The History of Swearing on TV

Lately, cable television stations have eased up on their restrictions of swearing, adopting the word bitch as common vocabulary and allowing the occasional S-bomb to slipbut it wasnt always this way. According to Vultures latest Secret History of Television episode, it wasnt until South Parks well-received It Hits the Fan episode in 2001where the word shit is proclaimed a record 200 timesthat the Federal Communications Commission decided to relax its laws on cursing. Now, many once-forbidden four-letter words are no big deal.