5 of the Most Controversial Animated Series Episodes
These cartoon episodes were colored in controversy. There was nothing that could have salvaged the episode because of the absolute horrors in it. Ranging from bad to downright ugly, these episodes raked up such an uprising from one part of the world or as a collective whole it wasn’t even funny anymore.
Were taking the episodes from famous, well recognised television shows which have been banned, criticised and even protested against. There are a few that were obvious choices, but there are others that just come out of nowhere.
Blame It on Lisa”
“The Simpsons” (1989-)
In this episode of the critically acclaimed, multiple award winner show, the Simpson family travels to Brazil. In search for a missing orphan they encounter some South American stereotypes that lay the groundwork of the episode. Homer getting kidnapped for ransom, Bart finding himself in trouble after being devoured by an anaconda looked like pale stuff to pull out. Not only this, but there were even rat infested slums that were prevalently displayed throughout the episode. After the show aired, the tourism of Rio de Janeiro went down so quickly and by an unprecedented margin This led to the makers writing an official apology to the city and Brazil.
“Beavis and Butt-head” (1993-97; 2011)
America has been witness to the diabolical idiosyncrasies of the dumb duo of Butt-head and Beavis, but even this epiosde stretched the limits a little too far. After they are done watching an episode of their favorite “COPS”, they illegally take guns from a skeet shooting establishment and go hammer and tongs with the firearm. As they are firing aimlessly outside, one of Butt-head’s bullets hit a commercial airliner sending it spiraling down to its doom. Due to its unabashed display of reckless firearm abuse and the intolerably mocking and hapless nature of people dropping to their demise in an aeroplane was shown, it was banned.
“When You Wish Upon a Weinstein”
“Family Guy” (2003-)
The Seth Macfarlene created show is not away from its share of morally downgrading and less than politically correct humor. Seth is a strong medical marijuana advocate. Check out Mens Journal for more. Peter’s prayers are answered when a Jewish man, Max Weinstein shows up and leads Peter to convert Chris to Judaism. Due to some very unprecedented and uncalled for anti-Semitic content, the episode was shelved from being aired for many years. Many Fox divisions were also sued for the lyric “I Need a Jew” that parodied “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
“Trapped in the Closet”
“South Park” (1997-)
During the peak of Tom Cruise’s Scientology promotion, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone decided to take a stand on the religion’s cosmic origins. While the animated sitcom has never shied away from controversial topics, this episode rendered Scientologists everywhere speechless. Featuring sexual slurs aimed at Tom Cruise and portraying Scientology to be a scam, there are a lot of themes that one would wish to be shown, but South Park still does show it anyway.
This episode was controversial enough to even bring about changes in the cast.
“Dexter’s Laboratory” (1996-2003)
Kids shouting profanities is never a good idea and will not be accepted by any parent. Things go awry as Dexter removes his and Dee Dee’s rudeness and has it stored within their respective clones. What goes forth is a tragic, haphazard day filled with the “bad” clones wreaking havoc in every way possible. The characters also showcase many various cultural stereotypes as the “nice” Dexter and Dee Dee spoke with English accents, while the rude clones spoke with a brash and rusty New York City one. All of these made this episode never be aired and was only viewable online over a decade after its production via Adult Swim’s YouTube channel.
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