Many TV networks are quite careful about showing the content that does not upset its viewers. In fact, their sensors keep a close watch on what is being shown. Still, some episodes go past them and create ripples in the society. This mostly happens when the content of TV episodes is against the society’s morals and cultural values. People have complained about many such TV episodes in the past. Let us see which ones made it to the most controversial list.
One Beer from Tiny Toon Adventures
In 1991, there came a controversial episode called One Beer. In this episode, Bugs Bunny was sharing a beer with his pals and that was not it. When they got drunk, they also stole a cop’s car and drove off a hill. Finally, they died. When people saw such young toon characters giving immoral lessons to kids, they protested and the episode was soon banned across the country.
The Puerto Rican Day from Seinfeld
While the show keeps coming with unusual characters, it went far ahead in its penultimate episode called The Puerto Rican Day. Kramer was shown to be putting the flag of Puerto Rico on fire and then stamping on it. Viewers created a controversy when they saw the flag being used in a disrespectful manner. The show was pulled off air after NBC’s apology.
One of its episodes became highly controversial when it showed the first-ever kiss between youngsters of the same sex. While people slammed the episode, its co-creator said that it was time to put it up in front of the world.
Nude Awakening from NYPD Blue
This pilot episode showed its lead character’s naked butts and the naked rear of a detective in the episode. As it was quite provocative, viewers filed numerous complaints against the show. When FCC investigated the matter, the network was fined for airing nudity at prime time.
The Legend of Dratini from Pokemon
While you may not expect a kids’ show to be showing something controversial, it actually happened in a few episodes of Pokémon. The episodes not only showed guns, but also created a character like Hitler. People went on fire after they saw these episodes.
If you think that TV episodes watch out for what they show, it does not always have to be true. Several shows have aired episodes showing highly controversial topics and characters.