Thread: Nickelodeon's "Don't Say Dead" Rule

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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Well, As Told By Ginger used the word 'dead' a lot. And that was from the early 2000's
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    I can agree more that the mentioning of death as in words or references is the dumbest thing to censor. It's even one of my pet peeves when such is censored.
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    The rule seems kind of odd to me, i dont think the rule is really needed personally.
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    I think it depends on context. If it's used in a serious and threatening enough manner (like say a plot to kill someone) that's one thing but if it's used more colloquially or for humor (which seems to be much of the case here) then it's going overboard.
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    why does the number mean bad luck or something?


    No, well the rule somewhere around the 60's, but they keep it that way so the show won't go stale like crackers. Which I think is really dumb, if the show is doing good. (How do you qute people please!???)
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    • 12 years 1 month ago
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    Quote by RetroRickster923
    why does the number mean bad luck or something?


    No, well the rule somewhere around the 60's, but they keep it that way so the show won't go stale like crackers. Which I think is really dumb, if the show is doing good. (How do you qute people please!???)


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    The 65 rule is this. 13 episodes in a season. The series runs for 5 seasons. 13 X 5 = 65. No big mystery.
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    No they changed Chokey Chicken to Chewy chicken because it was an obvious reference to the slang term choking the chicken aka masturbating.
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    Want to call attention to something? Ban it! Works like a charm.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    The 65 rule is this. 13 episodes in a season. The series runs for 5 seasons. 13 X 5 = 65. No big mystery.


    I heard it has more to do with scheduling reasons when the show goes fully into reruns- 5 episodes a week, 52 weeks a year, each episode aired four times.
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    I've heard that Helga on "Hey Arnold" had to say she thought she was going to "expire" instead of "die" in one episode.

    Also, Courtney on "As told by Ginger" supposedly said "Who retired and made you queen"? instead of "Who died and made you queen?"
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    Quote by Xe-A-Thoul
    Patrick from Spongebob said "Dead" once.

    Yes, it was the episode where spongebob broke his butt in a million pieces and the doctor took 22 hours to fix it. he was playing a game while sandboarding (no idea why) and he lost in the game, and it said DEAD in big print, and patrick said "I got DEAD again!"

    Quote by Furienna
    I've heard that Helga on "Hey Arnold" had to say she thought she was going to "expire" instead of "die" in one episode.

    True. It was the episode about monkey nucleosus (sp), although IMO it was probably a pun for mononucleousus (sp.)
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    Didnt Chuckie say it on Rugrats, when Melville died? He says, HEEEES DEAD!!!!! right? I cannot remember correctly
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    Quote by adventure_of_link
    Quote by Xe-A-Thoul
    Patrick from Spongebob said "Dead" once.

    Yes, it was the episode where spongebob broke his butt in a million pieces and the doctor took 22 hours to fix it. he was playing a game while sandboarding (no idea why) and he lost in the game, and it said DEAD in big print, and patrick said "I got DEAD again!"

    Actually it was from the episode "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" when spongebob and and patrick were trying to put squidward (the wax scuplture) back together, but when it failed Spongebob said "Patrick, I hate to tell you this but squidward he's... he's bushing up daisies." Then Patrick said "Oh I thought he was dead."
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    patrick also said dead in that episode I was describing

    his game even said DEAD in big letters
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    Quote by 80skidAK
    Quote by DebrisStorm
    The 65 rule is this. 13 episodes in a season. The series runs for 5 seasons. 13 X 5 = 65. No big mystery.


    I heard it has more to do with scheduling reasons when the show goes fully into reruns- 5 episodes a week, 52 weeks a year, each episode aired four times.


    Its correct on both ends.
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    • 12 years 16 days ago
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    Quote by Furienna
    I've heard that Helga on "Hey Arnold" had to say she thought she was going to "expire" instead of "die" in one episode.


    Yes, but in the Hey Arnold episode "Grandpa's Birthday" when Phil thought he was gonna die, they use lots of expressions meaning dying/passing away, not "dead" or direct references but things like "kick the bucket" or "curtains for me," but at the end, Phil says "I'm not going to DIE!"
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    • 12 years 16 days ago
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    Is this thread really necessary anymore? It's obviously flamebait because I've never heard of this so-called "rule" and I hear Nickelodeon characters say the word "dead" all the time.
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    • 12 years 16 days ago
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    I also remember in Hey Arnold, Arnold was gunna get his ass whooped and Helga kept reminding him and calling him on the phone being all "6 HOURS, 42 MINUTES AND 12 SECONDS UNTIL YOU DIEEEEEEEEEEE!"

    But anyways, who cares
    • 12 years 16 days ago
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    This thread reminds me of that episode of Chowder on the CN where he says: Chowder cant see u anymore cuz...he's dead.

    im sorry for being offtopic...
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