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Neogumpism of the Week: Prudish Is As Prudish Does

''Forrest Gump'' is now more family friendly -- A bumper sticker in the film is edited so the Tom Hanks’ hit can be shown on airplanes

''Forrest Gump'' is now more family friendly

Before Forrest Gump could fly the friendly skies, producers had to bring the PG-13 movie in line with the airline industry's fit-for-all-ages viewing standards. One casualty was the folksy aphorism ''Shit Happens,'' which shows up on a bumper sticker in the film. The first, offending S and H were painted over, frame by frame, so that now the G-ratedd bumper sticker reads, ''It happens.''

Originally posted May 26, 1995 Published in issue #276 May 26, 1995 Order article reprints

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