“Twilight” star and Cullen patriarch Peter Facinelli must have been inspired by the relatively new MTV Movie Awards category Best WTF Moment, as well as the various bleeped out profanities heard on tonight’s broadcast. When accepted the award for Best Movie on behalf of the “New Moon” cast at tonight’s award show, Facinelli launched into a list of thank-yous with a twist: a slew of F-bombs interlaced throughout his speech. Several of which were not caught in time to be completely bleeped out during what would have been a tough night for any censor.
In honor of Facinelli’s choice words, we thought we’d highlight a few memorable moments that live on in TV F-bomb infamy.
Vice President Joe Biden
Known for making the occasional gaffe or inserting foot-in-mouth, Vice President Joe Biden made headlines worldwide when he dropped the curse word on national TV. The VP’s enthusiasm was somewhat justified, with President Obama having just signed the controversial comprehensive Health Care reform bill into law, Biden crossed into FCC-sensitive territory when he called the momentous event a “big f—ing deal.” Truer words were never spoken.
News anchor Ernie Anastos
The distinguished newsman and Emmy award winner became an Internet viral video sensation when he dropped the F-bomb during a nightly newscast in 2009. Anastos was playfully ribbing weatherman Nick Gregory after his forecast, telling Gregory “It takes a tough man to make a tender forecast, Nick.” To which Gregory responded, “I guess that’s me.” Then, without missing a beat Anastos said joyfully (and inexplicably), “Keep f–king that chicken.”
Madonna on Letterman, 1994
In this infamous interview, Madonna appeared on the “Late Show With David Letterman” and, among a slew of other profanities and suggestive comments, she dropped the F-bomb 13 times. The interview reportedly still holds the record for being the most censored episode in American network talk show history. Madonna later defended her behavior as a statement on censorship.
Jenny Slate on “Saturday Night Live”
In her first appearance as a regular cast member, Jenny Slate got a little too carried away playing a tough, biker chick character. In the skit, which featured fellow cast member Kristen Wiig and host Megan Fox, Slate’s character is giving her friend props for standing up for herself in a semi-violent manner. “You frickin’ just threw an ashtray full of butts at my head. You know what, you stood up for yourself and I f–king love you for that.”
Known for pushing the censorship envelope and baiting the FCC, we’re betting Seth McFarlane and Co. were doing cartwheels after an episode of Family Guy mistakenly aired uncensored in parts of the US and Canada. In the clip, a testosterone-charged Hummer driver is watching the movie “Madagascar” while driving. He laughs out loud at one scene, “Dude those animals are so f–king funny, they make me want to merge without looking!”