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AMC Finally Allowing F-Bombs on “The Walking Dead”?

Negan is about to be really happy.

You may remember that when Negan made his debut on “The Walking Dead, his infamous, expletive-filled arrival speech from the comic books was seriously toned down for AMC; one version was shot for the network, while an uncensored cut of the scene was shot for Season 6’s home video release.

Well, it doesn’t look like the “Walking Dead” team will be running into that problem anymore, as it’s been confirmed that AMC has made a decision to allow up to two uses of the word “fuck” in every season of spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead”… and we can only assume that this also extends to the main series.

In fact, “Fear the Walking Dead” just dropped an f-bomb last night.

You get a specific number of curse words you can say, and then there’s a list of what you can and can’t do,” Dave Erickson, “Fear” showrunner, explained to “I think it was our script coordinator who told me there was an email had come up; there had been a memo saying we could now say ‘fuck’ twice over the course of an entire season.”

Given how much violence AMC allows “The Walking Dead” to air without any conflict, it stands to reason that they’d finally lift the ban on f-bombs. You may have noticed that more and more television shows are pushing those boundaries, with “American Horror Story: Cult” already dropping several f-bombs on FX.

Want to hear Negan curse up a storm? Watch his uncensored Season 6 arrival below!



  • C-3PO’s

    About fuckin’ time.


    I remember from the Breaking Bad DVD commentaries how judicious they had to be with the f-bomb. I think they got one per season, or maybe it was one under special circumstances or something.

    It’s kind of arbitrary how the f-word is forbidden but they can say most other cusswords and show copious blood and gore.

    • Necro

      Yeah that’s a very good point! I know watching this latest season of ‘American Horror Story’ I was totally caught off guard when I heard the f-bombs drop. Rewound it just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. I think a lot of these prime time networks are going to start allowing more than that soon enough. With all this parental control nowadays and with every show you know every detail of the show in terms of what you’re about to see, so why not? is what I ask/say.

    • Shinobi

      Yeah, one per season. I saw an interview with Aaron Paul on Conan discussing that; unlimited usage of bitch, six times using shit and one fuck per season.

    • johnhelvete

      AMC has a quota for the number of curse words allowed per episode which makes them far behind other basic cable networks like FX, USA,SyFy, TNT for the language that is allowed on the network “While the humble f-bomb may be totally off AMC’s menu, other words came with a quota. For Loaded, each episode was given an allowance of 10 uses of “shit.”… “And they counted words like ‘arsehole’ and ‘dick’ the same as ‘shit’,”

  • Necro

    I absolutely fucking fuckedy fuck fuck fucking love it!

  • Hardcore F’n Mudd

    Season 8 episode 1, scene 1,rick stands on a Lego brick and says FUCK FFUUCCKKK

  • Mayday

    If you want to see how far some networks will go, watch the limited series “Feud” on FX. They used “fuck”, “motherfucker” and “cunt” on a regular basis.

  • Eastman420

    Why the fuck not?

  • Chris Napier

    God forbid they show an evil nipple.

  • I guess it’s okay as long as you don’t sneak it in a family show like the very end of Back to the Future when Mary said “do we become assholes or something?”. I expect it in a blood soaked over the top, brain smashing show.

  • Don’t get all these people complaining about language and gore because kids watch the show. Why are you letting kids watch the show? It’s meant to be for adults – not kids; it’s an 18 certificate show for a reason. Same principle with swearing. I say fuck about fifteen times a day as it is, in the event of an actual zombie apocalypse, I’ll be using it a lot more.

    • Weresmurf
      • Evan3

        A gif Weresmurf? C’mon… you’re better than that!

        • Weresmurf

          Eh, it did its job. lol. Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuckin fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck. Fuckity fuck fuck fuckin fuck shitballs fuck fuck fuck. 17. There we go.

    • American Atheist

      It’s because parents aren’t parents. They blame everyone and everything else for their kids being degenerate fuck ups except themselves.

      I grew up watching horror movies with my grandparents and they made it clear that it was fantasy. My mother said fuck all time, I never would think twice of ever saying that as a kid until I was a teenager.

      • Same. I was – with few exceptions – allowed to watch pretty much whatever I want on the understanding that it was fantasy and that if it negatively affected me, I wouldn’t be watching it again. I wasn’t allowed to use bad language, but I wasn’t shielded from it.

        It just annoys me that people bitch and moan about it being bad for kids – well, if you’re that concerned, don’t let them watch the show! But don’t trash the show because you’re constantly clutching your pearls.

  • ky

    Well now I’m pissed that I didn’t wait and watch this version first…adding the Fuck word just made this scene about 100x better. Now i need to rewatch the entire Fuckin season so I get hear all the fucketry.

  • Weresmurf

    I’m so glad they’re allowing 2 f bombs in amidst the motherfucking murder and all that fucking shit…
    fucking murder and mayhem and heads blowing up and arms ripping off and flesh eating and all that fucking shit. Jesus christ AMC grow the fuck up.

  • American Atheist

    The only thing AHS Cult has going is the word fuck because this season fucking sucks.

    • Matt Miller

      Lol. It’s been like three seasons.

  • Edgar Pinecone

    It’s fucked up that you can’t say fuck in a show with this level of graphic violence. Won’t someone please think of the children!

  • Elizabeth

    I watched SyFy’s Blood Drive using Vue’s DVR and every episode was full of f-bombs. I guess they don’t sensor the playback.

    • johnhelvete

      I can confirm that SyFy allowed Blood Drive to use uncensored F-bombs on the air. Likely SyFy had to get specific advertisers for the show to begin with considering the content of the show and advertisers are the only reason that channels like SyFy, USA and TNT drop out the audio for F-bombs on their shows when they air during broadcast.

  • El_Fez

    Meanwhile Ash vs Evil Dead gets you a full swear jar by the end of the season. What a fucked up state of affairs this is.

  • Bobby Jones

    SyFy shows drop f-bombs all the time

    • zombie84_41

      for real

    • johnhelvete

      Blood Drive is the only SyFy show that I am aware of that had uncensored F-bombs during the broadcast on the SyFy channel. Shows like The Magicians and Channel Zero (first episode of season 2) drop out the audio for the broadcast version. I assume the online version using the SyFy App is uncensored.

      • Bobby Jones

        Blood Drive was the main one I was referring to, they used it as much as TWD says shit in every episode. The Expanse drops f-bombs often as well

  • zombie84_41

    doesnt mean the show will
    be any better lol.

    • Evan3

      We don’t agree on much, but this is total truth.

      • zombie84_41

        LOL. Finally we agree on something. Prob the only thing we’ll ever agree on. But thats ok 🙂

        • Evan3

          From now on, when we tangle, I can always whisper in your ear mid-punch “we’ll always have Walking Dead”

          • zombie84_41

            lmao, yeah right! Still going to say this season will be shit.

  • D. Maki

    LOL American Horror Story: Cult drops 6 F-Bombs per episode. My friends and I made a drinking game out of it. Each time you hear an F-Bomb you drink a shot.

    • Derk McDerkinton

      In Snowfall, almost every other word spoken is “fuck.”

  • Evan3

    I can’t fucking believe that curse words are still banned on TV.

  • JackJonston24

    This will surely improve the quality of the series! /s

  • Fr0gg0

    Wow, two uses each season… haha. Still, it won’t get any better with just one added word.

  • Barry El Beardo

    Fuck is the worst word that you can say, so just say the word m’kay 🙂

    Swearing clearly has a bad influence on society….compared to all the bran bashing, walker biting, throat slitting violence seen on this show and others

  • Kristoffer Groves

    Fuck yeah 😀

  • Logan Frank

    I absolutely fucking fuckedy fuck fuck fucking love it!

  • HeadShot

    It’s because parents aren’t parents. They blame everyone and everything else for their kids being degenerate fuck ups except themselves.I grew up watching horror movies with my grandparents and they made it clear that it was fantasy. My mother said fuck all time, I never would think twice of ever saying that as a kid until I was a teenager.

    • Chase LeValley

      A fucking men!

  • Dennis Giles

    Click-bait children.

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    As a French, this is something I REALLY don’t understand at all. I mean, TWD is a show for adults, it shows blood, gory stuff, decapitation, etc… It’s clearly not aimed at kids… And yet you can”t say “Fuck” ??? O___o What is wrong with American logics ?

    • johnhelvete

      Shows can say the F word on basic cable, AMC does not allow it because of a fear of losing advertisers. Broadcast network TV (CBS,Fox,ABC, NBC) is a different story, they do have restrictions on language.

      • Nicolas Caiveau

        I can understand that. What I don’t understand is why they have a problem with “the F word” as you say, but not showing zombies eating people, or Negan crushing people’s head. Not that I’m complaining about this stuff, I love horror. It simply doesn’t make sense not to be allowed of saying a simple word that everybody used but to be allowed to show graphic scenes. This is really illogical. It’s as if you would punish your child harder if he said the F word than if he killed someone.

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    What’s wrong with American logic ? How are you allowed to show blood and gory stuff but not saying “Fuck” ? How is it more offensive ? As a French, this is something I really don’t understand at all. It makes no sense.

  • Khy

    Horrible! What is going on with this world? Must we have to watch profanity laden entertainment?

    My kids love The Walking Dead and it’s abundance of grotesque animalistic violence and sheer demented brutality. Why let vulgar language ruin the family fun? Is nothing sacred?

    • IBelievePhonies

      Your kids should be busy doing homework and you should be busy being a parent stop being lazy and letting the TV do your job.

      • Khy

        ….That was sarcasm.

        I don’t have kids.

    • Cain Horton

      The sarcasm is strong with this one. I love it.

  • IBelievePhonies

    Get ready it will be like the USA Network where sometimes FUCK passes the censors and other times they will bleep it and AMC will do the same only FX has grown some fucking balls ever since Nip/Tuck and SHIELD. Also too late Negan F-word ranting should have stayed last season instead they watered down the character plus they already going to censor more of the gore and violence this season I heard because of whiny lazy parents.

    Fear The Walking Dead sure gets away with the gore and violence and no one seems to cry about it.

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