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Osborne and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2007-027
2007-027

The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror XV". Halloween episode. Programme classification, Children’s interests. Not upheld.

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McCoskrie and CanWest TVWorks Ltd - 2004-201
2004-201

The Simpsons. Language used. Good taste and decency. Not upheld.

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Mainwaring and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1998-019
1998-019

The Simpsons. The episode, which screened at 6.00pm, featured an unlikeable character who had manipulated the results of a local government election, and described the good characters as "You smarmy little bastards". Not upheld (good taste and decency, children's interests).

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Duffy and Lister and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1997-040, 1997-041
1997-040–041

The Simpsons. Episode featured a birthday show and part of the birthday surprise was a rock group.  Comment by a member of the band at the end of the concert. Not upheld (good taste and decency, children's interests).

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Sharp and Television New Zealand Ltd - 1993-126
1993-126

The Simpsons. Incident of Bart Simpson being stuck at the bottom of a well and having to devise a means of escape. Not upheld (law and order, responsible programming, children's interests).

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Wardlaw and Television New Zealand - 1992-100
1992-100

The Simpsons' Halloween Special. Complaint that programme was anti-social and not appropriate for children. Upheld: majority (children's interests). Not upheld (law and order). No order.