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The Simpsons Reviewed For Unsuitable Nuclear Jokes

March 28th, 2011 03:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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Hugh Pickens writes “CNN reports that television networks in several European countries are reportedly reviewing episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ for any ‘unsuitable’ references to nuclear disaster, with an Austrian network apparently pulling two episodes: 1992′s ‘Marge Gets a Job’ and 2005′s ‘On a Clear Day I Can’t See My Sister,’ which include jokes about radiation poisoning and nuclear meltdowns. Al Jean, executive producer of the show, says that he can appreciate the concern. ‘We have 480 episodes, and if there are a few that they don’t want to air for awhile in light of the terrible thing going on, I completely understand that,’ says Jean, citing the example of the 1997 episode ‘The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson‘ that was pulled after 9/11 because it included key scenes at the World Trade Center. ‘We would never make light of what’s happening in Japan.’”

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