July 06, 2004


Leigh Hanlon writes:

In the new Warner Home Video release of the 1964 classic animated TV series "Jonny Quest," there appears to be some politically-correct editing afoot -- but although they cut a Race Bannon reference to "ignorant savages" and "heathen monkeys," they forgot to delete the closed caption version of the dialog!

Posted by Tim Blair at July 6, 2004 01:57 PM

Does the intro still have those Africans throwing spears at the Quest plane?

Posted by: Sortelli at July 6, 2004 at 02:07 PM

They also cut out all the mansex. Kinda wish they'd have mentioned that on the cover before I bought it!

Posted by: Jim Treacher at July 6, 2004 at 02:18 PM

Man, they PC'd Race Bannon! What a bummer. "Johnny Quest" was a great cartoon!

What other childhood icons will these heathen monkeys mess with?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 6, 2004 at 02:23 PM


They have defiled the Holy of Holies, almost as much as those bastards who did that godawful second series with the Batman-style villains and that execrable female.

I'm declaring a fatwa.

Posted by: Angie Schultz at July 6, 2004 at 02:38 PM

What kind of fucked-up world do we live in when only the deaf are allowed to hate?

I'm so pissed, I'm going to walk up to the first deaf person I see and randomly wiggle my fingers around until I "sign" something insulting.

Posted by: Dave S. at July 6, 2004 at 04:02 PM

If Dave S. had any kind of conscience, he would pony up at least part of the cost for my new keyboard. Turns out, Jamaican coffee is a pleasure to sip but a serious problem when spewed out the nose.

Posted by: Terry at July 7, 2004 at 01:58 AM

JQ:TOS was the only product of the Hanna-Barbera crap factory which I enjoyed watching, when I was a child, mostly because it was the only Saturday morning cartoon which regularly featured realistically drawn violent death. Nobody ran off a cliff and hung in mid-air holding up a sign which said, "Oh, no!" in Jonny's world.

And now a bunch of busybodies want to deface a classic. There will have to be a reckoning some day, I am getting tired of these pests.

Posted by: Mike James at July 7, 2004 at 05:08 AM