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Elaine Sritch proved to be more than even Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb could handle on the Today Show on Tuesday morning. The 89-year-old outspoken comedian dropped the “F-bomb” while promoting her new documentary Shoot Me.
Gifford acknowledged Stritch’s harsh “mouth” and in casual conversation, Stritch replied with a curse.
"You are so beloved — of course for your work, but as much for your mouth. You say whatever you want to say,” said Gifford, Daily News reports.
"If you just say things naturally, it's fine," said Strich, using the “F-word” to prove her point. “They just think in f---.”
The producers at the NBC morning show missed the censoring and the word made it out on air during the east coast showing. When Gifford seemed alarmed and said “Oh dear,” Stritch said “I meant a serious point by that.”
Stritch went on to say that the word, and other curse words, are used so “flamboyantly” on other networks that everyone is unphased by it.
LA Times notes Gifford and Kotb somehow managed to rebound from the gaffe, and quickly changed the conversation.