History of Swear Words
|History of Swear Words|
|Presented by||Nicolas Cage|
|Theme music composer||Adam Blau|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Production companies||B17 Entertainment|
Funny or Die
|Original release||January 5, 2021|
Hosted by Nicolas Cage, the unscripted series explores the History of Swear Words through interviews with experts in etymology, popular culture, history and entertainment, with each episode diving into the origins, usage and cultural impact of specific curse words: fuck, shit, bitch, dick, pussy and damn.
- Sarah Silverman
- Nick Offerman
- Nikki Glaser
- Patti Harrison
- Open Mike Eagle
- Joel Kim Booster
- DeRay Davis
- London Hughes
- Jim Jefferies
- Zainab Johnson
- Baron Vaughn
- Isiah Whitlock Jr.
- Benjamin K. Bergen – Professor of Cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego
- Anne H. Charity Hudley – Linguist, Professor of African-American English at the University of California, Santa Barbara
- Mireille Miller-Young – Professor of Women's studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
- Elvis Mitchell – Film critic
- Melissa Mohr – Author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing
- Kory Stamper – Author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, Lexicographer, and former editor for Merriam-Webster
|No.||Title||Original release date|
|1||"F**k"||January 5, 2021|
|2||"Sh*t"||January 5, 2021|
|3||"Bitch"||January 5, 2021|
|4||"D**k"||January 5, 2021|
|5||"Pu**y"||January 5, 2021|
|6||"Damn"||January 5, 2021|
The series has been produced by Bellamie Blackstone, Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Beth Belew for Funny or Die, with Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner for Industrial Media's B17 Entertainment respectively. Blackstone will also serve as the series showrunner.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 70% based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 6.40/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Brevity may be the soul of wit, but digging a little deeper could only help History of Swear Words — a show that almost lives up to its name and host, but falls a little f-king short." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100 based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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