User avatar #136 to #135 - Bohya (01/19/2013) [-]
She was never. Only people who wished to see offense in her character design saw it. I doubt anyone's opinions on disabled people would ever have been changed by Derpy's appearance.
#32 to #26 - pokemonstheshiz (01/18/2013) [-]
Her voice sounded exactly like the Rudolph voice in that Christmas movie, no one complained about that.
User avatar #40 to #32 - corundum (01/18/2013) [-]
Context. Everything about Derpy in this episode portrayed her to be an obvious satire of the mentally handicapped.
User avatar #72 to #40 - sixfootfive (01/18/2013) [-]
Most people just saw her being a little bit thick and clumsy, which is what she's always been in the eyes of bronies.

You're the one pushing the mentally handicapped image after misinterpreting that scene.
User avatar #49 to #40 - pokemonstheshiz (01/18/2013) [-]
I just saw her as clumsy and random. I guess it's just how you look at it
User avatar #27 to #26 - sporkbacon (01/18/2013) [-]
I hear the VA didn't know what gender character they were voicing so they went with a kind of gender neutral voice. To be honest, it could have been better, but oh well. They got rid of pretty much the entire scene anyway.
User avatar #73 to #27 - dildoes (01/18/2013) [-]
I'm nearly certain that only iTunes and Netflix changed it. Unless 'They' doesn't mean The Hub, you're wrong.
User avatar #91 to #73 - sporkbacon (01/18/2013) [-]
They as in, anyone that has anything to do with episode censoring. That's what I meant, because I have no idea who does what.
User avatar #94 to #91 - dildoes (01/18/2013) [-]
The people who make the show didn't change it. Only the people on iTunes and on Netflix.
User avatar #98 to #94 - sporkbacon (01/18/2013) [-]
Gotcha. Makes sense. Oh well. Personally, I didn't think that their portrayal of Derpy in the episode was offensive. I knew she was slightly off, but no more than anyone else. When I was watching it I saw nothing really wrong with it... Like I said before, the voice could have been a little better, but it was fine in my opinion.
User avatar #99 to #98 - dildoes (01/18/2013) [-]
I have to disagree with you. In my opinion she looked like someone mentally handicapped. Even her name sounds like a joking name of someone mentally handicapped.
User avatar #110 to #99 - sporkbacon (01/18/2013) [-]
To each his own. I'm not going to try to change your opinion. I have the type of personality that I don't really look for the worst in everything. I try to see everything with some innocence. That said, I haven't seen the episode or heard the voice in a while, so I might be lying to myself. Anyway, my point is that they probably shouldn't have bothered with the whole scene in general. It was too fan-service-y to me and they had a good "Find the Derpy in the episode" kind of minigame while watching. It doesn't really matter anymore. It's already dealt with.
User avatar #28 to #27 - corundum (01/18/2013) [-]
She could totally be a non-offensive character consistent with every appearance in the first season. They just... ****** up.

I don't see her removal as a censorship of an offensive character, but as a deletion of a horrible, cringe-worthy scene.
User avatar #30 to #28 - sporkbacon (01/18/2013) [-]
I haven't seen the non-edited version in ages. I don't even remember what the voice sounded like.

Yeah, she was great as kind of a "Where's Waldo" type character, but giving her speaking parts was not their best plan. Or, if they really wanted to do that much fan service, they really should have taken a different voice altogether.

What would really be cool if they would have gotten a popular "Fanon" Derpy voice and used that, like someone from the fandom.
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