The History of Swearing on American TV

From Jefferson Airplane to Eric Cartman.

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New York Magazine takes a look at the history of one of America’s favorite pastimes, swearing. A detailed history of how curse words crept onto our screens is presented in an informative and lighthearted manner above. Find out how Jefferson Airplane kicked it all off accidentally on The Dick Cavett Show, how Eddie Murphy stepped it up, and when Eric Cartman took it to new heights above.

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