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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Smart Aleck Ruins Academy Awards

VINCENNES, IN—Viewers of the 78th Academy Awards report that the event was ruined by the unknown smart aleck who served as the master of ceremonies. "I’m disappointed they couldn’t get a name," said 68-year-old retiree Louise Bloedorn, who said her enjoyment of the Oscars was marred by confusion and a vague feeling that the host was somehow mocking the event. "That new fellow will not go far in show business—or any business—if he doesn’t learn to show respect for the stars." A Bloomington Herald-Times poll of viewers showed a strong preference for bringing back "the guy from City Slickers."

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