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UK censorship guide: Season 9

The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson (4F22)

Since the 9/11 tragedy, this episode has been heavily edited by Sky One to remove all possible references to the twin towers in a move we find utterly disrespectful to those who lost their lives. We hope they will have the sense to restore the footage soon instead of trying to block history from everyone's minds.

ACT 1
After the flashback

Homer: And that's when the chuds came at me.
Marge: Oh Homer, of course you'll have a bad impression of New York if you only focus on the pimps and the chuds.
Lisa: Oh, I'd love to see New York.

Channel 4

ACT 1
During the flashback

The pan at the start of the flash back of Old New York was edited to miss out one of the twin towers.

Sky One


ACT 2
Homer finds his car

The pan down from the shot of the World Trade Center was removed; instead, we jump to the zoom onto Homer's car

Sky One


ACT 2
Homer tries to take the clamp off the car

The establishing shot of this scene removes the pan down from the World Trade Center, resulting in a messy audio cue.

(Homer attempts to take the clamp off by hand, and then by teeth when he has no success...)
Guy in Tower 1: Hey when you're done with that, I've got something up here you can bite off!
Guy in Tower 2: Hey why don't you be polite you stinking puss bag?!
(to Homer) Pal, you gotta call the number on the boot. Sorry about that guy, they stick all the jerks in Tower One.
Guy in Tower 1: That's it! I'm coming over there!
(they yell at each other until a third guy - in a higher floor in tower one - has a voice which is louder than both)
Other Guy: SHUT UP THE BOTH OF YA'S!!!

Sky One


ACT 2
Homer tries to take the clamp off the car

(Homer attempts to take the clamp off by hand, and then by teeth when he has no success...)
Guy in Tower 1: Hey when you're done with that, I've got something up here you can bite off!
Guy in Tower 2: Hey why don't you be polite you stinking puss bag?! (to Homer) Pal, you gotta call the number on the boot. Sorry about that guy, they stick all the jerks in Tower One.
Guy in Tower 1: That's it! I'm coming over there!
(they yell at each other until a third guy - in a higher floor in tower one - has a voice which is louder than both)
Other Guy: SHUT UP THE BOTH OF YA'S!!!

Channel 4

ACT 2
When Homer finally relieves himself...

Homer's big sigh of relief after getting to the bathroom is cut due to it featuring another shot of the tower.

Sky One

Channel 4

 

The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons (5F04)

ACT 1
Start of the episode

(The episode opens at Springfield Civic Center. A workman is putting up a sign reading: "Today: Bachelor Auction; Tomorrow: I Retire Ya Bastards!". Just afterwards, the man falls off his ladder. Cut to inside.)

Sky One

 

Trash of the Titans (5F09)

ACT 2
During the U2 concert

The Edge: Oh, here we go. Wanna slip out to Moe's for a quick pint?
Adam: Hey can I come?
The Edge: No.
Adam: Wankers.

Sky One

BBC

ACT 3
During the end credits sequence

Adam: Look, fellows, I got a Springfield spoon for my spoon collection.
The Edge: Oh, here we go.
Bono: How many spoons have you got now Adam?
Adam: Nine. If I didn't have my spoons, I'd go insane.
Bono: Can I see it?
(Adam hands Bono the spoon, Bono throws it away and it hits Mr. Burns.)
Mr. Burns: Ow! Wankers.

On the BBC's airing, "wankers" was dubbed with a second "ow"

Sky One

BBC

 

The Joy of Sect (5F23)

ACT 1
At the airport

Apu: Look at this crazy mark-up, you magnificent bastard, I salute you.

Sky One

 

 

Lisa The Simpson (4F24)

ACT 2
Lisa joins Homer and Bart watching the TV

Bart: We're watching the TV.
TV Announcer: Man has always loved his buildings, but what about when the buildings say "no more".
(On TV there is a montage of buildings collapsing as Homer and Bart cheer.)
Bart: The best part was when the building collapsed.
Lisa: (faking interest) Yeah, maybe some people got hurt.
Homer: Hey, yeah. (laughs)
TV Announcer: And now, and editorial response.
Homer: Boring!
(Homer changes channel)

Another post-9/11 cut.

BBC

Archived cut: BBC no longer airs the show

 

The Joy of Sect (5F23)

ACT 1
At the airport

Apu: Look at this crazy mark-up, you magnificent bastard, I salute you.

BBC

Archived cut: BBC no longer airs the show