Australia’s beloved Bluey has finally dropped its third season in the US, with the the first 25 episodes debuting on Disney+ this week. But US fans aren’t getting the full Bluey experience it seems, with several changes made to episodes before they were released on the platform.
US TikToker Michael Vaughn has revealed seven things that have been ‘censored’ in the Bluey episodes released in the US. In fact, he says that Bluey season three is turning out to be the ‘most censored season so far’.
And when you take a closer look, it does seem more than just altering Aussie subtleties that may be lost in translation.
1. “Bandit doesn’t get hit in a sensitive spot in ‘Born Yesterday’.”
Nothing like some good ol’ Aussie humour, but apparently this little gem isn’t shown in the US version of ‘Born Yesterday’.
2. “They removed Buttermilk’s poop at Muffin’s birthday party in ‘Pass The Parcel’.”
Apparently pony poop is offensive?
3. “Bandit and Fido’s conversation about getting a vasectomy is now about getting dog teeth removed.”
@world.shaker Some early #Bluey censorship from #Disney #australia #momsoftiktok #dadsoftiktok ♬ Bluey Theme Tune – Extended – Bluey
Apparently this scene is in the episode ‘Perfect’ – which we can no longer find on ABC iView – are we missing something here?? You can watch the scenes in the TikTok above.
4. “The day-labourer from Argentina is now a backpacker in ‘Explorers’.”
No idea what’s going on here.
5. “In ‘Driving’ Agatha now threatens to scratch up the curtains instead of pee on them.”
Pee must be offensive, too.
6. “Aunt Trix is no longer on the toilet in ‘Faceytalk’.”
Oh why?? This is GOLD!
7. “They entirely cut the episode ‘Family Meeting’.”
Our mate Michael Vaughn reckons he’s going to have more to say on this one – watch this space!
BBC Studios told Mouths of Mums in a statement: “It’s common practice for broadcasters to make their own edits to shows when airing overseas, to meet their own standards and practices and so they can be enjoyed and understood by other audiences and cultures.”
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