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(BBC)   BBC America takes a bleeper to The Thick Of It to censor the swearing, leaving it with just three words of dialogue   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 51
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2012-05-02 08:37:51 AM  
I rather ████████ enjoy the ████████ ████████ .

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2012-05-02 08:56:55 AM  
"Apparently BBC America bleeped The Thick of It. Must have sounded like a lorry reversing into a heart monitor."

Ahahahahaha!!!
 
2012-05-02 09:01:45 AM  
That's like watching Clerks on FX.
 
2012-05-02 10:17:16 AM  
I saw the movie based on The Thick of It recently and it's great. If there was any justice in the world, this Peter Capaldi guy would be a comedy superstar. He's f*cking hilarious.

I refuse to watch the show until it shows up on Netflix or something, because BBC America is a joke. For a while some years ago, they were the only American station broadcasting Trailer Park Boys, and they censored that as well.

Why even air a show you're going to censor if the entire point of the show is about swearing and doing drugs?
 
2012-05-02 11:30:39 AM  
Oblig (pops)

starts at 0:30
 
2012-05-02 11:53:42 AM  
What a bunch of twats.
 
2012-05-02 12:01:54 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I saw the movie based on The Thick of It recently and it's great. If there was any justice in the world, this Peter Capaldi guy would be a comedy superstar. He's f*cking hilarious.


I love that movie and can you imagine if that movie made it to basic cable? Any scene with Peter Capaldi would be nothing but a cascade of bleeps or nonsensical jibber jabber.
 
2012-05-02 12:04:39 PM  
Is that honestly the best swearing you can come up with?
 
2012-05-02 12:06:58 PM  
Gordon Ramsey unimpressed.
 
2012-05-02 12:07:18 PM  
Swearing is bad but ultra violence is ok? WTF?

We did a horror film a few years ago, it was super violent (with people having their heads and limbs graphically cut off) and there was a LOT of swearing (we used every swear word imaginable in every single line of dialogue). I remember we had to go back into ADR to replace all the swear words in the entire film for the US market but all the violence was left intact...
 
2012-05-02 12:11:01 PM  
Why don't you ram it up your pim-hole, you fusking cloff prunker.
 
2012-05-02 12:11:37 PM  

weapon13: Swearing is bad but ultra violence is ok? WTF?

We did a horror film a few years ago, it was super violent (with people having their heads and limbs graphically cut off) and there was a LOT of swearing (we used every swear word imaginable in every single line of dialogue). I remember we had to go back into ADR to replace all the swear words in the entire film for the US market but all the violence was left intact...


There was no sex or women enjoying an orgasm at any point in there, right? Because that can get you an NC-17.
 
2012-05-02 12:18:08 PM  

weapon13: Swearing is bad but ultra violence is ok? WTF?

We did a horror film a few years ago, it was super violent (with people having their heads and limbs graphically cut off) and there was a LOT of swearing (we used every swear word imaginable in every single line of dialogue). I remember we had to go back into ADR to replace all the swear words in the entire film for the US market but all the violence was left intact...


This country is built and paid for by war. Always has and always will.
 
2012-05-02 12:18:27 PM  

KatjaMouse:

There was no sex or women enjoying an orgasm at any point in there, right? Because that can get you an NC-17.


Women enjoying an orgasm? You're just making stuff up!
 
2012-05-02 12:19:42 PM  
Such prudish mothertruckers.
 
2012-05-02 12:23:05 PM  
Because swearing is cool.
 
2012-05-02 12:23:59 PM  
some shows can be funnier with bleeps, like south park and arrested development.

south park just isn't quite as funny uncensored.
 
2012-05-02 12:29:02 PM  
BBCA did the same thing to The Inbetweeners.

Also, Emily Atack.

i.imgur.com
 
mhd
2012-05-02 12:29:59 PM  

KatjaMouse: There was no sex or women enjoying an orgasm at any point in there, right?


Please, it's British.

/bleeping The Thick Of It is about as useful as a ████████ █████.
 
2012-05-02 12:31:27 PM  

Wellon Dowd: BBCA did the same thing to The Inbetweeners.

Also, Emily Atack.

[i.imgur.com image 612x543]


I wonder where the rest of those beads are.
 
2012-05-02 12:41:03 PM  
"abides by basic cable television common practice in the US in using bleeps to cover profanity in its programmes".

I guess FX,Comedy Central and other channels that use "shiat" and every other word other than "fark" and "coont" aren't basic cable?
 
2012-05-02 12:43:44 PM  

sigdiamond2000: I saw the movie based on The Thick of It recently and it's great. If there was any justice in the world, this Peter Capaldi guy would be a comedy superstar. He's f*cking hilarious.

I refuse to watch the show until it shows up on Netflix or something, because BBC America is a joke. For a while some years ago, they were the only American station broadcasting Trailer Park Boys, and they censored that as well.

Why even air a show you're going to censor if the entire point of the show is about swearing and doing drugs?


In the Loop was goddamn hilarious.

Link
 
2012-05-02 12:44:19 PM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-02 12:45:29 PM  

Mentat: That's like watching Clerks on FX.


Or Casino on TNT...
 
2012-05-02 12:50:02 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Wellon Dowd: BBCA did the same thing to The Inbetweeners.

Also, Emily Atack.

[i.imgur.com image 612x543]

I wonder where the rest of those beads are.


With God, from the looks of it.
 
2012-05-02 12:55:37 PM  
sacrilige to bleep Jamie and his iPod/Al Jolson rant...in fact any of Jmie's rants are just effing marvelous...some top, top swearing
 
2012-05-02 01:11:55 PM  

KatjaMouse: weapon13: Swearing is bad but ultra violence is ok? WTF?

We did a horror film a few years ago, it was super violent (with people having their heads and limbs graphically cut off) and there was a LOT of swearing (we used every swear word imaginable in every single line of dialogue). I remember we had to go back into ADR to replace all the swear words in the entire film for the US market but all the violence was left intact...

There was no sex or women enjoying an orgasm at any point in there, right? Because that can get you an NC-17.


Oh how I wished. The closest to sex and/or nudity we got on that production was a closeup of Jennifer Ellison's tits through a tight tshirt.
 
2012-05-02 01:13:58 PM  
Forgot to mention that Jennifer was also gagged and bound.
 
2012-05-02 01:15:56 PM  

weapon13: Forgot to mention that Jennifer was also gagged and bound.


Oh that's ok, then. The MPAA has no problems with the sexual torture of women on screen. But as soon as they enjoy it the movie gets punished for it.
 
2012-05-02 01:37:17 PM  
We have this on DVD (multiregion players are hard to find the US, but hardly impossible), and it's farking brilliant. A friend who worked in Blair's office also said it was frighteningly accurate.
 
2012-05-02 02:08:06 PM  
Semprini.
 
2012-05-02 02:47:51 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Wellon Dowd: BBCA did the same thing to The Inbetweeners.

Also, Emily Atack.

[i.imgur.com image 612x543]

I wonder where the rest of those beads are.


And now I must excuse myself and change my trousers.
 
2012-05-02 02:50:46 PM  

T-Servo: We have this on DVD (multiregion players are hard to find the US, but hardly impossible), and it's farking brilliant. A friend who worked in Blair's office also said it was frighteningly accurate.


If you have internet access, it's easy to find out if your DVD player can be hacked to be region free.

...and by "hacked" I mean "you enter a code the manufacturers programmed into the damn thing to make it region free."

Anyway, BBC America is the worst channel out there. It hardly shows any actual BBC shows, and when it does, it censors, edits, and just plain butchers them.

At least when you sit down and watch something on TLC, You know it's going to be shiat. But BBC America? They take good shows and make them into shiat, when they're not showing X Files or Star Trek.

fark BBC America.
 
2012-05-02 03:08:48 PM  
Feck! Arse!

/Drink!
//That would be an ecumenical matter
 
2012-05-02 03:12:36 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If you have internet access, it's easy to find out if your DVD player can be hacked to be region free.

...and by "hacked" I mean "you enter a code the manufacturers programmed into the damn thing to make it region free."


Yeah, due to some German law, Philips players usually have that code.
 
2012-05-02 03:16:08 PM  

T-Servo: FirstNationalBastard: If you have internet access, it's easy to find out if your DVD player can be hacked to be region free.

...and by "hacked" I mean "you enter a code the manufacturers programmed into the damn thing to make it region free."

Yeah, due to some German law, Philips players usually have that code.


Philips is the brand I was thinking of when I posted.

...no one ever released Ashes To Ashes in region 1. And, for some reason, there are American shows that got UK releases, but not US releases.
 
2012-05-02 05:26:47 PM  
FX, Comedy Central, AMC, Fox Movie Channel, IFC, HDNet all have programs that have cussing and in some cases nudity. All available on my basic cable programming (Uverse).

BBC America has always over-censored everything.
 
2012-05-02 05:30:46 PM  
Maybe if Comedy Central didn't run movies un-beeped on Friday and Saturday nights, BBCA would have a point.

But they do.

so the BBCA execs look like goddamn pussies.
 
2012-05-02 05:58:55 PM  
BBC America is as useless as a marzipan dildo.
 
2012-05-02 06:11:39 PM  

Mr. Chainsaw: BBC America is as useless as a marzipan dildo.


Just need a freezer.
 
2012-05-02 06:30:48 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Why don't you ram it up your pim-hole, you fusking cloff prunker.


Forgive my ignorance, Mr Clarkson, but what exactly is a "cloff-prunker"?



/For those who don't get the reference: a link.
 
2012-05-02 07:45:40 PM  

calufrax: StoPPeRmobile: Why don't you ram it up your pim-hole, you fusking cloff prunker.

Forgive my ignorance, Mr Clarkson, but what exactly is a "cloff-prunker"?



/For those who don't get the reference: a link.


Why do I get the feeling that no one ever laughs at your "jokes"?

/this a great steak
//this is an amazing steak
///this steak is farking great
 
2012-05-03 03:01:45 AM  

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 425x639]


I will see your that and raise you a this:

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-03 05:16:52 AM  

AiryAnne: FX, Comedy Central, AMC, Fox Movie Channel, IFC, HDNet all have programs that have cussing and in some cases nudity. All available on my basic cable programming (Uverse).

BBC America has always over-censored everything.


Except that once in a while you get an unbleeped 'shiat' on TOP GEAR or on
Gordon Ramsay's shows.
 
2012-05-03 05:24:49 AM  

weapon13: KatjaMouse: weapon13: Swearing is bad but ultra violence is ok? WTF?

We did a horror film a few years ago, it was super violent (with people having their heads and limbs graphically cut off) and there was a LOT of swearing (we used every swear word imaginable in every single line of dialogue). I remember we had to go back into ADR to replace all the swear words in the entire film for the US market but all the violence was left intact...

There was no sex or women enjoying an orgasm at any point in there, right? Because that can get you an NC-17.

Oh how I wished. The closest to sex and/or nudity we got on that production was a closeup of Jennifer Ellison's tits through a tight tshirt.


The Cottage, I take it? That film was less goofy than the premise sounded. And Dave Legeno is a horrible actor.
 
2012-05-03 08:42:16 AM  
Why are Americans so terrified of words?

The Thick of It had the most imaginitive use of profanity ever seen on a television screen,

The best of Malcolm Tucker - Seriously NSFW language
 
2012-05-03 10:50:50 AM  
I believe that this scene from In the Loop best sums up Malcolm Tucker's feeling about censoring "rude" words. (NSFW)
 
2012-05-03 03:12:26 PM  
I despise censorship, but if they absolutely have to do it, I wish they would just mute the words in question. That bleep sound is so farking annoying.
 
2012-05-03 09:20:01 PM  
Subby wins a years supply of condoms which in his case is four.
 
2012-05-03 10:13:44 PM  
Malcolm; On Monday we're installing a swear box.
Hugh: Really?
Malcolm: No you farking tw@t.
 
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