What the Bleep: 10 Memorable Moments in Sitcom Swearing

We look back at some of the landmark bad language and fuzzed-out f-bombs dropped over two decades of primetime comedies

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'Action' ('Pilot,' 1999)

Before Entourage's Ari Gold set the standards for Hollywood power-player d-bags, there was Peter Dragon — the asshole producer and foul-mouthed antihero from this ill-fated Fox satire. Creator Chris Thompson knew a thing or two about skewering showbiz types, thanks to a career that included everything from serving as a writer/producer on Laverne & Shirley to penning scripts for The Larry Sanders Show. True to the latter's acrid form, Action's pilot (seen below sans censoring filters) opened with Mohr breathing R-rated fire all over a poor film-set employee who commented on Dragon parking in his spot. An auspicious introduction, to be sure — though admittedly somewhat wimpified if seen with the bad words blanched out.

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