When it comes to American television, network censors often rule on certain plot points to ensure that the American public isn’t traumatized by anything that might be distasteful.
Although these standards have been relaxed over the years (you can now see toilets on TV!) “, but some episodes were omitted by censors but were banned soon after airing.
Children’s cartoons have long been a source of moral teachings, and they typically cover lessons that children need to learn. Whether it’s about honesty or the benefits of teamwork, an animated show takes the time to make sure children aren’t only entertained; they’re also educated!
Of course, teaching a lesson about the dangers of drinking to a demographic that’s more concerned with drinking a glass of milk wasn’t the best idea for one episode of Tiny Toon Adventures. The problem arose from a segment, “One Beer,” which aired only once in September 1991.
The ban came from a segment featuring Buster throwing some heavy peer pressure towards Plucky and Hamilton into sharing a beer with him. Shortly after, they drive right off a cliff while driving under the influence.
The episode might have been okay for an older demographic, but Fox Kids banned it soon after it aired. It eventually found its way into a DVD set, but it never re-aired during the series’ initial run. Incidentally, it’s one of two episodes from the series that was banned, with the other being “Toons from the Crypt,” though that episode never aired.