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An Iranian state-run television, Channel 2, has fired a producer, a broadcast supervisor, and a "scene manager" over the airing of an episode of the cult Czech cartoon, Pat & Mat.

In the offending episode, the main characters brew homemade wine before drinking it and falling unconscious.

You can watch the episode on YouTube

-- Farangis Najibullah

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