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|First appearance||"In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (6ACV02)|
|Current status||Became the V-GINY|
The V-Chip was a top secret FCC satellite launched in 1998 to censor indecent TV programmes like The Pimpsons and Assarama. It collided with the USAF Flying Destiny shortly after launch, thus creating the V-GINY.
- It is named after the real-life V-chip manufactured for televisions in North America, which allows individuals to block programming based on their ratings category.