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The Porno Switcheroo Archives: Disney Channel Chile

Many people might think that the Porno Switcheroo is an American phenomenon, but those people are thinking the wrong thing. Porno Switcheroo is international! I suppose the one place where children (and people at a business meeting about to watch a Powerpoint presentation) are safe from the threat of a Porno Switcheroo is, like, super poor countries where they don’t even have television or business meetings. But those countries are gross, right? It’s like, ew, why don’t you guys get some TV?! And some more food?! Then you won’t be hungry, and maybe when your children watch the Disney channel in your huts, they can accidentally end up watching Pocohontass 2: Journey to a New Butt. From the AFP (via DailyWhat):

SANTIAGO (AFP) – Children watching the Disney Channel in Chilewere offered a startling adults-only peek of Playboy programming this week because of a technical error, media reported Thursday.

And the glimpse they caught went a long way beyond Playboy’s bunny logo romping around on a channel normally reserved for Mickey Mouse and friends.

Sorry to interrupt, because we are just getting to the funnest part of the Porno Switcheroo, which is when something that is not supposed to be porno is switcherooed with some porno, but, um, I’m curious, what movie or TV show just features the Playboy bunny logo romping around?

ANYWAY:

“My eldest daughter told me one of her friends said to put on channel 21 (Disney), and instead of the usual program there was the Playboy channel. Luckily my smallest one, 10 years old, was sleeping at the time,” one Chilean mother, Jacqueline Orchad, told the daily El Mercurio.

Another mother said: “My daughter showed me the TV and said ‘look, mommy’ — and I almost fell off my chair.”

The cable company responsible, VTR, said the mix-up occurred only in the northern city of Antofagasta, and only for a few minutes late Tuesday.

It said the channel switch happened inadvertently while technicians were updating the system.

A member of Chile’s National Television Council, Hernan Chadwick, raged: “This is unacceptable. This is a grave mistake.”

He demanded that VTR make up for the error by “giving an explanation to parents.”

I’m pretty sure VTR has already given an explanation to parents, which is that the channel switch happened inadvertently while technicians were updating the system. I’m just saying, it would have been fine with me if Hernan Chadwick, a member of Chile’s National Television Council, had asked for stricter reparations, because VTR would have probably offered an explanation to parents anyway, considering how that is just a pro forma resolution in any Porno Switcheroo. But he didn’t. So I guess we’re done here. No live televised executions today, guys!

The best news, though, is that one Chilean mother almost fell off her chair. ALMOST. But she did not. Phew. I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that she remained seated until the Porno Switcheroo was over. That was a close one!