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[WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:02 pm

Why was an episode of a popular children's television show banned in Australia? No character in the show behaves in an anti-social or discriminatory fashion.
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:06 am

Is the TV show live action? animation? mixture? - is it a comedy? action/adventure show? sci-fi/fantasy?

Is the TV show Australian? American? Japanese?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:10 am

Is the TV show live action? animation? this mixture? - is it a comedy? this is closest, but not quite right action/adventure show? sci-fi no to these /fantasy? yesish, DOYD of 'fantasy'

Is the TV show Australian? American? Japanese? *googles* no to these
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:55 am

Is the animated show in question British? Danger Mouse? - is it a show that debuted before 2010? 2000?

Is anyone by the names of Bates or Stains relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:26 am

Is the animated show in question British? yes Danger Mouse? no - is it a show that debuted before 2010? yes 2000? no

Is anyone by the names of Bates or Stains relevant? What pugwash! No.
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:35 am

Is it for very young children (preschoolers - toddlers?)

Was it banned due to parental complaints? due to some ill physical effect ala the infamous Pokemon seizure episode?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:38 am

Is it for very young children (preschoolers - toddlers?) yes

Was it banned due to parental complaints? no due to some ill physical effect ala the infamous Pokemon seizure episode? no (I'm proud to say that I've watched both that episode and that episode of the Goodies that made a man laugh to death. Fearless, I am).
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:00 am

Yup, you're a real thrill seeker!

Was it banned nationally? regionally?

Was the episode banned because it was deemed racially/culturally insensitive? it was too bizarre? it showed something they were afraid kids would imitate?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:03 am

Was it banned nationally? yes regionally?

Was the episode banned because it was deemed racially/culturally insensitive? no it was too bizarre? no it showed something they were afraid kids would imitate? yes, small ish
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby GalFisk » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:16 am

Was this fear unique to Australia? Dangerous animals or plants relevant? Would kids imitating-ish this be a danger to themselves? Others? Set a bad precedent? Traditions relevant? Weather? Language?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby peter365 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:42 pm

Was it the Teletubbies? Anything to do with that Christmas when Teletubby dolls were scarce and there were riots outside some shops by possessed parents trying to get them for their children?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby peter365 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:15 am

Tinky Winky handbag nonsense? I seem to recall that caused some conservatives around the world no end of angst.
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:35 pm

GalFisk

Was this fear unique to Australia? yesish Dangerous animals yes or plants relevant? Would kids imitating-ish this be a danger to themselves? yes Others? no Set a bad precedent? Traditions relevant? Weather? Language? no to these

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Was it the Teletubbies? no Anything to do with that Christmas when Teletubby dolls were scarce and there were riots outside some shops by possessed parents trying to get them for their children? Nope

Tinky Winky handbag nonsense? no I seem to recall that caused some conservatives around the world no end of angst. Funnily enough, I often find myself carrying my wife's red leather handbag for her (due to its being laden with several kilograms of variegated ephemera). This has happened in a couple of dozen countries and some quite provincial parts of New Zealand, but I've never attracted more than an amused look.
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:00 pm

Hey, he's back!

Are any animals native to Australia relevant? was there a kangaroo on the show and people were afraid kids would imitate the bouncing and hit their heads on the ceiling?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:08 pm

Hey, he's back! Yep. A little frecklier and a lot more refreshed. Nice of you to notice that I was gone :)

Are any animals native to Australia relevant? no (if we're looking at the class level or thereabouts) was there a kangaroo on the show and people were afraid kids would imitate the bouncing and hit their heads on the ceiling? Heh. No, but ORT with the rationale
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:14 pm

Well, welcome back, sir! :)

Is the relevant dangerous animals lions? tigers? bears, oh my?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:24 pm

Is the relevant dangerous animals lions? tigers? bears, oh my? no to all
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby Grip » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:40 am

Is sticking your head in an animals mouth relevant?

Are snakes relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:13 am

Is sticking your head in an animals mouth relevant? Not only irrelevant, but inadvisable

Are snakes relevant? no, but getting warmer
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby peter365 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:47 am

Did the show portray a potentially dangerous animal as cute and cuddly thereby creating a risk that little children would not be wary of them? For example spiders in the UK are harmless but in Australia they can kill you, is it something along these lines?
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road

Postby WiZ » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:11 pm

Did the show portray a potentially dangerous animal as cute and cuddly thereby creating a risk that little children would not be wary of them? For example spiders in the UK are harmless but in Australia they can kill you, is it something along these lines? This is it, in essence.

***** SPOILER *****

An episode of the children's show Peppa Pig was banned in Australia due to Peppa being friendly with spiders. As Australia contains many of the world's most deadly spiders, this message was considered inappropriate to promote to children.


Well done Peter for the solve, and thank you everyone else for playing.
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Re: [WiZ] One last puzzle for the road [SOLVED, mate]

Postby peter365 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:07 am

Actually unlike most censorship decisions , this one is probably fair enough.
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