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Big Ger - on 27 Dec 2017
> “Dennis the Menace”, the cartoon about a naughty schoolboy, has been rebranded and will feature a menace no more. The character will now be referred to as plain Dennis in the weekly Beano and its annual. ublisher of the Beano, DC Thomson, said Dennis had “made mistakes in the past” but had now “moved away from his ‘menacing’ ways”.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dennis-the-menace-rebrand-beano-cbbc-cartoon-a8130436...

I wonder how, and if, they will pull this off....
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alx on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

> I wonder how, and if, they will pull this off....

Hmm my episode suggestions are: -

Denis openly farts during a yoga class.
Denis mixes up his LinkedIn and Tinder accounts.
Denis claps between movements at a classical music concert


keith-ratcliffe on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
Aren't they missing the point here? The attraction of Dennis to kids is precisely that he is a 'menace'.
Ex Poster 666 - on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Will it empower Walter the Softy to stand up for himself and fight back, with Dennis being the victim?
Big Ger - on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to Lusk:

> Will it empower Walter the Softy to stand up for himself and fight back, with Dennis being the victim?

Probably enter into a mutually supportive bromance, and set up a support group for their disabled Libyan refugee lesbian friends.
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Timmd on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
> Probably enter into a mutually supportive bromance, and set up a support group for their disabled Libyan refugee lesbian friends.

Bloody PC liberal caring people hey? I've been asked on facebook to sign a petition to keep an Iraqi friend of a friend in the UK to let him finish his PHD (his place of study fucked up the paperwork meaning he may have to leave before he does). Should I turn it down to not conform to stereotype? ;-)

More seriously, I can't believe they're removing the Menace bit from his name.
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deepsoup - on 27 Dec 2017
In reply to keith-ratcliffe:
> Aren't they missing the point here? The attraction of Dennis to kids is precisely that he is a 'menace'.

The "Menace" has been dropped from the title of the comic before, back in 2009. Then too the title was simply "Dennis and Gnasher", though obviously he continued to be a 'menace' in the sense that he was mischievous. (He has of course never been an actual menace, any more than Beryl was a genuine peril.)

There were similar whinges about "political correctness" back then too but I think they'd be missing the point more if they worried over-much about that, then or now.

https://www.marketingweek.com/2017/11/02/the-beano-digital-transformation/
'When asked if there has been any pushback from nostalgic readers, Scott claims the main criticism has come from “middle aged men” who don’t like the new direction the brand is taking. But she insists they are simply not the brand’s primary focus.'
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felt - on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to deepsoup:

The brand's primary focus seem to be getting on swimmingly with Horrid Henry.
Duncan Bourne - on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Is he going to regenerate as female and be called Denise ;-)
Chris Harris - on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

What next?

The Gentle Pat on the Back Street Kids.

Billy Well Under the Speed Limit.

plyometrics - on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to Chris Harris:

Apparently, Desperate Dan’s vegan now.
Big Ger - on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to Chris Harris:

Lord Philanthropic.

Little Native American Indian

Fatty would win "Biggest Loser", and Plug would get on a makeover show.
Brass Nipples on 28 Dec 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Gnasher is now Toothless
Walter the Snowflake
Ivy the not so bad
Smiffy the cerebrally challenged


Duncan Bourne - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Big Ger:

Here's that actual truth about it.
http://downthetubes.net/?p=42241
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planetmarshall on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Duncan Bourne:

> Here's that actual truth about it.

We don't need your kind, coming round here with your "facts".

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Big Ger - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Duncan Bourne:

That's a different perspective, but is it "the Truth", or some arse covering by the Beano, who defines "the truth"?
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Duncan Bourne - on 10 Jan 2018
In reply to Big Ger:

I am inclined to the truth but I will ask Nigel and Lew when I next see them and get it from the horses mouth
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 11 Jan 2018
In reply to deepsoup:"Dennis and Gnasher"

I still pronounce it Gernasher. 


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