Few television shows have been banned entirely, however Vocativ and Uproxx provide information on some of the most notorious episodes that have been banned from airing on television. These episodes include "Home" from The X-Files and the cartoon short "Hittin' the Trail for Hallelujah Land."Continue Reading
The science-fiction drama The X-Files contains one episode, called "Home," which is considered one of the shows best episodes, as well as the only episode to be banned from network television after its original 1996 premeire. The reason may have been due to its disturbing plot, featuring incest and an infant being buried alive.
Both Sesame Street and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood featured a few banned episodes in during their run. Sesame Street aired an episode in 1976 that featured the Wicked Witch of the West. Parents made overwhelming claims that the episode frightened their children to tears, while Mister Rogers' Neighborhood featured a series of episodes centered around stockpiling nuclear weapons. As of 2015, both episodes have not aired since their original run.
Many cartoon shorts in the 1930s and '40s were banned due to racist content. Family Guy has had more than one episode pulled off the air on a number of occasions. According to StyleBlazer, the season 8 episode "Partial Terms of Endearment" never aired, although it eventually became widely popular through DVD sales.Learn more about Art & Literature