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"I'm a black Scottish cyclops! They got more f[bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep] than they got the likes of me!" Explanation 
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This is when a character launches into a profane tirade for several seconds, which is bleeped out for comedic effect. It's sort of the intersection between The Aristocrats and a Noodle Incident: the humor comes from how incredibly long-winded and offensive the dialog was, but we're left with only other characters' reactions to inform us about what was actually said. Sometimes intercut with odd words that aren't rude in themselves, but make one wonder in what possible context they would make sense. Likewise, if it goes on for especially long with no unobjectionable words mixed in, you have to wonder how it's possible to construct a coherent and relevant statement out of pure swearing.

If the actors are visibly speaking their lines with just the sound bleeped out, this can be a sort of Bilingual Bonus for anyone who can lip-read.

A Sub-Trope of Censored for Comedy and Cluster F-Bomb. Often invokes Nothing Is Funnier, leaving the listener to wonder what is being said. May be invoked by Jackhammered Conversation. Compare Lost in Transmission. For the visual version, see Symbol Swearing. A character for whom this is characteristic behavior may be a Sir Swears-a-Lot. If a child were to do this, then it’s usually Innocent Swearing.

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    %$!@ing Advertising! 
  • Done for laughs in a Bud Light commercial.
  • A Japanese advert for shrimp crisps has a bunch of shrimp begging for a man not to eat their father. He does so anyway, upon which the shrimp immediately start sending jeers and censored profanity at him.
  • In a 2022 commercial for Google Pixels, a man mentions how his friends own cellphones from different brands, all of which are bleeped out, meaning there are about a dozen bleeps in the span of a 30-second ad.

    %$!@ing Anime & Manga! 
  • The first half of Toonami's broadcast of Deadman Wonderland had this in spades, which culminated in episode 6 with at least 20 bleeps, most of which came from one character. After which, Funimation rewrote the dialogue to avoid this and help sell the uncensored DVDs.
  • In Delicious in Dungeon, when Chilchuck finds out Laios has been keeping one of the living armors as a pet, he curses him out in his own language, which is written in made up halfling script.
  • In Gintama, Gintoki has one of these in an inner monologue as one of his initial reactions to realizing that a suspiciously similar individual named Sakata Kintoki has taken over his life. So much of it is bleeped out that it's impossible to tell what he could be saying.
  • Black Lagoon is turned into this on its Toonami broadcast, and was not actually dubbed by Funimation (the English dub was produced by The Ocean Group while the show was still licensed by Geneon), which means they and Toonami don't have the luxury of rewriting the dialogue.
  • In one of the OVAs of Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Andressen is being dumped by a woman and launches into language so foul that music begins playing over him and a message appears across the screen stating the show's gone to a video-only feed.
  • Hellsing Ultimate is turned into this on its Toonami broadcast. And it was not actually dubbed by Funimation (the English dub was produced by New Generation Pictures while the show was still licensed by Geneon), which means they and Toonami don't have the luxury of rewriting the dialogue.
  • Sgt. Frog: a malfunctioning piece of Pekoponian technology causing Natsumi to swear uncontrollably, covered up by bleeps.

    %$!@ing Comic Books! 
  • Amanda Conner's Masks: Scared Straight has a doozy. Amid many vividly depicted cautionary tales of prison brutality toward archcriminals and supervillains, the worst comes from Jeff Bladgett, talking about what it's like for a mere henchman. By the end he's well on his way to Noodle Implements territory.
    The first minute they let you through that gate the heavy hitters start sizing you up. And then, for a pack of cigarettes or an extra slice of pie at dinner? They *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP*! *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP* with their titanium tentacle, and then *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP* your *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP* until you pass out. But then maybe they use their mental powers to *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP* flamethrower attachment to *BLEEP**BLEEP**BLEEP* like WET PORK RINDS!!!
  • Astonishing X-Men has one courtesy of Wolverine when Nick Fury reveals that Ord of Breakworld has:
    DIPLOMATIC #%$@*&%!!@#$@%#%$##@#$$%$#@#$$#%$#@#$%#%@$#$@$%&&&%&@&$#%$##%&&&@&!! IMMUNITY?
  • In Nightwing #96, the Electrocutioner goes into a profane tirade at the issue's Big Bad, with censorship stamps (a parody of the old Comics Code Authority seal) plastered liberally over his speech bubbles (and both of his hands).
    Electrocutioner: F[stamp]k you! You absolute [stamp] You can go [stamp] And [stamp] [stamp] [stamp]
  • Ultimate Spider-Man also involves this when, after Spider-Man is unwillingly mindswapped with Logan when Jean Grey attempts to teach Logan a lesson about his lechery, he informs her and the other X-Men in no uncertain terms just how little he appreciated both the experience and their rather smug, flippant attitudes when finally fixing the situation:
    Spidey: God! You know why everyone hates you? It's not because you're mutants! It's because you're a bunch of &#$&#$ $&$%###&$!! That's why!! You $^$%^$%^$$^$%^$%#^%#$$!!! ARRGGGGHH! (Webs off)
    Jean Grey: [Clearly a bit taken aback and guilt-stricken] I should send him a basket of something. Say I'm sorry. I didn't mean to involve him.
    Colossus: How am I a *&!@£'s? I was just standing here.

    %$!@ing Fan Works! 
  • In Tales of a Reset Mind, Fear throws one so big it had to be edited out by the author
  • Invoked Trope in an Omake from My Hero Playthrough. The fic's premise is Izuku gaining access to The Gamer from the eponymous comic, and according to the Omake, this version has a profanity filter. Which Izuku activates during a fight with Bakugo. Whom, predictably, does not take it well in any way, shape or form.
  • Anne Maria's letter in Total Drama Legacy.
    Dear Ezekiel, you are a [very long, bleeped-out string of profanities] and I bet you buy your kids Mega Bloks instead of Legos.
  • In Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse, Umok is an especially foul-mouthed sorceror who got on the bad side of Kodachi's ancestress. In addition to sealing him in an amulet for an unknown length of time, she also placed a curse which censors any profanities with an audible bleep.

    %$!@ing Films! 
  • This can happen unintentionally when a particularly profane movie is Edited for Syndication. Some cable broadcasts of Pulp Fiction, for example, will blank out the individual words. In one scene, the F's are flying so fast that all the sound simply blanks out, as if the censor had just given up in exasperation.
  • Similarly, cable showings of Blazing Saddles can suffer from this. It's practically a silent movie.
  • The TV edit of Office Space should have really replaced certain songs on the soundtrack altogether, because they are so heavily edited for content that they sound like a string of backward sound clips, punctuated with the occasional word here and there. There's really no hope for fluidity when the chorus of a song in a scene with no dialogue is "Die, motherfucker, die!"
  • Occurs in-universe in Happy Gilmore as Happy's Cluster F-Bomb is broadcast on TV. During a conversation between Virginia and a tour higher-up, Happy is cursing up a storm on the TV playing in the background. He has one earlier after missing the swing on the opening drive.
  • Wayne's World combines this with Sound-Effect Bleep.
    Garth: You know what you can do with your show? You can take a- [The loud whine of a nearby landing airplane drowns out Garth's voice. Cut to Wayne's horrified reaction shot, then back to Garth, several times. No kidding, it actually takes this long.] -until the handle breaks off and you have to find a doctor to pull it out again!
    Wayne: You kiss your mother with that mouth?! You've gone mental!
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Used to parodic effect with Julie's Cluster F-Bomb and censor bars over her mouth when she swears in one scene.
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has a reporter reading the title characters' letter:
    "Once we get to Hollywood and find those Miramax Expletive-Deleted who are making the Bluntman and Chronic movie, we're gonna make 'em eat our Expletive-Deleted, then Expletive-Deleted, which is made up of our Expletive-Deleted, then eat their Expletive-Deleted, which is made up of our Expletive-Deleted that we made 'em eat. Unquote."
  • The DVD for Snatch. had an Easter Egg which asked "Are you easily offended?". If "No" was chosen, came this Fully Automatic Clip Show of "the best swearing and gunfire in British cinema". If "Yes" was picked, it's a bleeped version of the video.
  • In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, after Mike Teavee announces his disgust of chocolate, Grandpa George flies into a (supposedly, if the family's reaction is anything to go by) foul-mouthed tirade. Mr. Bucket quickly cups his hands over Charlie's ears so he can't hear the profanity being spewed forth, and all Charlie and the audience hears is Grandpa George's muffled voice.
  • In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Dr. Evil and his son Scott appear on an episode of The Jerry Springer Show with other guests who want to take over the world. A fight breaks out on stage with much bleeping on the live video feed, most of it coming from Dr. Evil.
  • In the opening scene of Detention, when the Alpha Bitch Taylor Fisher sees that her little brother is using the bathroom, she unleashes a tirade that's comprised of three seconds of bleeped-out words before ending with "fucking ecstasy baby!" Given that her F-bomb went uncensored, one can only imagine what the bleeped-out insults were.
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: After the Bears capture Perrito as a hostage to draw out Puss and Kitty, Baby Bear and Goldilocks get into a round of Volleying Insults. Perrito decides to join in the "fun" and lets out a string of heavily-censored insults, much to the shock of Goldi and most of the Bears. "Most of", because while Papa Bear is stunned at first, he's also impressed.
    Papa Bear: I like the cut of his jib.
  • The second Hunger Games film has Johanna utter a string of swear words, all of which are bleeped out. However, as this happens during her televised interview the night before the third Quarter Quell, it's implied that the swearing is also being censored In-Universe.

    %$!@ing Literature! 
  • The ˝ Prince novels sometimes have "XXX" bombs, the most spectacular of which appears when the protagonist critiques an antagonist's method of killing, describing what he should do if he really wants to horrify people. (From what can be deciphered, it would begin with ripping out her intestines and stuffing them in her mouth.)
  • Discworld:
    • Mort: "(BLEEP) me! A (BLEEP)ing wizard! I hate (BLEEP)ing wizards!" proclaims a character in the book, "effortlessly pronouncing a row of dashes". Obviously, the response is, "well, you shouldn't (BLEEP) them, then."
    • The Truth features a thug who liberally peppers his speech with "-ing". It's stated several times that this isn't censorship, however, and he is actually just saying "-Ing" for some reasonnote . It's implied that he really wants to swear, but has a mental block because of a very strict upbringing.
  • The science fiction ''Illuminae'' trilogy, being told in hacked documents, censors its curse words.
  • The Impossible Us: In Kelvin's transcription of Iain O'Sullivan's tale, Iain judges his Alternate Universe counterpart's relationship with his mother to be "[expletive expletive expletive]".
  • Lizard Music: Victor watches a man-in-the-street interview on the late news where one of the interviewees is a woman with no teeth who swears a lot. He observes that although all the swear words are beeped out, you can still see her lips moving.
    Woman: You're beep right! My beep son's first wife's cousin's boy is a fireman. The way that poor beep has to work – it's a beep shame. Let the beep city beep beep beep.
  • This was sometimes done in 19th-century novels as well. Perhaps in response to this, Patrick O'Brian also blanked out some of the swear words in his Aubrey-Maturin series, resulting in one humorous scene where Diana introduces herself by yelling at her horse, "Get over, you —," which intrigues Jack, who had never heard a woman say "—" before.
  • Though it hasn't been published, the whatever that is Mundementia One briefly features a Censorship Device that cloaks the characters' profanities from everyone, including onlooking hostile supernatural beings that are strengthened by such things. It is immediately dropped and becomes miscalibrated, censoring words some distance after curses.
  • In L. Ron Hubbard's Mission Earth, all profanity is replaced by the word bleep, explained in-story as being translated from an alien language to English by a robot which was programmed as unable to curse.
  • Booth Tarkington's Penrod, published in 1914, begins with eleven-year-old Penrod working on a picaresque adventure novel. When the bandit hero gets the better of the police detectives who tried to ambush him, a flurry of colorful metaphors ensues (as the narration notes, "The dashes are Penrod's"):
    Soon Mr. Wilson and the wonded detective managed to bind up their wonds and got up off the floor ___ ___ it I will have that dasstads life now sneered they if we have to swing for it. ___ ___ ___ ___ him he shall not escape us again the low down ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
  • In Kim Newman's "Sorcerer Conjurer Wizard Witch", the Earl of Emsworth from the Blandings Castle novels unleashes a Cluster F-Bomb (dashed out) when faced with someone who has no interest in pigs. Edwin Winthrop reflects on how much P. G. Wodehouse must tone down the language in his books.

    %$!@ing Live-Action TV! 
  • Comedy Central Roast Of Pamela Anderson: Sarah Silverman's profanity-riddled Cluster F-Bomb became this in the censored TV airing. So much of it was bleeped out that the only two words that made it through were "big" and "vagina", with the rest being completely indecipherable.
  • In the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode Agent for H.A.R.M., Crow tapes testimony as a character witness at trial of Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds.
    Crow: Is This Thing On? Hi! I'm Crow T. Robot and I'm here to tell you that Mike Nelson is innocent. Mike Nelson is 200% [bleep]ing not guilty. And if you [bleep]s don't [bleep] find him innocent, then you can just [bleep]ing kiss my fat [bleep]ing [bleep]. And that [bleep]ing goes for your bull[bleep] court system, too! Mike, I'm so [bleep]ing sorry I couldn't [bleep]ing be there for this [bleep]ing [bleep]y really bogus trial, man. But let me [bleep] tell ya something, Nelson. If I was there, I'd [bleep]ing kick everyone's fat stupid [bleep]ing behinds and then cram it up their [bleep]ing [bleep]. Anyway, Mike, buddy, I hope this [bleep] helps. Take care, Mike.
  • Arrested Development:
    • Used twice in rapid succession by Buster in "Bring Up Buster"; once when trash-talking Michael before a bike ride ("Well let's hope it doesn't come to that"), and when dissing his own mother ("I don't think anybody's going to top that").
    • Also used during Gob's sexual-harassment speech before the office Christmas party. Nobody does anything even slightly untoward afterwards.
      "And please refrain from discussing or engaging in any sort of inter-office [bleep]ing or [bleep]ing or finger-[bleep] or [bleep]sting or [bleep]ing or even [bleep], even though so many people in this office are begging for it. And if anyone does anything with my sister Lindsey, I'll take off my pants, I'll shave [bleep], and I'll personally [bleeeeeeeeeeeeeep]."
    • Used again by Nellie, the prostitute Michael mistakenly hires to work at the Bluth Company, when she tells her fellow employees what she is and is not willing to do. It sounds a lot like Gob's speech.
  • Big Train gave us Florence Nightingale, the Lady with the BLEEP-ing Lamp.
    Florence: I don't give a BLEEP what you think, you BLEEPing Jerrybag!
    Sir Douglas: I mean, what is that? I don't even know what that is! I mean, what is that? A Jerrybag?
    Florence: It's what you put your BLEEPing BLEEP into!
  • Used in the fake behind-the-scenes clips of "Wormhole X-Treme" on the episode "200" of Stargate SG-1, when the Colonel O'Neill Expy is discussing how he came up with his catchphrase:
    "It just hit me: 'Sweet [Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep].' And we can get away with that too, because... it's cable."
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine has one when Captain Holt decides to deliver a verbal No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to a stuck-up Strawman O'Sullivan.
    Jake: Sir, your insults are kind of known to be little too think-y, maybe you should just let...
    Holt: O'Sullivan, you're a [bleeeeep] and I hope your [bleeeeep] gets shoved right into your [bleeeeep].
    Jake: Wow well that was definitely not too think-y.
  • Richard Hammond of Top Gear (UK) loves this.
  • When Tom Green appeared on Late Night With Conan O'Brien, he did this as an impression of Morse Code.
  • The Middleman is loaded with allusions and tropes from The Silver Age of Comic Books, where cursing is rendered as Symbol Swearing. Thus, the tv series has a lot of fun with the Sound-Effect Bleep + Censor Box over the mouth. Generally mild swears (and stealthy euphemisms) get a pass, and the bleep is used on a Rule of Funny basis.
  • This occurs in the legendary Intervention episode involving Linda, the Fentanyl addict.
  • Happens in an episode of The IT Crowd when Jen, having spent much of the episode in pain due to a poor choice in shoes, finally lashes out at a Japanese investor who just stepped on her foot. It turns out that the censorship was entirely diegetic, allowing for Denholm to tell Jen that she fucked up.
  • In one episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sabrina, her aunts, Mr. Kraft, and Mr. Kraft's ex-girlfriend all end up on Jerry Springer. During this, Aunt Hilda gives the ex a piece of her mind. Her rant is bleeped out every other word. Sabrina points out that Hilda wasn't swearing, and Jerry just shrugs and says "Yeah, but this way, it sounds like she did."
  • Mythbusters: This series has encountered this trope quite often.
    • The crew have fun with this one when testing whether swearing helps in enduring pain. They use the bleeps to spell out messages in Morse code.
    • In one episode, Adam experiences a sudden stinging pain and utters the famous line "Bleeping bleepity bleep that hurt!"
  • The audience on Maury can be just as rowdy as the guests, and thus just as likely to drop an F-bomb. This means that, if you haven't picked up on this yet, watching an episode of the show can be disorienting, since random bleeps will show up out of nowhere while the guests are perfectly calm.
  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 has a version using Pixellation instead of a bleep, as Chloe and Vincent mouth insults to one another. (Chloe's seems to be a whole sentence.)
  • On the British comedy Chef! (1993), the titular character has agreed to the filming of a documentary in his kitchen. When Everton loses several crayfish, Chef Gareth Blackstock goes on a profanity laced tirade that the producer said might not have a time slot late enough to air. Sous chef Lucinda read a review of the documentary aloud.
    Lucinda: "A special BAFTA award for swearing in a documentary should be minted at once!"
  • Southland has this a few times throughout, due to the show having several bleeped f-bombs per episode. One of the most notable examples being the episode where Sammy confronts gang member Strokeface and the two of them go on an f-bomb tirade with each other.
  • In the Xena: Warrior Princess episode "You Are There", a modern day reporter and his crew inexplicably show up and start interviewing everyone. When he gets to Xena's daughter Eve, Eve eventually loses her temper, beats him up, and cusses him out in bleeps.
  • Gareth drops one in Galavant as a knock-knock joke.
    • A deleted song, aptly titled "Your Mother Is a Whore", features a number of censor bleeps in place of sexual innuendo, the longest being two, the first six seconds, the second four.
  • Bad Judge: Judge Rebecca Wright gives one cursing out a player at a hockey game.
  • The QI episode 'Ladies and Gents' has a question about Anglo-Saxon swearwordsnote . Sue Perkins drops one swearword, bleeped because this is the BBC, and gets a klaxon that covers all bases. Sue decides 'In for a penny' and drops about six more, all bleeped, all klaxoned. She ends with the unbleeped, unklaxoned 'knob-gobbler'.
  • In an episode of Dance Moms, Christi tells Abby, "You don't need to know my [bleep] attorney's name." Abby's jaw drops at her use of profanity and Christi does it some more by leaning forward and repeating the F word several times in rapid succession underneath a long bleep with her mouth blurred out. Later, during a rehearsal, Abby is yelling at the girls for nearly every little thing and tells them, "You can all thank Christi for my mood. She stood at my front desk and yelled the F word. Seventeen times. That's sickening!" She then makes a rule that the next mom who says the word in front of her will have their daughter pulled from performing in the upcoming competition. In the dressing room before the competition, Leslie lets loose a Precision F-Strike at Abby twice and her daughter Payton's solo is promptly canceled.
  • The Thick of It, possibly one of the most profane TV shows ever, aired on BBC America with the swearing bleeped out. The result was described by one of the writers as having "sounded like a lorry reversing into a heart monitor."
  • The The Suite Life on Deck episode "Snakes on a Boat" gives us a particularly funny one from Moseby, where the boat horn is used as a censor.
    I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THESE (hoooonk) SNAKES ON MY (hoooooooooonk) BOAT!!!!!!
  • Kamen Rider Zero-One has a particularly (im)famous example during a fake wedding by the guest Humagear of the week, who lets it loose in front of the "bride", no less. Cue Mass "Oh, Crap!" from everyone in the room.
  • MADtv (1995):
    • There's a spoof where an episode of The Sopranos is shown on a regular network with all the profanity and other risque material rather conspicuously edited out. At one point there's 20 seconds of uninterrupted profanity between the mobsters, all bleeped out.
    • A sketch parodying an encounter with a FOX censor rapidly disintegrates into this, first by bleeping the word "bitch" due to "word tonnage." The FOX censor then tells the sketch writers the phrase "French braid" refers to a bizarre sex act:
      FOX Censor: Everyone knows that a French braid is when a woman puts another woman on a reclining chair then lifts her *BLEEP* up over her *BLEEP*, fills her *BLEEP* with Grey Poupon and cocktail wieners, then buries her *BLEEP* up to the *BLEEP*, in *BLEEP* until it’s clean, all the while *BLEEP*.
      Comic 1: What're you talking about?
      Comic 2: The fact that you even know that is troubling to me.
      FOX Censor: Don’t *BLEEP* me, you *BLEEP*! You fight me on every sketch, you *BLEEP*lickers!
      Comic 1: Hey, listen to me!
      FOX Censor: No, you listen to me! Alright, I will *BLEEP* you *BLEEP*ers up! Six *BLEEP* to *BLEEP* day! That’s right, I said it! You know what, don’t *BLEEP* with me! Just make the changes! *BLEEEEEEEEEP*
  • Tensions between employees, restaurant owners, and those trying to help them can rise drastically on "Save my failing restaurant" type of shows such as Kitchen Nightmares, Restaurant: Impossible and Mystery Diners, often resulting in this trope. One notable example from Kitchen Nightmares was from the infamous "Amy's Baking Company" episode when one of the owners of said restaurant got in a fight with a customer who had been waiting more than an hour for a pizza.
  • Vasiliy's anti-government profanity-laced tirade in the first episode of Servant of the People. Also available uncensored on Youtube.
  • An episode of The Wil Wheaton Project featured Skeletor reading out angry tweets. He saw fit to correct one of them.
    Skeletor: "You're being TOO POLITE! Have you ever even been on the internet before? What you should have said was [beeeeep] Hitler [beeeep] mongoloid [beeeep] fisted [beeeeeep] #BringBackShiaLebeouf!"
  • Spoofed in the goof reel from the 1970s TV series Cannon. Star William Conrad begins the reel by announcing that in order to protect the "sensibilities" of the wives and girlfriends watching, all swears would be bleeped. The first outtake, however, bleeps every word except the swears, leading William to make a quick "apology".
  • In My Name Is Earl, Earl does something that earns Joy's great gratitude, so she turns to him and says, "I'm going to [bleep] your [bleep] and [bleep] [bleep] [bleep] [bleep]..." The bleeping goes on for a while until Earl puts his finger on her lips to stop her and says, "You had me at 'balls'."
  • A Seinfeld episode shows Elaine's Inner Monologue while she's stuck on a subway after it breaks down. Just as she's clearly on the verge of losing it, the subway starts up again...and then the lights go out.
  • From The Late Show (1992), a parody trailer for David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ridge has about 30 bleeps from four characters in under a minute, which ends with quiz show host Glen Ridge walking in and shaming everyone for their bad language.
  • From Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, when Oscar responds to one of Big Bird's theories on how Santa Claus can get down those chimneys every Christmas with a string of grouchier words than usual even for him:
    Oscar: You are, without a doubt, the stupidest—[a loud subway train passes by for several seconds as Oscar's mouth continues to move]—bird I ever met!
  • That '70s Show: Often occurs when characters get exceptionally mad.
    • In "Hyde Moves In", Red gets guilted into having Hyde leave his deadbeat parents and live with the Formans, instead.
      Red: Goddamit! I am tired of being [BLEEP]ing Santa Claus! (yelling) Steven, you get your [BLEEP] together, and you get your ass in the goddamned car!!! We're going, [BLEEP]! Now, Goddammit!! MOVE IT!!
      Hyde: (running) Okay!
    • In "Immigrant Song", Kitty suffers an existential crisis when she overhears Eric and Donna looking for apartments.
      Kitty: Washer and dryer, Red, they are going to have a washer and dryer! That redheaded harlot is going to be shouting out my baby's grass stains! What about my last summer with my youngest child? I bet you weren't thinking about that when you went fishing! I bought sparklers for the 4th of July! He loves sparklers and now he's leaving and what are we going to do for the 4th of July?!
      Kitty: A car show? I don't wanna go to a [BLEEP]ing car show in [BLEEP]ing Kenosha! I want three more [BLEEP]ing months with my baby boy! And now they're gone because of your [BLEEP]! Way to go, dumbass!
  • A variant occurred in one Saturday Night Live sketch in which Queen Latifah played an incredibly slutty forties soul singer. At one point her lyrics get so filthy that an entire verse is covered by one long bleep.

    %$!@ing Music! 
  • Five Iron Frenzy's "These Are Not My Pants (Part 8)" starts off bleeping out random words. Then the bleeps get more frequent until there's more bleeps than audible words at the end.
  • Played With in the song "Mutha'uckas" by Flight of the Conchords, but with parts of the swear words simply left out by the singers instead of bleeped. Some of the curses are obvious (like "mutha'uckas") but as the song goes on and the frequency of swear words increases, it increasingly becomes harder to understand. Bret's second verse, in particular, devolves into nothing but an awkward string of pauses and consonants.
  • From the censored version of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady": "Will Smith don't gotta cuss in his raps to sell records. Well, I do, so [bleep] him and [bleep] you, too."
  • The radio edit of Eamon's song "I Don't Want You Back" edits out all of the swears, which is like half the song, rendering the chorus nigh-incomprehensible.
  • "I Bet They Won't Play This Song On The Radio," from Monty Python's Contractual Obligation album.
  • Marilyn Manson's "Blank and White" contains the line "shoot up the mall, the school <BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP>". This line is bleeped out even on the "unedited" version; the censored words (which can be heard here at about 3:34) are "or the President of whatever".
  • Spoken word comedy sketches that effect this include Jim Backus' Dirty Old Man and Hudson & Landry's Obscene Phone Bust.
  • Allmusic's review of Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water notes that it "was also released in a 'clean' version containing no profanities. This basically guts the record, especially "Hot Dog" where "f*cking up" is used upward of 50 times".
  • Pinnochio P's song Kusare-gedou and Chocolate has so many words bleeped out during the bridge that they run together and form the melody.
  • SiIvaGunner's high-quality rip of "Eternal Rest" is mashed up with Gangsta Rap's "Nigga Nigga Nigga", except every single instance of the N-word is bleeped out. Except for a few uncensored swear words at the beginning, that means pretty much the entire song is made up of censor bleeps.
  • Frank Zander's "oh susi (der zensierte song)" plays with this. In the single/radio version, you hear what feels like every one out of five words having been censored out of the song which thereby sounds pretty naughty, namely as if it's a very explicit retelling of how a guy meets a girl at a club and gets her pregnant. The extended version reveals two things. One, the record company told the singer, played by Frank Zander, that his song is too dirty and has to be censored. Two, as the song is being repeated without the bleeping, it turns out it actually means something entirely different that isn't even really dirty.

    %$!@ing Podcasts! 

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  • One of Scott Steiner's promos in WCW contained so much profanity someone just hit the bleep button until he had finished talking.
  • Both times Ring of Honor got a television deal they tried to take on a more family friendly approach and both times they ended up having to censor much of Jay Briscoe's promos. It wouldn't have worked anyway, as censoring the crowds would be impractical on their budget.

    %$!@ing Radio! 
  • The "Censored Songs" round in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (in which innocuous words are bleeped to make a perfectly normal song sound absolutely filthy) sometimes becomes this. In particular, their version of "My Favourite Things" bleeped almost the entire verse, with the words only coming in with "(BLEEP) (BLEEP), tied up with string..."

    %$!@ing Video Games! 
  • Team Fortress 2:
    • The Meet the Demoman animated short. At one point the title character goes on a 3 second long swearing jag, all of which is bleeped out. The short’s files were later released for Source Filmmaker, revealing what the Demoman actually said was: “They’ve got more fucking sea monsters in the great Lochett Ness than they got the likes of me.”
    • In the Blood in the Water comic, Zhanna curses out the Spy when ordered to "be racist!" Of the fourteen words she shouts at him, the only ones not blacked out are "you" and "the".
  • Sam and Max Beyond Time and Space featured Tiny Timmy, a rat afflicted with Hollywood Tourette's who spoke with every other word bleeped out. In the final episode of the season, Sam and Max switch a bowdlerizer's list of naughty words with a shopping list so that they can get a vital clue out of Tiny Timmy...and discover that his "swearing" is all of the Gosh Dang It to Heck! variety.
  • At one point in Killer7, Suzie goes off on a tangent about what she did to some men who made fun of her name, and parts of it get censored out. This is funny for three separate reasons: in the English version, Suzie (like all ghosts) is The Unintelligible; in the Japanese version, her speech is so full of Gratuitous English that it makes no sense anyway; and the game doesn't censor profanity anywhere else!
  • Mr. Torgue in Borderlands 2 had his voice box censored by his own company.
  • In this ad for Lollipop Chainsaw, a gamer talks about his sexual fantasies with Juliet Starling, with most of the words bleeped out.
  • Cross Edge has this line (by the way, the sound effects are all different):
    Etna: "Stupid (sound effect) mother (sound effect) two-dollar (sound effect) what a mother (sound effect) DRANK ALL MY JUICE!"
  • A memorable example happens during Rachel's gag reel in Blazblue Continuum Shift, during which Kokonoe expresses the fantasies she intended to live out with an unconscious Ragna, with all the naughty bits censored by Ragna's special attacks.
    Kokonoe: Ah yes, well, no reason not to tell you. First, I intended to take his [INFERNO DIVIDER!] and put it in a [CARNAGE SCISSORS!] Maybe a little [GAUNTLET HADES!] too? Heh, my goodness, I can only imagine what his [HELL'S FANG!] will [DEAD SPIKE!]
  • Can be invoked in Brütal Legend at the beginning of the game.
    Disclaimer: From time to time, Brütal Legend may need to utilize strong language in order to accurately portray the authentic roadie experience to the player.
    Option 1: I want to hear every nasty syllable.
    Option 2: It’s funnier if you bleep it out.
  • In Saints Row IV:
    • The President's swears end up being filtered while trapped in a 50's style simulation.
      Civilian: "Oh my stars, it's the president!"
      The President: "Hi, how are..." *notices the civilian is glitching* "What the fuck!”
    • There's even more when you return to 50s Steelport to rescue Kinzie from the deliberately Flanderized Straw Conservative / Straw Misogynist Cyrus Temple.
      The President: Aw man, this place?! Fuck me!
      The President: (whiling sabotaging a loudspeaker 50s Cyrus is using to deliver sexist rantings) (BLEEP) you, you piece of (BLEEP) dirtbag (BLEEP) (BLEEP)-sucking mother-(BLEEP) (BLEEP)-eating (BLEEP!)
  • Claptrap unleashes a couple of angrish-filled ones in Poker Night 2 as one of his losing lines.
    Claptrap: Fortunately, my stake in this tournament has been funded by a generous grant from the fine folks at Gearbox. (Claptrap gets on his phone.) What? What do you mean "unapproved expenses"!? I'm doing cross-promotional work here! But-but-hello? Hello? (Beat) Rassin frassin !$@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! $@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! When the movie comes out, I am outta here!
    Claptrap: Excuse me for a moment. (Gets up and goes offscreen) AAAGGGGGGGHHHH! !$@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! $@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! !$@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! $@%#$ !%#^@$# !%@#%$ !@%^%! (comes back) Great game player!
  • Thimbleweed Park has these courtesy of Ransome, a foul-mouthed, cynical clown prone to heavily-bleeped tirades.
  • Persona 2 Eternal Punishment has a few of these exchanges.
    Ulala: You pathetic weasel!! I'm gonna (beep)ing (beep) your (beep)!! Come on!
    Ulala: Don't underestimate me you (bleep)ing BASTARDS!
    • Later:
      Stalker: You're no different than me! I'm gonna (beep) your (beep) and (beep) it!!
      Ulala: Shut up! You (beep) (beep)!! I'm gonna (beep)ing kick your scrawny a(beep)! You piece of sh(beep)!!
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2: After getting stuck in traffic following a wrecked tunnel, J. Jonah Jameson ends up recording his podcast in the car. Unsurprisingly, he loses his temper at an unfortunate driver stuck behind him.
  • In World of Warcraft after getting King Ymiron as a Follower for the Warriors' Class Order Hall, one of his pissed quotes falls into this category (yes: it is even bleeped out!)
  • The Dead Mines: At one point, the player finds a collapsed tunnel, complete with a bleep-ridden note cussing someone out for setting off a mining charge in said tunnel.

    %$!@ing Web Animation! 
  • In the Source Filmmaker video "The Art of Spychecking", this happens when Soldier confronts Sniper.
    Soldier: Sniper, if you are a spy, you are not wanted on my beloved battlefield!
    Sniper: Shut your cake hole, you pickle-headed dongo!
    Soldier: Ha, you fight like a [bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep] son of a [bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep] fucking [bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep] kangaroo hurtin' Canadian!
    (Beat as the rest of the team, including Spy's mask, give shocked expressions)
    Sniper: Whew... okay, mate.
  • Helluva Boss: In the pilot, Prince Stolas ends up going into a bit of a horny rant that the cartoon thankfully censors, while on the phone with a less-than-appreciative Blitzo. It becomes a Running Gag that Stolas, the most regal of a cast who regularly swears, is also the only one that consistently says stuff bad enough to actually bleep.
    Stolas: When I'm lonely, I become hungry. And when I become hungry, I want to choke on that red [bleep] of yours. [bleep] your [bleep] and lick off all your [bleeeep] before TAKING OUT YOUR [bleep] AND [bleep] WITH MORE TEETH UNTIL YOU'RE SCREAMING [bleeeeeeeeeeep] LIKE A FUCKING BAB-!
    [Blitzo immediately hangs up and snaps his cellphone in half, crushes it with a wired telephone, throws the telephone out of the window, grabs the cellphone pieces and blends it until it's liquefied]
    [he then hands the remains to his adopted daughter Loona]
    Blitzo: Eat this.
    [Loona drinks the remains of the phone]
    Blitzo: And you know that bridge over the freeway?
    Loona: Yeah?
    Blitzo: SHIT OFF IT.
  • When Kiryu Coco of hololive received requests to do an English version of her AsaCoco news show, she played a video showing why she can't do it.
    Kiryu Coco: Good morning, motherfuckers! Today's top news are: fucking sheep fucks up again in her own fucking stream by disconnecting over sixty times in one ass-fucking show. [Beat] What? Youtube censors? ...fuck.
  • Possibly the longest bleep in an original fan cartoon, "If Bo Burnham Was on MLP:FiM", a true cluster f-bomb if there ever was one. There is an uncensored version, for which the gentle readers may search for themselves.
  • If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device: During the first Podcast episode, the Emperor and his broadcast partners find out the vox equipment they're using has a censor on words the Ecclesiarchy finds objectionable (such as Horus, Chaos and general profanities), which happens to sound like a truck horn. While the Emperor often triggers it later, his initial reaction is to launch into a blistering rant, even more profane than usual, that almost leaves everyone in the Palace deaf from sheer amount of horn blasts.
  • Lobo (Webseries): In the end of "Lobo for President", Lobo yells barely bleeped swears at the cameraman, which makes his head explode.
    Lobo: Let's cut the bull[bleep] in this [bleep]ing place. You jack[bleep]s and ass[bleep]s don't give a [bleep] about issues! Stupid [bleep]ing bastitches! Kiss my hairy, infested ass! All you [bleep]offs want is a guy who looks [bleep]ing good on tv! [bleep] this!
  • The Amazing Digital Circus: In the Pilot, when Pomni swears only for it to get bleeped with a Magical Profanity Filter, Caine explains that the program they're in disallows swearing. Pomni then unleashes a series of curses that get censored with a varity of sound effects.
    Pomni: What the (wacky bleep) is going on? What?
    Caine: No, no, no, my dear, my dear, we can't have any of that foul language around here. The Amazing Digital Circus is a place to be enjoyed by all ages. You, my friend, stumbled into an incredible world of wonders where anything can happen! Except for swearing.
    Pomni: (buzzer chimes, squeaking, car horn honking, whooshing, splattering, boinging, drum thuds)... Oh, my god.
  • The Most Popular Girls in School: When Brittnay snaps at Saison after pretending to be her best friend for a TV reality show.
    Brittnay: This mother*bleep*, beret-wearing, boyfriend stealing, giggling, stuttering piece of Canadian horse*bleep*! Yeah I said it! *bleep* you Saison Margeurite! *bleep* you, *bleep* your boyfriend, and *bleep* the *bleep*ing fetus that's growing inside of the disease-ridden void that you call a goddamn womb. And *bleep* you Shay Van Buren! *bleep* you you *bleep* glob of donkey *bleep*! I hope you burn in hell for the *bleep* things you did today, because you are not the least bit sneaky, you're not the least bit clever, and your only talent is opening your legs to penises that would rather be inside of me!!
  • OverSimplified; when discussing Rasputin during the "Russian Revolution" episode, the narrator has this to say:
    OverSimplified: Not only was [Rasputin] a big fan of alcohol, but he'd also throw these crazy parties with the Russian nobility, where he [bleep] and [bleep] and [bleep] all night long and then he'd [bleep] his whole head [bleep] hypnotic eyes [bleep] and nobody knew how the goat got on the roof.

    %$!@ing Webcomics! 
  • In Bob and George the author will frequently pixelate curses, or hide them behind a black bar. Then you have Ran on this page. There's a Running Gag that every year on December 1st, a character drops an uncensored Precision F-Strike. This year the author picked Ran, and due to Ran having recently suffered a fair amount of abuse, he decided to have Ran go on a whole rant. But Ran isn't his character, so he checked with Ran's creator, who said that he didn't like the idea of Ran swearing. So he censored the offending words... and then a whole lot more, for kicks.
  • In Gene Catlow, swear-words are replaced by black bars. At one point, a human lets loose with a rant that's almost entirely blacked out, causing the main characters to comment on "That odd human fascination with excrements..."
  • Yuck Heads had this strip.
  • In Skin Horse, cyborg helicopter Nick has a filter that replaces curses with other random words (shown in a different, slightly bolder font). This culminates in:
    Nick: What the mosaic-tiled poorhouse floor do you think you're flipping gingerly, panther? Like I don't get enough opal circles, some secret Mayan astronaut has to eat the magic fudge? Sahara!
    Jonah: What the hell?
    Nick: Easy for you to say, gorilla-watcher. Easy for you.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court: Eglamore's opinion about Anthony isn't what one would call "flattering".
  • The Order of the Stick has at one instance one character's speech balloons cover another's swearing.

    %$!@ing Web Videos! 
  • A BuzzFeed video titled "True Love Stories" features a Q&A of three women about their love stories. When asked the sweetest thing her love interest has ever said to her, one woman repeats what judging from the censoring is a graphic description of the sex he said he wanted to have with her.
  • Daily Grace does this from time to time, most famously when she tried In-N-Out Burger. Borders on Does This Remind You of Anything?.
  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged:
    • Parodied in Episode 19, where Vegeta drops into a Cluster Bomb when he realizes that the Ginyu Force are right behind him. The bleeps turn out to be provided by Jeice trying to adjust his Scouter, which has been acting up lately. Then, the Stinger shows the entire rant uncensored, revealing that it was actually a Cluster Gosh Dang It to Heck! Bomb.
      "Son of a gum-chewing funk monster! Why the fruit does all this funny stuff happen to me?! Forget my life! Always surrounded by miserable failing clods, like this whole world just likes to bend me over and find me in the Alps! Like I'm some sort of schlock receptacle! Well as far as I care, these miserable cows can have a fancy barbecue with a goddamn pig!"
    • Cell gets one of these (and an Atomic Bleep Bomb) after Gohan hits him so hard he regurgitates Android 18.
  • In JonTron's review of Food Fight, this was his initial reaction to Cheasel T. Weasel:
    Jon: OH, F*beeeeeep*, CO-*beep* *beep*!
  • Joueur du Grenier:
    • In the beginning of the mid-review sketch of Tomb Raider: Search for the Mysterious Green Dollar, when Laurent Croft discovers everything remotely sensitive is censored in-universe, the following dialog ensues with his butler:
      Laurent Croft: Winston! Winston! Let me know, what do you exactly think of me?
      Winston: Sir, I'd say you're a huge [bleep], a degenerate and lecherous son of a [bleep], an [bleep]-hole and also a [bleep], and to conclude an absolute [bleep].note 
      Laurent Croft: Thanks, Winston.
      Winston: You welcome, [bleep]!
    • Also happens in the video "Le SAV d'Internet", where Fred is complaining to YouTube that he can't swear anymore without being demonetized, and Cyprien has to repeatedly hit the bleeping button to cover his profanities-laden rant.
  • Geography Now: In the Flag/Fan Day episode for Turkmenistan, Barby is aware that the sub-series gets the least amount of views on the channel, so he rapidly swears (albeit censored) because he thinks he can get away with it.
  • Honest Trailers: Since The Wolf of Wall Street has an average of 3.6 f-words per minute, its trailer has to bleep them out of nearly every clip. Then the Narrator joins in as well and punctuates every sentence with "fucking".
  • Occurs on I'm a Marvel... And I'm a DC, when Green Goblin sees the Joker hit Harley. At some point, they even give up on the individual bleeps; there's just one long, siren-like whine for a few minutes.
  • One bit in Naruto: The Abridged Series has this from Sasuke:
    Sasuke: Are you done? You sure? 'Cause I'm not going to get interrupted again by that stupid plot! Okay then. Haku, you're min—[scene cut] SON OF A FUC[bleep] MIS[bleep] CUN[bleep bleeeep] BALONEY!
  • Otaking does one of these in his otherwise quite professional Anime Fansub Documentary on Youtube.
    Translation Note: Terran is the word Vampires use to refer to humans.
    Otaking: Yeah, I think we can work that out ourselves, you (BLEEP) (BLEEP) (BLEEP) (BLEEP) (BLEEP)!
  • The Potter Puppet Pals short "Wizard Swears" has "the Elder Swear", which takes this to the lengths of an Overly-Long Gag:
    Dumbledore: Your mother is a *beep**beep**beep*ing*beep* lorem ipsum *beep**beep**beep* admium venium *beep**beep**beep**beep* tragula *beep**beep**beep**beep**beep**beep* hippopotamus *beep**beep**beep**beep**beep* Republican *beep**beep* Daniel Radcliffe *beep**beep**beep**beep* with a bucket of *beep**beep**beep**beep* in a castle far away where no one can hear you *beep**beep**beep**beep**beep**beep**beep* soup *beep**beep**beep* with a bucket of *beep**beep* Mickey Mouse *beep**beep* and a stick of dynamite *beeeeeep* magical *beep**beep**beep* alakazam!
  • Some of the most frustrating\scary games in React Gaming will have the Reactors devolve into this.
  • Scott The Woz:
    • The only way Scott can properly introduce Chibi Robo: Zip Lash is with one of these.
      Scott: Chibi Robo: Zip Lash is a stupid f**king f**k sh*t f**k f**k sh*t.
    • A quick one happens when Scott compares Mario Kart 7's method of unlocking characters with its predecessor, Mario Kart Wii.
      Scott: You kinda want there to be a balance between "f**k this f**king sh*t f**k f**k" and "this is a little too easy."
    • One from the cops in "A Very Madden 08 Christmas", as they bust down the door to the vegans' gathering in an arrest attempt caused by Scott framing the latter.
  • Ultra Fast Pony: From the episode "Purple Party Pooper":
    Spike: Oh, that's right, I forgot to tell you. Your friends said they couldn't make it today.
    Twilight: Motherfu— [bleeeeeeeep] one little [bleeeeeeeeeeep] I'm gonna [bleeeeeep] right where Celestia doesn't shine!
  • The Wiiviewer's review of Arc Rise Fantasia includes one discussing Easy Levels, Hard Bosses:
    Because while the regular enemies are a breeze to kill, the bosses will bend you over and *beep* with mayonnaise and just shove their hand up *beep* fingers out and *beep* *beep* *beep*! And trust me when I say, you'll never look at a pencil the same way again.
  • This video from comedian Elliot Chang: "Worst Way to Meet Your Female Boss."
  • On YouTube, a popular means of editing works to sound vulgar is to bleep out random words to make it sound like the characters are swearing, which often gives off a Cluster F-Bomb feel without having to go to the extra effort of trying to find things that sound directly like swearing. (And often times it ends up being funnier anyway.)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series:
    • When the Pharaoh finds out Yugi tricked him into going on a date with Tea:
      Yami: Yugi you little *beep*! You son of a *beep*ing *beep* *beep* *beep*! I'm going to tear off your *beep* and shove them right up your *beep* *beep* *beep* *beep* and then *beep* *beep*ing *beep* on your *beep* with *beep* *beep* in the *beep* and *beep* *beep* *beep* your *beep* *beep* *beep* so then you'll have to *beep* sideways! *Beep*!
    • And then averted later in the same episode: "Fucking birds!"
    • Tristan: "Holy *bleep* on a *bleep* sandwich! With *bleep* on top! And a side order of *bleep*!" When we hear the original line uncensored in episode 48, it turns out he's actually just saying "bleep".

    %$!@ing Western Animation! 
  • Combined with Jackhammered Conversation in the Family Guy episode "PTV.", the FCC has taken to censoring real life, and stations an agent next to Peter with an airhorn to censor anything rude he might say.
    Peter: Oh, Lois, you are so full of (BEEP)! WHAT?! Now I can't say (BEEP) in my own (BEEP)ing house?! (BEEEP)in' great, Lois. Just (BEEEP)in' great. You know, you're lucky you're good at (BEEP) my (BEEP) or I'd never put up with ya. You know what I'm talking about, when you (BEEEEEP) lubed-up (BEEEEEEEP) toothpaste in my (BEEEEEEEEEEEP) while you (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) on a cherry (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) Episcopalian (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) extension cord (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) wetness (BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP) with a parking ticket. That is the best!
  • South Park:
    • From Stan and Kyle's encounter with extraterrestrials from the 1st episode, "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe":
      Kyle: Hey, you scrawny-ass (bleep)! What the (bleep) is wrong with you?! You must be some kind of (bleep) (bleep) to be able to ignore a crying child!
      Stan: Whoa, dude!
      Kyle: You know what you (bleep) like?! You like to (bleep) (bleep), and (bleep), and (bleep), and (bleep)!
      Stan: Hey, Wendy. What's a (bleep)?
    • Kenny often swears in frustration (the 'F' word is particularly common), and is the one most likely to describe lewd behaviour graphically, but everything he says is muffled by his hoodie. Ironically, when he's cursing he is actually clearer than when he's just having a normal conversation, and the close listener will be able to get the gist of what he's describing or the words he's using.
    • Towards the end of the 201st episode, "201," three speeches by Kyle, Jesus and Santa Claus are censored in their entirety. While it seems like a gag, the bleeps were actually placed there by Comedy Central due to fear of repercussion from terrorist groups who had threatened the show's staff over depicting Mohammed in the previous episode. Unlike nearly every other episode of the show, it remains censored on the DVD release, and has not been released on streaming. The uncensored speech, about the power of violence and fear, was leaked in 2014.
  • The Critic has a few examples.
    • Jay Sherman's interview with Cher ended up with this tirade:
      "You no good (bleep). (Bleep) you, you piece (bleep) (bleep)! Kiss my white, feminine, toned and tattooed (bleep), (bleep) (bleep)!"
    • And then we had a interview with Madonna on a children's show:
      Host: Hey, kids! Lets welcome our special guest: Madonna! Hey Madonna!
      Madonna: Don't (bleep) with me, hippo.
      Host: Hey, do you eat with that mouth?
      Madonna: Yeah, and I also (bleep) and (bleep) with it!
  • Tiny Toon Adventures had the appropriately named Fowlmouth who casually swore constantly, usually to the deleterious effect of those around him (such as making a trio of toddlers in the background burst out crying.) Once, Buster was trying to help him get over it so he could entice Shirley on a date, ending up using a contraption so torturous that the background music was barely audible through the beeping. Fowlmouth cursed it to death. Though at the end of the episode, Buster swore (apparently; debate rages on what "Well what do you *BLEEP*" could be) and he was subjected to the same treatment... With the same amount of swearing in response.
  • Total Drama:
    • In the original version of "That's Off the Chain", Lindsay goes off on Heather with a long series of bleeps when she discovers that Heather never was her friend, has been using her all this time, and now is throwing her away. In the American version, the bleeps are replaced with childish swearing.
    • In the original version of "Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon", Owen snaps at Heather after a day of lousy teamwork and especially her insults towards Izzy. About half of his insult is bleep-censored, though in the American version the bleeps are replaced with childish swearing.
    • A fan of DJ's tries to cook a meal in his honor in "Aftermath II: Forgive and for Gwen", but becomes frustrated when he can't figure out the secret ingredient. He goes on a tirade on TV that mostly gets bleeped out.
    • As reported on in "Celebrity Manhunt's TDA Reunion Show", Izzy's acting career takes a nosedive when she goes ballistic against her filming crew. Her tirade is all on tape, but only gets run in the bleep-heavy censored version.
    • Alejandro curses in Spanish and in bleeps after learning that his team's going to consist of Tyler, Owen, and Noah in "Walk Like An Egyptian, Part 1".
    • One of the possible Duncan sighting videos in "Aftermath I: Bridgette Over Troubled Waters" shows a figure falling down a cliff, bleep-cursing all the way down. Geoff comments that the footage isn't of much use to the audience because the show had to censor everything the figure uttered.
  • In the Johnny Test revival episode "Johnny Test, 90210", Johnny messing with his sisters' teleporter warps reality and fuses their hometown with different locations. When he turns it into a New York hybrid, everyone he knows gets infected with Brooklyn Rage with his dad dropping one of these on him that's censored by the heavy traffic.
  • During the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode "Gee Whiz", a pregnant Meatwad, suffering from mood swings, tears into Frylock and Master Shake. The sound-effect bleeps used to cover his cursing get more and more ridiculous with every word out of his mouth.
    Meatwad: Whoa... boy I apologize. My hormones are going nuts! Now please... if you would... Get the (elephant trumpeting) out of my way. I mean how many times do I have to gotta (fire alarm) write "ice cream" on this (rubber ducky squeak) list before someone gets his (horse neigh) in gear and brings home some (owl hoot) ice cream? Maybe I should get a STEAK KNIFE, and etch it in your mother (plunger thrust) forehead! HOW HARD CAN IT (squeaky toy) BE? ICE-MOTHER(drum hit)-CREAM! I guess that's the price I pay for living with two (dial tone) MORONS!
    Shake: ...What happened to courtesy? Did it just... disappear?
  • A variation is done in the Big City Greens episode "Bleeped"; Cricket learns a cuss word from Gramma and becomes so amused by such he passes it on to his friends, prompting everyone but Tilly to repeat the cuss nonstop. In a variation, they use made-up swears such as "blort" (the word Cricket learns) instead of bleeping them out, yet they still treat it like such anyway.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants:
    • "Krusty Love" has Spongebob being ordered around by Mr. Krabs to buy expensive gifts for Mrs. Puff only to be berated for spending all of Mr. Krabs' money. After receiving far too much of the abuse for the entire episode, Spongebob goes on a massive tirade in which the only intelligible words are "Mr. Krabs!", "Wallet!", "Spend!" and "Mr. Krabs' WALLET!" In a variation, the rant is gibberish rather than bleeped out, but the effect is the same, as Mrs. Puff's blushing reaction indicates.
      • Played entirely straight in the Dutch dub, where actual censor bleeps are used instead of gibberish.
    • The episode "Sailor Mouth" is a variation on this. SpongeBob and Patrick learn some "sentence enhancers", and put them into every sentence they can think of (but they're all censored with dolphin sounds, foghorns, and other sea-related sounds). Then Mr. Krabs does this with all "thirteen" dirty words he'd mentioned (anyone not a sailor would only know "seven", according to him). His mother appeared to have done this as well, but the beeps turn out to be "Old Man Jenkins in his jalopy". The full curse bundle from Mr. Krabs goes thusly:
      "Ohh, my *dolpin chatter* foot! What *dolphin chatter* genius put a *dolphin chatter* rock in a *dolphin chatter* path?! Can't ya see I gotta *horn* foot here?! Ohh, *seal bark*! Ah, *two horn honks*, *seagull call*, *horn honk*, and a whole lotta *foghorn* with a side of *dolphin chatter* and a heapin' helping of *bell and horn*, and a boatload of *long foghorn*! Ahh, *two seal barks and seagull caw* grabbin' *foghorn*!"
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998) episode "Curses" was almost an exact copy of the "Sailor Mouth" episode above, with the titular girls constantly using a curse word after hearing Professor Utonium say it; it even uses sound effects as bleeps (although they're mostly from things that happen in the scenes). But here, everyone gets angry at the girls cursing, and the girls learn their lesson by learning what the actual curse word means. They then take down a literal "potty mouth" monster.
  • In the The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror IX segment "Starship Poopers", Homer and Kang go on Jerry Springer to settle Maggie's parentage. Things quickly devolve into cluster bleeping.
    Homer: You one-eyed, two-timing (bleep) (bleep)! I'm gonna (bleep)!
    Kang: Oh, yeah? Well, (bleep), (bleep), hyperbolic tarapaloid, (bleep) yo mama!
    Marge: (Face Palming) I'm so (bleep) embarrassed...
  • In an Animaniacs episode, Dot keeps messing up her lines, and at one point, she gets so angry from messing up that she goes into a rant, and three words during her rant are a (bleeped) swear.
    Yakko: That's my cute little sister who said that. Good night, everybody!
  • From the season 3 opening of Archer:
    Malory: Three months! Sterling's been missing for three months, and you idiots have nothing!
    Ray: Well, name calling's not gonna get us—
    Malory: (bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep)
    Ray: (looking shocked) —anywhere.
  • In the Kaeloo episode "Let's Play Peace Man", Mr. Cat tries to yell a profanity-laced speech, but his microphone malfunctions, resulting in all swear words being "bleeped" out. It's quite easy to make out the words since only parts of them are bleeped out:
    Mr. Cat: Stupid fucking idiot! Goddamn duck! Pile of shit! One more time and I'll break your balls!
  • Happens multiple times in Arthur season 8, episode 10 "Bleep".
    • The first is in the prologue where Arthur is visiting the set of a show called The Altos, a parody of The Sopranos. Arthur explains that the bleep is inserted to cover swear words, or anything you're not supposed to hear. When the actors are acting, a Cluster Bleep-Bomb ensues.
      Gangster: Ugh! This is terrible apple betty, it's *BLEEP*! My mother. Now there was a woman who could make *BLEEP* an amazing apple betty. When she made it, the whole *BLEEP* neighborhood stood outside her house! *BLEEP* saint *BLEEP* that woman was. If it's okay with you Tee, I'd like to give that pastry chef a taste of his own cannoli.
      Mafia Boss: Hey, none of you *BLEEP* *BLEEP* so much as *BLEEP* unless I *BLEEP* say so! Capiche?
    • The second happens soon after when Arthur imagines if the bleep existed in real life. He has the bleep button operator bleep out people saying things he doesn't want to hear, even if they're not swear words. Later, DW holds the button down to annoy Arthur.
    • The final cluster bleep-bomb happens at the end when various kids at DW's preschool use the episode's unknown swear word gratuitously. note 
      Amanda Hulser: You're a *BLEEP*!
      Maryann: No, you are!
      Amanda Hulser: You look like a *BLEEP*!
      Maryann: You're a *BLEEEEEEEP*!
      DW arrives
      Tommy Tibble: Well, did you say it to 'em?
      Edwin: What in *BLEEP* did they do when you did?
      Amanda Hulser: Thanks for teaching it to us, you *BLEEP*!
      DW: Uh, guys? I think we need to have a talk about this.
  • One of Cartoon Network's old bumpers had Fred Jones delivering one of these when describing his response to questions about his ascot, much to the rest of the gang's shock.
  • Smiling Friends: In trying to salvage Mr. Frog's reputation, Charlie and Pim have him show up in Jimmy Fallon's show to hopefully get some sympathy back, while Charlie doped him on sleeping pills to curb his usual violent outbursts. "No one's ever done anything crazy on sleeping pills", in his words. This immediately goes awry when Jimmy asks Mr. Frog what the worst part of working on his show was, and he answers it was working with those filthy... somethings, as the show deploys a four-second bleep whose covered-up contents shock Jimmy, Pim, and even the normally-unfazed Charlie.
    Pim: Um... that was, uh, that was really bad.
  • The Boondocks: At the end of the episode "Ballin'", Riley ends up losing a junior basketball game that until then his team was assured to win. As his coach Tom DuBois watches the opposing team receive the trophy—with the announcer comparing the game's conclusion to the ending of The Mighty Ducks, something that Tom himself had also wanted to experience—the otherwise well-mannered attorney slams his clipboard onto the ground and breaks out into a profanity-laden tirade at his players that is bleeped out in TV airings of the episode. (On the DVD release, it's completely uncut.)


Goldie, Baby and Perrito

Initially between Goldie and Baby, but they are later joined by Perrito with some interesting insults.

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