Russia Restricts South Park Over Kenny's Deaths

'Simpsons' takes hit over 'Itchy & Scratchy'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2012 3:35 PM CDT
In this image released by Comedy Central, Kyle, Kenny and Stan are shown in a scene from the animated series "South Park."   (AP Photo/Comedy Central)

(Newser) – Excessive violence—read: Kenny's deaths and the Itchy & Scratchy Show—have South Park and the Simpsons facing censorship in Russia. Because of Kenny's recurring demise, South Park will have to air after 11pm on a national channel aimed at young adults, AFP reports via Raw Story. The Simpsons, when shown before 11pm, will have Itchy & Scratchy scenes deleted, although those cat-and-mouse episodes will be edited "in an ironic way," says a network director. "For example, we will black out the screen and write a jokey message in a rolling caption." (Read more Russia stories.)

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