Censorship is a strange beast. We can turn on our TVs tonight and watch a couple forensic scientists flirt with each other while examining a disemboweled corpse, but if those same two scientists were to make love later that day, the sex would be implied but not actually shown. This isn’t just a network TV phenomenon either. Cable, where envelopes are allowed and encouraged to be pushed, also has strange and contradictory rules about what’s allowed and what not. It doesn’t seem to make sense that the same place where a popular series about a serial killer airs still has rules against even implying that a woman on screen is having an orgasm. (Yes, look it up)
So, as it’s made public that a character on Modern Family will use the world’s most popular f-word in an upcoming episode, should we give a damn?