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Vanity: Jimmy Kimmel "cartoon joke" Censored? (just on my ABC affiliate?)
ABC local station | 2-7-06 | self (VOA)

Posted on 02/07/2006 10:16:08 PM PST by VOA

I was catching the opening monologue on The Jimmy Kimmel Show tonight.
He'd just had a segment on Britney Spear's baby-without-a-baby-seat and
he was mentioning the continued rioting over "the cartoons" when...
A commercial for "Everybody Loves Raymond" abruptly interrupts, followed
by a commercail for a local realtor. Then those are over...
and immediately the Jimmy Kimmel feed returns, on the topic
of an obese boy being visited by Richard Simmons.

What I presume was a joke about "the cartoons" simply vanished into the ether.

Maybe I'm being too conspiratorial, but did this happen to anyone else?
If you did watch at least the opening monologue, please let me know
if there was actually a "cartoons" joke.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cartoons; censorship; jihad; jimmykimmel
OK, I don't love Kimmel's show, but the parodies of network
TV/mediain the opening monologue do hit the funny bone a bit.
If anyone else thinks their local ABC affiliate pasted over
a part of Kimmel's show, PLEASE do post.
1 posted on 02/07/2006 10:16:11 PM PST by VOA
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To: Admin Moderator

Admin Moderator, if my post violates guidlines, please edit or if necessary
pull thread.


2 posted on 02/07/2006 10:18:45 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

interested in repsonses PING


3 posted on 02/07/2006 10:20:39 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: VOA
Sorry, I don't watch Kimmel, I dislike him strongly as the next devolution in Letterman-style grinning-nihilist shtick.

The only feature of broadcast television I dislike more intensely than Kimmel's face (absent the sudden appearance of old movies featuring Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, or Tony Franciosa) is that old dude's phony-pholksy voice-over during Whataburger commercials, which cause me to fly across the room to change channels whenever I hear it.

We're talking major irritant here.

Sorry, man -- but I'd be interested to hear whether the Mouse's favorite TV property censored him.

4 posted on 02/07/2006 10:22:11 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: VOA

Come on, VOA. We all know networks don't censor anything. They believe in free speech.

:-)


5 posted on 02/07/2006 10:22:41 PM PST by Herford Turley (Conservatism will save America)
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To: lentulusgracchus

My major irritant are those "work at home, make a gazillion dollars, visit this website NOW......."

The ad stays the same, but the website changes monthly.


And Lesko, the idiot with the question mark suit...that guy is annoying....


6 posted on 02/07/2006 10:24:50 PM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the RINOs in terror before me.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Oh, come on. Lesko is the bomb!

:-)


7 posted on 02/07/2006 10:25:50 PM PST by Herford Turley (Conservatism will save America)
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To: VOA

I'll take a look when it comes on in about an hour on the Left Coast. Kimmel is OK but midway thru, I always switch to Craig Ferguson, the wonderfully funny fellow on CBS after Letterman.

Craig is a Scot, a resident alien not entirely liberal -- yet -- but he needs some encouragement to stay away from the dark side. He's also a recovering alcoholic and very funny and sane on that topic. And others, of course.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 10:27:12 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I'm with you on not liking Kimmel; it's the work his staff does in
fishing things out of the media and TV to either re-broadcast or
to edit for parody.
Otherwise, the show ain't for me either.
But I suspect that my local affiliate (in a university town with
a fair smattering of followers of Mohammed) might have hurriedly
decided it was time to pull a cover-up.

But, it could just as well have been a very interesting technical goof.
We'll see.


9 posted on 02/07/2006 10:27:30 PM PST by VOA
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To: Veto!
Kimmel is OK but midway thru, I always switch to Craig Ferguson

Just about my same routine when I was on The Left Coast.

Thanks for checking this out...I may not check back until morning
as the hour grows late here in flyover country.
10 posted on 02/07/2006 10:30:06 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

Might have been a local thing. I was able to view his bit in its entirety. He said something about the Muslims protesting a cartoon, then they showed rioters with signs, that had been changed to say things like...down with family Circus, death to Billy and Jeffy. Not real funny. He did a similar bit yesterday, only the signs said something about Marmaduke. Hope this helps.


11 posted on 02/07/2006 10:30:59 PM PST by ScubieNuc
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To: lentulusgracchus

Jimmy Kimmel rocks. I'm sorry you don't like him, but he's a great comedian. He appeals to the Gen X crowd. Howie Long was reportedly upset over one of his skits of him, back when Kimmel was doing his "picks" on Fox NFL Sunday.


12 posted on 02/07/2006 10:36:06 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: Herford Turley

"We all know networks don't censor anything. They believe in free speech."

Oh, the misplaced commercials could have been a technical goof.
BUT, I'm in a university town with a modestly vocal Islamic contingent.
Could be someone at the local station said "HOLY MOLY! We can't let that
out...they will burn our station to the ground!"

Here is the group that has (AFAIK) been busted in our fine town.
The FBI swooped down on the home of the operator of this group about
2 years ago...and not a peep in the news since. (Steven "Jihad In
America"'s Emerson's terrorist map identifies at least two other Islamic groups
in our fine town)

http://www.discoverthenetwork.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6408


13 posted on 02/07/2006 10:37:50 PM PST by VOA
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To: Herford Turley

....and I have this bridge for sale out in Arizona...interested? ;~)


14 posted on 02/07/2006 10:39:36 PM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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To: ScubieNuc
He said something about the Muslims protesting a cartoon,...

I got to that part...

then they showed rioters with signs, that had been changed to say
things like...down with family Circus, death to Billy and Jeffy.
Not real funny.


So, that's the part that was simply wallpapered by the two local station ads.
Thanks for filling the blanks.

He did a similar bit yesterday, only the signs said something about Marmaduke.

I saw that...and absolutely no interruption on that.

I'll check our local talk radio and see if this gets a mention on
the local live talk show.
15 posted on 02/07/2006 10:42:22 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

No interruption in Denver.


16 posted on 02/07/2006 10:43:47 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

thanks for checking in...I'm fairly sure this was local.
I wouldn't be suprised if my local ABC affiliate saw those burning Danish
embassies and decided to play it safe with our local Islamics. (post 13)


17 posted on 02/07/2006 10:46:42 PM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

Who's Britney Spear?


18 posted on 02/07/2006 10:48:05 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Yeah, for some reason my hometown doesn't catch too many of the question-mark guy's infomercials these days, mostly we get Ron Popeil and Carlton Sheets (five bucks says that's an assumed name) and the buttheads at "Wizetrade", who peddle their idiot "black-box" stock-trading software.

The local countercultural, left-wing rag did a vivisection of the "Wizetrade" guys, and uncovered a can of maggots. They're all con artists and BS artists..... have to say the little wingo creeps did a public service. These are guys walking around pretending to be "successful business consultants" who never held an honest job in their lives, the kind of guys who would be at home in a carny midway. And as the ink-stained leftist wretches pointed out, they can't answer the question, "if this 'trading system' is so hot, why are you guys buying acres of insomniac air time peddling it to us?"

Which is a killer question. Hey, this is a "technical" trading system, right? If it's the middle of the night here, hell, Tokyo's open, why aren't they trading the Nikkei stocks? Why aren't they trading Hong Kong stocks and the Straits Times Index down in Singapore? They can't tell you, because there's no answer.

Or maybe Asian stocks are .... "different." Maybe instead of trading up-and-down, they trade sideways instead.

19 posted on 02/07/2006 10:52:43 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: VOA
Wouldn't be the first time, either, that a drunken producer put an elbow on the console and accidentally dumped you to a commercial -- and then, to cover up his goof, pretended it was "on purpose" because "we were behind schedule on commercial breaks."

Or something.

20 posted on 02/07/2006 10:54:26 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: Dallas59

OK, OK, so I should have written "Britney Spears' baby".

But Kimmel did have a pretty good like about here "child endangerment" case:
"So this means Kevin Federline is the good parent?"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1573425/posts


21 posted on 02/07/2006 10:56:07 PM PST by VOA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Jimmy Kimmel rocks. ....he's a great comedian. He appeals to the Gen X crowd.

Jerry Lewis appeals to the French. From which we deduce what?

I'm sorry, but we're light-years apart on Kimmel. Generation gaps don't get it as an explanation, either -- as I pointed out, he's straight out of Letterman's school, and Letterman is certified Grade-A Boomer. And he's a smartass, too.

Letterman and Kimmel are a little bit like Carson was in that respect -- the aura of "cool" is what they work for. Carson was smooth enough to pull it off; Letterman is practiced enough that he can make it work when he isn't showing his butt-crack by beating up on someone like Teri Garr or Connie Chung. (He started that crap with Drew Barrymore and she nailed him, though -- she jumped up on his desk and flashed him -- way to go, Drew! [Trollop! Hussy!]) I don't like Letterman when he tries to use his intelligence to strip people naked -- even when he does it (successfully) to Madonna. The most recent guest I've seen him pull that with was Kate Beckinsale, who's got more class drunk on her butt than Letterman does attending a funeral stone-sober. He also showed it when he kissed up to Oprah that time. Kissing up or piddling down, at the end of the day the boy has no class.

Kimmel's like a younger, Gen-X Letterman. 'Nuff said.

Sorry 'bout that.

22 posted on 02/07/2006 11:10:13 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: VOA
The joke with the protest signs ran last night in LA without interruption. I'll check tonight. Also, I get the network feed repeated tomorrow at 11am (I work like a dog for the mouse) so I'll check that.

JK is funny, I think, but his best contribution to society is from the "Man Show" and it's this: "Girls jumping on trampolines"

I remember when my wife turned to me and asked..."why?...." and I explained that it's because, there are girls...and...they're jumping...on trampolines! That cleared it right up for her.
23 posted on 02/07/2006 11:14:20 PM PST by RoarkMan (no tag line entered)
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To: Frwy

Next you gonna say it's the London Bridge, right? lol


24 posted on 02/07/2006 11:38:01 PM PST by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: RoarkMan
The Man Show - girls on trampolines.......my men, husband and sons, loved it.......I would mention my absolute disgust and flee the room........
25 posted on 02/07/2006 11:43:55 PM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-foresaken frozen tundra of the land of the hildebeast.)
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To: VOA

VOA, you missed a funny sequence. Kimmel was at his best trashing the Muslims...something like, "People in those countries have no freedom of the press and therefore have no sense of parody. Besides, they're very crazy." Meanwhile, footage is shown of Muslims rioting, trashing buildings, carrying all kinds of banners including Down With Family Circus. I don't have a clue what Family Circus is, so I'm afraid that part went over my head........


26 posted on 02/08/2006 12:18:06 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: lentulusgracchus
[...] And as the ink-stained leftist wretches pointed out[...]

H. L. Mencken award of the day.

27 posted on 02/08/2006 12:21:34 AM PST by Erasmus (Getting captivated by modern music leads to Stockhausen Syndrome.)
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To: RoarkMan
I work like a dog for the mouse

Pluto?

or Goofy?

28 posted on 02/08/2006 12:24:12 AM PST by Erasmus (Getting captivated by modern music leads to Stockhausen Syndrome.)
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To: Erasmus
Mostly Goofy. It's the mandatory singing when walking down the aisles that's rough.
29 posted on 02/08/2006 12:31:38 AM PST by RoarkMan (no tag line entered)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
great comedian.....??

I hardly think so. Kimmel is another lamer with no talent. IMO, Howie Long also sucks big time. Get real! These people are not funny.

30 posted on 02/08/2006 2:24:55 AM PST by Banjoguy (I will rot in Hell before I buy another Dell!)
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To: RoarkMan

Kimmel and the other guy did do a lot of funny bits on the Man Show. They did one bit where they went out on the street and set up a booth to "end women*s "suffrage"(my quotes). And of course all sorts of women eagerly put their names down on a petition to end the right of women to vote. Eventually one skeptical female called attention to the word suffrage and deduced that it was not about ending womens suffering. But they got a lot of signatures before they were found out. In my opinion Kimmel is mostly a smart-ass but a smart-ass who can be pretty funny at times.


31 posted on 02/08/2006 2:29:28 AM PST by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Veto!
I don't have a clue what Family Circus is, so I'm afraid that part went over my head........

"Family Circus", drawn by cartoonist Bill Keane has been a certified American institution in newspapers for most of my life, and I'm 50. It's very Norman Rockwell in character, as uncontroversial, as leftists define controversy, as you can find...

the infowarrior

32 posted on 02/08/2006 2:41:06 AM PST by infowarrior (TANSTAAFL)
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To: lentulusgracchus
which cause me to fly across the room to change channels whenever I hear it

You know, they invented this thing called the "remote control" some time back. Might be time to trade in the old DuMont for a Zenith Space Command. :-)

33 posted on 02/08/2006 2:59:00 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: VOA
"Admin Moderator, if my post violates guidlines, please edit or if necessary pull thread."

It looks fine. Thanks for asking.

AM

34 posted on 02/08/2006 4:50:26 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: Veto!
I don't have a clue what Family Circus is, so I'm afraid that part went over my head........

It's about the most inoffensive cartoon ever drawn - mildly cute family-oriented humor with focus on "kids say the darndest things" type lines.

35 posted on 02/08/2006 4:59:51 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (The best stuff happens just before the thread snaps.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Actually, this one is a little Zenith 13" color w/o remote. Got it as a stopgap while the big TV's down.


36 posted on 02/08/2006 8:45:25 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: VOA
Atlanta ABC affiliate doesn't play Jimmy Kimmel's show at all.

However, yesterday on Brit Humes' Special Report, they ended the show with a replay of Kimmel's bit on the Arab street up in arms (literally) because of a cartoon. They cut to photoshop images of Muslims holding signs declaring "Marmaduke isn't funny".
37 posted on 02/08/2006 8:49:29 AM PST by Republican Red (We will stay steadfast, we will not falter, we will never murtha)
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To: Erasmus
H. L. Mencken award of the day.

I'd like to thank the Academy,......

38 posted on 02/08/2006 8:50:16 AM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: ONETWOONE

Dang, you probably aren't interested, huh?. Thought I had a fish.


39 posted on 02/08/2006 9:17:32 PM PST by Frwy (It takes a child to raze a village. (author unknown))
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