Skip to comments.You're children may be watching Noggin at 8:00 p.m. tonight and get a big suprise.
Posted on 04/07/2006 1:22:14 PM PDT by frogjerk
Subscribers of Comcast Cable will be ambushed tonight with Degrassi - "The Next Generation" 8:00 p.m. tonight.
The American broadcaster of Degrassi, The-N, has repeatedly self-censored episodes, editing them in small ways to make them, in their opinion, more suitable for American viewers. This has included blurring posters that advocate condom use, cutting down sexual scenes such as the group sex scene, changing use of the word "fag" to "gay," softening intense violence, and cutting a scene showing Spinner with an erection. Sometimes these edits are inconsistent, and are not used in every broadcast. Additional scenes are Craig playing "chicken" with a train (a scene also not shown on CTV, but on the DVD), Dean spitting out a condom wrapper and Ellie making cut marks into her skin.
The-N has refused to air the season 3 two-part episode 314-315 "Accidents Will Happen" in which Manny discovers she is pregnant and, in the end, has an abortion. This angered many American viewers, as well as Linda Schuyler, creator of the show. Both episodes are available on file sharing networks such as SoulSeek and LimeWire. It's also available for viewing on YouTube, by searching for 314 and 315. The-N has shown clips of the episode on the "Behind the Scenes" special. It shows Manny doing some backflips, as seen in the episode. The subploit of 'Accidents Will Happen' was broadcasted on The-N website as 'webexclusives'" to tell why Jimmy and Toby recieved Saturday detention in episode 316 'Take On Me' where five students from different social groups come face to face with their conflicts with each other while serving a Saturday detention. This episode was inspired by the film The Breakfast Club.
DVD releases of the show in U.S. are not handled by The-N and are edit free.
In contrast to the treatment of earlier episodes, The-N did not exclude Season 4 episodes that featured intense themes like group sex and school shootings. Editing has also been kept to a minimum (if at all) For example a scene showing Craig and Ashley renting a hotel room to have sex in "Voices" was kept with a scene showing them putting their clothes back on afterwards. Another example was in the episode "Secret" which was presented in its entirety on the N (as seen on CTV) with the reference to "Accidents Will Happen" kept in, along with Jay's use of a certain term for oral sex.
Recently The-N has re-broadcast three episodes unedited as a special called 'Degrassi: The Director's Cut'. The episodes that have been aired unedited during this special are now seen unedited in rebroadcasts. Here is a list of the episodes with their changes: Episode Number Title What Was Restored? 102 Mother & Child Reunion Pt. 2
* Caitlin saying "He's not always such an ass." during bathroom scene where she is cleaning up Joey is restored. * A poster with the text "The Pill is not enough!" in the bathroom where Caitlin and Joey are talking is shown. * `Jordan' turns the camera on and says to Emma "Your mother is at her reunion, we have hours." is restored. * `Jordan' touching and kissing Emma is restored.
205 Weird Science Spinner's erection is restored. 303 U Got The Look The shot of Manny's thong is extended to its original length.
Long time viewers of the show mentions that there is not much difference in Ep. 303 'U Got The Look' and should not have been shown during the special. Some message boards like on Myspace had speculations that Ep. 314/315 'Accidents Will Happen' would have been shown in the United States.
Just when you thing Nickelodeon is good for kids...I understand you can just turn it off, which is what I am going to do, but just two short hours after a toddler show "Little Bear" they are showing this crap.
Another reason for Cable à la carte...
Cut to wide angle shot of large trash can.
Voiceover: "Degrassi. It so should go there."
Fade to black.
End of trnasmission.
Sheesh. "trnasmission" = transmission!
Nickelodeon is owned by Viacmmie, same as SeeBS and MTV and Logo (the gay network that isn't Bravo).
It is a mistake to think they they would be "good for kids".
Diversity training is nothing but politically correct re-education. Of course they will seek to indoctrinate your kids.
Condoms in schools forever changed the argument of "if" kids will have sex to "when". The Sex Positve crowd keeps pushing their agenda to get everyone sexually active at every age (abstinence is "wrong" in their worldview because it is an unhealthy supression of desires).
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