Apparently the German t.v. police are nipply over a prime-time cartoon show.
German Television has put a moratorium on meltdowns in "The Simpsons."
Reacting to the real-life nuclear disaster unfolding in Japan, Pro7, the channel that airs "The Simpsons" in Germany, will be reviewing current and future episodes of the show and remove or replace any that feature a disaster at Mr. Burns' nuclear power plant. ...
Are these folks just noticing that nuclear power has its downside? Do they think if they blot out the unpleasantness as depicted by the Yellow Family, everyone in Bavaria and along the Rhine will have their beautiful minds put at ease?
I know that Germany, France and other European countries have lots of nuclear power plants, and that they would no doubt prefer that the citizenry doesn't dwell on melting fuel rods, hydrogen gas explosions, and cow's milk that glows in the dark. But if people are allowed to watch the news out of Japan, they can probably handle whatever Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson toss their way.