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

'The Goldbergs' ('Circle of Driving,' 2013)
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'The Goldbergs' ('Circle of Driving,' 2013)

Beyond its pastiche of pop culture references (and there are plenty), ABC's sleeper-hit sitcom is, chiefly, a charming tribute to one man's rough-around-the-edges suburban Philadelphia clan. Which, in part, translates to a lot of filtered F-words and similarly colorful language courtesy of the show's parents, Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Right out of the gate, the series premiere finds the show's matriarch reprimanding a cop who has busted her elderly dad for reckless driving. "Memorize this face," she warns the officer, "because it is going to haunt your dreams, sir. It is gonna haunt your fucking dreams." Or at least that's what we assume is being said beneath the bleep. Whatever it was, it was salty.

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