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20th Jan '17 4:13:00 AM Gorzag
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On his seminal comedy album ''Class Clown'', the late great Creator/GeorgeCarlin encapsulated the bizarre censorship standards of US network television. Rife with violence, sexual situations, and other unpleasantness that would not be broadcast in most countries, US broadcasters avoided showing mundanities like toilets, pregnancy, and two-person beds until the 1960s or even later. Carlin's little list caused a furor from MoralGuardians that forebade the list from being broadcast. When the legal dust settled, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Seven Dirty Words might be acceptable for broadcast under certain circumstances, and that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission FCC]] had the right to restrict broadcast content at times when children might be exposed to it. But they weren't exactly specific about any of it.

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On his seminal comedy album ''Class Clown'', the late great Creator/GeorgeCarlin encapsulated the bizarre censorship standards of US network television. Rife with violence, sexual situations, and other unpleasantness that would not be broadcast in most countries, US broadcasters avoided showing mundanities like toilets, pregnancy, and two-person beds until the 1960s or even later. Carlin's little list caused a furor from MoralGuardians MoralGuardians, that forebade forbade the list from being broadcast. When the legal dust settled, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Seven Dirty Words might be acceptable for broadcast under certain circumstances, and that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission FCC]] had the right to restrict broadcast content at times when children might be exposed to it. But they weren't exactly specific about any of it.
26th Dec '16 5:34:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'': The "TV version" gag during his ''{{Action 52}}'' review:

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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'': The "TV version" gag during his ''{{Action 52}}'' ''VideoGame/Action52'' review:
19th Dec '16 1:16:49 PM BobSaget9
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-->You are one sixing, sevening monkey-fiver. (translatiion: "You are one motherfucking, titsing monkey-cocksucker.")

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-->You --->You are one sixing, sevening monkey-fiver. (translatiion: "You are one motherfucking, titsing monkey-cocksucker.")
19th Dec '16 1:16:37 PM BobSaget9
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** Leads to a case of CriticalResearchFailure though, as if one substitutes the actual words in for the numbers, Eric seems to be misremembering them. He gets some right ("You think your one don't stink, well three-off"), but other times:
-->"You are one sixing, sevening monkey-fiver." (translatiion: "You are one motherfucking, titsing monkey-cocksucker.")

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** Leads to a case of CriticalResearchFailure though, as if one substitutes the actual words in for the numbers, Eric seems to be misremembering them. He gets some right ("You think your one don't stink, well three-off"), three-off you threeing three!"), but other times:
-->"You -->You are one sixing, sevening monkey-fiver." monkey-fiver. (translatiion: "You are one motherfucking, titsing monkey-cocksucker.")")
*** Special mention, however, goes to what Eric says after the above trick goes into place (said to Donna): "Now, let's go home and five all night."[[note]]Translation: "Now, let's go home and cocksuck all night."[[/note]] Either Eric meant "three" all night, or he was looking for a little tongue action.
8th Dec '16 4:20:33 AM jurporan
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On his seminal comedy album ''Class Clown'', the late great Creator/GeorgeCarlin encapsulated the bizarre censorship standards of US network television. Rife with violence, sexual situations, and other unpleasantness that would not be broadcast in most countries, US broadcasters avoided showing mundanities like toilets, pregnancy, and two-person beds until the 1960s or even later. Carlin's little list caused a furor from MoralGuardians that forebade the list from being broadcast. When the legal dust settled, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Seven Dirty Words might be acceptable for broadcast under certain circumstances, and that the FCC had the right to restrict broadcast content at times when children might be exposed to it. But they weren't exactly specific about any of it.

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On his seminal comedy album ''Class Clown'', the late great Creator/GeorgeCarlin encapsulated the bizarre censorship standards of US network television. Rife with violence, sexual situations, and other unpleasantness that would not be broadcast in most countries, US broadcasters avoided showing mundanities like toilets, pregnancy, and two-person beds until the 1960s or even later. Carlin's little list caused a furor from MoralGuardians that forebade the list from being broadcast. When the legal dust settled, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Seven Dirty Words might be acceptable for broadcast under certain circumstances, and that the FCC [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Communications_Commission FCC]] had the right to restrict broadcast content at times when children might be exposed to it. But they weren't exactly specific about any of it.
29th Sep '16 3:19:54 AM Sabrewing
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* In the episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' involving the film ''Film/TheMagicSword'', before they read the fan letter, there's a brief conversation naughty words, inspired by the film's seven curses. The crew suggests dirty words which you ''can'' say on television, among them [[BigStupidDoodooHead "hinder", "booger", "poopie", "kaka", "dingaling"...]] Recurring catchphrase "dickweed" was probably the most offensive.

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* In the episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' involving the film ''Film/TheMagicSword'', before they read the fan letter, there's a brief conversation about naughty words, inspired by the film's seven curses. The crew suggests dirty words which you ''can'' say on television, among them [[BigStupidDoodooHead "hinder", "booger", "poopie", "kaka", "dingaling"...]] Recurring catchphrase "dickweed" was probably the most offensive.
17th Sep '16 7:12:38 AM justanid
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Unrelated to the EightDeadlyWords.
22nd May '16 8:20:26 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/MontyPython parodied this trope in a similar example to Voltaire's example above with "I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio", which uses {{Sound Effect Bleep}}s to censor parts of the song. The listener's mind makes the song sound a lot dirtier than it actually is. It apparently actually ''did'' get played on the radio, though.
22nd May '16 8:07:35 PM CassandraLeo
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:: This may be an homage to Carlin, since it includes six of his SevenDirtyWords and excluded the one he said didn't even belong on the list, namely "Tits". It wouldn't be the first time Metallica did this sort of thing in a ShoutOut: they changed the spelling of Creator/HPLovecraft's story "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" for their piece "The Call of Ktulu" in part because Lovecraft wrote that [[MediumAwareness saying, or even spelling out, Cthulhu's name]] would [[SpeakOfTheDevil draw his attention]].

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:: This may be an homage to Carlin, since it includes consists entirely of six of his SevenDirtyWords and excluded the one he said didn't even belong on the list, namely "Tits". It wouldn't be the first time Metallica did this sort of thing in a ShoutOut: ShoutOut - they changed the spelling of Creator/HPLovecraft's story "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" for their piece "The Call of Ktulu" in part because Lovecraft wrote that [[MediumAwareness saying, or even spelling out, Cthulhu's name]] would [[SpeakOfTheDevil draw his attention]].
22nd May '16 8:05:43 PM CassandraLeo
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* Music/{{Metallica}} featured the following parody of a warning sticker on ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'':
--> ''The only track you probably won't want to play is "Damage, Inc." due to the multiple use of the infamous "F" word. Otherwise, there aren't any "Shits", "Fucks", "Pisses", "Cunts", "Motherfuckers" or "Cocksuckers" anywhere on this record.''
:: This may be an homage to Carlin, since it includes six of his SevenDirtyWords and excluded the one he said didn't even belong on the list, namely "Tits". It wouldn't be the first time Metallica did this sort of thing in a ShoutOut: they changed the spelling of Creator/HPLovecraft's story "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu" for their piece "The Call of Ktulu" in part because Lovecraft wrote that [[MediumAwareness saying, or even spelling out, Cthulhu's name]] would [[SpeakOfTheDevil draw his attention]].
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