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Little Obscene House?

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Remember the Little House on the Prairie show?

Well, Finland has just rated the DVD release of the children's television series as suitable only for adult viewing.


In a stupid attempt to save money, the heads at Universal Pictures decided not to submit the series to state inspection.

Turns out that Finnish authorities charge around $2.57 per minute to assess the correct age limit on films and television series.

The distributors who decide not to pay the fee can only sell their flicks with the sticker "Banned for under-18s."

Matti Paloheimo, Director at the Finnish Board of Film Classification, said "Long series can get quite expensive to check, and some use this exemption in the law to their advantage. Such unchecked material should not be shown to children publicly."

Though the show does remain popular in Finland and is shown weekly on Sunday mornings on one of their state-owned broadcasters.

Guess kids won't be able to buy the DVDs though!

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42 comments to “Little Obscene House?”

  1. 1

    You're boring the FUCK out of me today, FatASS!!

  2. 2

    this is stupid..

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  4. 4

    Re: Niq the Skank! – He's a loser.

  5. 5

    Re: Niq the Skank! – WANNA MAKEOUT! DON'T TELL ALICE!!!

  6. 6

    who gives a fuck?

  7. 7

    Re: LettyB – letty…how was bring your kid to work?

  8. 8

    The little retarded one was hot.

  9. 9

    …Finland sounds as backwards as 51% of California. I am going to get my copy of "Harry Potter" now…I meant the 'Bible" and relax and read some fables. One written by a woman, one written by all men…

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  11. 11

    Re: Wanna Milk Me? – PRETTY GOOD! HE HAD FUN!

  12. 12

    my my…you ladies are still upset? Hmm, what could've happened to make you all so upset? Oh yea, PRESIDENT OBAMA BABY…..WOOOOOOOOO!!!! IN YOUR FACE REPUBES!!!! OH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAA!!!!!!!

  13. 13

    They need a reunion show, like the "Good Times" reunion show their filming in the White House in Jan.

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  15. 15

    it's a stupid show anyway.. why would ANYONE buy it?

  16. 16

    Re: LettyB – Lets hide behind a dumpster!!

  17. 17

    I smell peanuts and shit, where's that comin' from?

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  20. 20

    Re: harrybalsac – NJPAUL!

  21. 21

    I used to love this show

  22. 22

    Who cares?
    And I'm from Finland.

  23. 23

    My mother use to love that show!

    How stupid rating it 18!

  24. 24

    I believe there is bestiality involved.

  25. 25

    welcome to the taxation-heaven-Finland…

    ps. we're not 'as backwards as california' since gays can register their relationship in here.

  26. 26

    Re: mianto – …point taken and I stand(sit) corrected…

  27. 27

    Never gonna give you up
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry
    Never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you

  28. Annh says – reply to this


    Popular here? I highly doubt that :D

    raw translation Matti PaloHeimo: Matti FireTribe

  29. riot says – reply to this


    why pay 2 euros a minute for a long series that is probably not going to sell that well??! the fees for little house on the prairie would easily be over 2000 euros, but rating it high right away saves you from the extra fees.its a waste of time and MONEY so why make it a big deal……………..

  30. riot says – reply to this


    Re: karencarpenter – Get your facts straight. Finland is pretty liberal really..Schools teach sex-ed, hand out free condoms etc. Free education!
    They have a female president!
    The president is elected by direct popular vote and Finland also has a multi-party system, with three strong parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments. Green party is very strong too! yay!

  31. 31

    Hyvä Suomi!

  32. 32

    i love this show!!!! but i already have it on dvd so it doesn't matter

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  34. 34

    would have cost them $27190.60 for a dvd that would probably make a lot less

  35. 35

    whats the freakin point?! seriously.

  36. 36

    Oh I love that show and the books! Sometimes I wish I could go back to those simple days.

  37. 37

    Slow news day, huh?

  38. 38

    They should rename the show Little Whore House on the Prairie.

  39. 39

    And which RATING did Little WHOREHOUSE on the PRAIRIE get?

  40. 40

    nooo I loved that show! better than the reality tv shit on air right now anyways.

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  42. 42

    i'm from finland and no one give a shit about it. because only people who are over 30 are watching this shit. so we who are under 18 we don't care !! but i hear about this one morning in radio and it's little bit funny :D D because it's almost same that winnie the pooh is 18s but the channel who show this little house isn't popular it's for oldies and there only news.