TV pop culture from 20 years ago

Martin Lawrence's sexually explicit jokes about female genitalia and hygiene during his "Saturday Night Live" monologue get him banned from the show for life. In repeats, that section of the monologue is removed and a title card explaining how network policy prevents the remarks from airing is shown in its place. -- Feb. 19, 1994 / Madonna's profanity-laden appearance on "Letterman" is one of the most censored events in TV history -- March 31, 1994 / "The Simpsons" airs its 100th episode. -- April 28, 1994 / FX, DirecTV, IFC, GSN and HGTV begin broadcasting / O.J. Simpson flees from the LAPD in a white bronco -- June 17, 1994 / FOX broadcasts its first NFL game -- Aug. 12, 1994

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Martin Lawrence's sexually explicit jokes about female genitalia and hygiene during his "Saturday Night Live" monologue get him banned from the show for life. In repeats, that section of the monologue is removed and a title card explaining how network policy prevents the remarks from airing is shown in its place. -- Feb. 19, 1994 / Madonna's profanity-laden appearance on "Letterman" is one of the most censored events in TV history -- March 31, 1994 / "The Simpsons" airs its 100th episode. -- April 28, 1994 / FX, DirecTV, IFC, GSN and HGTV begin broadcasting / O.J. Simpson flees from the LAPD in a white bronco -- June 17, 1994 / FOX broadcasts its first NFL game -- Aug. 12, 1994

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