But yeah, the original point of my post. Melrose Place was cancelled in like 1993 after only one or two seasons. So maybe the reference is too obscure, particularly to a British audience who may not have received this show.
And they censor loads of stuff on the Simpsons. They're showing "new" episodes now on Channel 4. "New" as in "from 2013". So I haven't seen them in their US broadcasts but I can still tell when stuff is being censored. Jokes that don't go anywhere, quick edits, this sort of thing.
It really lowers one's enjoyment of the show. You have to stop to try to figure out what the joke was by looking stuff up online. One of the jokes recently was Disco Stu killing himself, I guess. And one from today's episode involved Smithers and fisting.
I mean, this isn't funny stuff but Simpsons hasn't been funny in decades so that stands to reason. But it's just annoying. They can show boobs on tv and use every foul word imaginable but they censor the Simpsons?
And even the boobs and profanity...where are they? I've made this complaint many times in the past. Television isn't nearly as filthy as one expects for Europe. Maybe you have to to the mainland for the good stuff. But why should that be so? As far as I'm aware, there's no law in the UK against showing boobs and profanity on tv. So why doesn't it exist?
I suppose if it was profitable, Babestation would be the number one channel. But yeah, Babestation is awful. How they can't get boobs right is beyond me.
But it's not even about the titilation. I just want to watch unedited tv shows and movies. Mainstream stuff. Why is that so difficult? Why coddle the audience?
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