Tonight is the Super Bowl! While I'm not the biggest pro-football fan (I'm more of a college football fan) I will watch the Super Bowl...for the commercials and half-time. I remember a few years ago sitting in my living room gasping when I saw the Janet Jackson incident. Since then, most live events have a 3 to 6 second delay to catch the occasional flash of bits and pieces or catch the occasional cuss word slip. With Anderson's show being live every night there is always the risk of a guest or even Anderson blurting out a cuss word. I got the feeling Anderson had no problem saying the occasional cuss word after I found three separate occasions where, on purpose, he cussed his way through a segment. Here they are for your viewing pleasure! Roll the $%#*! tape :)
Sorry, the link is broken on this first clip. You can read the transcript here: Nth from January 14, 2004:
The most recent time he had to be bleeped was back in November 2005. (Sorry about the quality of the video. I downloaded this when it first aired and didn't make a note of the person who captured it. So if it is your video let me know and I'll give you credit for it.)
I was unable to find a video clip of the 3rd time and if you happen to have a copy of the clip you are willing to let us add to ATA, drop us an e-mail. Here is the transcript from October 7th, 2003.
COOPER: Tonight, taking (EXPLETIVE DELETED) to the "Nth Degree." Can I say that on TV? Apparently it depends whether it's a verb or an adjective. See the Federal Communications Commission today said it will take no action regarding something the singer Bono said during the January 19 "Golden Globe Awards."
To be specific he said quote "this is really, really (EXPLETIVE DELETED) brilliant, only without the...
The FCC said it got 234 complaints. All but 17, from people associated with the Parents Television Council. But in section 3 subsection 8 paragraph 5 of its ruling the FCC says Bono didn't violate the law because what he said quote "does not describe sexual or excretory organs, or for that matter the filthy, disgusting things people do with them." In other words he meant (EXPLETIVE DELETED) the merely crude adjective, not (EXPLETIVE DELETED) the reprehensible verb.
I refer you to FCC footnote 16 citing the nonactionable noun usage, quote, "the hell I did, I drove the mother (EXPLETIVE DELETED)." The FCC also says it's okay to use such words as an insult. In other words, I can call you a (EXPLETIVE DELETED), but not because you (EXPLETIVE DELETED) my sister.
If it gets too confusing for you well, (EXPLETIVE DELETED).