Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

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Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Philip A » Wed Sep 15, 2021 1:19 pm

Mike spotted the divisibility by 11 trick in R3: good maths.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Fiona T » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:12 pm

Watched yesterday and today's online - dunno if it's edited differently to what's broadcast, but some very odd editing -

1) Referring to Mike's greyhounds as if they'd been discussed yesterday when they hadn't been mentioned
2) Twice C2 not asked for their words (R1 for the challenger and a later round for Mike)
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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Ryan Lam » Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:12 pm

Fiona T wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:12 pm
2) Twice C2 not asked for their words (R1 for the challenger and a later round for Mike)
Thought I was the only one that had this problem. I assume for the later round, the only reason I could think of why it was not shown was because Mike had "MORONS". For Round 1, I have no idea what happened...

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Post by Fiona T » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:52 pm

Apparently two potentially offensive words (retard and morons) were removed - presumably a decision made after filming following the upset a couple of weeks back, so no opportunity to get alternatives in the studio.
8-) <-2m-> 8-)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Toby McDonald » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:22 pm

NOMORIS in R4

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Philip A » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:34 am

Max in R4 was MORONISM, which would probably have been expurgated as well.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Fred Mumford » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:14 pm

Surely nobody considers themself to be a moron, so I don't quite understand who would be offended by the word appearing by chance in a word game.

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:55 pm

Speaking as a dreaded Politically Correct Leftie™ myself, cutting MORONS and/or MORONISM from the broadcast was going too far IMO. I've never heard the words used as anything other than harmless trash-talk, not in their old clinical meanings of "person with an IQ below such-and-such".
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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Peter Thomas » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:06 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Speaking as a dreaded Politically Correct Leftie™ myself, cutting MORONS and/or MORONISM from the broadcast was going too far IMO. I've never heard the words used as anything other than harmless trash-talk, not in their old clinical meanings of "person with an IQ below such-and-such".
I agree. They should have been broadcast. Even with their clinical meanings, they're normal, medically descriptive words. They're not just gratuitous insults with no other meaning like POOFTER is.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:54 pm

Only just watching this now.

Do C4 not have a bleep machine any more?
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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Philip A » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:01 pm

I’m sure they can still bleep if they wanted to, but cutting just saves a few seconds.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:20 am

Ryan Lam wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:12 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:12 pm
2) Twice C2 not asked for their words (R1 for the challenger and a later round for Mike)
Thought I was the only one that had this problem. I assume for the later round, the only reason I could think of why it was not shown was because Mike had "MORONS". For Round 1, I have no idea what happened...
Just catching up and noticed this, I assumed the two words were "farted" and "bosom" which I thought would have been going a bit far.....
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Re: Spoilers for Wednedsay 15th September 2021 (Series 84, Prelim 57)

Post by Ryan Lam » Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:14 pm

I see. But in any case what Channel 4 did was excessive and I have to agree with what Peter said

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