So I’ve been saying forever that the archaic ideas of decency on broadcast airwaves weren’t long for this world and now the networks are agreeing with me. It’s just that it’s hard to watch Ice T get into a fight with a criminal on SVU and then say “darn it.” Hardcore grizzled cops just don’t talk like that. Similarly, have you ever tried to watch a daytime soap? Days of Our Lives is like nothing but sex… it’s straight up Cinemax softcore porn… except everyone is always clothed, and they have sex with the sheets and covers between the couple. It makes no sense.
So here’s looking forward to the day that I (and George Carlin) have dreamed of, when a you can sit down and watch a nice television drama on NBC that doesn’t insult your intelligence… and on that show, you get to see a naked A-list actress say to a naked A-list actor “fuck my cunt, you motherfucking cocksucker and piss on my tits you little piece of shit!”
I have a dream…
Stephen Colbert, Hugh Laurie on network indecency standards (video)
A very funny clip of Stephen Colbert and Hugh Laurie reading a list of approved words that you can say on broadcast cable, but not network television.