Holy —

22 September 2006

A trend in television writing: implying use of the word “shit” by an actor saying “holy —” and cutting the scene before they get to the next word. Seen it:

  • in a whole series of Volkswagen ads showing the VWs in accidents, followed by the passengers shown standing beside the wreck, shaken but unharmed
  • in an ad for the Evil Empire Comcast—guy rubs their bullshit fictitious “speed booster” gunk on his hands and does the dishes in a flash, prompting his wife to interject
  • in this week’s season premiere of Boston Legal, from the lips of none other than Candice Bergen.

Whatever. Just another lame attempt at circumventing an increasingly and everlastingly Puritan society and its latest rabid dogs, the FCC.

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