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Family Guy: PTV: The FCC: Censorship

In this second clip from ‘Family Guy’, the FCC try to censor out Peter’s swearing by blowing a horn to bleep all the swear words out.


Debates: Censorship

Many things are censored in the media, mostly sex and swear words but occasionally violence, drugs and alcohol too. The main purpose of censorship is to protect the innocence of young people under the age of 18. Popular culture mocks censorship all the time and the general public seem to laugh every time they see the censorship sign. Even people posting videos on You Tube have censorship logos in their videos sometimes.

A prime example of popular culture mocking censorship would be in ‘Family Guy’ when Peter Griffin makes his own channel and the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), try to censor everything on the channel, including sex and swearing, but Peter doesn’t appear to have much violence on his channel so they don’t need to censor that. They then start censoring real life with things such as Peter getting out of the shower, Peter farting, and Peter and Lois trying to have sex.

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Comparison between two media products/programs: ‘Hollyoaks’ & ‘Doctor Who’

In a program such as ‘Doctor Who’, the language is mostly formal but it can be informal sometimes. In a program such as ‘Hollyoaks’ the language is mostly informal but can be formal sometimes. There is very little swearing in both programs (unless you count the late night spin off ‘Hollyoaks Later’). Slang isn’t used much in both programs, but it’s used more in ‘Hollyoaks’ than it is in ‘Doctor Who’.

Also target audience comes into it too. The target audience of ‘Hollyoaks’ is mostly teenagers. The target audience of ‘Doctor Who’ is mostly families, fans of the show, science-fiction, fantasy, drama, action and adventure fans. Also most of ‘Doctor Who’s’ audience are intellectual as the program itself is quite intelligent with the length of the words and sentences it uses and it’s fast paced nature, also it’s complicated and confusing plots, some of them everyone will understand, some of them no one will understand, and some of them only certain people will understand (mostly fans who have seen most episodes, even the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s ones). ‘Doctor Who’ is much more complicated and confusing nowadays than it used to be.

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