Jenny Slate drops F-bomb during season premiere of SNL

From the NY Daily News:

Comedian Jenny Slate let slip the mother of all swear words in a biker chic talk show skit that was already generously laced with “freakin’s” and “frickin’s.”

“You know what? You freakin’ just threw an ashtray full of butts at my head,” said Slate, before she got a little too carried away with her tough-girl character. “You know what? You stood up for yourself, and I f—– love you for that.”

Slate puffed her cheeks and puckered her lips in horror after the slip, but co-star Kristen Wiig didn’t miss a beat.

The incident overshadows an SNL that featured musical guest U2 and host Megan Fox.  But the “controversy” of her using a word like Fuck seems somehow antiquated, especially given SNL’s targeted audience — one that I’m guessing uses the word fuck all the time and it airs at 12:40 a.m.  It’s really only a matter of time before the word fuck is allowed on television — like shit before it and many other utterances.

I couldn’t agree more with the argument laid out by The Daily What:

Here are the facts:

  1. The minced oath “frickin” was being tossed around so frequently during the infamous skit that the cast members might as well have been saying “fuckin,” and certainly could not be faulted for slipping up.
  2. The skit aired at 12:40AM. Any “impressionable kid” still awake to watch it is most likely the progeny of parents who couldn’t care less if he/she hears swear words on TV.
  3. Canada, where the word “fuck”is permitted on airbetween the hours of 9PM and 6AM, is justone of the many countriespresently laughing their free-speechin’ head off at this total non-issue.
  4. The single, unintentional utterance of the holiest of curses, in between a minefield of euphemisms, followsa monologue with shopped porn, a skitwith a buck-naked Transformer, and the noun adjunct “penis slot.” C’MON!

So, really, surprising but certainly nothing to get our panties bunched up about.

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  • Rheladon October 11, 2009, 2:11 pm

    If you have to do it, you might as well do it right.,