OOPS: Expletive Makes It On The Air In NBC's Golden Globes Telecast: Video

Jacqueline Bisset GlobesNBC‘s censors watching the live feed from the 71st Golden Globe Awards had quick fingers tonight, maybe too quick. Viewers were surprised when the bizarre, rambling speech of the night’s second winner, Jacqueline Bisset of Starz‘s Dancing On The Edge, was silenced after the orchestra began playing her off. It seemed like her mike NBC_logohad been cut off over time limit until it went back live to a loud and clear “sh*t.” It was part of the line, “I want to thank the people who have given me joy, and there have been many, and the people  who have given me sh*t.” But instead of muting the last word, the sensors silenced the phrase just before it, “and the people who have given me.” The slip likely will bring back the ghost of the “fleeting expletives” case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Check out the clip:

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It stemmed from complaints about profanities making their ways to the live broadcasts of several awards shows, including Bono saying “This is really, really, f**king brilliant”in his acceptance speech at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards. Coincidentally, Bono was again a winner tonight for best original song, U2′s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, but kept his remarks clean (and deeply emotional). Fleeting expletives is why the broadcast networks instituted a seven-second delay on live broadcasts, so profanities can be caught and bleeped before the live feed is beamed to the world. However, the censoring malfunctioned tonight. Exacerbating things for NBC is the fact that incident happened during the so called “family hour” at 8 PM on the East Coast and even earlier, a little after 5, in the West.

  1. oh well all the 1st amendment defenders that supported phil from duck dynasty like the parents television council , won’t protest to the FCC. :)

  2. What a silly thing to get your panties in a bunch over. America needs to move on from the small trifles that we take so much care over, while ignoring glaring, huge issues.

  3. The Golden Globes is not a new show. Granted, Dick Clark was sold several years ago, but the new folks have had lots of time and experience to produce a tight show.

    From the endless walks by the winners through obstacle courses created by over sized seating to the people constantly walking behind the action on stage to the horrible teleprompter to everything else…this production is amateurish at best.

    I would be embarrassed to be associated with the thought process and execution of this production.

  4. Who cares when people aren’t being payed a living wage – get in a tizzy over something important.

  5. The Shit word was mentioned 2 times during the live broadcast. And the biggest laugh wasn’t a eating a hotdog, it was this line from Tina Fey,,,

    “Like a Super Models Vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Colin Farrel”.

    Cheers deadline hollywood.

  6. Here’s a simple fix — fine the person who says it, not the broadcaster.
    We wouldn’t have to worry about stupid muting that causes us to miss important stuff, and you can bet Ms. Bisset would be a lot more careful if she know that word would cost her a $250,000 fine.

  7. The standards need to be reworked in the worst way. I am far more comfortable with my kids hearing Bissett utter the word “sh*t” versus my kids watching “Family Guy” or “Two and a Half Men”. And both of these shows are on during the family time before 8pm every single day in most markets.

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