Krusty rapped for foul-mouthed rant

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: A foul-mouthed outburst by Krusty the Clown has landed The Simpsons in hot water (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA) A foul-mouthed outburst by Krusty the Clown has landed The Simpsons in hot water (2000 Fox TV for Sky One/PA)

Simpsons character Krusty The Clown upset viewers by swearing at a time when children were likely to be watching the show, prompting complaints to Ofcom.

The washed-up boozy clown was heard to use the word "bastard" during an edition of the programme screened by Channel 4 at 6pm in April, well before the 9pm watershed.

The station apologised for the incident which it said was due to human error and controls have been tightened to ensure that future episodes were suitable to be screened during family viewing times.

Ofcom - which received seven complaints from viewers about the bad language decided not to take the matter any further in the wake of the apology and the steps taken by Channel 4 to avoid a repeat.

There has been speculation that Krusty is to be killed off by programme bosses.

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3:31pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fat Harry says...

wow! SEVEN complaints gets a mention in national news.

Imagine what would happen if thousands complained about bias in the BBC News!

Oh hang on...
wow! SEVEN complaints gets a mention in national news. Imagine what would happen if thousands complained about bias in the BBC News! Oh hang on... Fat Harry
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3:40pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

What an absolutely absurd waste of time and money.

Seven people. Pathetic.
What an absolutely absurd waste of time and money. Seven people. Pathetic. Sandor Clegane
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5:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Kids were complaining that he didn't swear more and more outrageously probably.

They hear worse from their parents daily if what you hear in the streets and supermarkets is anything to go by....
Kids were complaining that he didn't swear more and more outrageously probably. They hear worse from their parents daily if what you hear in the streets and supermarkets is anything to go by.... Howard Cháse
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12:57pm Tue 29 Jul 14

theviking666 says...

Fat Harry wrote:
wow! SEVEN complaints gets a mention in national news.

Imagine what would happen if thousands complained about bias in the BBC News!

Oh hang on...
and Clarkson got two, and they want his head, beware Krusty
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: wow! SEVEN complaints gets a mention in national news. Imagine what would happen if thousands complained about bias in the BBC News! Oh hang on...[/p][/quote]and Clarkson got two, and they want his head, beware Krusty theviking666
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