20 years ago! The most censored episode in American television network history!


March 31 in 1994, Madonna's appearance on "Late Show With David Letterman" caused headaches for CBS censors. The network deleted 13 offending words from the audio track before the show aired. An obviously annoyed Letterman told the singer "people don't want language like that coming into their living room." Madonna also handed Letterman a pair of her panties and told him to sniff them. He stuffed them in a desk drawer. The two later reconciled and Madonna reappeared on the show.

To cap it off, here's every F-bomb uttered during the appearance:

From the first part:

1:54 "Incidentally, you are a sick f--k."

4:46 "F--k."

8:52 "You are always f--king with me on the show."

8:58 "You are always f--king with me on the show."

9:02 "You are always f--king with me on the show."

11:09 "Don't f--k with me, Dave."

11:22 "Somebody f--ked up."

11:58 "Is it because I've been saying f--k too much?"

12:32 "Wait a minute. People don't want to hear the word f--k?"

From the second part:

1:41 "F--k it, now we're going to have to deal with each other."

1:48 "Why can't we just talk to each other? Why do we have to have all this contrived bulls--t? You know, f--k the tape. F--k the list, everything. You know what I'm saying?"

5:50 "Don't f--k with me, Dave."

7:36 "When you come back, I'll still be here. F--k it!"

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