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The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom TV series that was created by Matt Groening and produced by FOX. The show first premiered on December 17, 1989. Since then, over 700 episodes have aired. When the show was released in the UK, some scenes were either cut or censored due to network standards. Sky One, Channel 4 BBC Two and Disney+ censored the show for the UK broadcast. One episode was removed from Disney+. The Halloween-themed Treehouse of Horror episodes were most subject to censorship.

Censorship[]

UK censorship[]

BBC[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene that shows blood coming out of Homer's boxer's mouth was cut.
    2. The scene that shows Homer moving the joystick was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Bart's boxer punching Homer's boxer was cut.
    4. The scene that shows Homer's boxer bleeding was cut.
    5. The scene that shows Bart's boxer punching Homer's boxer was cut.
    6. The scene that shows Homer's boxer bleeding was cut.
    7. The scene that shows Homer's boxer's bloody head landing on the other side of the ring was cut.
    8. The scene that shows Homer's boxer's bloody spine landing on the other side of the ring was cut.
    9. The scene that shows Bart's Boxer hitting Homer's boxer with a right hook was cut.
    10. The scene that shows blood coming out of Homer's boxer's mouth was cut.
    11. The scene that shows Barts Boer hitting Homer's boxer with a right hook was cut.
    12. The scene that shows blood coming out of Homer's boxer's mouth was cut.
    13. The scene that shows Homer's boxer standing in a pool of blood was cut.
    14. The scene that shows Bart's boxer punching Homer's boxer into the air was cut.
    15. The scene that shows Bart's boxer performing a victory dance on a grave was cut.
    16. The scene that shows Homer's boxer punching Bart's boxer was cut.
    17. The scene that shows Bart's boxer bleeding was cut.
    18. The scene that shows Homer's boxer hitting Bart's boxer was cut.
    19. The scene that shows Bart's boxer bleeding was cut.
    20. The scene where Homer says "He's hoping I'll put him out of his misery." was cut.
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene where Homer says "Most lynch mobs aren't this nice." was cut.
Season 2[]
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene that shows McBain gunning down all of Mendoza's associates was cut.
    2. The scene that shows the Simpsons in the car on the way back from the hospital was cut.
    3. The scene where Lisa says "A long lost half brother, how Dickensian." was cut.
    4. The scene where Bart says "So, any ideas where this bastard lives?" was cut.
    5. The scene where Homer says "Bart!" was cut.
    6. The scene where Bart says "What? His parents aren't married are they? It's a correct word well isn't it?" was cut.
    7. The scene where Homer says "Well, he's got us there." was cut.
    8. The scene where Bart says "Bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard, bastard!" was cut.
    9. The scene where Herb says "Welcome to my home, brother." was cut.
    10. The scene where Homer says "Holy moley, the bastard's ritch!" was cut.
  • Episode 16
    1. The scene where Ms Winthrop says "Oh, you son of a bitch. Good show!" it was changed to "Oh, you son of a. Good show!"
  • Episode 21
    1. The scene that shows Bart drinking, while looking at the audience was cut.
    2. The scene where Bart says "Turn, turn, turn." was cut.
Season 3[]
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene that shows the waiter shooting a gun was cut.
    2. The scene that shows the bullet hitting Skowi was cut.
    3. The scene that shows the waiter repeatedly shooting Skowi was cut.
    4. The scene that shows different angles of Skowi getting shot was cut.
    5. The scene that shows Skowi grabbing one of his gun wounds and falling to the floor was cut.
    6. The scene that shows Skowi screaming was cut.
    7. The scene that shows McBain grabbing Skowi's body and listens for a heart beat was cut
    8. The scene where McBain says "Mendoza!"
    9. The scene that shows two weasels walking up to Nelson was cut.
    10. The scene where a weasel says "Here in case you need it." was cut.
    11. The scene that shows the weasel giving a knife to Nelson was cut.
    12. The scene where Nelson says "Aq, thanks guys." was cut.
    13. The scene that shows Nelson banning the two weasel head together was cut.
    14. The scene where Nelson says "Now get out of here." was cut.
  • Episode 16
    1. The scene where Bart says "It's a little something I call Plucking The Pickle. I build up a little stream and…" was cut.
    2. The scene where Homer says "Da.." was cut.
    3. The scene where Homer says "You dirty bas…" was cut.
  • Episode 24

--#The scene that shows Homer thinking about Dallas was cut.

    1. The scene where Kristie says "That's right I shot JR." was cut.
    2. The scene that shows Homer grasping was cut.
    3. The scene where Marge says "That was your idea!" was cut.
    4. The scene where Bart says "I think we should get a machine gun. We could use it to hunt game, spell out things, or ring in the new year." was cut.
    5. The scene where Herb says "Now Bart, I know you're too young for that machine gun you wanted but i'm gonna give you something that'll make sure when you're old enough you can still buy one - Membership in the National Rifle Association." was cut.
    6. The scene where Bart says "Wow, the NRA...can I get armor-piercing cyanide-tipped bullets too?" was cut.
    7. The scene where Herb says "It's in the constitution, son." was cut.
Season 4[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene that shows the kids watching a cock fight was cut.
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene that shows Krabappel showing a Krusty the Clown doll to Marge was cut.
    2. The scene that shows Krabappel pulling the head off the Krusty the Clown doll was cut.
    3. The scene that shows a machete blade in the Krusty the Clown doll was cut.
    4. The scene where Bart says "Not bloody likely!" it was changed to "Not likely!"
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where Tony McClure says "Live, from Hawaii's beautiful Malaki island, we're not just for Lepers any more, it's Carnival of the Stars!" it was changed to "Live, from Hawaii's beautiful Malaki island, it's Carnival of the Stars!"
  • Episode 10
    1. The line "Teacher is not a leper." was changed to "I will not teach others to fly."
  • Episode 16
    1. After 1997, The scene where Barney says "Hey, is that princess Di?" was cut.
    2. The scene where Barney says "No, it's just a bunch of rags." was cut.
Season 5[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Homer says "Those bastards." was cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene where Ramone 3 says "Go to hell, you old bastard!" was cut.
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene that shows Homer ripping the I.O.U sheet was cut.
    2. The scene where Homer says "Bastard!" was cut.
    3. The scene where Nixon says "I'm not dead yet! In fact, I just wrote an article for Redbook." was cut.
    4. The scene where Flanders says "Hey, I did a favor for you!" was cut.
    5. The scene where Nixon says "Yes, master." was cut.
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where a man says "Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!" it was changed to "Thanks for poisoning the planet!"
  • Episode 11
    1. The scene that shows a gun going off while it is in Bart's hands was cut.
    2. The scene where Bart says "Sorry." was cut.
  • Episode 21
    1. The scene where Burns says "Get to the bloody point!" it was changed to "Get to the point!"
Season 6[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where one of the men says "Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!" it was changed to "Thanks for poisoning the planet!"
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Bob says "There. Is that what you want, you smarmy little bastards?" was cut.
  • Episode 16
    1. The scene where Homer says "That's no reason to block the TV." was cut.
    2. The scene where Marge says "Oh my..." was cut.
  • Episode 25
    1. The scene where one of the old men says "You bastard." was cut
Season 7[]
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Krusty says "Tell me where you are now, bastard!" was cut
Season 8[]
  • Episode 14
    1. The scene where June says "Cheep bastards." was cut.
Season 9[]
  • Episode 13
    1. The scene where Apu says "Look at this crazy mark-up, you magnificent bastard, I salute you." it was changed to "Look at this crazy mark-up."
  • Episode 17
    1. The scene where the TV Announcer says "Man has always loved his buildings, but what about when the buildings say no more." was cut.
    2. The scene that shows Homer and Bart cheering as they watch buildings collapsing was cut.
    3. The scene where Bart says "The best part was when the building collapsed." was cut.
    4. The scene that shows Lisa pretending to be interested was cut.
    5. The scene where Lisa says "Yeah, maybe some people got hurt." was cut.
    6. The scene where Homer says "Hey, yeah."
    7. The scene that shows Homer laughing was cut.
    8. The scene where the TV Announcer says "And now, and editorial response." was cut.
    9. The scene where Homer says "Boring!" was cut.
    10. The scene that shows Homer changing the channel was cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The scene where Adam says "Wankers." was cut.
    2. The scene where Mr. Burns says "Ow! Wankers." it was changed to "Ow! Ow."
Season 11[]
  • Episode 12
    1. The scene where Homer says "Don't shush me, you rich bastard." was cut.
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Homer says "If they're not having a go with a bird, they're having a row with a wanker!" was cut.
    2. The scene where Cockney says "Jolly sodding X-Mas, major." was cut.

Sky One[]

Season 1[]
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene where Homer says "Most lynch mobs aren't this nice." was cut.
Season 2[]
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Homer says "Holy moley, the bastard's ritch!" was cut.
Season 3[]
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene that shows the Simpsons in their kitchen was cut.
    2. The scene where the announcer says "Next week on the Simpsons." was cut.
    3. The scene where Lisa says "Don't forget day, tomorrow my school is having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner." was cut.
    4. The scene where Homer says "Mmm...spaghetti." was cut.
    5. The scene where Mr. Burns says "But Homer, tomorrow is our reception for the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands." was cut.
    6. The scene where Homer says "Oh, I hate having two heads." was cut.
  • Episode 24
    1. The scene where Herb says "Homer, would you stop thinking about your ass?" was cut (This scene was later added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.
    2. The scene where Homer says "I try, but I can't…" was cut (This scene was later added back into the Sky 1 broadcast.)
Season 4[]
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene that shows Itchy getting impatient was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    2. The scene that shows Itchy grabbing an axe was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    3. The scene that shows Itchy chopping Scratchy up into little bits was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    4. The scene that shows a Itchy and Scratchy movie billboard spraying blood onto a newly wed couple was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcast.)
    5. The scene that shows the newly wed couple shocked was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    6. The scene that shows the newly wed couple laughing when they notice that it is a ad for the Itchy and Scratchy movie. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    7. The scene that shows Itchy opening the furnace grate was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    8. The scene that show Scratchy crawling into the furnace grate was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    9. The scene that shows Itchy kicking Scratchy in the rear, and the slams the grate shut was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    10. The scene that shows Scratchy writhing in agony was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    11. The scene that shows Itchy opening the grate and pulling out Scratchy's head was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    12. The scene where Itchy says "Oh me, oh my!" was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    13. The scene that shows Itchy decapitating Hitler with a axe was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    14. The scene that shows Itchy shaking hands with Scratchy was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    15. The scene that shows Itchy decapitating Scratchy was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    16. The scene that shows Roosevelt dancing and kicking the caresses of Hitler and Scratchy. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    17. The scene that shows Itchy holding up a "save scrap iron" sign was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    18. The scene that shows the billboard that advertises Springfield Barber College spraying blood was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
Season 5[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene where the Old Jewish Man says "What, the blading fat ass?" was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts)
    2. The scene where Abe says "In no, the Hindu guy." was cut. (This scene was latter added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Homer says "Those bastards." was cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene where Ramone 3 says "Go to hell, you old bastard!" was cut.
    2. The scene that shows a close up on Patty and Selma was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    3. The scene where Patty says "Holy crap!" was muted. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    4. The scene where Mr. Burns says "Damn you paparazzo!" The word "paparazzo" was muted. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene that shows Homer ripping the I.O.U sheet was cut.
    2. The scene where Homer says "Bastard!" was cut.
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene that shows cars scattered in the packing lot was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    2. The scene that shows a car crashing into another car was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    3. The scene where mayor Quimby says "You two screwed up royal!" it was changed to "You two screwed up!" (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    4. The scene that shows a different angle of the riot was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky1 broadcasts.)
    5. The scene that shows Snake jumping on screen and attacking a man was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene where Homer says "And build crappy furniture out of useless wooden logs?" it was changed to "And build furniture out of useless wooden logs?" (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene that shows a man walking backwards was cut.
    2. The scene where a man says "Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!" was cut.
    3. The scene where Mindy says "Get bent!" was cut.
  • Episode 11
    1. The scene where Grandpa says "I'll join. I'm filled with piss and vinegar...at first I was just filled with vinegar." it was changed to "I'll join.
  • Episode 18
    1. The scene where Mr. Burns says "Well, that was an antique...crap!" it was changed to "Well, that was an antique..." (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 20
    1. The scene that shows Bart looking at the ("Lei Bastard Clock Tampering Kit) was modified for the Channel Four broadcast. In the Channel Four version the words "Lei Bastard were blacked out.
    2. The scene where Wiggum says "Yeah, I'll say. Magic ticket, my ass, McBain" was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    3. The scene where McBain says "Maria, my mighty heart is breaking. I'll be in the Humvee." was cut (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    4. The scene where Jimbo, Jr says "This cream corn tastes like cream crap!" was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    5. The scene where Bart says "Watch he potty-mouth, honey." was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 21
    1. The scene where Smithers says "I don't know, sir. You had sex with that old woman?" was cut. (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
  • Episode 22
    1. The scene where Homer says "I'm the one out there every day putting his ass on the line." it was changed to "I'm the one out here every day." (The scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcast.)
Season 6[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where one of the men says "Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!" it was changed to "Thanks for poisoning the planet!"
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene that shows Bart pulling a stink bomb out of his Lei Bastard Clock Tampering Kit was modified for the Sky 1 broadcast. In the Sky 1 version it does not show the Lei Bastard Clock Tampering Kit.
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Bob says "Is that what you want, you smarmy little bastards?" it was changed to "Is this want you want?"
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Lisa says "If there had to be a bastardized version of Krusty, I'm glad it's you." was cut.
    2. The scene where Homer says "Thanks honey. Bank shot!" it was changed to "Bank shot!"
  • Episode 18
    1. The scene where one of the audience members says "You suck, McBain!" (This scene was added back into the Sky 1 broadcasts.)
    2. The scene where McBain says "Now, my Woody Allen impression. I'm a neurotic nerd who likes to sleep with little girls." was cut.
    3. The scene where one of the audience members says "Hey, that really sucked!" was cut.
    4. The scene that shows McBain taking pulling the pin out of a grenade was cut.
    5. The scene that shows McBain throwing the grenade at the audience member was cut.
  • Episode 25
    1. The scene where the Crazy Old Man says "You bastard!" was cut.
Season 7[]
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Krusty says "Tell me where you are now, bastard!" was cut.
  • Episode 24
    1. The scene where the Tech guy says "He's gonna be pissed off." was cut.
    2. The scene where Peter Frampton says "You're damned right I'm going to be pissed off, I bought that pig at Pink Floyd's yard sale." was cut.
Season 8[]
  • Episode 11
    1. The scene where Maude says "The Poison Fists of the Pacific Rim... the Japanese mafia." was cut
    2. The scene where Agnes says "They'll kill ya five times before you hit the ground!" was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Homer and Marge looking confused was cut.
    4. The scene that shows the two gangs standing at opposite ends of the yard was cut.
    5. The scene that shows the gangsters pulling out their weapons, and waiting for the other side to attack was cut.
    6. The scene that shows one of the Japanese mafia throwing a ninja star at Legs was cut.
    7. The scene that shows Legs deflecting the ninja star with his knife was cut.
    8. The scene that shows Louie sneaking up behind one of the Japanese mafia was cut.
    9. The scene that shows Louie strangling one of the Japanese mafia him with a copper wire was cut.
    10. The scene that shows one of the Japanese mafia getting punched in the face was cut.
    11. The scene that shows one of the Japanese mafia trying to stab Fat Tony with a knife was cut.
    12. The scene that shows Tony blocking the knife, and punching the one Japanese mafia in the face was cut.
    13. The scene where Fat Tony says "Take that!" was cut.
    14. The scene that shows Fat Tony looking around, and suddenly getting hit in the face with nun-chucks was cut.
    15. The scene where Fat Tony says "Come here you little squirt." was cut.
    16. The scene that shows Fat Tony moving away was cut.
  • Episode 14
    1. The scene where June says "Cheep bastards." was cut.
  • Episode 18
    1. The scene that shows a barrel over Homer's head was cut.
    2. The scene where Homer says "Hey, look at me, I'm the Prime Minister of Ireland!" was cut.
Season 9[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene that shows the flash back of Old New York was modified for the Sky 1 broadcast. In the Sky 1 broadcast it doesn't show the twin towers.
    2. The scene that shows the World Trade Center was modified for the Sky 1 broadcast. In the Sky 1 version it is zoomed in on Homer's car.
    3. The scene that shows a top down view of the World Trade Center was cut.
    4. The scene where the Guy in Tower 1 says "Hey when you're done with that, I've got something up here you can bite off!" was cut.
    5. The scene where the Guy in Tower 2 says "Hey why don't you be polite you stinking puss bag?!" was cut.
    6. The scene where the Guy in Tower 2 says "Sorry about that guy, they stick all the jerks in Tower One." was cut.
    7. The scene where the Guy in Tower 1 says "That's it! I'm coming over there!" was cut.
    8. The scene that shows the two guys yelling at each other was cut.
    9. The scene that shows a third guy in a higher floor in tower one, with the voices of both of the other guys was cut.
    10. The scene where the third guys says "SHUT UP THE BOTH OF YA'S!!!" was cut.
    11. The scene that shows Homers sigh of relief after going to the bathroom was cut.
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene that shows a woman putting up a sign that says "Today: Bachelor Auction; Tomorrow: I Retire Ya Bastards "was cut.
    2. The scene that shows a man falling off a leader was cut.
  • Episode 13
    1. The scene where Apu says "Look at this crazy mark-up, you magnificent bastard, I salute you." was cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The scene where Adam says "Wankers." was cut.
    2. The scene where Mr. Burns says "Ow! Wankers." it was changed to "Ow!"
Season 11[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Homer says "We'll be right back." was cut.
  • Episode 12
    1. The scene where Homer says "Don't shush me, you rich bastard." it was changed to "Don't shush me."
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Homer says "If they're not having a go with a bird, they're having a row with a wanker!" it was changed to "If they're not having a go with a bird, they're having a row!"
    2. The scene where Cockney says "Jolly sodding X-Mas, major." it was changed to "Jolly X-Mas, major."
  • Episode 20
    1. The scene where Lil' Viki says "I'm ever so pissed." was cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The scene where Marge says " I learned something. When people reach for their diaphragm, they don't want to see my picture." was cut.
    2. The scene where The Narrator says "Coming up. Was the dream really over? Yes it was. Or was it? And Homer finds a new passion, dusting and polishing mixing boards." was cut.
    3. The scene that shows Homer dusting the mixing board was cut.
Season 12[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene where you hear slashing noises was cut.
    2. The scene that shows blood trickling out from inside the home was cut.
  • Episode 2
    1. The scene where Marty says "Uh oh, Joan Collins must be in town." was cut.
    2. The scene that shows Bill pressing a button was cut.
    3. The line "Oh, behave." was cut.
    4. The scene where Homer says "Joan Collins? That girl sleeps with everybody." was cut.
    5. The scene where Bill says "We're giving away tickets to next week's concert at Springfield's historic Yahoo Search Engine Arena!" was cut.
    6. The scene where Homer says "When they were the Hillbilly Bugger Boys!" was cut.
    7. The scene where Homer says "Why you little..." was cut.
    8. The scene that shows Homer grabbing the phone, and using the wire to start choking Bart with the wire was cut.
    9. The scene that shows Bart grabbing the receiver and using it to hit Homer over the head with it was cut.
    10. The scene that shows Bart and Homer getting tired and passing out was cut.
    11. The scene where Kent says "Thanks, Mayor Simpson. Because of you, we're all taking golden showers." was cut.
    12. The scene that shows the staff in the studio laughing was cut.
    13. The scene where Kent says "What?" was cut.
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where *Episode 1
    2. The scene where you hear slashing noises was cut.
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where a marquee reads "Totally sick, twisted, F***ed up animation festival." it was changed to "Totally sick, twisted, animation festival."
    2. The scene where Homer says "Disney Store" was cut.
    3. The scene where Moe says "Tell me when I hit the sweet spot." was cut.
    4. The scene where Homer says "Deeper, you pusillanimous pilsner pusher!" was cut.

Channel 4[]

Season 2[]
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where McBain throws a guy out of a window is shortened.
    2. The scene where Grandpa says "Like have sex for money." was cut.
    3. In the scene when the Simpsons are in the car, everything except for Lisa’s line is cut.
    4. The scene where Homer says "The bastard is rich!"
Season 3[]
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene where Mrs. Krabappel says "And our country isn't called America any more. It's Bonerland." was cut.
  • Episode 16
    1. The scene that shows a bunch of lights flashing was cut.
Season 4[]
  • Episode 2
    1. The song “New Orleans” was cut.
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where Homer thinks of a pornography store was cut.
  • Episode 17
    1. The scene that shows McBain shooting various people was cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The tidal wave scene was cut.
    2. The scene where Gabbo says that the children of Springfield are all “S.O.B.’s” was cut.
Season 5[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Homer says "Those bastards." was cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene where Ramone 3 says "Go to hell, you old bastard!" it was changed to "Go to hell!"
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Homer says "Bastard!" as he rips the I.O.U. sheet was changed to Homer screaming.
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where a man says "Thanks for poisoning the planet, bastards!" it was changed to "Thanks for poisoning the planet!"
  • Episode 12
    1. The scene where Kent reads the “tidal wave” news was cut.
    2. The scene where Bumblebee Manreads the tidal wave news was cut.
  • Episode 13
    1. The scene where Woods says "Why you no good frickin, no good motha (bleep) (bleep) (bleep-bleep-bleep) Cheese! ...No, not you, I'm talking to my oven." was cut.
  • Episode 16
    1. The end of Act One where Homer declares Flanders his friend as he drives by cuts off before Carl says, "I don't know. Something about being gay," after Lenny asks him what Homer was shouting. (This actually caused a minor controversy when the edited version was first shown and led to Channel 4 issuing an apology. They then reinstated this on later repeats of the episode.)
    2. The dream sequence of Ned climbing a bell tower and shooting passersby with a sniper rifle showed Ned climbing the bell tower and assembling the gun, but Channel 4 cut Ned opening fire on innocent people and the mailman returning fire, and the dream immediately jumps to Ned waking up and realizing that he hates Homer Simpson. (They reinstated this on subsequent airings of the episode as well.)
  • Episode 20
    1. The scene that shows Bart looking at the ("Lil Bastard Clock Tampering Kit) was modified for the Channel Four broadcast. In the Channel Four version the words "Lil Bastard were blacked out.
Season 6[]
  • Episode 10
    1. Grampa’s line, “Unsatisfying sex life?” has the word “sex” changed to “love”.
    2. The scene where Homer tells Grampa not to say “sex” has been cut.
Season 7[]
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Krusty says "Tell me where you are now, bastard!" was cut
Season 8[]
  • Episode 18
    1. The bold parts of Mayor Quimby’s line have been cut: “Ladies, please… all our founding fathers, astronauts and World Series heroes have been either drunk or on cocaine.”
Season 9[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene where Marge says "Oh Homer, of course you'll have a bad impression of New York if you only focus on the pimps and the chuds." it was changed to "Oh Homer, of course you'll have a bad impression of New York."
    2. The scene where the Guy in Tower 2 says "Sorry about that guy, they stick all the jerks in Tower One." was cut.
    3. The scene that shows the three guys in the Twin Towers yelling at each other.
    4. The scene that shows Homers sigh of relief after going to the bathroom was cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The FOX Censor Guy’s line, “I think we can do without the crack pipe,” was cut.
    2. His line, “No raunchy NBC-style sex,” was edited to remove the word, “raunchy”.
    3. His line, “What the fudge?!” has been shortened to simply, “What the—?”
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Marge keeps Homer’s gun after realising it makes her look cool is cut.
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene where Bart and Lisa ask questions about the bindi is cut.
    2. The scene where Homer, dressed as Ganesh, tries to stop Apu’s wedding, is cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The Wise Guy’s line, “Okay, but this is where you’re registered as a sex offender.” is shortened to simply, “Okay.”
    2. Adam Clayton’s line, “Wankers,” followed by him whistling, is removed.
    3. One part of the “Garbage Man Can” song is cut.
    4. The scene where everyone guesses that Homer got the money from dealing drugs is cut. However, Lisa’s line, “I almost wish it were drugs!” wasn’t cut.
    5. After the garbage erupts and destroys the town, Ray Patterson is asked to be Sanitation Commissioner again. Patterson refuses, ending his speech with "You're screwed. Thank you, bye." On Channel 4, the line is shortened to "Thank you, bye," but Mayor Quimby's "We are far from screwed!" was left in.
    6. Mr. Burns’ line, “Wankers.” is cut.
  • Episode 25
    1. The scene where Homer and Marge go under the bed was cut.
    2. Homer’s line, “Well, with the sex and all,” was cut.
    3. Carl’s line, “Yeah, I always figured Marge would be a dynamo in the sack, y’know?” was shortened to simply, “Yeah, I always figured Marge would be a dynamo.”
    4. Marge’s line, “No, knock it off, you perverts!” was shortened to simply, “No, knock it off!”
    5. The scene where Marge tells Homer that the fear of getting caught is kind of a turn-on, followed by Homer’s line, “There’s that dirty girl I married!” was cut.
    6. Moe’s line, “Let’s monoxide it!” was cut.
Season 10[]
  • Episode 4
    1. The scene where Moe says "Hey 'pu, you got a breakfast cereal for people with syphilis?" it was changed to "Hey 'pu, you got a breakfast cereal?"
    2. The scene that shows Snake getting electrocuted was shortened.
    3. The scene where Kang says "You may choose either the back seat of a Camaro, an airplane bathroom, a friend's wedding, or the alley behind a porno theatre." it was changed to "You may choose either the back seat of a Camaro, an airplane bathroom, a friend's wedding, or the alley behind a theatre."
    4. The scene where Springer says "Son of a bleep!" was cut.
Season 11[]
  • Episode 9
    1. The scene where Moe is seen with his head in a gas oven and a sign that reads, "No Funeral" taped to his back is cut.
  • Episode 15
    1. The scene where Homer holds up the frog is cut.
Season 12[]
  • Episode 9
    1. On the animation convention sign, "F***ed-up" is changed to a second "Twisted".
    2. In the "We're in the Money" musical number in Homer's mind, the voices are changed to sound more masculine.
Season 13[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene that shows Lenny struggling before dying and Carl dying was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    2. The scene that shows Slithers swallowing Lord Montymort whole was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Moe's college professor commits suicide via walking into the pond was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    2. The scene that shows the blood spraying everywhere was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    3. The scene that shows Homer giving Lisa a cigarette was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    4. The scene that shows Homer rushing to get more oxygen was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    5. The scene where a Model says "After Chernobyl, my penis, is falling off." and Moe says "And "penis" is Russian for...?" was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
    6. The scene that shows Homer getting his head stuck in the bear trap was cut. (This scene is uncensored during watershed.)
  • Episode 14
    1. The scene where Ralph stabs himself his cut.
Season 14[]
  • Episode 3
    1. The third-grade teacher cough-snarking that Mrs. Krabappel is a slut is cut.
    2. Lisa strangling Bart with her pearl necklace in a fit of rage is cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. One line of the song is cut.
Season 15[]
  • Episode 7
    1. The scene where Moe threatens to jump off the city hall building and botches it by slipping and ending up in a rain gutter is cut.
  • Episode 22
    1. The Squeaky-Voiced Teen throwing himself off a cliff over Futurama's cancellation (and landing in a car with two teenagers making out in it) is cut.
    2. Mr. Burns' suckling on a mother mole's teat during his escape from being crushed by the rocks is cut.
    3. Groundskeeper Willie’s line about the new tractors being “s**te” was cut.
Season 16[]
  • Episode 2
    1. The ending is cut.
  • Episode 3
    1. The scene where Marge tells Mrs. Muntz not to have intercourse was cut.
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene where Ralph pupils grow bigger and he says, “I’m cuckoo for contraband!” was cut.
    2. Ned’s line, “It’s hotter than a FOX news weather skank!” was cut.
  • Episode 13
    1. Homer’s line, “Ow, my haemophilia!” was cut.
    2. The line, “It is a shame you dress like a Lebanese prostitiute.” was cut.
    3. The scene where it was revealed that there was a little bit of hashish in Marge’s meal was cut.
  • Episode 14
    1. The scene where Mr. Burns lists all of Homer’s drugs is cut.
  • Episode 19
    1. On the April 18th, 2021 airing, Skinner’s line, “Leave your body, Seymour, leave your body!” was edited.
  • Episode 21
    1. The line, “Sean, ya wanker, repent of your wicked ways or sod off.” has “ya wanker” removed.
    2. Homer’s line, “I’ve masturbated 8 million times and I have no intention of stopping!” was cut.
Season 18[]
  • Episode 17
    1. In the UK, the Channel 4 reruns of this episode cut out the scene where Bart saves Marge's avatar from Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney by chopping their heads off.
    2. The scene where the other players celebrate killing the Shadow Knight by maypole dancing with his intestines is edited out.
Season 19[]
  • Episode 5
    1. The scene where Homer puts a pillow over Kodos’ mouth is cut.
    2. The scene where Killy decapitates Willie is cut.
Season 20[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The scene where Bart says, “Where’s the IRA when you need them?” and the bus appears has been cut.
    2. One scene where the screen fades to black has been cut, due to an ad break not being needed.
    3. The scene where Ned talks to Snake and Homer suffocates Snake using a bag has been cut.
    4. The box of “Day-Old Wangs” has been removed from the Channel 4 broadcast.
    5. The scene where the guy tells Marge, “it’s his penis,” has been removed.
    6. The scene where a bunch of people hold up their guns has been cut.
    7. The scene where Bart points out the bullets and Homer tells him to point them away from Lisa has been cut.
    8. The scene where Lisa asks Homer if her chemistry set came from a neck lab has been cut.
    9. The scene where Homer suffocates Fat Tony in his bag has been cut.
    10. The scene which shows Homer, Ned and Fat Tony in the car has been cut.
  • Episode 4
    1. The “Somber String” has been removed from the Channel 4 broadcast.
    2. The scene which shows Grampa dying in the background as Marge gives Homer a present has been removed.
    3. The scene where Lisa’s car-robot strangles her Malibu Stacey doll has been cut.
    4. The scene where the car-robot is talking to the robot has been cut.
    5. The scene where Krusty lands in the tractor and gets killed has been cut.
    6. The scene where Homer kills the guitarist has been cut. As such, the music has been edited slightly.
    7. The scene which shows Homer killing a bunch of people has been cut.
    8. The scene where the guy shoots Chief Wiggum and another guy continuously punches Comic Book Guy has been cut.
    9. The scene where Krusty shoots Homer has been cut.
    10. The scene where the giant pumpkin vomits has been cut.
    11. The scene where Homer is about to carve a pumpkin and the giant pumpkin eats him has been cut.
    12. The scene where Nelson tells the giant pumpkin that he is a racist pumpkin and he remarks that all pumpkins are racist has been cut.
    13. The scene where Nelson says, “I’d rather die than hate!” has been cut.
    14. The scene where the giant pumpkin starts ripping apart Skinner’s brain has been cut.
    15. The scene where the giant pumpkin “dies” has been cut.
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene where the “gorilla” lies unconscious on the floor with blood streaming out of him was cut.
  • Episode 11
    1. When Helen Lovejoy slips on Bart's skateboard in Homer's mind, the following is cut, until everyone else apart from Marge and Lindsay Naegle are killed and Marge goes round saying "Oh my God, Oh my God, we're totally liable!'
    2. When Mr. Burns says 'Apaches' after a knife has struck him in the head, the scene in which Homer goes outside and tries to stop the blood is cut. Instead, it cuts to the scene wherein Mr. Burns is sat in a wheelchair with his head bandaged up.
  • Episode 12
    1. The scene where Homer is about to hang himself, but the tree falls on the car, is cut.
  • Episode 18
    1. Homer breathing fire onto Bart while strangling him was cut.
  • Episode 19
    1. Minor cut removing the word "drugs" in Chief Wiggum's conversation with Fat Tony's mob.
Season 21[]
  • Episode 18
    1. Krusty’s line, “ There was cocaine in there. I won't last an hour.” followed by him running away crying was cut.
Season 22[]
  • Episode 6
    1. The scene where Otto blows through Mr. Burns’ nose and lights a candle next to his ear was cut.
  • Episode 9
    1. The word "bastard" was removed when the FBI agent has a conversation with Homer.
  • Episode 10
    1. Moe’s line, “Actually, that wasn't the WiFi. It was my Bell's Palsy acting up,” was cut.
  • Episode 17
    1. The scene where Homer gets strangled by Kareem Abdul-Jabaar is cut.
    2. The scene where Homer tries to hang himself is cut.
Season 25[]
  • Episode 7
    1. Channel 4's version of this episode removes a line from the Wild Wild Skinner song at the start ("When you spit, he's got the balls!").
    2. When Bart and Homer present Skinner with a new ID card for him as part of the former two's plan, Skinner reading his new name aloud is partially cut ("I don't look anything like this (Dick Fiddler)!"), and the name on the ID card has been partially erased so it reads "D Fiddler".
Season 27[]
  • Episode 4
    1. The line, “‘Cuz I’m still coming down from huffin’ all that glow stick juice, man!” was edited.
    2. The scene where they inhale the fog machine is cut.
    3. One part of the song is cut.
    4. The scene where Chief Wiggum tries to speak, but can’t, is cut.
Season 29[]
  • Episode 8
    1. The scene with Leon Kompowsky was removed.
Season 32[]
  • Episode 20
    1. The line, “I look like bloody Churchill!” was shortened to simply, “I look like Churchill!”
    2. The line, “Shut your gobs, you wankers!” was shortened to simply, “Shut your gobs!”
    3. The scene where the guy calls out “Wankers!” was cut.
    4. The line, “My face looks like a syphilitic moon!” was shortened to simply, “My face looks like a moon!”
    5. The line, “Old Sting’s bloody gorgeous, and he knows it.” had the word “bloody” removed.
    6. The scene where Morrissey complains about hating foreigners is cut.
    7. The scene where Morrissey fires meat at people is shortened.

Australian censorship[]

Network Ten[]

Season 16[]
  • Episode 11
    1. The episode was pulled from airing due to jokes about nuclear radiation.

Austrian censorship[]

ProSieben Austria[]

Season 4[]
  • Episode 7
    1. The episode was pulled out due to jokes about radiation poisoning.

Brazil censorship[]

Season 13[]

  • Episode 15 (Blame It on Lisa)
  • The episode was banned after being shown three times, but was uncensored again on November 2012.

Chinese censorship[]

Season 16[]

  • Episode 12
    1. The episode was banned.

German censorship[]

Season 16[]
  • Episode 11
    1. The episode was pulled from airing due to jokes about nuclear radiation.

Japan censorship[]

Season 10[]

  • Episode 23
    1. This episode has been banned in Japan due it "might cause offense".

Season 11[]

  • Episode 10
    1. This episode has been banned in Japan due to "cultural issues".

Middle East censorship[]

MBC[]

Due to MBC desires to air a Arabic version of the Simpsons a number of scenes were changed/censored and the shows title was changed to Al-Shamshoon. Any reference to pork, alcohol and Moe's Tavern were removed. The show also removed any scene that took place in Moe's Tavern.

New Zealand censorship[]

TVNZ[]

  • Any scene that shows Itchy and Scratchy were cut.

Russian censorship[]

Season 28[]

  • Episode 20
    1. The episode was pulled from airing due to the fact that Homer is playing Peekimon Get at the church (resembling Pokémon GO-related controversies).

USA censorship[]

Disney+ censorship[]

Season 3[]
  • Episode 1
    1. The episode was removed.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The Canadian broadcasts as well as for certain countries where the show was not censored or banned like France, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, South Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Spanish-language parts of Latin America, India, Southeast Asia among others. Also, the DVDs are mostly uncensored.

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