Monday, July 22, 2024

HBO’s “Veep” Breaks a Huge Language Taboo, Using the “C” Word For Real


Tonight’s episode of “Veep” is officially called “C—gate.” Apparently the word is used quite liberally in the episode.

Outside of the N word, I can’t think of anything other than the C word which is completely verboten everywhere. Even the f- word finds its way into some mainstream things, and shit so do some others.

But HBO and JDL are going for it. I’ll watch at 10:30 and we’ll see how they do this. “Veep” is the best comedy on TV outside of “Fox and Friends.” And the latter is unintentionally a hoot.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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