15 Cartoon Episodes So Controversial They Were Banned
Not every banned cartoon episode on this banned list is even too controversial. Sure, some are. At their best, cartoons – like Professor Frink on The Simpsons – make us laugh and make us think. At their worst, they can inspire angry people to riot and kill. That’s rare, though. Some of these censored episodes offended the very religious, some are hideously stereotypical in the nastiest way, while others have transgressions that are minor by today’s standards. Many of these are from controversial shows, the kind you’d expect to be on here for their deliberately provocative nature, but certainly not all.
The list to one episode per show, or else this could have been entirely filled with incendiary South Park episodes or installments of Beavis and Butt-head and Family Guy that kicked up dust and were pulled from the air. Those titans of toon trash-talk get their due, but they’re far from the only shows to get episodes yanked, rejiggered, and in some cases never restored.