Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Unnecessary Censorship

I always found Jimmy Kimmel's "This week in Unnecessary Censorship" bits hilarious. Here's a good yearly summary:

Not only do these bits appeal to a low-brow sensibility ("Hee-haw, it sounds like they're saying dirty things!"), but in their own way, they serve as an incisive commentary into our prudish society. How? By censoring things, you are making things sound more dirty than they would sound otherwise.

Which brings us to today's example.

Last Wednesday, Comedy Central aired a hilarious South Park episode called "Cartman Sucks," a great pun about the storyline, which was about a photo that Cartman took that showed Butters' penis in his mouth while Cartman gave the thumbs up sign. Today on iTunes, I found this in their TV section:

Is it just me, or does this make the episode title sound worse than it is?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Personally, I like the Mythbusters episode "Sinking Titanic" better...

"Find out if a sinking ship will s**k passengers down as it goes under."