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  • Lois Griffin in Family Guy, from an early episode: "This isn't art! This isn't even entertainment! This... BLOWS!!"
    • After Quagmire delivers a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Brian, he finishes with "thanks for the fucking steak."
      • Brian gets in one of his own in a later episode after unknowingly sleeping with Quagmire's father. (who had undergone a sex-change operation)
      Brian: (after getting beaten up by Quagmire) Hey!
      (Quagmire turns around as he walks away)
      Brian: I fucked your dad. (slams door)
    • The trope would apply to most of the swears in Family Guy since, despite this being an adult show, harsher swear words (like "shit" and "fuck") are still fairly rare, so when they do swear it tends to stand out a lot.
      Brian: Peter, I don't wanna say "I told you so", but....YEEAH! IN YOUR FUCKING FACE FUCKWAD!!
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    • Each entry in the Star Wars parody trilogy contains one Precision F-Strike.
  • In American Dad!, Steve's friend Snot tends to drop a few f-bombs here and there:
    Snot (leaving a voicemail for Steve): Steve, this is Snot Lowinstein; third time trying to talk to you. Listen, you're kind of fucking us with this whole tractor thing.
    • When Steve and his friend start arguing over their sleepover plan falling through, Snot angrily screams at Toshi to learn English (he can actually speak perfect English with no accent, he just chooses not to), prompting this from Toshi:
    Toshi: Eat. My. BALLS!
  • The Simpsons:
    • Lisa Simpson swears by far the least number of times of any character. She only does so once: in "The Night of The Dolphin", where she is bit by a dolphin, causing her to yell, "Son of a bitch!"
    • Even better: Ralph Wiggum, normally the idiot who named his eponymous trope, cussing when talking about Moe Szyzlak in "Judge Me Tender"...
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    • In "Bart's Inner Child"
      Kent Brockman: Folks are finally accepting their feelings and really communicating with no holding back. And this reporter thinks it's about fucking time.
    • From, "Homer The Whopper". Not much of a swear, but it was still bleeped.
      Lyle McCarthy: Something bad happens and you cope by cramming a donut in your mouth.
      Homer: Well you don't always have time to masturbate.
      • Which is particularly odd because Homer used the word in question twice in "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star" five seasons earlier.
    • In "Girls Just Want to Have Sums", Lisa must dress like a boy (and is now addressed as 'Toilet') in order to attend the male side of Springfield Elementary (long story). The conversation she has with an unknowing Milhouse shocks her:
    Lisa/Toilet (raspy voice): Did you know Lisa Simpson? I heard she was pretty cool.
    Milhouse: Lisa? Oh yeah, we totally had a thing, but I had to break it off.
    Lisa/Toilet (normal voice): WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!
    • How shocking was Homer's explosive swear in "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 1"? His own children somehow knew what word he was about to use, and they looked scared when he quietly told them, "Kids, would you step outside for a second?"
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    • The most precise of all Precision F-Strikes in The Simpsons comes from the episode "Hurricane Neddy", delivered by Ned Flanders of all people.
      Ned: Aw, hell, diddly-ding-dong- crap! CAN'T YOU MORONS DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!
    • In the "Treehouse of Horror IV" segment "The Devil and Homer Simpson", Homer searches his emergency donut stash, only to find it empty with a note reading "Dear Homer, I.O.U. one emergency donut. Signed, Homer". Upon discovering this, he exclaims "Bastard! He's always one step ahead!" The first word is often left out of TV broadcasts.
    • In The Simpsons Movie, Marge gets one with "Someone throw the goddamn bomb!" The tv version is just "the damn bomb"
    • In "The Joy of Sect", both Lisa and Marge angrily yell 'damn'!
  • South Park:
    • Butters doesn't swear often, and thus it has a far greater effect when he does. The rest of the characters swear like crazy doesn't really matter: it's very much to do with the individual.
    • Comedy Central seems to agree that this is effective, as he was allowed to say "Ah, shit." at the end of "Imaginationland". As we all know from the episode "It Hits The Fan", the network has a history of only allowing them to use that word when the situation calls for it.
    • Another classic was his cheering "Fuck him up, Wendy!" when Wendy fights Cartman in Breast Cancer Show Ever.
    • A particularly brilliant one comes at the end of "Christian Rock Hard", when, after being screwed over by Cartman, Butters calmly walks over to him, farts in his face, gives him the finger and says "Fuck you, Eric." He then calmly walks away.
    • "It Hits The Fan" also spoofed this trope when the use of a single swear word was hyped on a TV show was hyped in the media. The actual sentence came at the end of the fake episode, "Oh, by the way, you got some shit on your face there."
    • Don't... FUCK... with... Wendy... Testaburger!!!!
    • This incident from The Movie stands out amongst the Cluster F Bombing: when Cartman learns he's grounded for one week longer than Stan and Kyle for watching the Terrence and Phillip movie against their parents' strict orders not to, he can only say, "That's fucking bullshit." This carries enough weight to shock Kyle's mom further.
    • In the episode "All About Mormons" Gary, the son of the Mormon family that moved into down, gives a somewhat powerful, thought provoking speech at the end of the episode, ending it with "suck my balls." This is pretty tame for South Park, but given that Gary was Mormon and the entire family used clean, frequently cutesy language throughout the episode it was a Precision F-Strike for the character in question.
    • And there was also that time Kenny was eaten by a giant bird that busted through the ceiling after the plot of the episode was already resolved.
  • Similar to the South Park example, most of the cast of Drawn Together swear like sailors. Princess Clara, on the other hand, uses profanity very sparingly, so when she drops an F-bomb, you notice it.
  • In Dexter's Laboratory, the gym teacher says "what is this crap?" in reaction to Dexter's excuse note.
    • At the end of "Rude Removal", Dexter goes "Oh, shit." after his mom said she's going to clean his & Dee-Dee's mouths with soap.
  • In Samurai Jack, a robot mutters "God dammit" when explaining how powerful the Mondo-Bot is.
    • Pops up again in season 5, when Scaramouche says that a particular fellow "looked like a talking penis". What's more, this season aired on Toonami, and there was no questionable language present at all that season until this very moment, and never again for the rest of the show.
  • Metalocalypse: "That's my bread and butter you're fucking with." Run away. Now. Charles is pissed.
  • In The Boondocks, Martin Luther King Jr gets one with "nigger". He went on to give a speech using the cluster N-bomb. In context, he was calling them out on how they were all acting. How this was not the future that he had in mind for black people. He felt how they were acting was completely shameful.
    Tom: MOTHER FUCK! Shit! Shit! Shit! Shit Pricks! Shit! Shit! SHIIIIIIIIIT!
  • Looney Tunes:
    • In pre-Code cartoon "Bosko's Picture Show", in a moment that doubles as a potshot against soon-to-be-former boss Leon Schlesinger, Bosko points to Dirty Dalton, a stereotypical villain, and angrily shouts, "The dirty fuck!"
    • There's a classic "blooper" clip of Porky Pig (presumably a studio gag reel or something like that) smacking his thumb with a hammer while pounding a nail, and muttering, "Son of bi-bi-bi, son of a bi-bi-bi, son of a bi-bi-bi-Gun!" He then turns to the camera and adds, "Ha-ha-ha, you thought I was gonna say s-son of a Bitch, didn't you?"
    • "The Rebel Without Claws" has Tweety modify his catchphrase to "I tawt I taw a damn Yankee tat!"
  • Every time that Total Drama unleashes something bleeped in-show, it's always either really awesome or really hilarious.
    • DJ and his "Oh, shit" when facing the first challenge.
    • Lindsay insulting Heather with a really long list of (bleeped) insults (complete with middle finger) after finding out how much she's used her the entire season.
    • Gordon in the Total Drama Action Aftermaths, in a parody of Gordon Ramsey. This was, so far, the only bleep actually not removed in the Cartoon Network version, making it even more awesome.
    • Izzy and her Shout-Out to Christian Bale in the Celebrity Manhunt special while on a movie set.
    • Alejandro in the first episode of World Tour, when he finds out how useless his team is. Bonus points for putting on a good face until he gets to the confessional, as well as for the Gratuitous Spanish.
    • A World Tour bonus clip has a rare uncensored one, where Chef answers a fan's question on how he learned to fly the Jumbo Jet.
    Chef: Antsypants99, are you kidding me? Chris Mclean is so damn cheap, he told me to go and Google how to fly a plane.
  • From the Danger Mouse episode "The Wild Wild Goose Chase":
    Narrator: On and on they trod though the white sands in the noonday sun and the merciless hell of a waterless desert.
    DM: You know, Penfold....after trodding on and on through the white sands in the noonday sun and the merciless hell of a waterless desert, I don't quite feel so lucky anymore.
  • In Aqua Teen Hunger Force, from the end of an episode where Frylock buys a widescreen plasma TV.
    Meatwad: I thought you said television was bad.
    Frylock: It is. But we f—king need it.
  • The Venture Bros.: Dean Venture gets one in the last line of the fourth season. "You know what I think? Fuck you!"
  • King of the Hill manages this without any actual swearing in "Death and Taxes" - a convict dupes Peggy into smuggling him cocaine by playing to her ego (saying that he wrote the same fake letter about a schoolteacher who encouraged him when he was younger to a couple dozen teachers in the area - and Peggy was the only one blinded enough by hubris to fall for it), then forces her to continue supplying him with the threat of turning her in for what she's already brought to him... while also implying he may turn her in anyway when he feels like it. Hank realizes something's wrong around the halfway point of the episode when she, being as egotistical as she is and being a legitimately good housekeeper, forgets to add meat to a dinner dish that is 90% meat, and upon noticing, asks out loud, "How could I be so freaking stupid?!".
  • From the Futurama episode "The Silence of the Clamps", we have this gem aimed towards Robot Mafia goon Clamps:
    "My name isn't Slick. It's Zoidberg! John Fucking Zoidberg!"
  • On Clone High, Mr. Butlertron has a few in Episode 5:
    Butlertron: That Scangrade is just such a motherfucking showboat. He's been this way since Amherst.

    Butlertron: Before you kill me, I have one request: can you answer a multiple choice question?
    Scangrade: I'm Scangrade. I grade tests for a living. Ask me your question!
    Butlertron: Are you a) handsome, b) smart, c) scrap metal, or d) all of the above?
    Scangrade: That's easy. I'm a) and b), but not c), so I can't be d). You can't fill in two ovals! (explodes)
    Butlertron: The answer was c). You fuckwad.
  • The Christmas Episode of Robotboy has this exchange:
    Constantine: I know you're the evil genius, but here's what I don't get: if you tell everybody your plan, won't somebody try and stop it?
    Kamikazi: Exactly. You see, ruining Christmas is merely a ruse to mask my real plan, a plan that will give me the greatest Christmas gift of all time.
    Constantine: A fur-lined toilet seat?
    Kamikazi: No, jackass!
  • Gargoyles: In his very first scene, David Xanatos says "Pay a man enough, and he'll walk barefoot into hell." While this may have been heard in some of the earlier movies like 101 Dalmatians and Sleeping Beauty, it was unheard of to hear this in a Disney animated series. The first season DVD set even features interviews with fans who recall being amazed when they heard it.
    • In another early episode, Elisa actually says "Damn!" in frustration. The line was said quietly enough a kid might miss it, but it's still amazing Disney allowed an actual swear.
  • Doug: From the Disney Christmas episode "Doug's Secret Christmas" comes this remark from who better than Doug Funnie. And you won't believe that this was used in context. Not exactly a swear, but surprising for its source material.
    Doug: Oh, so, with all that talk about fish and vampires and internal combustion engines, you really wanted to talk to me about sex?
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Bloo's voice actor confirmed on a fansite that when reading for Destination: Imagination he misread the word "peeved" in the part where World freaks out. Thus:
    Mr Herriman:' Good heavens! What's happening?!
    Bloo: You PISSED HIM OFF, that's what happening!!!
  • Fluttershy from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic of all ponies has one in "Putting Your Hoof Down", during her increasingly rage-filled tirade against Pinkie Pie and Rarity. While she doesn't use an actual curse word, but an obvious substitution for "fuck," the context in which she says it, and they way she says it provides just as much impact as if it had been an actual F-bomb. It also stands out as an example of O.O.C. Is Serious Business, since Fluttershy is normally very quiet and sweet: the last pony anyone would expect to say anything that even resembled a swear.
    Rarity: Now, stop right there! Let's not let things descend into petty insults.
    Fluttershy: Why not? I thought "petty" was what you're all about, Rarity, with your petty concerns about fashion.
    Pinkie Pie: Hey, leave her alone; fashion is her passion!
    Fluttershy: Oh, and what are you passionate about? Birthday cake? Party hats? I can't believe that the two most frivolous ponies in Ponyville are trying to tell New Fluttershy how to live her life, when they are throwing their own lives away on pointless pursuits that nopony else gives a flying feather about!
    • Played with in a later episode, when we discover that the one thing that really makes Fluttershy lose her composure is dealing with her obnoxious brother Zephyr Breeze. She mentions in public that he makes her "peeved," and this word is apparently considered unspeakably profane in the world of the show. Parents cover their children's ears and glare at her in response.
    • In "Fluttershy Leans In", Rainbow Dash exclaims "Buck yeah!".
  • The Japanese dub of Magic Adventures of Mumfie has Mumfie call Bristle an idiot in this manner.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door's animatic video for an as-of-yet unaired pilot involving the Galactic Kids Next Door, Numbuh 3 (of all numbuhs) drops one after a particularly bizarre revelation.
    Numbuh Three: holy f**k.
  • Being a Canadian production, a feature film and having the rating of PG Pirates Passage features words and phrases such as "Bastards", "Son of a bitch" and "Jesus Murphy."
  • BoJack Horseman makes brilliant use of this trope. Despite being a Netflix show that can use the word as often as they like, it's deliberately used exactly once per season, and only for scenes in which the title character's self-destructive lifestyle had done irreparable damage to a relationship. The result is a walloping dramatic effect.
    • Season One
    Herb: [after Bojack sought forgiveness after not supporting/contacting Herb for 20 years after he was fired from Horsin' Around] ...And you abandoned me. And I will never forgive you for that. Now get the fuck out of my house!
    • Season Two
    Charlotte: [after finding Bojack on the bed with her 17-year-old daughter just moments after she rejected him] ...And if you ever try to contact me or my family again, I will fucking kill you.
    • Season Three
    Todd: [the end of a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech, tired of Bojacks excuses for making bad choices, including sleeping with his ex-girlfriend] ...fuck, man. What else is there to say?
    • Somewhat subverted in season 4. Todd, while not fully ready to be friends with Bojack, let's Bojack back into his life after he gets a sincere apology.
    • Season Four
    Bojack: [describing a show he's going to put on for his long-abusive, now senile mother] Then after the show, I'll come out and say "hello." And she'll say "Bojack? Is that you" And when her eyes spark with recognition, I'm gonna sit down next to her, I'm gonna squeeze her hand, and get real close, and say... "Fuck you, Mom!"
    His plan backfires and he is stuck with his mother for most of the season after she is kicked out of the nursing home for causing a disturbance. Ultimately, near the end of the season, he can't go through with it. Once she finally recognizes him and he is able to have a heart-to-heart with her, he chooses to tell her a comforting lie about how she is surrounded by her loved ones. Fitting since Bojack's arc during this season was about repairing relationships.
    • Season Five
    Gina: [After nearly getting strangled to death by Bojack because he is hallucinating from his painkiller addiction] What the fuck is wrong with you?
    • The writing staff have played with this rule though. In season 3, "Love And/Or Marriage" ends with Diane being cut off while screaming "MOTHERF-!" upon learning that she's pregnant. The immediate next episode beings with her screaming "-UCKER!!"
  • Animated PSAs by Street Kids International have the occasional swear, despite being made primarily for kids.
  • Regular Show has Mordecai saying "You pissed me off." to Rigby.
  • Kaeloo has Stumpy say the F word once he sees an enormous restaurant bill in Episode 64.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Back to Bortron 7 has a surprising use of "God!" courtesy of Zerk Propulsion at one point.


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