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#1 Posted on 14.1.04 0726.08
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How come Professor Farnsworth (as per last night's episode of "Futurama") isn't allowed to say "Sweet Zombie Jesus!" anymore? I mean, why does Cartoon Network feel the need to bleep out the "Jesus" part of that infamous utterance; I don't think it's that sacrilegious - although some may disagree with me.

And the thing that really perplexes me is that they showed the "Family Guy" Christmas special right before Futurama, the one where Peter says (and I'm paraphrasing here) ... "Christmas is that mystical time of the year when the ghost of Jesus rises from the grave to feed on the flesh of the living".

Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Peter pretty much calling Jesus a zombie right there? So how come he can get away with such blasphemy, but the Professor can't? Is the inference of the act acceptable, while the outright accusation is not?

Some semantics expert help me out in understanding this ...

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#2 Posted on 14.1.04 0929.07
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Good question. What could be the official reason for something like that? Possible reasons (maybe):

-Farnsworth is sort of using the name Jesus as an expletive/exclamation, while Peter is using it as part of general dialogue.

-Also, in Family Guy, Peter's line is part of an actual joke, the punchline of which is the bystander realizing that he needs to get a sense of humor, whereas Farnsworth's use of the name is gratuitous (not sure if that would even be a legit reason).
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