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Monday, February 13, 2006

Now how did that get past the censors?

So, I'm watching an old Charmed episode entitled "Crimes and Witch-Demeanors" in which Inspector Darryl Morris is framed through magic and the sisters go to the tribunal to save him. Anyway, there's a scene where Chris (played by a yummy Drew Fuller) is interrogating a demon by holding him over the pits of hell. Momentarily distracted by his estranged father, angel/whitelighter Leo, Chris accidentally drops the demon. Chris' next line is what pricks my ears: "Shit, look what you made me do."

OK, given my day's run-in with censorship (see post below), I'm totally surprised. Esp. since I've seen this ep at least a couple of times before and never noticed the word.

I remember about 25 years ago when the the word, "bitch" was said for the first time on a network drama, specifically Dynasty. The scene was Fallon's funeral and an embittered Jeff (Fallon's husband) looked down on her grave and venomously spewed the word at her coffin. A big deal was made about the word; I think even TV Guide had a write-up about the scene. Well, fast forward a few years, and the word "bitch" barely gets a notice. And now we don't blink when we hear refrains of the word "ass."

Tell me - when did "shit" become OK with the censors? And without any fanfare, either? Oh well, I guess the next word up is "fuck." Wonder which show will have that honor?

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