Russia Will Not See An Episode Of The Simpsons That Spoofed Pokemon GO

An episode of The Simpsons that aired in the USA not too long ago contained a very blatant reference to the Pokemon GO mobile game. However, one country in particular is not pleased about the episode, and it has resulted in a refusal to air the episode there. Russian TV station 2×2, which airs The Simpsons, cancelled their airing of the episode, which is called “Looking For Mr Goodbart”. The reasoning they gave is that they say the episode “could compromise the network and cause controversy”.

The criticism is related to a scene in the episode where Homer Simpson heads into a church to search for “Peekimons” for his mobile game “Peekimon Get”. This is controversal in Russia because of similarities to an incident in September 2016 where a Russian blogger, Ruslan Sokolovsky, was arrested for playing Pokemon Go in a St. Petersburg church. Sokolovsky’s trial, based on charges of “insulting the feelings of believers”, is currently ongoing. He could face a potential 3-5 year prison sentence. Because of this, the majority of the criticism directed towards the episode came from church officials, including archpriest Andrei Novikov and officials from the Russian Orthodox Church, whom were quoted by Russian news agency TASS. This criticism is what ultimately led 2×2 to refuse airing the episode.

If you want to see the Pokemon GO spoof for yourself, we’ve included the video for you down below.

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Thanks, awesomeaussie27

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31 thoughts on “Russia Will Not See An Episode Of The Simpsons That Spoofed Pokemon GO

    1. ||It’s a primitive human nation, what else would you expect from such cave?…||

      ||The same could be said about the USA territory…||

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      1. ||That’s what I said, I do not understand your logic by repeating the same intention…||

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  1. 2 things:
    First, who’s still watching The Simpsons? The show has been shit at least since season 15/16.
    Second, these fucking religious crack-heads better pray that god doesn’t exist. Otherwise they will be the first to burn in hell, if they imprison a man for several years just because he played a game in a church!

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    1. What if that god likes these kind of douchebags? The literature dedicated to him as his words sure as hell don’t paint a pretty picture in any major religion.
      And I though Simpsons ended after 9th season.

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      1. True. The problem with religious books is that they always hold both views.”You shall not kill” and on another page “kill the disbelivers”. Pick one.
        I’m generous with The Simpsons because they still had a few good episodes in the lower 10s seasons.

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  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits. This use to be something that awaited those for all consoles. It's sad it's mostly just a PS4 slogan these days. Maybe Nintendo will get back to that greatness with the Switch. Only time will tell.} says:

    This is what happens when you let religious nuts control the law in your country. Anyway, is it me or has Russia taken a nose dive in bullshit since Putin became it’s president? Oi! Russia! You’re one step away from becoming North Korea & worshiping your leader like he’s some kind of deity. lol

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