Conan O’Brien guest George Lopez yells “shit” and gets away with it
November 29, 2010 by Beatweek
Even as Conan O’Brien has subtly tested the basic cable censors on his new TBS show, his guest and network-mate George Lopez dropped by the set of Conan and immediately set the censors ablaze. In listing the benefits of doing a late night talk show on cable instead of a major network, Lopez quipped “Basic cable gives you the freedom to say ‘shit.’ That’s beautiful. Shit!” to which Conan half-seriously replied “No one told me that.”
While word “shit” is apparently allowable on TBS and other basic cable networks, it never would have gotten past the censors at Conan’s old home NBC. No word yet on whether Conan plans to begin talking shit himself, literally speaking, now that he’s aware he can get away with it.