A Nickelodeon Cartoon Showed a Topless Woman's Breasts and Parents Are Upset
By John Boone
There’s a reason they call it the boob tube. (And it actually has nothing to do with this: The word “boob” is old-time slang for a foolish or stupid person, so the phrase was bashing TV and the people who watched it. Still...)
In a March 5 episode of the animated show Oggy and the Cockroaches called “(Un)happy Camper,” Nickelodeon showed a cartoon picture of a woman with big sunglasses, bigger lips, and the biggest naked boobs we’ve ever seen on a children’s show.
Parents were not pleased. Here’s the NSFW screen capture:
Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French cartoon from the ‘90s -- it’s about a cat named Oggy who is constantly tormented by three cockroaches, in the vein of Tom and Jerry -- and it started re-airing on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons last month.
It goes without saying, the episode has now been pulled from Nick’s website:
But not before TMZ saved the scene in question. Watch it below. The shot with the nudity is quick, but you’ll definitely notice it now:
"The scene, which comes from an international acquisition, was unfortunately overlooked in the screening process,” Nickelodeon told Entertainment Tonight. “We have pulled the episode from our air and online."
Is this the worst thing that's ever happen to the children of America? No, most probably didn’t even notice it. Once the Disney channel accidentally aired full-on porn instead of Handy Manny. That was worse. Plus, all those '90s cartoons, like Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life, were known for being filthy.
Not animated nudes filthy, but filthy nonetheless.
Now here’s something better suited for little kids: Find out how Once Upon a Time helped prepare Ginnifer Goodwin for the Tinker Bell movie!