18 problematic TV shows and movie scenes that were cut

30 Rock did blackface four times. FOUR.

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In one of the animated “bloopers” at the end of toy story 2“Stinky Pete” – the film’s villain, who is voiced by Kelsey Grammer – asks two Barbie dolls if they are “really identical” and offers them roles in Toy Story 3…but under the implications that he will get “something” from them in return. In 2019, this scene was cut of all future versions of toy story 2.

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The breakfast club stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, plus producer Michelle Manning, have teamed up to get director John Hughes cut a scene with “gratuitous female nudity”.

The scene in question featured the members of the Breakfast Club spying on an attractive gym instructor while she was changing. Karen Leigh Hopkins was cast as a gym teacher before Ringwald, Sheedy, and Manning advocated cutting the scene altogether.

Hughes then replaced the gym teacher with a janitor, who was originally played by Rick Moranis. However, when Moranis interpreted the character as a “Russian caricature”, he was fired and replaced by John Kapelos.

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In FriendsThe plot of “The One Where Rachel Tells Ross” was originally meant to be very different, but after the tragic events of 9/11, editors rushed to make last-minute changes.

The main storyline, however, remained the same: Chandler and Monica go on their honeymoon to watch another newlywed couple get all the perks for them, including being upgraded to first class as well as a nicer room a once arrived at the hotel. But according to Initiatedthe original version had it so Chandler and Monica never even made it to the hotel.

The writers believed that Chandler made a joke about the bombs at the airport, which later arrested them. After being released from the interrogation room, Monica then yelled at Joey and Phoebe on the phone, again stopping them. This episode was supposed to air about a month after 9/11, so this subplot was cut following the terrorist attack.

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13 reasons why has always been controversial – he has been both praised for openly discussing mental illness, but also for falsely glorify suicide. A study even reported that teenage suicide increased significantly after the show’s release.

Before airing the third season of the show, Netflix decided to retroactively delete the scene showing Hannah Baker committing suicide in the first season. Now it’s just that her parents find her. Netflix too issued a statement saying they discussed the matter with medical experts before finally deciding to delete the scene.

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Years after their original airing, Tina Fey – the creator of the Emmy-winning show 30 Rockinsisted on deleting several racially insensitive episodes from streaming services. The first was season 3, episode 2, where characters Jenna Maroney and Tracy Jordan argued over whether it was harder to be a white woman or a black man. This led to them performing a “social experiment” where they both dressed in drag – with white-faced Tracy and black-faced Jenna.

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Then, in Season 5, Episode 4 – one of the show’s “Live Show” specials – they had Dr. Drew Baird, the handsome but dumb doctor played by Jon Hamm, lose both of his hands and as a result received a hand transplant. of a black man from death row. His hands then try to strangle him.


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Then there was Season 5, Episode 10 where Jenna Maroney dressed up as Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lynn Swann for a 2010s-themed New Year’s Eve party. Jenna became “Black Swan(n) “.

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And finally out of 30 Rock For example, Season 6, Episode 19 included a scene intended to critique television’s historical use of blackface. Jon Hamm appears in a music video for Alfie and Amosa fake 1950s sitcom where the actor playing Alfie (Tracy Morgan) becomes increasingly disgusted by his co-star’s “stereotypical” portrayal of a black character.

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In the sex and the city Season 1 episode, “The Monogamists”, Charlotte — according at Vanity Fair – had a storyline where she was dating a guy who was adamant that she was giving him blowjobs. He also had a golden retriever who always watched over them in the bedroom, which freaked Charlotte out. She kept leaving him, but eventually changed her mind, came back and saw the dog fall on top of him. Yeah… that scene was scrapped.

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After shooting a scene in The predator where Steven Wilder Striegel’s character hit her, Munn discovered that he was a registered sex offender and no one working on the film had been told. She then filed a complaint with 20th Century Fox. Prior to filming, Striegel had spent six months in prison for attempting to lure a minor into a sexual relationship.

Director Shane Black – who was aware of Striegel’s conviction – later released a statement claiming he dumped Striegel in an attempt to “help a friend”. Black also claimed he was unaware of the full extent of the charges, leading Striegel to call his bluff in his own personal statement. Striegel’s only scene was later cut from The predator.

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Although this scene appeared in the book version of ThisPennywise’s visual actually eat a baby was too graphic to be translated into film. In the alleged scene – which was found in its entirety on Reddit — Pennywise tortures a woman and her baby. Bill Skarsgård’s comments about a disturbing scene in the film suggest that at least part of it was shot, but thankfully it didn’t make it into the final film.

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In Horrible Bosses 2Jennifer Aniston’s character had a cut scene where she took advantage of Charlie Day’s character while he was in a coma.

When Conan O’Brien interviewed Aniston about the movie, he asked why she thought the scene didn’t make the final cut. “It was a little, not even mutual, you know?” she answered. “I’m not going to say it.”

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In an attempt to highlight a classic time traveler situation, one of the Deadpool 2Post-credits scenes featured Deadpool meeting baby Hitler. Deadpool wonders what he should do, and the scene ends with him reaching the cradle before it fades to black.

While the scene was cut from the movie, the expansion “Super super cut” revealed that Deadpool just picks up the baby and proceeds to change his diaper.

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The 1940 Disney movie, Fancy, featured two dark-skinned “centaurettes” named Otika and Sunflower who served the light-skinned characters.

In one scene, Otika can be seen rolling out a red carpet for Bacchus, the Wine God and Sunflower polishes hooves of a white centaurette. Disney removed the characters in 1969 – the same year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.

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Based on Steve-O’s episode of The hottest Truth or Dab To displayseveral stunts were too gruesome to be included in the final cuts of Donkey. The first – “Box Down Stairs” – featured Johnny Knoxville sealing himself in a large cardboard box (with some pillows for “stuffing”) before being pushed down cement stairs. Steve-O called it “violent as hell”.

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The second involved Knoxville shooting himself in the head with a handgun.

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And the third saw Knoxville announcing, “I’m Johnny Knoxville and I’m going to get hit by a car soon.” I think you can guess what happened next. When asked what he was thinking, Knoxville replied, “I wore two pairs of jeans to be safe.”

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And finally, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal eventually decided to cut a scene where Harold, a vengeful Scarecrow, ripped off a character’s skin.

Øvredal said Slate“Everyone I’ve spoken to who has a relationship with these books, they remember going to the Scholastic school fair and squabbling over library books when they were kids and finding them and reading them under the bed sheets. It would just be so unfair to the books if we made a lousy, lousy horror movie. It can be amazing sometimes and I like that myself, but that was never the point of this film.

Andrea G. Henderson