Toddler to Say F-Word on Upcoming Episode of Modern Family

Who needs Glee to stretch the boundaries of acceptable behavior on broadcast television?

According to Entertainment Weekly, a toddler will say the F-word on an upcoming episode of ABC's comedy hit Modern Family:

On next week’s Modern Family, toddler Lily is going to use one of the worst of George Carlin’s famous Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.

The adopted two-and-a-half year-old character somehow picks up the profanity “f–k.” This naturally horrifies her parents, Cam and Mitchell, who in particular fear she’ll blurt it at an upcoming bridal party. Lily is shown saying the word, but it’s not audible to the viewer. The episode’s title: “Little Bo Bleep.” It might be the first time in a scripted family broadcast TV series where a child has said the f-word.

As EW reported, creator Steve Levitan had quite the sales job convincing ABC to go through with this.

That the network bought is quite a comment about the state of America's prime time broadcast media.

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