George Carlin’s best-known routine, Seven Words You Can Never Can Never Say On Television, was arrested after performing this routine at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and charged with violating obscenity laws. The case prompted Carlin to refer to the words as The Milwaukee Seven. The case was dismissed in December of that year; the judge declared that the language was indecent but Carlin had the freedom to say it as long as he caused no disturbance. In 1973, a man complained to the Federal Communications Commission after listening with his son to a similar routine.
George Carlin- Seven Words You Can Never Can Never Say On Television
Filthy Words, from Occupation:Foole, broadcast one afternoon over WBA, a Pacifica Foundation FM radio station in New York City. Pacifica received a citation from the FCC for violating regulations that prohibit broadcasting “obscene” material. The U.S Supreme Court upheld the FCC action by a vote of 5 to 4, ruling that the routine was “indecent but not obscene” and that the FCC had authority to prohibit such broadcasts during hours when children were likely to be among the audience.