Open main menu

Bulbapedia β


Banned episodes

41 bytes added, 6 March
Banned episodes in the English dub
: This episode was initially banned when the episodes were first dubbed for airing in the United States. During 2000, the episode was finally dubbed and aired twice before disappearing once again. It was banned because [[James]] wore an inflatable body suit to give him large breasts in order to win a beauty contest (this scene was removed in the English version). An elderly man also stares at Misty's breasts, and in the original Japanese says that he will be looking forward to having fun with her in a few years. It also appears to be retconned out of continuity with the English dub, although [[Brutella]] is seen in the following episode.
; [[EP035]]
: This episode was banned due to the prevalent usage of handguns throughout the episode. The[[Kaiser]], the {{safari|Kanto}} warden, points a gun at Ash's head a couple times, and even shoots the gun at {{TRT}} at one point. The banning of this episode left a major plot hole and a continuity error in the English dub, as this was the episode where Ash captured all 30 of his {{AP|Tauros}}. As this is the Safari Zone episode, it also makes the Safari Zone unseen in the English anime, though it is mentioned in the two episodes that took place before it.
; ''[[Holiday Hi-Jynx]]''
: After this episode aired, a woman named {{wp|Carole Boston Weatherford}} wrote an article stating that {{p|Jynx}}, which was featured prominently in the episode, is a negative stereotype of African-Americans related to characters in ''{{wp|The Story of Little Black Sambo}}''. Soon afterward, the episode was pulled from rotation and is not believed to have aired since 2000. Despite this, the episode was available [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|on VHS]], and was also available on [[List of English language Indigo League home video releases (Region 1)|the original Indigo DVD box set]] (however, it is not on the current box set). It is no longer mentioned on [[Poké]], but was (albeit lacking pictures of Jynx) before April 2013. Also, it was added to the rotation on {{wp|Boomerang (TV channel)|Boomerang}} in 2011, and still was included in Cartoon Network's online streaming services. Additionally, no restrictions were placed on this episode in other countries airing the English dub or a dub based on the English dub, but the episode isn't mentioned on any local versions of Poké This episode has also been banned in {{pmin|South Korea}}. This episode is still banned even after the Japanese re-airing of the Christmas Eve episode of ''[[Pokémon Smash!]]'', in which Jynx was recolored to match what she currently looks like in the Pokémon games. The Japanese versions of [[Amazon]] and [[Netflix]] have the edited version while [[Hulu]] has the original version. This episode is also banned in [[Pokémon in South Asia|India]] after it first aired for unknown reasons. It was never re-aired on Hungama TV and Indian Disney XD reruns and was replaced by ''[[EP103|Misty Meets Her Match]]''.