Rocco: Fuckin'... what the fuckin'... Fuck... Who the fuck... fuck this fuckin'... how did you two fuckin'... fucks... FUCK!Sometimes people swear a lot. Media aimed at a general audience sprinkles on the swearing, sometimes leaving it out or saving it for when it counts. Media aimed at mature audiences sometimes dumps it on with a big fucking ladle: lots and lots of F-bombs. Some writers think the media is oversanitized and does not reflect how people speak in Real Life, particularly how they swear. Heavy usage of swearing is seen to be more realistic or 'gritty'. This sentiment is stronger in certain settings, such as urban life, ghettos, gangs, online gaming, the military, Crapsack Worlds, etc. There is some truth to this, as there is more swearing in real life than any prime time TV show would lead you to believe. On the other hand, writers can go overboard on swear words to the point you can't take the characters spouting them seriously. This is particularly noticeable in works that try too hard to be Darker and Edgier but come across as childish instead. When there's already gratuitous Gorn and sex all over, using Obligatory Swearing to make the characters sound like 10-year-olds out of parental earshot seems par for the course. Another possible backfire is when it's used in Historical Fiction, if "Gosh Darn It to Heck!" really was the height of profanity back then (see "Curse of the Ancients"). This could be a liberty taken by modern writers to drive home the fact that a character is foul-mouthed, but it messes up the immersion if the viewers know better. Often, this is used as a Comedy Trope, where a character's usage of a long string of curse words is the joke itself. This often occurs in dark comedies. When movies or shows re-air in syndication, where they often cannot use the amount or severity of swears as they did on their original airing, the curses are often redubbed or bleeped out, to sometimes amusing results, like "Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?" This trope is named after a combination of the terms cluster bombs and F-bomb, another term for "fuck." Compare with Vulgar Humor, Precision F-Strike, Atomic F-Bomb and Angrish; also see Obligatory Swearing, which sometimes takes the form of Cluster F-Bomb. Contrast with Foreign Cuss Word, Pardon My Klingon, and especially Gosh Dang It to Heck!. For more examples, see The Other Wiki. A Rant-Inducing Slight or Villainous Breakdown sometimes triggers one of these. A character who drops these while the other characters use more subdued language is a Sir Swears-a-Lot. For the censored equivalent, see Cluster Bleep Bomb. If you're looking for that one other word, see Country Matters. Due to the nature of this trope, the following examples will most likely contain swearing. Don't be a fucking Bluenose, bitch.
Connor: Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word.
Connor: Well, that certainly illustrates the diversity of the word.
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Fucking Anime & Fucking Manga
- This is a general trait applied to American characters in anime, probably because of the culture contrast between Japanese Politeness and American extroversion.
- A calling card of amateur fan translators is compensating for what they lack in knowledge of Japanese by pumping the script full of narmishly high levels of coarse language, even if the characters weren't even cursing originally. This was most common when fansubs were in their infancy, but it still exists in some form to this day.
- A lot of dubbed anime from Manga Entertainment in the 1990s, such as Cyber City Oedo 808, Angel Cop, and Genocyber did this to garner an R-rating so everyone knew that these animes were not for kids. Given the gorn of Angel Cop and Genocyber, this wasn't necessary. At the very least, Cyber City Oedo 808 was utterly hilarious due to the excessive cursing.
- Episode 12 of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi contains one of these from a hot dog vendor dressed as Elvis, for no reason other than that it was the "Hollywood" episode.
Mr. Kouhei: "HEY FUCKING COWBOY, FUCKING COWGIRL! HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU DOIN'? So tell me, are you kids on your FUCKING way home from school or something like that? FUCK, why don't you two buy a FUCKING hotdog from me, Mr. Kouhei! Come on bebah, don't be cruel you FUCKING cowboy! Tell you what, I'll give you the King Special with a ton of FUCKING ketchup and FUCKING mustard to go with those FUCKING hotdogs, and sell you a pair of them for 500 FUCKING Yen! How do you like those bargains, bebah? A-FUCK-YOU-VERY-MUCH-AH! Hey, are you lonesome tonight you FUCKING-Cheer-FUCKING-Girls? FUCKING HOTDOGS FOR SALE, FUCK YEAH!
- A Certain Magical Index: Accelerator is probably the most obvious example, having no problem dropping the F-bomb in front of Last Order. In fact, Accelerator being "foul mouthed" is one of the traits Last Order uses to describe him on the various occasions they get separated.
- He slightly cuts down on the language in the English dub.
- Both the English dub and the subtitles for Gantz are filled with foul language.
- On a related note, the Spanish dub constantly says the worst cuss words in the Spanish language. Considering the overall strength of Spanish cuss words, that is a lot.
- Only the European Spanish dub, though. The Latin American dub is no worse than a typical anime dub.
- On a related note, the Spanish dub constantly says the worst cuss words in the Spanish language. Considering the overall strength of Spanish cuss words, that is a lot.
- The refrain of the second opening song to Death Note "What's Up People" repeatedly uses the word "sucker" and "fucker" in English (though the singer is technically saying Japanese words pronounced oddly, they don't mean anything and the intention is quite obvious). Incomprehensible enough to air on [adult swim] and YTV entirely unedited. Creating the odd situation when Adult Swim adds english subtitles to the song. The viewer will clearly hear the lyrics as "Hey hey ningen (human) sucker! Ah ningen fucker!", but the subtitles read "Hey hey subservient humanity!" For the third refrain in the full version, they don't substitute Japanese at all.
- The dub of Black Lagoon, as evident here. (For those playing along at home, they're averaging at over 10 fucks per episode, or 1 fuck every 2.2 minutes.) The original version was like this, as well. The swear words were even in English. The other characters cuss their fair share, but Revy herself is by far the most foul-mouthed of all the characters on the show.
Revy: ROCK! Fucking shit-for brains! The only fucking reason we're not dead right now is because, for some fucking reason, that fucking war maniac bitch put her gun away! Or maybe it was God's grace, or your great sense of humor! Yeah, I agreed to be your gun while we were here but this is fucked! I could protect you through the fucking Alamo! But it's just not fucking possible to protect a guy who's trying so damn hard to get FUCKING KILLED ALL THE TIME!Rock: ...are you mad?Revy: NOT EVEN CLOSE! I'm fucking pissed! Anyone but you, this would've been a bloodbath!
- And even Revy peaks in a moment where she drops over half a dozen F-bombs in about thirty seconds:
- Agito in Air Gear commonly uses the F bomb, even making it his catchphrase.
- Jan Valentine in Hellsing, and his swearing is so completely over-the-top that it's utterly hilarious.
- There's also that teenage vampire in the second episode of the TV series (the male one).
- The English dub of Deadman Wonderland is rife with enough F-bombs to be considered a war crime. Most of these curses are censored in the Toonami syndication, sometimes with hilarious results.
"Someday, I'm gonna *Cluster Bleep Bomb*note ..."
- FUNimation didn't originally dub the show with a TV broadcast in mind, and let loose as much as they wanted. When it got picked up by Toonami, there was no time to produce a clean version of the dub, and the first half was shown as is with LOTS AND LOTS of bleeping. By the time Toonami got to the second half, FUNimation was able to produce a cleaner version for those episodes with some changed dialogue, and the bleeping all-but-stopped.
- The English dub of Claymore has a few during Jean's torture and Ophelia's awakening.
- Given that he's a ridiculously strait-laced military man, you'll probably never hear Sōsuke Sagara from Full Metal Panic!! swear... unless, of course, he decides that he needs to go Gunnery Sergeant Hartman on your ass like he did in Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu. If that happens, then prepare to endure every every curse, slur, and swear word ever uttered before he's through with you, you limp-dicked, motherfucking, cocksucking, shit-maggot!
Gates: It doesn't matter because they got Bruno, you stupid fuckup! You fucked up stealin' the Arbalest, you fucked up killing Bruno, you're a double fuckup! And I don't fucking like that!... And I can't afford to keep on letting you fuck up while you're on my watch.
- When asked, Sōsuke reveals that his diatribes come from a guidebook written by Sgt. Melissa Mao. Kaname later wonders if he even knows what the things he's saying actually mean.
- The scene is even funnier in Super Robot Wars W, as Sōsuke is doing it while in Bonta-Kun, with Kaname translating, cursing and all.
- Also, from the dub of The Second Raid:
- For such a "gentleman", England from Axis Powers Hetalia certainly has one really filthy mouth... Of course, he also had a delinquent period as a pirate. BLOODY FUCKING SIR FRANCIS DRAKE, WHAT WHAT!
- Tony the alien says "FUCKING" in each one of his brief appearances. "FUCKING LIMEY! I'LL KILL YOU FUCKING LIMEY!" "YOUR FUCKING FAULT."
- South Italy has a dirty mouth as well.
- Mochimerica takes the cake, though.
- And then we have Molossia from the Micronations group, dropping F-bombs left and right as soon as Seborga, Sealand and Wy enter his territory, which triggers his transformation from a Nice Guy into a total Delinquent.
- Hiruma from Eyeshield 21, but only when directly addressing his Fucking Teammates, Fucking objects, the Fucking Manager or the Fucking Opponents (and once even the Fucking Crowd). Changed to Damn in the official English translation for obvious reasons.
- Detroit Metal City. Johan Krauser vs Jack Ill Dark in a Cluster F-Bomb duel.
- In a similar vein, one of Krauser's "claims" to fame is the ability to yell "rape" 10 times a second. As a favor to a sick fan, he attempts to push this record Up to Eleven, literally.
- The Hungarian dub of Soul Eater has quite a few instances. Keep in mind that a Cluster F-Bomb in Hungarian has the potential to make even the most filthy mouthed drunken sailor run for cover.
- This was parodied in the dub of episode 18 of Sgt. Frog, with Keroro using a language switch to force Natsumi to speak in (censored) cluster F bombs.
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is chock full of English swears, because presumably the Japanese censors don't mind so long as it's in a foreign language.
- One of the most prominent scenes with a major Cluster F-Bomb in the original Japanese version is that one episode where both Panty and Stocking are whacking a zombie cat with sex toys while shouting countless English swears at it. Even more hilarious that the people around are not amazed at how much they swear, but the fact that they're angels.
- The English dub takes the sheer amount of swearing Up to Eleven; Panty says the word "fuck" in about half her sentences. Here's a official dub clip. In fact, this is an Invoked Trope, as the Japanese directors requested that the English dub crank up the vulgarity as much as possible. The reason why? So they could learn new swear words and slang.
- For the record, Panty alone sets an all-time record by saying "Fuck" and variations there-of TWO HUNDRED & EIGHTY TWO times over the course of the 13 episode series.note That's not even counting what any of the other characters say!
- For the record, the F-Bombs are compiled here: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt: The Fucking Short Version.
- An episode of Gintama shows one of Gintoki's former comrades being chased down an alleyway, shooting his arm-cannon at his pursuers and screaming "Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!" in English.
- In Steel Angel Kurumi, the titular android seems to devolve into this as she's searching for Nakahito, her master, before she succumbs to her Devil mode.
- Franken Fran has Gavrill, who drops F-Bombs on almost literally every page she's in.
- In Saki Shinohayu -dawn of age-, this is Kanna Ishitobi's reaction to losing to Hayari Mizuhara. Keep in mind that Kanna is in elementary school.
- John Constantine is generally fairly vulgar (in a British manner), but Brian Azzarello's run on Hellblazer took it to new heights: One issue had the "F-word" appearing 51 and a half times in a single issue, prompting the then-Director of Production to ask the Publisher, "Is this really necessary?" (For those who care, the one-half was someone screaming, across the top of a panel, "FUUUUUUUUU".)
- Transmetropolitan. Both displayed and referenced. For example, aside from the cuss-laden dialogue, the reader is informed that after the Beast won the last election, Spider Jerusalem attempted to submit an "8,000-word" column... of the word "fuck" written 8,000 times.
- Sam & Twitch, a spin off series of Spawn during the late 1990s had every single page of every single issue absolutely brimming with profanity. There was some fanmail at the back of each issue praising the writers for not swearing just to try to be cool, though I'm sure they were just trying to be ironic.
- The Cluster F Bomb is dropped in a lot of Bendis's work. The first word in his Marvel series Alias is "Fuck!" and it really sets the fucking tone for the entire fucking series, fuckfaces. This is how the fuck Bendis talks in real fucking life. That fuck says fuck all the fucking time.
- In an interview regarding his run on Alias, Bendis himself admitted that he may have overused the amount of F bombs in the comic. And subsequently cut down on the amount of swearing for the remainder of the series.
- In the last (so far) book of Gorsky and Butch, they do a Matrix parody. When they appear in a "blank page", Gorsky launches into a Cluster F-Bomb to prove that they are outside the "comix" and no longer bound by its rules.
- In the Nodwick story Krutz, two necromancers need a word of power ("krutz") said more times than they can hope to themselves in any reasonable amount of time. What do they do? Make it a swearword and popularize it overnight.
- Empowered: Oyuki a.k.a. "████ing Oyuki-chan", every few ████ing words — hence her ████ing nickname.
- In The Unwritten, a minor character is turned into a rabbit and stuck in a Crap Saccharine World similar to the setting of the Winnie-the-Pooh series. He copes with it by trying to escape constantly, while cursing like a sailor.
- In a Doonesbury strip during the first Gulf War, a called-up National Guardsman admits that he's been a civilian so long he's even forgotten the proper use of "the F-word." A fellow soldier helpfully reminds him: "It's easy, just use it like a comma."
- This was Moon Knight's response when he knew that Spider-man was unmasking in Civil War. It was bleeped out of course but he swore for about three panels.
- In Rat Queens, every major character has a foul mouth and very little inhibition about using it. Hannah in particular, especially when she's dealing with Tizzie.
- The Boys: Has plenty of swearing of course but from the Homelander after The Reveal "YOU FUCKING FUCKING FUCK. YOU FUCKED MY LIFE!"
- Preacher much like The Boys is another one of Garth Ennis' works and every bit as profane. To quote Sheriff Root.
Sherrif Root: SON OF A FUCKING WHORE WHAT THE FUCK IS GOIN' ON FUCK THIS FUCK
- This trope can apply to pretty much all of Garth Ennis' adult oriented work. As he appears to be incapable of writing a sentence without including at least one F Bomb. Regardless of whether or not it makes sense in context.
- Zodon of PS238, though due to an implanted chip he says random words instead of actually swearing; long torrents of cursing are transliterated as show tunes.
- From X-Men, Wolverine's opinion on diplomatic immunity.◊
- Ultimate Spider-Man does NOT take having his brain swapped with Wolverine very◊ well.◊
Fucking Fan Fucking Works
- Slightly Altered has Azurai in it as a major character. Need we say more?
- My Immortal. When you're five pages into a Harry Potter fanfic and the main character Snape has already made casual use of more than half a dozen swear words without so much as raising his blood pressure, take it as a sign that the author doesn't connect with the original characterization of Snape at all. Somewhere in that writer's brain is this iron-clad idea that swearing is so natural that only pansies can talk casually for five minutes without the use of swear words, and as Snape is not a pansy, obviously the correct characterization would make an HBO executive blush.
- Obviously, this'll apply to any cool or badass character who doesn't swear in the original material. Never mind that a key factor of the coolest badasses may be that they don't need to swear to keep up their image.
- "What the fuck? You torture my fucking boyfriend and then you expect me to fuck you? God you are so fucked up you fucking bastard."
- I'm a Marvel... and I'm a DC second season Happy Hour has the Green Goblin drop one in the 4th episode after the Joker hits his crush, Harley Quinn:
Green Goblin: You son of a * BLEEP* ! I'm gonna * 16 glorious seconds of BLEEEEEEP* up Richard Gere's ass!
- When Yami is tricked into going out with Téa in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, he lets out a rant that is almost entirely composed of Sound Effect Bleeps.
- "And then you'll have to BLEEP sideways!"
- Naruto The Abridged Series has a shorter outburst by Sasuke when his scene is cut off for the third time that episode.
- The third episode of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged has a flashback to the time Joseph "kamikaze'd an immortal god into an active volcano", which consists entirely of him screaming "fuck" whilst being inundated with piranhas and octopi... in a biplane.
- In Origins, a Mass Effect/Star Wars/Borderlands/Halo Massive Multiplayer Crossover, Jack lets loose a (mostly-unwritten) one upon exacting revenge against those responsible for killing one of her students.
- In Twilight Valley, pretty much everyone utters at least one profanity. The most outrageous would have to be:
"You bastard! How dare you call me stupid!?" - said by Littlefoot"You bastards! I hope when Littlefoot, Deimos and his friends rescue me, they kill you first! And I?ll have your fu?" - said by Chomper. Yes, he nearly drops the F-bomb before he gets kicked in the ribs"You are all assholes! I hope Deimos finds you and rips out your internal organs! And you Ms. Maia, I hope that you get captured and taken to be sentenced by the Great Valley elders; I?ll enjoy seeing your carcass hanging from a tree or lying broken on the outskirts of the Great Valley." - Chomper, again.
- A Death To Remember has an f-bomb practically every other line.
- The Mass Effect Self Insert Mass Vexations has a protagonist who likes to swear a lot. He doesn't really go to town until he survives Virmire, though. Or until Wrex makes him lose The Game.
Art: You don't fucking understand! I knew she was going to fucking die since I fucking arrived on the fucking Citadel!
- His Wham Line uses three f-bombs in the course of the same sentence.
- The characters in What Lies Beyond the Walls have nasty potty mouths—especially the pirates, who seem to use profanity casually. It gets to a point where "cunt" is said in almost every other chapter.
- Lina Eastwood from Pretty Cure Hollywood Stars is infamous for this; every single episode has her saying the F word at least once, and the one that doesn't (18) makes up for it by having her say it in the next episode preview.
- Vegeta lets loose a volley of profanity that is beeped out by Jeice's scouter in Ep 19 of Dragon Ball Z Abridged, though at the end of the episode it's revealed to be a tame outburst with not a single F-Bomb.
- The Golem in chapter eight and nine of The Exigence swear far more than any other characters.
- Magica Madoka Veneficus Puella. Everyone (Madoka excluded) swears. This includes KyuBey's replacement.
- All of the four in With Strings Attached use “fuck,” but John uses it more frequently than the others, and when he's pissed every other word, seemingly, is the F-bomb.
- Sidonis in Mass Effect Interregnum loooves him some cursing, in stark contrast to Garrus.
- Everyone in Hermione's Talent talks this way. It's barely plausible even for Ron, who does swear in canon, but ridiculous to the point of Narm when Hermione does it.
- In Silver And Bronze: The Conspiracy Of The Shapeshifter, Susan Henkel seems to have an entire vocabulary of this.
- Hands: Chrysalis' Villainous Breakdown, upon seeing Cadence and Shining Armor about to blast her and her army with their love spell, consists entirely of her repeatedly shouting "bullshit!"
- Littlepip, the protagonist of Fallout: Equestria, has a mouth that wouldn't be out of place in a Quentin Tarantino film.
- React Watch Believe Yikes has the normally very tame team RWBY swearing enough to make a sailor blanch. Of course, given just who they are dealing with, its understandable.
- Chapter seven of the Star Trek fic Written in the Stars has Fem!Kirk go all out on the Romulans. It's awesome.
Kirk: You would have destroyed yourselves because the only one willing to help you was a half-Human, half-Vulcan Ambassador who was too late to inject the Red Matter into the supernova. It stopped it, sure, but then he was chased through the black hole he created by Nero. But do you want to know why he was the only one willing to help you? Because you lot were a bunch of fucking fascist bastards who will spend the next century trying to destroy the Federation – the only ones who can save you! Not just that, but saying things like you just said doesn't make a lot of friends; that you were fucking proud of Nero's actions for destroying Vulcan and ending billions of lives! It's no wonder we didn't want to help you when you fucking assholes needed it! No wait, hold on...you felt you didn't need help because you believed there was nothing fucking wrong with that star. You thought it was a lie created by us in order to mask our supposed “dishonourable intentions”. Your inability to comprehend that we would want to help you, fucking blinded you all to the fact that the star was dying, and unless you get rid of that fucking single-mind of yours, you're going to end up like Vulcan sooner or later. Sooner if the Vulcans detonate the Red Matter, or later if the star dies and kills you all. So I suggest you all shut the fuck up, go and examine those so-called fucking heroes and the fucking star... and think very, very fucking hard about your actions for the next fucking century.
- In the Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction Prison Island Break, Shadow swears a lot; more so than any other character in the story. According to Word of God this was intentional and borders on a Verbal Tic.
- In the Death Note Crack Fic A Charmed Life Light does this when under extreme stress. It's very Godly.
- In Hogwarts Shuffle Harry becomes extremely frustrated when risque thoughts of the girls in his life keep intruding on his attempts to get a handle on his malfunctioning magic.
Harry: BUGGER BUGGER BUGGER! BLOODY FUCKING BUGGERING HELL! BLOODY BUGGERING PIECE OF FUCKING...SHIT! DAMN IT ALL TO HELL! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
- Strange Times Are Upon Us: From Brokosh after he finds out the dilithium crystals are busted and the spares fell out of the ship during a hull breach.
Brokosh: (puts a fist through a screen) FUCK! FUCKING FUCKED-UP FUCK!
Meromi: Hey! Don't break my ship!
- When Cloud learns just what passcode he's been using in Once More With Feeling, he lets out a string of profanity that awes Reno, impresses Sephiroth (who grew up in the military), and makes Genesis wince at the sheer impossibility of it.
- In The Power of Love Fleur Delacour lets one off when Hermione and a female Harry inform her that it's a who and not a what which will be held hostage during the Second Task.
Fleur: Nom de dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de leur mères!
New Fucking Media
- Capcom's Flipper Football would swear up a storm when the "Adult Mode" is enabled. Soccer fans swear it's an accurate representation of attending a soccer match.
Referee: "C'mon! kick the fucking ball!"
- Like the television show itself, The Sopranos doesn't hold back on the profanity when Adult Mode is on.
Tony Soprano: "Where's the fucking money?!"
- In Metallica, the entire band does this frequently and unabashedly.
Kirk Hammett: “That crazy little bastard just gave you a shitload of points.”
- The previously-unavailable "Profanity ROMs" for Demolition Man, which does what you'd expect them to do.
Pro Fucking Wrestling
- Pick an Iron Sheik shoot interview. ANY Iron Sheik shoot interview.
- Scott Steiner in WCW regularly went off script and also frequently indulged in gratuitous profanity. On at least one occasion, the censors gave up on trying to bleep out the swear words, and just turned the bleeper on until Steiner stopped talking.
- In the interview segments of the 1995 IWA King of The Death Match tournament, Terry Gordy's response to being beaten by Cactus Jack was "Fuck! I can't believe that fucker beat me! Fuck!"
- In Eddie Kingston's Loser Leaves CZW match with Chris Hero at CZW Out With The Old, In With The New, April 7, 2007, as Kingston was repeatedly calling Hero a "motherfucker," saying, "I fucking dare you," etc.
- Check out Thea Trinidad's YouTube videos or tweets.
- Paige is very prone to this and admitted this during her appearance on "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's live podcast. Every other word she says on Total Divas is bleeped.
The Firesign TheatreSome douche on the internet, who another douche told everyone was The Firesign Theatre because nobody would download an MP3 from "Some Douche", has a very tongue-in-cheek skit describing the "F word" and its various grammatical uses in English. It includes a number of hilarious examples, including "Fuck the fucking fuckers" and "Why don't you go outside and play hide-and-go-fuck-yourself?". (The fucking douche's name is Jack Wagner, you fucks.)
- Jerry Springer: The Opera
- Most of David Mamet's plays are guaranteed to used the words "asshole," "jagoff," "faggot," "cunt," "shit," and, of course, "fuck" at least once.
- Indeed, Mamet uses this trope so frequently and gratuitously that Roger Ebert's Little Movie Glossary named it "Mamet Dammit."
- Bottom Live, took profanity to every major British theatre:
Richie: Eddie, we are not saying "fuck" this year... oh, FUCK!
Eddie: Can we say "Cunt"?
Richie: Very much not...
Eddie: Right! CUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNT!
- Neil Simon seems to have an arbitrary love of curse words. He uses them liberally, and, to give one example, in his play "Rumors" he actually used the variation "Fuck-a-diddly doo!"
- The Skinhead Hamlet (by Richard Curtis of Blackadder fame) translates all of Hamlet into this.
Fortinbras: What the fuck's going on here?
Horatio: A fucking mess, that's for sure.
Fortinbras: No kidding. I see Hamlet's fucked.
Fortinbras: Fucking shame: fucking good bloke.
Horatio: Too fucking right.
Fortinbras: Fuck this for a lark then. Let's piss off.
- The musical The Book of Mormon is full of them, as can be expected from a musical by the creators of South Park. Especially the song "Hasa Diga Eebowai," which is revealed to be Ugandan for, "Fuck you, God."
- Don't expect to come out of a Martin McDonagh play without an earful of this. Although it'll usually be the Irish slang varient "feck."
- The musical Title of Show has one of these:
Blank Paper/Hunter: Fuck, your ass is crazy, motherfucker! But I fucking like you, and you may just be fucking crazy enough to fucking fuckity fuck fuck succeed, fuckin' fuckin' motherfucker!
Jeff: Wow, what's with all the foul language? Is that appropriate or even necessary?
- It is then lampshaded:
- The musical Holy Musical B@man! uses this a lot. There's even a song for Batman and Superman's fight called "Fuck You!"
Fucking Stand-up Fucking Comedy
- Frequently used by comedians, especially Louis CK who is practically a god of obscenity.
- Katt Williams, so much so that every third to fifth word has to be bleeped out whenever his stand up specials are edited for tv.
- The German comedian Michael Mittermeier parodied this in Zapped!. According to him, this is the way people speak in New York City: They use "fuck" whenever possible.
Tourist: Fuck you, fucking salesman! Gimme the fucking coke outta the fucking icebox.
Shop owner: Hey man! You wanna fuck me with your fucking order? Fuck you! (and so on)
- Robin Williams offered this "impression of a New York echo":
[Mimes opening a window] Helloooo!
Shut the fuck up!
- Denis Leary is rather fond of this trope, and uses it quite frequently in his routines. His "No Cure For Cancer" tour routine starts off with "Thank you, thank you, thank you, and fuck you!"
- According to comedian Lewis Black, the city of New York uses "fuck" not as a swear word but, in his words, a comma. He also seems to be very fond of it himself.
- The Kennedy Center in DC declined to let him record his HBO special Red, White and Screwed there, because of how many times he had said "fuck" in his last special ("Do you know how many times Mr. Black said 'Fuck'? ...Forty-two."), forcing him to record at the Warner Theater (which, according to Lew, has an "eighty-fuck limit.")
- He has also joked on The Carnegie Hall Performance that when performing at Carnegie Hall, "I'm only allowed to say 'fuck' twelve times." He ends up saying it at least 75 times across both discs.
- George Carlin had a bit in the seventies about the word itself, where at one point, he launches into a hilariously hostile Cluster F-Bomb: "Don't fuck with me you'll get fucked I'm the fucker don't fuck with the fucker! Fuck you and everyone that looks like you!"
- Seven Dirty Words also counts.
- And, dear gods, Josie Long.
- Heath Franklin's impersonation of Chopper Read is known for his constant swearing.
- Bill Hicks did this a lot.
- During Bill Burr's epic 12-minute rant at the Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour's 2006 stop in Philadelphia, he used the word "fuck", "fucking", or "motherfucker" over 130 times, with the occasional "shit", "asshole", "Goddamn", and "cunt" for spice.
- While Margaret Cho is no stranger to profanity herself, in Assassin she describes a letter she got after criticizing then-president George W. Bush. It started with "GOOK CHINK CUNT FUCKING DIE!" and got even more... poetic from there. To top it all off, it ended with "Jesus saves."
- Tim Minchin's Fuck the Motherfucker.
- Bob Saget of all people during his stand up acts. 9/10 viewers suffer from a destroyed childhood right after.
- Sean Lock has a joke in which he claims many swear words in the English language came into existence in 1066 during the battle of Hastings, at the moment when King Harold was shot through the eye by a Norman archer. It goes something like this:
Harold: Aaaaaargh! Right In the fucking eye! That's fucked up my fucking day! Oh bollocks, shit, wanker, arse, cunt...
English Nobleman: There's no need for that kind of language, sire!
Harold: Are you fucking kidding me!? Look at my fucking face! I've got a fucking arrow! Right in my fucking eye! And anyway, I'm the fucking king! I'll say whatever the fuck I want! Come over here, I'll stick it up your arse!
Tabletop Fucking Games
- Misspent Youth by Robert Bohl has "fuck" in the first sentence and all throughout it. It's a game where you play teenaged anarchists out to destroy a despot.
- Changeling: The Dreaming's Nockers. Their kithbook outright states that half of their profanity is just a verbal tic, and the other half is the result of frustration. Either way, it makes them the most foul-mouthed of all the kiths, and there isn't any method of permanently keeping them from swearing.
- In Greg Costikyan's Violence: the Role-Playing Game of Egregious and Repulsive Blood Shed, a vicious satire of the way nearly anything done in the average roleplaying game would be violent sociopathy in real life, one of the ways to earn extra character points is to agree to make one out of every four words out of your character's mouth be an obscenity.
- In Dont Rest Your Head's supplement Don't Lose Your Mind, one of the powers is this. Whenever you say fuck, it intensifies things (If you say that there is a fucking fast car it could outspeed a racecar, if a dude is fucking huge he becomes a giant, etc.). Overuse of this power turns you into a perpetually swearing Nightmare known as a Fuckwit.
Web Fucking Animation
- The Season 5 prep-video-thing for Red vs. Blue is a condensed version of all the episodes from Seasons 1 through 4... but only the vulgarity. It starts with 'Whoop-de-fucking-do', and goes downhills from there. Common phrases include- fuck, fucktard, shit, son of a bitch, crap, dick, shisno, bitch, and cockbite. It goes for about 2 and a half minutes.
- Large portions of that show run on this trope, to surprisingly hilarious effect. Suffice to say, the absolute best quotes from the show are unfortunately inappropriate for anyone under the age of around forty-five.
- Given that it's primarily Rant Comedy, Foamy tends to get into this often. Especially when dealing with fan mail. note
- Lars Ulrich in Napster Bad uses "fuck" as frequently as "like".
- PONY.MOV involves a ''lot'' of the F-Bomb (as well as other swears, even this one), but the Ask Jappleack blog uses this literally. "FUKUFUKUFUKU FUKUFUKUFUKU-"
- Speaking of ponies, Winter's F***ed Up by Animated James is all about this. It gets more vulgar as the video progresses, with the end credits being almost composed of such (with a few other swears mixed in).
- The Most Popular Girls in School like to swear like this. Either that, or Precision F-Strike.
Web Fucking Comics
- Loserz likes this too. See this strip and others.
- Subversion? Inversion? Parody? Whatever it is it's funny: Grace in El Goonish Shive doesn't know how to swear.
- This strip from The Last Days of FOXHOUND.
- Kiyohara Takako of Heliothumic is particularly acid-tongued, as parodied in this guest comic.
- The Zombie Hunters. | Yeah...
- Sexy Losers brings us Swearing Friend.
- Azurai from Slightly Damned.
- Most of Worth's dialogue from Hanna Is Not a Boy's Name. He's a classy guy.
- The Holy Bibble posits that Genesis 35:16-18 may have been censored.
- Happens often in Suicide for Hire, as demonstrated here.
- K from Blip. All the fucking time. Surprisingly averted by the fucking Devil.
- Though he is a rather nice guy when he isn't trying to kill everybody.
- Skoll more than the others, but nearly all the characters of Cry Havoc are battle hardened and jaded mercenaries, so the language is not unexpected.
- Steve of Daisy Owl considers this to be "the most important part of moving a futon".
- An Exterminatus Now strip has Lothar getting even more sweary than usual after falling off the back of an armoured car.
Lothar: Shit...cock...motherfuck-k-k...-unt.Either Virus or Eastwood: You screwed it up! What do we do now?Lothar: I just FELL OFF a moving vehicle and bounced down half a mile of tarmac, but I'm FINE, THANKS FOR FUCKING WELL ASKING!
- Yelling Bird from Questionable Content.
- A variation occurs in Scandinavia and the World when Finland drops a Cluster Perkele Bomb instead. Perkele is a Finnish swearword.
- Incidentally, it's one of the few times Finland actually speaks.
- Gamzee, one of the Trolls in Homestuck, uses various permutations of "motherfucking" in nearly every other sentence. Take for example his introduction page.
- Dave, the 'coolkid', lays the fuckword on heavy. And Vriska's language is as blue as her blood.
- Karkat manages to work swearwords into most of his sentences. It seems to be a habit born of perpetual crabbiness.
- Amazingly, this example in Dead Winter is NOT attributed to Black Monday Blues.
- This xkcd strip has it in the Alt Text:
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a BITCH ASS SHIT FUCK DAMN!!!
- VGCats did this in the last few panels.
- And before the site revamp at Super Mega Topia, a section called "They Might Be Giant Robots", shows the colossal size of the Decepticon Tidal Wave as He dwarfs Optimus Prime... and a Minicon's reaction to HOW BIG the Dececticon is!
- Alex Williams, aka Captain SNES, unleashes one that apparently would have put George Carlin to shame. Mind you, he's not exactly a boy scout with his language anywhere else...this is simply him cranking his jackass levels Up To Immeasurable Levels.
- Elly of The Word Weary unleashes one of these during her nervous breakdown in this issue.
- Sydney of Grrl Power cursed so heavily that she made a sailor blush.
- Censored example: Matt in Dork Tower responded to being 5,675 words short on his NaNoWriMo novel like so:
Computer: F**k. F**k. F**k. F**k.
- Muh Phoenix: Everybody at some point, but the Phoenix Force speaks like this constantly.
- In this Housepets! strip, the audience doesn't see the words used, but King's response to being included on a quest with Tarot and Grape includes "a crescendo of creative profanities".
Fucking Web Original
- Much of Youtube Poop, or at least the more vulgar varieties thereof, is littered with abundant swearing, often applied for the comedic effect of editing children's shows to sound vulgar. Even works that aren't quite aimed at children but involve the occasional Precision F-Strike will be edited to sound like a Cluster F-Bomb. (For example, Billy Mays using the s-word in the form "you shittin' me?" during Pitchmen was used as a way to edit infomercials of his to sound littered with the s-word.)
- The Angry Video Game Nerd. The guy who plays and invented him, James Rolfe, says this was because the first game he reviewed ( Castlevania II: Simon's Quest) was really hard. He doesn't just swear a lot, he invents compound swears for games he really hates (which is even referenced in his extended theme song: "He's the angriest, most pissed off gaming nerd / The games suck so bad he makes up his own words"). He also tends to use them strangely, in coinages like "this game is ass", or "it sucks monkey fuck". In one episode, he apologizes for being excessively foul after coining the portmanteau "shizz" (think about it) to describe his hatred of a game.
"Now you're playing with power." (Pause) Now you're playing with fuckin' shit! You're better off fuckin' shit than fuckin' with this fucked up shit! Fuck this shit! You don't know shit about how fuckin' shitty this fuckin' shit is! It's so bad it sucks! It's so fuckin' suck it fucks! And I...can't take it anymore.
- The above is parodied on Something Awful's Flash Tub section, in a series of shorts entitled Furious Famicom Faggot. The first episode in particular has an excellent example of a Cluster F-Bomb.
- And, speaking of parodies: The Game Fucking Fuck Fuck Fucker Fucking Fuck Fucker.
- In one episode of AVGN, Rolfe finds out that the Konami Laserscope's sound recognition hardware can be activated by saying words other than "fire." You know what happens next.
Nerd: Fuck. *Blam!* Wow. I just shot down a duck by saying "fuck."
- A literal case of the Precision F-Strike.
- The one time the AVGN didn't swear at all was in a Christmas-themed crossover with Captain S, a squeaky-clean Sega-themed parody of Captain N: The Game Master. As difficult as it can be getting used to listening to the Nerd drop shitfucks and fuckshits like there's no tomorrow, it's downright painful listening to the neutered Nerd uttering sentence after sentence nary a single fuckin' fuck. (It makes the gag at the end all the more hilarious, though.)
- Also one of the notable creations of James Rolfe is a Crystal Dragon Jesus named Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 (B.C. ver. 4.0 beta, bitch!), who mostly uses just one word... "FUCKERS!!!". The first episode he was featured, he shot the Nerd for uttering "Holy shit!" and responded with "WATCH YOUR FUCKING LANGUAGE!!!"
- The Final Battle with AVGN and The Nostalgia Critic has a lengthy swear duel consisting mainly of various uses of "fuck" after the Nerd kicks the Critic into a spontaneously-appearing pile of cardboard boxes, ending with the Nerd saying "Jerk!".
- In Part 2 of his CD-i review, after his Laughing Mad sequence for Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, he flips off both middle fingers and clucks like the Cluster F-Bomb Chicken.
- And in Part 3 of the same review, he spews out LITERAL F Bombs.
- Played perfectly straight when he drops a TV on his foot during his Atari 5200 review.
"FUCK! FUCK! Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuckfuck FUCK!!!"
- He digs deep into the bowels of his fucking HEART to release the grandmaster of all fucks when he finds out he was "born too fuckin' early" in his Godzilla review.
- This epic rant from his Power Glove review is probably the biggest example of this in the whole series.
- Mentioned by name (alongside Precision F-Strike) in the Ghosts 'N Goblins review
- While somewhat outdone by his rival (the fuckin' Nerd), The Nostalgia Critic is no joke either. Case in point.
- The Emperor from If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device is certainly Sir Swears-a-Lot, to the extent that it starts to bug the usually-Yes-Man Custodian. He's very first sentence after getting the TTS device is just the beginning:
ABOUT FUCKING TIME!
- Filthy Frank: Everything from the titular main character, his gibberish spouting cohorts (and somehow curse anyways), to the very outro of the show.
'It's Filthy Frank, Mothafucka, it's Filthy Frank BITCH'
- Want an answer to every fucking question known to all fucking mankind? Well...
- In Survival of the Fittest version one, Adam Dodd is as famous for this as Jacob Starr is for having too much iron in his blood. There are others, but nobody has quite reached his level of profanity...until Jimmy Brennan. Seriously, read his introductory thread.
- A fucking fan of the fucking Valve named Crackbone.
- Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation seems incapable of finishing a sentence without using some curse-language along with really complicated words.
- And most of his rants have some sort references female body parts as well.
- Which makes is a bit of Hypocritical Humor when he notes in his review of The Witcher that since it's a dark fantasy everyone says Fuck like it's on their word-of-the-day card.
- The Angry Marines on 4chan's /tg/ board. Most of the anonymous neckbeards posting in their name are apparently trying to outdo the proverbial American GI.
- From The Onion, we have "Sony Releases New Stupid Piece of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work".
- The Onion also published a profanity-laden version of the first moon landing as part of their Our Dumb Century collection: "Holy Shit, Man Walks On Fucking Moon"
- "Shit Parking Ticket Fuck"
- About the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing: Jesus, This Week
- According to a new report released Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration, Spirit Airlines, the American low-cost air carrier, is the absolute fucking worst and is actually a giant fucking rip-off.
- Hello? Fuck!
- The classic Onyxia raid wipe
Okay, listen the fuck up! You are going to DPS very, very slowly! Now...and by "slow", I mean fucking slow! If you get aggro, it means you're going to lose fifty DKP because you didn't know what the fuck to do! And watch the fucking tail! If you get kicked into the Whelps, you lose fifty DKP again for not being where the fuck you were supposed to be!
- This fucking page in the TV Tropes Wiki.
- The "so much you can't take them seriously" variant was used in a previous version of this page's introduction, but most of it was removed for the sake of clarity. Readers curious as to how bad it was can always check the page history.
- Amusingly, there are enough fucking example on the Precision F-Strike page that it's turned into a Cluster F-Bomb.
- Extreme Advertising takes this Up to Eleven, if not further. It's beautiful.
- IN CASE YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THE MOTHER FUCKING WEATHER IS LIKE
- Animals + Foodstuffs + Gratitious Profanity = This Fucking Tumblr Page.
- Most of MonkeyandApple's humorous videos on Youtube.
- Also at Youtube, THIS "abridged" version of the documentary F* ck (that is it's name). It drops exactly eight hundred and twenty four F-bombs in just four and a half minutes. Warning: NSFW.
- Do you really think it's necessary to put an NSFW warning for something on THIS page?
- Lampshaded in this example...
- Internet Radio has no censorship whatsoever. No Holds Barred Radio was one of the pioneers of it and the title is exactly what it is:
"I don't know what the fuck you're talking about; I have a great fucking vocabulary. Fuck just happens to be my favorite fucking word!"
"Fuck you, fuck you again and fuck you three more times just because I feel like it!"
- and of course
"I'm gonna hang you out the fucking window, saw off your balls with a butter knife; sew them in your mouth and make you whistle dixie you FUCKING FAGGOT!"
- The web RP Insane Cafe 3: The Curse of the Haunted Hotel has Deimos, a Utahraptor with an incredibly foul mouth. Some of his more profanity laced quotes (almost every one of his quotes has one profanity in it):
"Don! If you don't shut the fuck up I am going to pistol whip your fucking ass back to the fucking ruins of the Insane Cafe! Do you fucking understand!?"
"What don't you fucking understand?! Get your fucking asses moving and get some fucking help! Do I fucking make myself clear!?" Deimos shouted.
- Time to fucking rock your shit up and down the block.
- DON'T CALL ME FAT!
- Protectors of the Plot Continuum: PPC agent Architeuthis once used a Cluster S Bomb: "Shit! Merde! Scheisse! Caca! Buglush!"
- This video about the "worst job ever" features a guy who clearly does not enjoy his work. Apparently, in the regular course of the day, he descends from listlessness to multiple Cluster F Bombs, even though all he has to do is say "yes". The guy on the other end is the guy from the Verizon ads, forever asking him, "Can you hear me now?"
- History of the word fuck, from
Newgrounds Monty Python George Carlin Weird AlJack Wagner, ranging from trouble to incompetence to fuck the fucking fuckers.
- This (very NSFW, but hilarious) dubbing of a modded Super Mario level may qualify, as the "soundtrack" was added after the fact. Then again, video games tend to induce heavy swearing, so it may be justified. In addition to the Cluster F-Bomb, the game gets compared unfavourably to Family Guy, Panic at the Disco, Ann Coulter, and reading YouTube comments.
- Cluster F Bombs are a common feature of the commentary in any Let's Play of particularly Nintendo Hard games, such as just about every Platform Hell game. YouTube's collection of Lets Plays of I Wanna Be the Guy are in particular quite entertaining to listen to, though you really have to feel sorry for the player. They're called "masocore" for a reason. UltraJMan gives us two shining examples here and here.
- There's also the legendary Let's Play Sonic 2006 where, as the saga progresses, results in massive f-bomb dropping from PokeCapn.
- The playthrough of the same game by TheHelldragon also reaches this level of frustration in part 13:
- The Newgrounds flash "Tiberium ecstasy", where a Nod Commando drops one while stomping his hat after figuring out the squad leader was lost in a drinking contest the night before.
"MOTHERFUCKINGGODDMANFUCKINGPIECEOFSHIT ARE YOU SERIOUS?!"
- Just as funny is a GDI Rocket Soldier that noticed a Nod Harvester roll through the base completely unmolested. After a second, he has realizes what just happened, and the Cluster F-Bomb is dropped.
- Rocket Soldier: "FUCK! FUCKFUCK! FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!"
- Just as funny is a GDI Rocket Soldier that noticed a Nod Harvester roll through the base completely unmolested. After a second, he has realizes what just happened, and the Cluster F-Bomb is dropped.
- Fuck Planet Earth is a compilation of clips from the BBC series Planet Earth, overdubbed to give the animals voices. An innocuous enough concept. Nature being what it is, however, it's hardly surprising that this trope is in full force.
- Pope Song
- Cracked.com's Game Helpin' Squad, right at the end.
- Saying the F word was already a Verbal Tic for Guile in Street Fighter: The Later Years. When he loses to Dhalsim in a sparing match to his Yoga Noogie, he loses it:
Yoga fuckin' noogie what are ya fuckin' six? What're ya gonna do next, yoga fuckin' wet willie? Yoga fuckin' purple nurple?
- The "Fucking Short Version" compilation of films and shows like The Big Lebowski (here), Scarface (1983) (here), Pulp Fiction (here), From Dusk Till Dawn (here) and Panty & Stocking (here). Many FSVs will have swear counters, often being in the triple digits by the end of the video.
- This stirring rendition of the Jurassic Park theme With Lyrics. (YouTube link here in case the YTMND doesn't work.)
- Immersion, which tests how video game practices relate to the real world, tested whether a trained combat veteran could handle the distraction of three typical internet nerds yelling abuse while he shot targets on a range.
- Mario Teh Plumber, Here's an example. (WARNING: Turn down your speakers!): Every other sentence contains swearing.
- Gordon Bennet and Missy Blackwell on The War Comms are fucking horrible with this trope, and Rod's not much better. Ralph and a few of the other kinder socks can do this when they're in a bad enough mood.
- I Fucking Hate Horses.
- The Elder Swear. It's bleeped out but still hilarious.
- In Tribe Twelve, Noah seems to say nothing but curse words when he's scared. It's enough to warrant its own Drinking Game
- There is a commedy piece that's presented as a gramatic lecture on the word 'Fuck'. It notes it can be used as a verb, noun, or almost any word in a sentence: "Fuck the fucking fuckers!"
- In The Dark Id's LP of Clock Tower 3, to express frustration at... well, see for yourself.
"You can only carry one FUCKING stone at a FUCKING time. At no other time in the FUCKING game do they pull any sort of FUCKING inventory restriction malarkey. In fact, Alyssa is currently carrying eight FUCKING bottles of Lavender water, four FUCKING Sigil stones, three FUCKING invisibility bands, and enough FUCKING arrows to break FUCKING Legolas' FUCKING gay elf back! To make no mention that you can still easily be carrying the huge ass compass thing from earlier. BUT ONLY ONE FUCKING STONE AT A TIME!"
- Whether you love him or hate him, much of The Amazing Atheist's popularity and humor comes from his liberal application of this trope, either as his YouTube persona or as himself. In fact, it's very rare for a fuck- or shit-free video to come from him. An old video of his takes this to its logical conclusion, in response to the more "prudish" arguments against him (with Country Matters as the cherry on top):
- This video from DasBoSchitt. Nearly all of Renamon's vocabulary consists of various swears strung together, the actual phrase she's trying to say in subtitles for the viewer's benefit. Except for the time when she actually is swearing ("Limp-dick fag fucker!", indeed).
- Engines of Creation features the character Lily launching into a profanity-laden tirade against the Magi Phearon Tome.
- Every single episode of Verbal Fucking Vogueing. Louis Virtel delves into a fucking disturbing amount of Country Matters.
- The infamous Spongebob Squarepants Grandmas Kisses Dub.
- Not a bad one is in Episode 3(?) of My Drunk Kitchen, in her ingredients list: "Champagne, eggs, some fuckin' flour, some fuckin' butter, and some fuckin' motherfuckin' eggs."
- 4chan. Besides the usual fucks and shits, seemingly not a minute goes by each day without something being called a faggot (or fag).
- Microsoft Sam Reads Funny Windows Errors: "GODDAMNITSONOFABITCHPIECEOFSHITMOTHERFUCKINGASSHOLEFUCKFUCK".
- YouTube videogame reviewer AlphaOmegaSin drops massive Cluster F Bombs whenever he goes into rants about something.
- Markiplier tries to keep it PG on his videos, but very understandably lapses into these when frustration or sheer terror get to him. For instance, his response to suddenly discovering Golden Freddy in Five Nights at Freddy's:
"AGH FUCK YOU! OH GOD! What the fuck? What the fuck, okay?!"
- Captain Sparklez normally keeps the profanity down or mild, but tends to drop the "minimal swearing" rule if he's really scared, such as if he's playing Slender (not to say that he doesn't drop the F-bomb or other strong swearwords in other cases).
- Hat Films has Ross, who is quite fond of shouting the word "SHIT", often in the context of making other members of the Yogscast eat it.
- Matt of Bad Creepypasta dropped a barrage of "Bullshit!" and "Fuck you!" after the reading of Jeff The Killer vs. Slenderman.
- Random Assault: Alex leads the charge with the "Fuck em Fuck em Fuck em", where he seems a parody of himself.
- Francis from boogie2988 is fond of using these when playing frustrating video games, such as QWOP.
Western Fucking Animation
- South Park:
- The show does it purely for laughs, primarily because the characters doing the curses are third-graders. One episode left "the s word" uncensored and featured a counter for how many times it was said. It ended at 162. Virtually every sentence uttered by Kenny contains the word fuck. Of course his speech is muffled so that the only word you don't have trouble understanding is fuck.
- the movie, which at the time set a record for number of swear words. It helped that two of the songs were ""Shut Your Fucking Face, Uncle Fucker." and "Kyle's Mom is a Big Fat Bitch (In D Minor)" (which is actually in a major key).
- There's actually a point to the cluster bombing (that the world's problems will never be solved by overzealous censoring).
- The animated Spawn movie rarely let a sentence go by without using the F-bomb, regardless of whether it made sense or not.
- Depending on who is talking on The Boondocks this can happen, ironically enough by the white people on the show more that the black people (even though the two white people who do so are voiced by Charlie Murphy and Sam Motherfuckin' Jackson himself).
- The Oblongs: "How could I have been such a fiddly faddly fool!? Excuse the string of F-words. Subverted, of course.
- A gag on Bromwell High had one of the main characters doing a piece on the sitar for the school's music night. The girl then goes to her friends for commentaries. One of them pulls out an S Bomb, so to speak.
Natella: Well? What did you think? Give me your honest opinion.
Keisha: You were shit. Shitter than shit. You were so shit that it made me want to block up my ears with shit, then eat some shit, and then do a shit.
Natella: Right. Latrina?
Latrina: ... Shit.
- On Drawn Together, the characters toast to freedom of speech ("Fuck yeah!" "It's the shit!"). Captain Hero then rips off his pants and says "I wanna to fuck the head off a fucking pig and then rip its fucking guts out and then fuck its fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck fuck fucky fuck fuck fuck fuck..."
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force gives us pregnant Meatwad.
Danzig: Now...listen to me as hard as you f—king can. The f—king robot came with the f—king house and now it's f—king gone!
- For an example not from a main character, there's the creepy one-shot appearance by Glenn Danzig, who bought Carl's house when it was filling up with elf blood. While interrogating Shake as to where the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future is...
- In Home Movies, the episodes "Coffins and Cradles" and "Curses" have tons of swearing mostly by Brendon, Coach Mc Guirk, and Linda.
- There was an episode of Dexter's Laboratory, "Rude Removal", in which Dexter accidentally made evil twins of himself and DeeDee. This episode has only been shown at panels at animation conventions because of all the rude language that ensues. [adult swim] eventually released the episode and now it can be easily located.
- Animaniacs of all things had a moment where girly Dot burst into a string of (bleeped of course) profanities upon messing up her introduction one too many times. Yakko proudly says, "That's my cute little sister who said that. Good night, everybody!"
- Tiny Toon Adventures had a character named Foulmouth who frequently go into Cluster (Bleep) Bombs whenever enraged (which was pretty much constantly).
- The episode "Sailor Mouth" of Spongebob Squarepants. Sure, it was bleeped by dolphin noises, but it's obvious "fuck" was the intended word since it fit so neatly into their sentences. The episode was pretty much a parody of this - why else would Patrick refer to the words as "sentence enhancers"?
Mrs. Puff: I had no idea Spongebob had such a colourful vocabulary!Mr. Krabs: ... (Gaping in shocked silence with his jaw on the ground)
- Actually, someone who worked for Nick actually said what they said was really "phony."
- At the end of "Krusty Love", SpongeBob lets out a stream of...gibberish that is obviously intended to be interpreted as cursing.
- The Dutch dub actually uses censor bleeps. No kidding. See for yourselves.
- In the movie Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle the character Brutish uses the word in nearly all his sentences even as he's been eaten alive and dying in his final breath he says " the goddamn fucking insects in the goddamn fucking swamp, in the goddamn fucking sun, in the goddamn fucking rain".
- In the Duckman episode "Forbidden Fruit", Fluffy and Uranus cut loose with one of these after Duckman finally manages to drive them over the edge by staying at/destroying their house.
- Cher does this (and says a lot of, um, other stuff) to Jay Sherman in an episode of The Critic.
- The Powerpuff Girls episode "Curses" has the girls overhearing a profanity uttered by the Professor. Not knowing it was a vulgarity, the girls think it's neat and spend the episode repeating it, much to the shock of the citizens and their teacher.
- Lana does this in Archer when she sticks her hand in dry ice, thinking that it was regular ice.
- The Hungarian dub of King of the Hill took a quite... realistic approach with its dialog, in that the characters talk like real-life people would, with all the swear words you might expect. Episodes that don't have at least half a dozen uncensored, clearly audible cuss words are rare. Hank's voice actor especially likes to stress his "fuck"s, "dick"s and "cunt"s, while there is usually a "fuck" hidden in just about everything Boomhauer says.
- Used occasionally on Robot Chicken. For instance, when Dick Cheney steals Tony Stark's original Iron Man prototype, he adopts "go fuck yourself' as a catch phrase.
- Attempted by Phineas of Phineas and Ferb, though with his innocence it doesn't quite go as planned;
Phineas: We'll build the best dang carwash in the whole dang world, dangit!...I can't really pull that off, can I?Ferb: You're not very street.
- Family Guy rarely has major swearing but after the series was revived, there has been a good amount of cursing by everyone in the show and just as much in the Star Wars spoofs.
- Has a great example of a cluster f-bomb in a cut away gag where Dick Cheney is a door greeter at Wall-Mart. His greeting to every person to walk in the door is a melancholic "Go fuck yourself."
- "GET OUT OF THE FUCKING CAR!!! GET OUT OF THE FUCKING CAR RIGHT NOW MAN!!!"
- In the movie special episode "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story", future Chris' wife launches F bomb after F bomb, such as "Stop fucking apologizing!" and "That was some fucking good dinner, Mrs. Griffin!" After she insults Stewie, he drops an F bomb of his own against her.
- Family Guy managed to get one on Adult Swim using the French word for seal.
- Fred Jones of Scooby-Doo fame pulled this off during a Cartoon Network Scooby Doo bumper, going on a curse-filled rant about his ascot, when people asked, why the scarf? The rest of his friends are deeply offended by Freddy's Cluster F Bomb.
Real Fucking Life
- This trope is the reason why you don't, uh, fuck with Christian Bale. Here's some audio proof. This epic rant was the result of a lighting assistant walking on set during the shooting of Terminator: Salvation. Every time a light technician or other crew member walks onto the set during filming, the take is useless. The shot has to be reset, the actors have to wait around for ten minutes to half an hour and try to keep up the energy so it doesn't look like they're completely bored when they do the next take. And this guy did it one time too many.
- David Jaffe, essentially knows no social context, and will sprinkle these into his speech, whether it be on his personal blog, while doing interviews, or appearing on a panel of guests. Most of the time he's not even upset when he says it.
- The founder of the Parti Quebecois, Rene Levesque, is famed among other things for being the first person to utter the word "fuck" on television in Canada, as noted by Bowser and Blue in their aforementioned song. "C'était foké."
- Please note that "fuck" in Quebec French is a mild Expletive and an Anglicism. The direct equivalent is... Just pick any of them.
- EGM once noted that, in person, John Madden seems to say "fuck" every other word, and his most impressive power is the ability to stop doing this when he goes on-air. This may explain his sometimes redundant speaking style; he's concentrating too hard on not cussing to say anything informative.
- An amusing now-PG version is recorded in a letter to Abraham Lincoln from a slavery proponent:
God damn your god damned old hellfired god damned soul to hell god damn you and goddam your god damned family's god damned hellfired god damned soul to hell and good damnation god damn them and god damn your god damned friends to hell.
- Not used by Richard Nixon. Contrary to popular belief, most of the "expletives deleted" were apparently "hell" and "damn", and at the worst "shit".
- However, Nixon publicly campaigned on being against swearing, arguing that Harry Truman - a master of profanity - ruined the dignity of the office. Those "expletives deleted" merely revealed Nixon as a hypocrite. Among other things.
- Current Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, formerly a US Congressman and White House Chief of Staff, is notorious for this.
Actual quote to PA Congressman Joe Sestak on the phone: If you fuck this up I will fuck you, I will kill you. All right, I love you. Bye.
- Lampooned by none other than his former boss, Barack Obama, [paraphrased] "Rahm is having trouble with this holiday, he's not used to saying the word 'Day' after 'Mother'".
- A bit of controversy erupted when he was chosen to be Obama's Chief of Staff. One reporter on NPR described him in Lewis Black's terms (below) as "using the F word like a comma." Another reporter described a plaque in Emanuel's office as having the text, "The Secretary of ____ Off." (Of course they had to bowdlerize for broadcast, as this was Morning Edition.)
- And the quote by Obama: "Apparently, Eric [Massa, Democratic Member of Congress from New York] claimed that Rahm Emanuel came up to him in the House locker room, stark naked, screaming obscenities at him. To which I say, 'welcome to my world'."
- He refers to Washington, D.C. as "Fucknutsville," uses "fucker" as a term of endearment, and once jumped on a table and shouted, "The Republicans can go fuck themselves!" Yeah, he's practically this trope personified.
- Well, as H.R. Haldeman once remarked, every president needs a son of a bitch...
- Speaking of Illinois politicians, former governor (and current convict) Rod Blagojevich rode this trope hard. One reporter who read transcripts of Rod's conversations recorded by FBI wiretaps said it was like reading a transcript of The Sopranos.
- Eastern New England. The Departed and Stephen King didn't pull it out of their asses.
- Hell, New England in general. "Fuck" and its many variations are basically additional punctuation here, with "Jesus fuckin' christ!" being a catch-all phrase for virtually anything major or unexpected.
- The legendary Troggs Tapes. Definitely NSFW.
- The Aristocrats joke is pretty much built around this trope in about half of its renditions.
- This footage of two fishermen catching a sunfish is a perfect example.
- He's here, he's der, he's swearing everywhere, Joe Kin-near, Joe Kin-near! Interim Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear didn't get on well with the press, to say the least.
- Lee Elia, then-manager of baseball's Chicago Cubs, delivered this tirade at a postgame press conference in 1983, serving up his opinion of the Cub fans who had been booing his woebegotten team.
- Jay Johnstone copied and printed the whole thing in his book Temporary Insanity. He had very good reason; Johnstone was a member of that Cubs team and he, among others, were fired up and did better once he got that.. fervent show of true support from Elia. The coach still lost his job at the end of the season, however, likely due in large part to this truely inspired flood of invective. Elia himself never complained about it, although that could be because the first thing he said before the F-bombing run was "QUOTE ME". They did.
- In Game 4 of the 1977 World Fucking Series, Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda came out to remove pitcher Doug Rau after Rau surrendered three straight hits to the Yankees. When Rau protested...well, listen to it here.
- Here's some more moments in f-bombing with Lasorda, the Joe Pesci of the baseball diamond.
- The Orioles' Earl Weaver goes off on umpire Bill Haller during a 1980 game against Detroit.
- And here's Weaver sharing his thoughts while answering fan questions during a pregame radio show "on the Baltimore Oriole Baseball Fucking Network".
- Ichiro Suzuki, a Seattle Mariners player whose first language is Japanese, in practice uses an interpreter for English language interviews. That hasn't stopped him from making some truly epic observations (such as his disdain for Cleveland), but in 2008, it was revealed that Suzuki makes a profane-laced speech—in English—to the American League team at every All-Star Game he has appeared in through 2010 (Suzuki was not on the 2011 team). No recording of this speech is readily available online. Other players who have witnessed the speech call it one of the funniest things they've ever seen.
- After the infamous "tuck rule game" (an American Football playoff game decided by a particularly obscure rule), the losing Oakland Raiders were understandably put out. Analysts described the Oakland press conference afterwords as "the Raiders sounded like a truck backing up" (in the US at least, large trucks make loud beeping noises when in reverse).
- Gordon Ramsay's ingredients for omlette: 2 fucking eggs, some fucking chives, 1 fucking knob of fucking butter, and show some fucking PASSION!
- According to Anthony Bourdain, vigorous and frequent use of curse words is common in the culinary world. So the chefs preparing the gourmet meals at that 5-star restaurant you go to on special occasions? Probably cursing up a storm back there in that kitchen.
- Shown in Ramsay's many documentaries and game shows as pretty common, good cook or not.
- Yoshiki Hayashi would like to offer a Cluster F Bomb... with his apologies for doing so.
- Hokkien peng, not least the Singaporean variety, (stereo)typically cluster C-bomb. And insult Your Mother.
- Ferenc Gyurcsány, former Prime Minister of Hungary, dropped one that lasted over an hour. It pretty much killed his career (not because of the profanity, but because of the long list of things he accidentally confessed to. His native language being Hungarian, you'd wish 'fuck' was the worst thing he said. It wasn't.
- Speaking of Hungarian, the language contains enough swear words to cuss continuously for minutes without repeating yourself. Obviously, the speakers make use of this property. A lot. All the fucking time.
- DKos Oil Booming School: "Rope is not rope. It is fucking rope. All of it. Every yard of rope is fucking rope. Every section of boom is fucking boom." — Fishgrease
- When you've a place named "Fucking, Austria", articles about it are bound to fall into this. Such as that above otherwiki page. This was unintentionally invoked, of course.
- Jim Cornette is such a constant cusser (if his RF Video shoots are to be believed) that it is amazing he is even ABLE to turn it off when the camera is on him.
- Actually may serve a purpose: pain tolerance. A scientific study dealing with that was done with volunteers. Both groups were subjected to (an equal amount of) continuous pain (caused by the same thing), and they were to pull away the moment they could no longer bear it. Those who responded to the pain by cursing repeatedly were shown to be able to take the pain for longer amounts of time than the group who didn't. And it appears that neutral words or Gosh Darn It to Heck! doesn't work nearly as well as serious 'fuck'-level obscenities.
- And here's a website that uses Cluster F Bombs For Science!
- The Winnebago Man. Here's the original video in all its glory.
- The logic of many middle schoolers seems to go, "Adults swear more than children. In movies, cool people swear more than nerds. Therefore, the more you swear, the more cool and grown-up you look. Also, swearing is some fucking fun shit! *giggles*" The result is a lot of this trope.
- The Wiener's Circle in motherfucking Chicago, Illinois is as famous for its profane staff as its hot dogs, bitch!
- Mike Henry of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show stated on Inside the Actors Studio that his favorite curse word is "a series of fucks," and then demonstrated.
- Jay fucking Naylor says the fucking word a fucking lot in his fucking podcast.
- This little child didn't like what they were getting for breakfast. Prize for youngest ever Cluster F Bomb? I suspect so.
- All British and Australian people swear a damn lot.
- Chileans also like to swear a lot. There's a particular word known as huevón (literally "big egg", i.e. "balls"), which can mean many things from "dude" to "fucker", and you never will hear a Chilean covnersation in which there isn't two or three huevón bombs dropped in.
- The English and their tendency to use colourful language resulted in the French nicknaming them les goddams, originating in the Hundred Years War.
- Croatian ex-tennis player Goran Ivanisevic. Behold. Comment with translation is just under the video.
- Russian even has a dialect that is based on forming sentences out of obscene and profane words using Buffy Speak, called mat. According to Russian popular wisdom, many factories (and thus the entire Russian economy) would fall apart without it.
- Donald fucking Trump wants you to know that he's not going to mess around with those motherfuckers in China, he's not going to let OPEC raise the fucking price of oil, and he's going to build a fucking school in Brooklyn.
- A bill was recently introduced in the South Carolina legislature to ban profanity. Several blogs have commented on it, and the fucking comments tend to contain quite a fucking variety of fucking dirty words.
- The Other Wiki lists "fuck" twice in its list. No, it's not "fuck" and "fuck", it's "fuck" and "motherfucker".
- High school. Even the fucking Honors and AP kids fucking swear like you would not fucking believe.
- Especially the Honors and AP kids.
- People in the construction field fucking swear like crazy. Young or old, every other fucking word out of a construction worker's fucking mouth is going to be yours fucking truly.
- The same can be said for many other trades. Work with them long enough, and an electrician's language is no longer shocking; a plumber's potty-mouth is hardly noticed.
- Drill sergeants are also notorious for their verbal skills in this department.
- There's a reason for the saying "Swears like a sailor".
- In sailing, in order to catch more wind and therefore sail faster, you typically don't want to be near other boats. Especially a cluster of other boats, since they're all lumped together and have limited movement because they can't hit each other. And since sailors, well, swear like sailors, they had to add "fuck" to the end. Therefore in sailing, "clusterfuck" is a group of boats lumped together, usually with little range of movement.
- Ditto for the oil field. If you spend much time on rigs, you soon realize that ever third word is "fuck", "shit", or "cunt". Combinations and translations of said words are not uncommon either. Also, THE single most common phrase you'll hear while working on the fields is "WHERE'S THAT FUCKING MUDLOGGER!?".note
- Fuck you, you fucking fucks. A treatise on New Orleans after the storm.
- This Big Bill Hell's ad.
- Every blooper reel for basically every movie and TV show ever made, unless lots of child actors are hanging around. Actors swear like fiends.
- For example, Casey Kasem has a problem with his scheduler.
- If you even state a belief that profanity is disrespectful or a sign of limited vocabulary, you're just asking for a Cluster F Bomb to be flung your way. Especially on internet forums, in which case linking to the No Cussing Club's site or even an article about it will invite some pretty colorful language.
- While Cisco's Carrier Routing System, a large-scale core router, was in development, it was known by the code name of HFR, or Huge Fucking Router.
- This code name was coined in the tradition of Cisco's previous service provider router, the GSR (12000-series), whose development code name was BFR, or Big Fucking Router. BFR even had a logo of a fist punching through a globe.
- BRIAN BLESSED is a walking Cluster F Bomb.
- This English-language teacher in India explaining the many different uses of the F-word.
- Pick any video featuring Chelyabinsk Meteorite Event. Most of them consist of Russian mat (see above) at least by half, with a justified dose of Oh Crap!.
- As a public relations disaster unfolded in Tony Blair's government in 2002, permanent secretary Sir Richard Mottram summed the matter up with typical British aplomb:
"We're all fucked. I'm fucked. You're fucked. The whole department is fucked. It's been the biggest cock-up ever and we are all completely fucked."
- Spanish makes this easy with the "Me cago en..." (I shit on...) construction. You simply take it and string together the most over-the-top string of blasphemies you can think of. Examples include ¡Me cago en todos tus muertos! ("I shit on all your dead relatives!"), ¡Me cago en Dios y las tetas de la Virgen! ("I shit on God and the Virgin Mary's tits!"), and ¡Me cago en un tren lleno de santos, obispos, y angeles con Jesucristo de conductor! ("I shit on a train full of saints, bishops, and angels, and Jesus Christ is the train driver!").
- The French Revolutionary newspaper "Le Père Duchesne", by Hébert, had "foutre" (the French equivalent of "fuck") basically once a sentence, between 1790 and 1794. It was very popular.
- The infamous Russian extreme right-wing politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky is especially known for his liberal use of the Russian mat (see above) and his occasional brawls. His most notable one was coming to the Russian embassy in Bagdad in the year 2003, shortly before the invasion, getting pissing drunk and delivering an obscenity-spiked speech/rant why George W. Bush (or, as Zhirinovsky called him, "shitty cowboy") shouldn't attack Iraq. It became a hit on Youtube very fast.
- Pregnancy causes hormones to reach high levels, labor is even worse, so it's not surprising that delivery rooms can get vulgar.
- Sir Thomas More. Here he is having a civil theological debate with Martin Luther.
"But meanwhile, for as long as your reverend paternity will be determined to tell these shameless lies, others will be permitted, on behalf of his English majesty, to throw back into your paternity’s shitty mouth, truly the shit-pool of all shit, all the muck and shit which your damnable rottenness has vomited up, and to empty out all the sewers and privies onto your crown divested of the dignity of the priestly crown, against which no less than against the kingly crown you have determined to play the buffoon."
- Stephen Fry, of all people, holds the UK record for most uses of the F-word in a live broadcast, using it around 70 times within a minute and a half while making a point about censorship. He remarked, "It didn't get a single complaint, I think, because of my voice and manner."
- Used by this survivor of the 2015 Nepal earthquake—and who can blame him?
- Eric Schweig is known for his coarse language and dropping a few of these while on set when he can't get his lines right. Or in every day conversation for that matter.