Most Controversial Cartoon EpisodesCartoon episodes that caused a lot of controversy and garnered negative reception leading to most of them being banned.
If you know Pokemon, then you should be familiar with this one. In this episode there is a scene where Pikachu attacks missles with Thunderbolt, causing an explosion. This was banned because the strobe effect caused many seizures. When this got banned, Porygon was never featured in the anime again.
The international dubbing has made several edits. They could've easily removed the flashing lights and replace them with a single color (white or yellow) lightning bolt as they used to do in other episodes. Really, they didn't need to ban a 22 minute episode for a 3 second moment that could have easily been edited.
This episode was banned due to the seizure effect, causing 600 Japanese children to be hospitalize. It was all Pikachu who did the seizures, Porygon didn't do anything. This controversy holds a Guiness World Record after all.
It caused seizures so bad, over 600 Japanese people had to be sent to the hospital. Apart from being banned from television after it's one airing, this caused the show to stop airing for four months.
The crew received death threats from an Islamic Terrorist Group since Muhammad was too controversial to be shown uncensored at the time.
Since the prophet Muhammad was controversial by his appearance and they managed to censored it permanently, a bunch of Muslim group warns Trey and Matt that if they reveal the prophet in the next episode, they will be exterminated to the public.
Along with the second Part 201 was controversial mainly because once again the shows creators had the Prophet Muhammad involved in the story line both Parker and Stone received threats from the Revolution Muslim.
The prophet Muhammad was involved in the plot and Trey and Matt received death threats from an Islamic Terrorist Group.
I am a fan of this show, so I heard about the episode. This episode was not the only reason John K. got fired, he got fired because he treated his crew horribly, missed deadlines and turned in late work. The episode was banned for being too "violent" for Nickelodeon as a rerun replaced the episode instead. But here is what's more stupid and hypocritical, SpongeBob had suicide jokes in one episode, "One Course Meal".
I am a big fan of the Ren and Stimpy Show (I watch full episodes online), so I was interested in hearing about their banned episode. But what the heck was this?! Tobacco references were all over the place, but what really got it banned was the scene where Ren beats his owner with a paddle. It was INCREDIBLY violent and definitely went too far for a kid show.
I don't understand why Nickelodeon banned Ren and Stimpy because of this episode... Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are MUCH worse than this now and Ren and Stimpy have worse episodes than this one. Like Ren's Pecs, where they actually show blood during Ren's operation.
I keep hearing that it was banned due to an Episode where it showed Ren beating his owner with a Paddle, then turning to Stimpy and announcing that he was next.
Reminds me very much about my Ex-Wife and me on date night.
Ok, I didn't know about this episode because I don't watch the show. But I then looked it up on Wikipedia, and I get why it was not aired. It was meant to be shown at a festival. But here's what is hypocritical, the SpongeBob episode "Sailor Mouth" had constant use of censored profanity (with dolphin and sea-related sounds) got to air on Nickelodeon and is still airing on reruns.
It's because the rude duplicates swear. It was banned because even though it's bleeped, you can still clearly hear what they are saying.
The swearing in this one was edgy but it shouldn't be taken seriously because many other children's cartoons had episodes using the same method, such as SpongeBob, Powerpuff Girls, Rugrats, and Tiny Toon Adventures. The title card for Rude Removal goes a bit beyond that, though, showing Dee Dee holding up the middle finger
This happens to be my favorite episode from Dexter's Laboratory. But what is shocking to me is for kids and they swearing going around this episode and never aired. But, SpongeBob did it too and they did aired it and it's still getting aired on T.V..
Not surprisingly the shows creators came under fire from sociologist even Issac Hayes the voice of Chef quit when they refused to pull the episode.
I think R. Kelly sued Comedy Central after this episode.
Unfaithful recreation of Brazil insinuating the country is full of rats, monkeys and robbers. No wonder which is one of most controversial episodes from Simpsons.
So stereotypical and xenophobic that the Brazilian government threatened to sue Fox.
This was very offensive to Brazil that they threatened to sue Fox.
Brazil was so infuriated by the episode they actually threatened to sue Fox
I looked it up and this episode has excessive use of alcohol. This was supposed to inform about the dangers of alcohol, but they just do it instead of teaching the viewers properly. They then start drunk driving until they fall off a cliff and die. Drunk driving is considered illegal today.
This was supposed to inform everyone about the dangers of alcohol. In it, the character drink a beer and steal a car. Then they start drunk driving and fall off a cliff and die. If you said this was banned, then you are right. I think this sent the wrong message.
I watched the actual episode. The episode consists of the friends getting drunk, and then driving a car down a clift.
Warner Bros. probably received a lot of complaints from angry parents after this episode's airing.
This isn't controversial in the sense it should be banned but controversial to fans of the show as (SPOILER ALERT) the show kills of a fan favorite, Brian.
So controversial that Fox brought Brian back.
Really upset over this episode.
A criminal was inspired by this episode.
I love this show and this episode, I have it downloaded and it's amazing despite its disturbing imagery
Needs to be higher
I saw the episode on YouTube today and I'm gonna guess why it was banned: It had to do with a supervillain, Silver Spooner portrayed as a stereotypical homosexual. Not to mention that Krunk got drunk; ironic because it rhymes.
This is controversial because the villain, The Silver Spooner, falls under the Camp Gay trope.
From What I heard, The Silver Spooner is depicted as a Stereotypical Homosexual.
This episode was actually banned because of the featured villain characters were being used without the permission of the silver surfer comics
You can actually get killed just for watching this episode because of the whole your not allowed to show an image of Muhammad thing which they did for the first and only time.
This is the only episode that actually shows an image of Muhammad.
This episode was banned in the United States because of the plot involving the subject of abortion.
Controversial due to an infamous scene where Kira and Flay have some X with each other
This episode makes me sick. This is the debut of the antagonist Mr. Krabs that we see later on in the series. He drives Plankton to near suicide and then laughs about it. I'm glad that this episode was banned. I hope that there were severe repercussions for whoever wrote that. Newsflash, suicide jokes are NOT FUNNY.
The worst SpongeBob episode. This episode made me feel sick and disgusted that such a serious issue of suicide could be made fun of. Yes Plankton is a villain but this episode really made me feel bad for him. Whoever wrote this episode clearly was an idiot.
Mr. Krabs went too far by stalking & harassing Plankton by dressing as Pearl. He gave Plankton nightmares so severe that he cuts himself off from the outside world by staying in his room seemingly nonstop with suicidal thoughts. He shows to have grown a large gray beard and and claws from cutting himself off from the outside world. Read this transcript:
Karen: [off microphone] Plankton, your dinner is ready. Plankton, can you hear me?
Plankton: Yes, Karen. I can hear you. Could you please bring it up? I can't risk stepping into the light. The whale might see me. [cries]
Later, Plankton attempts to commit suicide by sitting in the middle of the road, hoping to get ran over by a bus. He sees that there is no point to continue his life and that he will just be tortured for the rest of his life by Pearl/Mr. Krabs. He even asks SpongeBob to step on him as hard as he can. When SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that Plankton is attempting to commit suicide, he just laughs, ...more
This one was the worst I'd ever seen. I loved Plankton even though he's a villain - mind you, when I love a movie character, it's almost always the villain I loved. But this was worse than "The Splinter" - and that was the episode which haunted my nightmares!
It's probably controversial due to the cutaway where Marlee Matlin calls Moviefone and asks for The Last Mimzy and ends up getting 300 due to the announcer mishearing her due to her impaired speech. Matlin was very pissed off about the gag and led to a confrontation between her and Alex Borstein at a Seth MacFarlane roast. Matlin was hired to voice Peter's deaf co-worker, Stella.
There was also the scene where Jesus made Lois' breasts grow to massive proportions at the dinner table.
Controversial due to the tsunami that happened in India at the time
Der Fuehrer's Face (also known as Donald Duck in Nutziland) is a propaganda cartoon created by Walt Disney back in WW2. It shows Donald Duck being a Nazi and works on a missle factory and somehow salutes Hitler inside the picture. But Hitler (in his voice) convinced Donald that he will be going on vacation IF he will work harder and harder then it was completely messed up until the story was just a dream. Donald hugging the Statue Of Liberty as he loves being an American.
This short did won an Oscar for Best Pictures but screw that award because the way Oscar give an accolades to Frozen.
I'm glad this won't aired on T.V..
Donald Duck is a Nazi, Enough said.
Donald duck is Nazi
The dance scene was a clear incest joke.
I'm shock that 4kids would do that!
This episode got pulled off the air due to the 9/11 attack. One thing that cause this is one thing: the magazine for the trip to New York for 9 bucks along with the twin towers on the side.
This episode was banned due to resembling the 9/11 attacks since 2001.
This episode was so bad that even Marc Brown, the author of the Arthur book series, hatred it.
Chris dates a girl with down syndrome and at one point she says her mother was the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was outraged over the episode claiming they were making fun of her son who has Down Syndrome.
Is the only reason for this episode being controversial because of that girl with down syndrome?
The Girl with Down Syndrome was played by an actual girl with Down Syndrome.
I don't like sarah palin but this was just rude and sick. I hate family guy so much
It was the Japanese version of the episode that garnered the most controversy.
A boy had boobs
This episode only aired one or two times in the UK and Australia, and was banned for the creepy giggle of the "girl", which gave children nightmares. It still airs in the United States today.
While the episode used continuous dirty jokes, the one that got it banned was the scene where Spongebob hands Gary two bars of soap and says "Don't drop them."
And it's also controversial for a certain little joke SpongeBob made trying to get Gary in the bath...
Watch Jungle Jail on Youtube and see what I mean. It's a lot worst than this episode.
Got banned for portraying the Buffalo Gals as lesbians.