Sometimes, a carefully placed curse word can make a movie scene sing with a little extra zest, but thanks to FCC guidelines, that risqué dialogue might sound stupid when it’s censored for TV.
A video floating around the web makes this perfectly clear while comparing the original R-rated scene with what TV viewers saw when the movie aired on television.
Take 2006 thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” for example, which was practically a $33 million megaphone for star Samuel L. Jackson‘s famous delivery of the F-bomb.
“I have had it with these motherf–king snakes on this motherf–king plane,” Jackson yells at a pinnacle point of the movie.
You’ll never guess how censors managed to make that line fly on TV.
The answer is, well, by butchering it completely.
Watch the video (above) to see what words come out of Jackson’s mouth instead, along with plenty more ridiculous edited-for-TV movie lines.