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Gordon Ramsay can swear, says Australia

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 19th 2008 3:21PM

Gordon RamsayTV fans in the United States are accustomed to hearing Chef Gordon Ramsay's swears bleeped and blurred out on FOX's Hell's Kitchen, but in other parts of the world, you can hear and see the whole thing.

In Australia, for example. One of the chef's other shows, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (where he goes into troubled restaurants and helps them get back on their feet) airs at 8:30, and Senator Cory Bernardi wanted the words banned because "there is no excuse for gratuitous bad language to be broadcast repeatedly." No excuse? Has the Senator ever seen some of the restaurants and restaurant owners that Ramsay has to deal with?

But fear not, Australian fans of swearing. The Senate there has said no to the calls to ban the words, even if Ramsay did use two words 80 times in the span of 40 minutes in one episode of the show. That must have been one dirty kitchen.

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MERVE-THE-PERVE

Oops. I don't know why it does that sometimes.

June 19 2008 at 8:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MERVE-THE-PERVE

They should just bleep everything but the cursing. There would probably be fewer bleeps that way.

June 19 2008 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MERVE-THE-PERVE

They should just bleep out everything but the cursing. It would probably be fewer bleeps that way.

June 19 2008 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MERVE-THE-PERVE

They should just bleep out everything but the cursing. It would probably be fewer bleeps that way.

June 19 2008 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

Someone took the time to count them? I would be doing much more than swearing, if I saw some of those places. Pigs. Makes me want to stay home and eat. MY kitchen is clean!

June 19 2008 at 4:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jo

Personally, I love it when they bleep out swears, because it makes it funnier. And you can usually tell what they said anyway.

But wow - "80 words in the span of 40 minutes"? Maybe bleeping would be annoying then.

June 19 2008 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
R_man_5K

I like his shows.

We had Kitchen Nightmares here last year too... it was on after hells kitchen had ended for the year.

June 19 2008 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Arc|Angel

The post is referring to a different show. The one on fox was a US version (remake) of the British series. We get all three shows in Canada. The UK 'nightmares' was shown unedited here. We also get a replay of Hell's Kitchen about 6 months to a year after the initial showing that is also unedited. Not sure if we got US nightmares unedited though.

June 19 2008 at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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