Everything Censored From Smiling Friends | Summary and Q&A

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February 8, 2022
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Everything Censored From Smiling Friends

TL;DR

The creators discuss the scenes and jokes that were cut from the show, including a controversial dolphin scene, and the censorship they faced from S&P regarding explicit content.

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Key Insights

  • πŸ‘» Cutting jokes and scenes can make a show funnier and allow for revisiting ideas in later episodes.
  • πŸ₯³ Censorship from S&P can restrict explicit content, such as showing pink brain matter or explicit body parts.
  • πŸ“Ί Negotiating and compromising with S&P is necessary to keep certain content in the show and maintain the creators' vision.
  • πŸŽ‘ The creators faced challenges in getting certain scenes past the censorship, such as a controversial dolphin scene and a vaping scene.
  • βŒ› S&P's guidelines change over time, and certain topics, like smoking and vaping, became more heavily regulated.
  • πŸ’¨ The show's creators had to find creative ways, such as changing colors or altering scenes, to meet S&P's guidelines while still maintaining their humor.
  • πŸ˜‘ The creators humorously criticize the censorship and consider it a form of "fun police" limiting creative expression.

Transcript

what about the dolphin uh scene zack should we talk that was for the pilot that was more time yeah there's a lot of weird like lost media because that even that ended up kind of coming back in a weird yeah there's a scene there's elements of it definitely yeah there is a scene this is more this is there's two ways to to kind of categorize stuff tha... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Why did the creators have to cut jokes and scenes from the show?

Jokes and scenes were cut mainly for time constraints, but it also added to the humor and allowed ideas to be revisited in future episodes.

Q: What was the pilot scene that got cut and why?

The original pilot had a scene with depressed dolphins after an oil spill, but it was cut as it felt repetitive and didn't contribute significantly to the story.

Q: What role did S&P play in the censorship of the show?

S&P (Standards and Practices) limited explicit content in the show, such as showing pink brain matter or explicit body parts. They enforced strict guidelines on what could be shown.

Q: How did the creators navigate the censorship challenges?

The creators had to negotiate and compromise with S&P to keep certain content in the show. They sometimes changed the color or altered certain scenes to meet the guidelines.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The creators had to cut jokes and scenes from almost every episode, mainly for timing purposes, but it also made the show funnier and allowed ideas to be revisited in later episodes.

  • The original pilot had a scene with depressed dolphins after an oil spill, but it was cut to avoid repetitive storytelling.

  • The show faced censorship from S&P, which limited explicit content, such as showing pink brain matter and explicit body parts.

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