May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Viewer Discretion Advised.

Okay,,, well. I debated whether to share this but,,,, I’m still kinda ticked about this.

Nickelodeon censored my commentary on the third season DVD.

There is still a bulk of the great stuff there.

I guess it bothers me so much because their notes on the commentary gave me horrible flashbacks of  Standards and Practices at the big orange network. Letting some things go but honing in on strange obsessions.

Apparently,  they don’t like nipples, they don’t like beer or adult film stars or You Tube.

Shout Factory was completely behind me in this fight, and we offered to put a disclaimer before the bonus commentary… you know the one..

The following commentary does not contain views shared by Nickelodeon. Viewer discretion is advised.”

I think the viewer discretion is to know that the whole commentary is not there when you buy it. But it’s still cool, and I get to thank the incredibly talented crew who helped make the show. That is why I didn’t nix the whole commentary completely.

So there you go.


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8 Responses to May 11, 2012

  1. Nick Fortunato says:

    Nickelodeon has really upset me over the last few years. I don’t know what happened to the company but it has gotten worse and worse in programming and artistic expression. They suck ass now and its a shame.

  2. You know me….I’m always more interested in the un-cut version. So, are the nipples, beer, adult film stars and YouTube from the SAME story, because I think I’d really enjoy hearing that one! True….the important thing for you is that you’ve gotten to mention and thank the right people. And for the rest of us I think it’s a lesson to not self edit too much. There are boxes full of great ideas that remain undeveloped because people are too afraid to ” blow on the cat’s whiskers.” Thank you for being someone who pushes at and tests the boundaries. The example helps all of us grow as artists and story tellers. I’m looking forward to hearing the bits that made it past the censors as your stories are always entertaining. Congratulations Joe.

  3. H says:

    Unfortunate but that’s how it goes sometimes. They’ve become a lot more mainstream since the 90’s so they tread more lightly. Still, it’ll be nice to have the majority of it there, especially considering how light most of the Shout Factory releases have been.

  4. Matt Stevanus says:

    I went to Wal-Mart last night and saw for the first time in my life the season 2 DVD set for Rocko’s Modern Life season 2 and it was the greatest moment of my life! I was so happy to see that finally Rocko’s Modern Life was available in a large capacity. I have been wanting to see a DVD set for that show for years. I grew up on the show and I laugh myself silly every time I see it now.

  5. Greg says:

    I’m not for censorship at all, but I still pre-ordered season to to complete my collection, to support the show and to support you.

    • Joe Murray says:

      It was never my intention to sway you away from buying the DVD’s. It still has all of the great episodes there, and the commentary, I feel, is still relevant.

  6. Cube says:

    I dont know why nick still keeps this show if they dont let it run free like it used too.

    And when is it going to be revived in 2013 with new episodes like ren and stimpy was on spike?

    Slap a sticker call it new rockos modern life or something like that and make some new episodes.

  7. ryoku75 says:

    The film star and youtube censoring is probably due to copyright stuff, Viacoms extremely timid on that stuff.

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