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Old 21-12-2017, 11:27   #41
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A few misses for me over the 3 episodes but there were far more hits

Oh, and Inside Number 9 back on the 2nd Jan
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Old 10-06-2020, 16:34   #42
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Best get on eBay and stock-up on the DVDs as Netflix have pulled this now... because of their famous character based on racial stereotypes, Papa Lazarou.
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Old 11-06-2020, 19:42   #43
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Netflix have pulled this now... because of their famous character based on racial stereotypes, Papa Lazarou.
Is a demonic circus master with a skin pigment of jet black and white a "racial stereotype".

I'm guessing they are playing safe and it's been pulled simply because it's a white man blacking up albeit as a demonic circus ring master.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:23   #44
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Weird, Bish - you seem to have quoted a post by ascender that doesn't exist!
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:11   #45
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Weird, Bish - you seem to have quoted a post by ascender that doesn't exist!
ascender's post is number 42 and is directly above mine. No idea why you can't see it
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:22   #46
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This is all getting very Brass Eye.

The Inbetweeners is gone from Youtube! Why have they banned it? Its an outrage!
- Its not banned, its a rights thing.

Those pesky Germans and woke people, now they've only gone and banned Fawlty Towers!?
- Its a couple of services who were airing the unedited version where The Major uses a couple of extremely offensive terms. John Cleese agreed to those being removed from some versions years ago.

Its Always Sunny's Lethal Weapon has gone from Netflix too... I thought they actually addressed the issue of Blackface on that one and it was kind of the point of it?
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:31   #47
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I always thought the Major in Fawlty Towers talking about the West Indies cricket team was a bit off.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:43   #48
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I always thought the Major in Fawlty Towers talking about the West Indies cricket team was a bit off.
I've watched those episode so many times over the years but genuinely didn't remember that line. We started watching Fawlty Towers with our kids last year and that line came out and I was genuinely horrified. Time to hit pause, have a chat about it and resume.

Looks like a couple of places were still airing the unedited versions.
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Old 12-06-2020, 15:29   #49
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I also remember The Young Ones where a police officer mixes up someone with a black man and says, "Sorry John I thought you was a n*****". And that was after calling him a "gay black b*****d"!!! That was well out of order and has been removed for quite a while now though.

Even Bottom had to overdub Rik Mayall to change "thieving gypos" to "thieving yobbos". Even though that's not quite as bad.

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I also remember The Young Ones where a police officer mixes up someone with a black man and says, "Sorry John I thought you was a n*****". And that was after calling him a "gay black b*****d"!!! That was well out of order and has been removed for quite a while now though.

Even Bottom had to overdub Rik Mayall to change "thieving gypos" to "thieving yobbos". Even though that's not quite as bad.
The Bottom redub was utter pointless as the orginal edit makes Richie even more loathsome as he just spent the previous lines saying how great the Romany types were.

The Young Ones Policeman is wearing sunglasses if I remember; and yes he uses the N word along with I think every other racially charged word to a white person who is wearing gloves but I think it was to hammer home the point at the time police in the 80s where viewed as the bad guys due to all the strikes and race riots they were dealing with at the time. They never would have had him say to a POC hense the sunglasses and the guy having gloves

The Police are not portrayed in a good light at any point they appear up in the show. Or Bottom for that matter

The Bambi episode mentions Toxteth O Grady, Toxteth was one of the cities that had riots always thought it was an odd choice for a person's name

Those campaigning for programs to be removed must really think its going to change the world and stories will be written about them; they won't.

Just like the METOO and TIMESUP it will take a few heads fizzle out and they'll move onto the next thing.

Many Bollywood films are not politically correct in their portrayal of POC and LBTQ issues, don't see a mass scramble to pull them from netflix.
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Old 12-06-2020, 21:16   #51
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I've watched those episode so many times over the years but genuinely didn't remember that line. We started watching Fawlty Towers with our kids last year and that line came out and I was genuinely horrified. Time to hit pause, have a chat about it and resume.

Looks like a couple of places were still airing the unedited versions.
But the point was you are laughing at him not with him. I'm sure that was the point when it first aired in the 70s.
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So ... The Germans Fawlty Towers episode has been reinstated after Cleese, quite rightly, kicked up a stink.

Honestly who is making these decisions that apparently had to be made only to be convinced to change their mind within a couple of days?
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The scene with the Major needs cutting through IMO.
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Leave it as is, you're meant to laugh at him for being a racist, not laugh with him!
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Leave it as is, you're meant to laugh at him for being a racist, not laugh with him!
Exactly
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What happens when daily mail type readers realise that The Dambusters was cut / edited years ago.....
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What was cut from the Dam Busters?
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The dogs name but that has been left in on the last few times Channel 5 have shown it.
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The dogs name but that has been left in on the last few times Channel 5 have shown it.
A warning is given before it starts. Now who is going to dig up that old episode of East Enders and force Dot Cotton who used the n-word when asking for some wool for an apology along with the writers and producers
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Leave it as is, you're meant to laugh at him for being a racist, not laugh with him!
I don't buy those arguments. That might have been acceptable satire at the time, but nowadays people don't want themselves or their kids to be exposed to those sorts of derogatory words. Even if they are done to highlight the sort of people that used to say them.

If they want to keep it in, then the BBFC rating needs to be upped to 18.
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