Top 10 Banned Episodes of Kids Shows

When we think of kids shows, we don't think of banned episodes. While most episodes of kids shows are harmless and innocent, these episodes are not on the air in certain countries with some being all over the world.
The Top Ten
1 Electric Soldier Porygon (Pokémon)

In this episode, Ash and his friend travel into a transfer device to fix it. In cyberspace, Pikachu attacks missiles with his attack, causing an explosion.
Reason for ban: The strobe light effects after the attack was so intense it hurt people's brains. Hundreds of children in Japan suffered seizures, dizziness, and even temporary blindness is come cases. Pokemon ended up getting taken off the air for a few months because of this episode.

I agree of this episode being banned because hundreds of Japanese kids went to the hospital when it aired.

I saw it, I walked away with no side effects whatsoever - Stakamakataka

You know this is the king of banned episodes.

2 Episode 847 (Sesame Street)

In this 1976 episode, the Wicked Witch of the West, played by Margaret Hamilton who played the same character in the Wizard of Oz, loses her broom while flying over Sesame Street. She threatens to turn Big Bird into a feather duster, David into a basketball, and electrocute Maria with her broomstick.
Reason for ban: It didn't take very long for parents to write complaints to Children's Television Workshop. Parents reported that their children were crying and screaming because they were frightened by the witch. Because of this, Children's Television Workshop made the decision to not re-air the episode and it has not aired since it's 1976 debut.

You think kids will be frightened by this? Let them watch Cupcakes HD, Salad Fingers, Smile HD, Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared, and Halloween, see how they think!

Why you looking creepy like that trash man?!

The witch is just a woman wearing a face mask, a trench coat, and a hat. HOW WERE PEOPLE SCARED OF THIS? - Stakamakataka

3 One Flu Over the Loud House (The Loud House)

What in gods name is THIS?!

They look like zombies.

Meanwhile, Lori here looks like she went through stickfigure city.

I love the Loud House but this episode looks terrifying in every way.

Got banned from airing in 2020 because of the theme of sickness mirroring the Covid-19 pandemic.

I saw this and it literally scared the HELL out of me.

4 See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey (The Powerpuff Girls)

In this episode, the three girls are manipulated by a gnome who offers them peace in the city at the cost of their powers, but when they learn about his true nature, they beat him.
Reason for ban: Rumors were going around that the reason for the episode being banned was because of the representation of Communism. But we later found out that the episode was banned because Cartoon Network claimed that the metal beams in the destroyed building looked too much like crosses and one of the hippies looked like Jesus. It was also banned because of the seizure moment.

Too bad this was banned, I listened to their songs and they sound very good.

5 Cuttin' Corners (Total Drama)

This was bad, and actually got banned in my country, Iceland. Why? In the episode, Izzy literally abuses Beth, Duncan, and Leshawna. Seems harmless irl, right? Wrong. Kids were acting like this in Iceland before I moved here and it caused several deaths. So the government had no choice but to ban it
UPDATE: This came from Total DramaRama, to be more specific.
UPDATE: It's now banned in Norway and Denmark

This episode was pretty dumb, in case you didn't know, this episode was pretty much Beth, Duncan, and Leshawna letting Izzy abuse them, just for corner pieces of a cake, which they don't even get

The picture explains why this was banned in Iceland

Iceland really hates this episode more than we do.

6 Elephant Issues (Tiny Toon Adventures)

In a segment called "One Beer", Buster, Plucky, and Hamton drink beer to teach kids the "evils of alcohol", and they become drunk as a result of it.
Reason for ban: Do I even have to explain you this?

I'll always remember that part where they fly like angels into the sky. If I watched that when I was a kid, I would be terrified.

Pink Elephants on Parade would like to know your location.

Actually the episode teaches a very good lesson at the end

7 Busted (Braceface)

Plot: Sharon wants to have bigger breasts so she can be seen as older so she buys a special bra that pumps up the size of her breasts until it malfunctions and grows so big until the breasts on the bra pops.

Reason for ban: Do I even have to explain you this?

Banned for being a boob-centered episode in which Sharon wants to be seen as older by buying a special bra that pumps up the size of her chest which literally blows up in her face when her bra malfunctions and grows so big until one of the breast on the bra pops.

Reason for ban: With this picture do I even need to explain this or the plot? lols

That image says it all.

8 Conflict (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood)

This show is no stranger when it comes to tackling tough subjects. Mr. Rogers even talked about shootings. In 1983, a week's worth of episodes seem to give kids a further study of the Cold War, this episode included.
Reason for ban: The storyline was too frightening to handle

I remember this being lost media for a long time.

9 Big Brother Caillou (Caillou)

Banned for the scene where Caillou violently pinches his baby sister Rosie causing her to cry out in pain and worse Caillou's dad literally does nothing to punish Caillou for his actions just polity asks him why he pinched Rosie.

Let me tell you Caillou is cancelled (apart from the youtube web series) also they banned each episode from airing on TV anymore

Just look at the image and you will see why this was banned

Caillou should be banned everywhere

10 Beauty and the Beach ( Pokemon)

We're back to Pokemon. In this episode, Misty enters a bikini contest and Team Rocket enters as well
Reason for ban: James' inflatable breasts

And the part where James says, "Maybe when you're older, you'll have a chest like this." Like how is she gonna have boobs that big?

I would pay 25 bucks to see this episode - Stakamakataka

Turns out you CAN watch it, just on dailymotion - Stakamakataka

The Newcomers

? Sugartime! (Postcards from Buster)

Banned for a pretty ridiculous reason due to Buster visiting a group of kids raised by a lesbian couple which is ironic as years later Arthur would feature a same sex marriage.

? Blue Cat Blues (Tom and Jerry)
The Contenders
11 Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone (Arthur)

After this episode, I wasn’t allowed to watch Arthur ever again and I stopped watching PBS, that’s how I got into Disney Channel

What is wrong with gay people! Also, I have seen the loud house episode there's no reason for it to be banned. - gothtomboy9

Pbs needs to up their game, CN has two gay couples, Nick has two, Disney channel has one, They're the next in line! - Stakamakataka

Just because a gay couple is being married, I don't like that

12 Little Accidents (Pingu)

I don't know how many 90s kids are here, but anyone remember the show Pingu? It's a HIT Entertainment (Barney and Friends, Thomas, Bob the Builder are apart of it) show that features penguins who pretty much have their own language.
Reason for ban: This specific episode had too much toilet humor, especially for a show for little kids.

What about the episode that has the walrus? Eh...

I saw the peeing scene and was creeped out. it looked like he was peeing on the floor on purpose

This is the one when he missed the ring right? - Stakamakataka

13 All This and Rabbit Stew (Looney Tunes)

The short ends with Bugs tricking the hunter into gambling with a pair of dice and winning everything leaving the hunter in nothing but a leaf.

This picture is VERY confusing, it looks like the hunter put his gun under Bugs' feet, but Bugs saw the gun and pointed at his eggplant head
EY YO WHAT THE FU - Stakamakataka

This cartoon is one of 11 that are banned for outdated racial stereotypes

That episode was racist, it’s a good thing that it is banned.

14 Rude Removal (Dexter's Laboratory)

The episode centers on Dexter using a machine to remove the rudeness from Deedee the two get into a fight and end up in the machine which after being activated causes them to split into two versions of themselves one pair a well behaved duplicates and the other pair rude duplicates who speak in a New York City accent and constantly swear and despite the bleeps in place you can still make out what their saying.

Banned because even though the swearing is bleeped, it's clear on what they are saying

Just check out the title card, everything and I mean EVERYTHING, will make sense

15 Room to Ride (Arthur)

Arthur decided to talk about cycling on city streets, and they turn to Lance Armstrong, a Tour de France Champion
Reason for ban: A few years later, Armstrong admitted to taking banned substances and was stripped of his titles. It was in the show's best interest to remove this episode as well.

I remember this episode.Honestly a few times was shown on TV.

16 Flying Dupes (TaleSpin)

For those who don't know, "TaleSpin" is a late 80s-early 90s Disney cartoon that featured Jungle Book stars Baloo and King Louie.
Reason for ban: This episode had Baloo deliver a bomb to a foreign leader's home in hope that the war will make high profits for bomb makers. the terrorist themes and the bomb transfer were too much.

So apparently 9/11 is appropriate for a kids show?

17 Mister Skinnylegs (Peppa Pig)

Peppa Pig is the last show you would think of when it comes to controversial episodes. Peppa basically finds a spider and becomes friends with it after being scared of it at first. The intent of this episode was that spiders seem scary, but they can't really hurt you
Reason for ban: "They can't really hurt you"- good luck convincing Australia that. Australia is full of spiders that can actually harm you and for safety reason, the Australian government banned this episode.

I've heard that this episode was banned in Australia because in Australia, there are tons and tons of spiders that are dangerous, so it was the best choice for this episode to be banned there rather than see a child play with a spider.

First Peppa teaches how spiders are friendly next Peppa teaches to play with crabs then Peppa teaches about spreading sickness and viruses instead of covering mouth when you cough or staying away from others that little piggy is dangerous what's next is Peppa gonna teach about stabbing yourself and others in the chest with a knife or shoot yourself and others in the head with a gun or stay underwater for a whole day

What's next, EpicJake? Is a Disney Junior show gonna tell us that rattlesnakes are friendly?

18 Pingu's Dream (Pingu)

Reason for ban: The giant walrus-like creature featured in it looked terrifying to kids and gave them nightmares.

I searched it up and I SHIVERED at first glance . I'm an older kid so I understand why younger kids get scared

Am I the only one who thinks the walrus looks cute? Yeah probably - Stakamakataka

I searched it up its not scary just ugly

19 Are You My Neighbor? (VeggieTales)

This episode was banned in the Arab world due to one of Egypt’s neighboring countries being politically regarded as an enemy.

20 Man's Best Friend (The Ren & Stimpy Show)

Reasons for ban: A scene with very graphic violence and tobacco references.

Holy god what is Ren doing to that guy?

21 Buffalo Gals (Cow and Chicken)

Banned for the Buffalo Gals being depicted as stereotypical lesbians.

22 Leap Frogs (Rocko's Modern Life)

I'm surprised that this show would have only ONE banned episode.

Banned for the whole Bev Bighead attempting to cheat on her husband Ed with Rocko.

I saw this episode once I didn't say a thing for a day

I just saw it on prime video

23 The Legend of Dratini (Pokemon)

Is this episode trying to bring back the Nazi propaganda from WWII because of Meowth's Hitler mustache?

Banned because of too much gun presence and Meowth's Hitler-like mustache

24 Deadly Force (Gargoyles)

And this is the one with the gun right? - Stakamakataka

when I saw the scene where the girl was shot, I was speechless

25 If It's Doomsday This Must Be Belfast (Captain Planet and the Planeteers.)

This episode was banned in Northern Ireland over its insensitivity to the troubles, and the many inaccuracies; though it should of been banned for its wildly inaccurate accents alone. It has since become a bit of a viral meme

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