14 Impressive Firsts In TV History
It’s hard to imagine a time when streaming wasn’t readily available and the F-bomb wasn’t dropped on the daily. It feels weird even censoring “the F-bomb” considering it’s so commonplace in TV shows. But someone had to say it on TV first, and it wasn’t that long ago that network TV (and thus the FCC) had a stronghold on television consumption. Luckily, our TV shows nowadays aren’t all Leave It To Beaver (read on to see what taboo even the stereotypical wholesome show touched on) and are more reflective of the audience watching, including their language use.
Pop culture is often representative of the larger culture so historic moments in TV history can reflect changing social views. From the shocking (at the time) implication that humans use the bathroom (gasp!) to showing the first gay kiss, we can see how social norms have shifted in the relatively short time span that television has existed.