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Bloopers That Were Too Risque To Air

Bloopers are just a part of doing business when the business is show business. TV stars are going to mess up a line every now and then...or, after a long day on set, get punchy and improvise and make their co-stars laugh. While most TV flubs are innocent, some are downright raunchy—so dirty that they can't run over the end credits or go out over the airwaves at all. Fortunately, there's the internet, the only place to see blooper reels of the stars of wholesome TV shows doing and saying hilariously profane things. (Fair warning: This is probably NSFW.)

Full House

Has there ever been a more innocuous TV show than Full House? The often sickeningly-sweet sitcom used its "awwwwwww" track as often as its laugh track. Belying that innocence is the fact that two of its cast members were veteran comedians: Dave Coulier and Bob Saget. Comics are by their nature both quick on their feet...and filthy. In this blooper, Coulier really lets Saget have it. As Stephanie Tanner would say, "How rude!"


The friends on Friends were, well, friends. And when people are that close, both in friendship and proximity, there's bound to be the occasional bit of accidental or unplanned nudity. Heck, it's a plot line that was actually scripted on Friends at least a couple of times—Phoebe's boyfriend with the revealing bike shorts, for example. This instance, however, was not one of those times. In this outtake, Matt LeBlanc drops a sheet and a part of him says "how you doin'?" to co-star Jennifer Aniston.

Parks and Recreation

NBC's small-town government comedy was often inspiring and empowering, but it always packed in tons of fantastic jokes. A tremendous cast of comedy all-stars like Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, and Chris Pratt kept things loose on the set and improvised from time to time. That's what's going on here, when characters discuss examples of famous "comebacks." Pratt, in character as wide-eyed man-child Andy Dwyer, takes the word "comeback" literally and obscenely...and nobody can handle it.


Voice acting is still acting, of course, and it carries with it all of "regular" acting's distractions and frustrations. This means that cartoons have outtake reels. And when those outtakes of actors in character as their highly recognizable animated alter egos are set to cartoon imagery, the results are at once very funny and unnerving. Take for example this blooper reel from the '80s action cartoon ThunderCats. Evidently, a ThunderCats recording session could potentially boast more swearing and sex talk than a Kevin Smith movie.

Better Off Ted

This quirky ABC sitcom aired for just two seasons of 13 episodes each, but it quickly became a cult hit for its surreal and twisted take on office culture. In one episode, a typo in a memo requires, rather than discourages, employees of the show's workplace of Veridian Dynamics to use "offensive or insulting" language. When the episode aired, all of the dirty words were bleeped out, of course. But Better Off Ted producers were kind enough to later release the unedited footage of the extremely creative profane things the characters called one another.


Throughout ALF's four season run, ALF, or Gordon Shumway to his friends back home on the planet Melmac, was always sassy. That's what made ALF a hit—a sassy alien puppet who razzed a family and tried to eat their cat was a very appealing sitcom premise. The man who voiced and controlled the ALF puppet, Paul Fusco, was sassy, too. That is, if the definition of sassy includes "grumpy" and "swears a lot" and "pretends to snort cocaine off a desk."

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Potty humor just may be the oldest form of comedy. And for good reason—the sounds that come out of the backside of a human are hilarious. Sure, it's juvenile and puerile to make fart noises especially when it's a response to somebody crouching or clenching their teeth, but still: funny. Take for example this blooper from the otherwise classy sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Carlton (Alfonso Ribeiro) is supposed to be concentrating really hard, but he looks like he's doing something else...so somebody in the sound booth "sweetened" the shot.

The Soupy Sales Show

Soupy was a beloved kiddie TV host in the early days of TV. But Soupy was also a man—a man with needs. And so, one day, his crew surprised him in the middle of a taping with a special guest behind an on-set door. Soupy hears an off-stage scream, and he goes to investigate by opening the door. He's not quite prepared for who's there: a topless dancer.

The League

Co-created by Jeff Schaffer, a veteran of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and starring gifted ad-libbers like Nick Kroll and Mark Duplass, FXX's The League had solid foundation for improvisation. It was also a show about a bunch of guys who creatively taunted each other almost nonstop, which means it's really quite something that there's stuff from The League that couldn't even air on cable TV. From a scene where Kroll and Duplass's characters tease Kevin (Steve Rannazzisi) for his extensive collection of Dummies books, Kroll tries to make a dirty joke but he can't get through it without laughing.

30 Rock

Will Arnett had a recurring role on 30 Rock as Devon Banks, a nefarious and sometimes predatory NBC executive with his eye on the innocent page, Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer). His "flirting" could get a little creepy and alarming, such as when he force feeds a bottle of apple juice to Kenneth. Arnett riffs a lot during the scene, few of them primetime-appropriate, particularly his suggestive comments about the prettiness of Kenneth's mouth.