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Whether it's for over-censoring the airwaves or over-regulating the Internet, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has many haters. But few have found a more enduring way to lampoon the regulatory body than late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. In his weekly segment "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship," he deftly inserts 'bleeps' to transform prosaic television into something far more shocking and morally depraved.

In his latest "tribute" to the FCC, he digs into the archives for "This Decade in Unnecessary Censorship." He announces proudly, "At Jimmy Kimmel Live we've been doing our part to help cleanup the airwaves. And It's time now for a decade-ending edition." He then unveils a greatest hits of shameless, hysterical TV censorship. Roll the tape:


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