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A Guide To Censored Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies|
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"The Daffy Doc" (Clampett; 1938):
Nickelodeon: The sign that Daffy holds briefly, reading as, "Hush Yo Mouf!" is gone in the
computer-colorized version of this cartoon. This is how the redrawn, colorized version was edited: Daffy hits himself with the mallet, but the scene of Daffy talking to his three
ghostly "selves" that subsequently appear, was gone. Also missing was Daffy's
second tumble (this time with Porky) into the iron lung; so, the cartoon
abruptly went from Daffy chasing Porky with a saw to Daffy and Porky with
inflating heads, feet, hands, etc..
"Daffy Duck and Egghead" (Avery; 1938):
Eliminated was Egghead shooting his gun at a person from the audience.
WB: Same edit as on CN.
"Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur" (Jones; 1939):
A fade to black between two scenes near the end of this cartoon appears to
be gone in the remastered print.
"Daffy Rents" (McKimson; 1966):
CBS: Cut scene
was this: Daffy pursues Speedy on electrical wires and burns away his
feathers when he lunges at the mouse and grounds himself.
"Daffy's Inn Trouble" (McKimson; 1961):
Daffy twirling his gun, which blasts him in the face, is no longer in
this cartoon. The CN version cuts out the entire part with a fake dissolve from Porky saying "No" to the boulder scene.
TNT: Same edit as on CN.
WB: Same edit as on CN, but edited differently. All that is seen is Daffy threatening Porky with an, "Okay, you're asking for it," while about to remove his gun from the holster, before a false fade to black.
"A Day at the Zoo" (Avery; 1939):
A visual gag of "smoking" camels is missing from this cartoon.
"Design For Leaving" (McKimson; 1954):
Daffy presses a button for a tie to be mechanically placed on Elmer, and
the "tie" is a noose that has Elmer hanging and saying, "Eeech, get me
down!" Daffy replies, "Oops, wrong button. That's the Alcatraz Ascot."
The cartoon was edited so that the viewer did not see Elmer in hanging
Syndication: Some syndicated versions cut out the part where Elmer goes upstairs to take an "aspwiwin", only to notice that his staircase is gone.
"Detouring America" (Avery; 1939):
There is an entire sequence missing from this cartoon, involving a poor,
black hitchhiker at the North Pole, singing "Carry Me Back to Ol' Virginny",
and, as he does so, an Eskimo grabs and carries him- and drops him at
the Virginia State Line! An Indian mother carrying her dopey, oversized,
adult son on her back is removed from the middle of a scene in the Indian village.
"Devil May Hare" (McKimson; 1954):
The Tasmanian Devil floats skyward after eating Bugs' bicarbonate-of-soda
"chicken" and belching a huge bubble, and Bugs sling shoots a projectile
to break the bubble and bring Taz to a sticky situation on a tree branch.
CBS cut the slingshot, just showing in the distance the bubble breaking
without any provocation.
"Devil's Feud Cake" (Freleng; 1963):
Theatrical prints of this cartoon had Yosemite Sam going to Hades to meet
the devil, who asks of him, "Well, who in hell are you?" For television, the
line was changed to, "What the devil is your name?"
"D' Fightin' Ones" (Freleng; 1961):
The dog clobbering Sylvester with a stop sign was missing. So too was the
dog punching Sylvester, in response to Sylvester trying to, "...pull a
switchblade claw on (the dog)," while the two characters are in the animal
pound truck, and the dog and Sylvester sneaking each other inside of a
suitcase to a bus station- only to discover that the bus' destination is
Sing Sing, and their hasty withdrawal from the bus station.
"The Dixie Fryer" (McKimson; 1960):
A still shot of Foghorn Leghorn was superimposed over Elvis shooting Pappy
with a "squirrelly rifle" as Pappy chases Foghorn around a tree.
Nickelodeon: The part where Foghorn is shot in the head by Pappy and Elvis'
"dueling pistols" was deleted, as too was Pappy eye-poking Elvis after Elvis
does not see black on their black-eyed peas, plus the same edit as on
Merrie Melodies, but without the still shot of Foghorn.
"Dog Collared" (McKimson; 1951):
ABC: The scene
of Porky disguising himself as a Chinaman and as an Indian, was cut. Another
taboo was the ridiculing of stuttering. When Porky hears on his radio that
the reward for returning the dog to its owners will be $5,000, he responds
with his usual stutter, "Oh, boy! A thousand b-be, b-be bucks!" That much
was uncensored, but when the announcer on the radio corrects Porky, "No, five
thousand b-be, b-be bucks," gone was the announcer's mocking stutter, and
the result sounded incredibly lame.
CN: The entire scene of Porky disguising himself in various costumes to escape
the dog, was removed. This scene was later reinstated.
"Dog Daze" (Freleng; 1937):
There was possible long-lost footage omitted between the scene of William
Powell and his dog walking by a pole with the dog immediately stopping
off screen and the scene of dogs and their owners walking into the dog
"Doggone Cats" (Davis; 1947):
Removed from this cartoon is the part where a trash can cover lands on
Wellington's head and Wellington does an impression of a Chinaman.
WB: Same edit as on CN.
"Don't Give Up the Sheep" (Jones; 1953):
The ending of this cartoon was deleted. Quitting time comes, and Sam is
ready to "punch out". His replacement, Fred, greets him, but Sam hits
Fred over the head with a thick stick, and "Fred" is revealed to be Ralph in
sheepdog disguise. Sam then clobbers Ralph in the backside with the stick
when the real Fred appears and continues this action.
"Double or Mutton" (Jones; 1955):
Sam pounding Ralph to a pulp after Ralph's Little Bo Peep disguise ploy
ultimately fails, fades to black at the point where Sam places his hand
around Ralph's neck while Ralph is trying to flee. Sam's violent response to
Ralph's applying of hair growth formula to him and to Ralph's grabbing of a
sheep's leg, was shortened. Earlier broadcasts on ABC of this cartoon
betrayed further editorial discretion, in that Sam hitting Ralph on the head
with a stick after Ralph's rocket failed to carry Sam far enough away to
enable Ralph to filch a lamb, was gone. All that the viewer saw was Sam being
pulled by the rocket out of his meadow-overseeing position, and there was a
jump to the next scene, of Ralph dressed as Little Bo Peep and Sam seated
in his usual place. Later broadcasts of this cartoon gave us more of a fitting ending to the rocket scene. We still got to see Ralph making off with one of the sheep, and Sam bashing the wolf with a thick stick. However, gone was Sam taking his sheep back to the flock, and Ralph's lying down dazed with a large lump on his head.
"Dough For the Do-Do" (Freleng; 1949)
The black duck saying, "Mammy, mammy," the three-headed freak slapping and
eye-poking itself, and the Do-Do popping into frame on the Warner Brothers
shield and sling shooting a projectile to force Porky's head underground
were all omitted from this cartoon on Bugs & Tweety.
"Dough Ray Me-Ow" (Davis; 1948):
following scene was removed from this cartoon: Louie has Heathcliff
play an ostensibly lethal game of "radio" so that the greedy Louie will
inherit their master's fortune in lieu of Heathcliff. "Radio" involves
plugging wires in Heathcliff's ears and then into a power socket on a wall.
All that this accomplishes when Heathcliff does it is to transmit radio
programs through Heathcliff. Louie therefore tries it and is violently
zapped by the electric charge. Also excised was the scene of Louie persuading
Heathcliff to play "train", by walking along railway tracks with a bucket on
his head, and though a real train is derailed when it strikes Heathcliff,
Heathcliff is uninjured, to Louie's dismay.
Nickelodeon: Same edits as on FOX.
"Drip-Along Daffy" (Jones; 1951):
scenes of gunfire introducing the "lawless western town" were cut, including
the carrying of a dead body to Rigor O'Mortis, the Smiling Undertaker.
Further, the scene of the bartender mixing the noxious drink for Nasty
Canasta, was shortened.
CN: Porky's final line, "Lucky for him it is a one-horse town!" is cut. The cartoon
abruptly ends as Daffy is pushing his janitor cart.
"Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare" (McKimson; 1964):
Gone was Bugs being the victim of an exploding cigar.
CBS: Edited was Bugs spoon-feeding to the Tasmanian Devil some nitroglycerin.
Bugs refers to a wonder drug that will, "...make (Taz) as good as new,"
and the cartoon jumps to Bugs strapping around Taz an exercise belt, which
causes the nitroglycerin in Taz's stomach to explode in this cartoon's
uncut form. As a result of the edit, though, it seems that it was the
belt that exploded! In addition, Bugs giving to Taz a round black bomb
disguised as a baby and Taz providing Bugs with an exploding cigar that leaves the
bunny in blackface, was spliced out of the CBS print of this cartoon
"Dr. Jerkyl's Hide" (Freleng; 1954):
terrified Sylvester climbing into a trunk in Jerkyl's living quarters with
Alfie watching from behind after entering and slamming the door to this room,
was deleted from this cartoon when it aired on The Bugs Bunny/Looney
Tunes Comedy Hour and on Bugs & Tweety. The cartoon cut from
Alfie entering said room and slamming the door as seen from the laboratory
to his walking in the living quarters to the closed trunk with Sylvester
already inside the trunk.
CBS: After Chester sees Alfie fleeing the fly that pummeled Alfie after
drinking the potion, Chester slaps his erstwhile idol, Alfie, in the
face, spits at his feet, and says, "You're yellow!" CBS censored this for
some inexplicable reason.
"Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24 1/2th Century"
ABC: This cartoon originally aired as part of Daffy Duck's
Thanks-For-Giving Special with several scenes that never were shown when this cartoon
was later run on Saturday morning. Porky's use of a straightjacket gun that
enwraps Marvin in the requisite manner was deleted. Near the cartoon's
end, after Daffy with a laser gun starts to chase Porky, there is a scene
wherein Marvin (still in the straightjacket) aims his "Planet Smasher" missile
toward Earth and fires it. He then turns to the audience with advice not
to fret or worry, because the missile will hit target in three Earth days,
giving Earthlings plenty of time to "...get all of (their) affairs in
order." He also says, "Isn't it peachy? Just think, all of your fuel
problems will be over!" The cartoon on ABC jumped from Daffy chasing
Porky, to the "That's all, Folks!" ending card, with Marvin saying, "Don't
worry, folks. It's only a cartoon!"
CN: Same edits as ABC.
Nickelodeon: Same edits as on ABC; plus, the "That's all, Folks!" closing
Video: Same editing as with ABC on the videotapes MARVIN THE MARTIAN & K-9: 50
YEARS ON EARTH, MARVIN THE MARTIAN: SPACE TUNES, and the BUGS &
FRIENDS Japanese laserdisc set.
"The Ducktators" (McCabe; 1942):
Most of the cartoon's prints in circulation omit the ending card encouraging
people to buy war bonds. The original ending was seen on the version included as part of the Norm McCable episodes of Toonheads on Cartoon Network.
"The Ducksters" (Jones; 1950):
Daffy asks Porky if he would like to continue with the game, and after
this, an audience member says, "You'll be sorry!" Daffy then has a gun and
shoots it at the man who said this. The scene was edited so that viewers did
not hear the audience member speak or see Daffy firing the gun.
"The Duxorcist" (Ford and Lennon; 1987):
Eliminated was Daffy's reference to schizophrenia in describing the girl
duck's demonic possession problem.
All images (c) Warner Bros.
Thanks to BillyH for the image from "Daffy's Inn Trouble"
Thanks to Brian Cruz for image from "Daffy Duck and Egghead"
Thanks to DON3k for images from "Design For Leaving", "Dog Collared", and "Dough For the Do-Do"
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