The Number of Fucks In Deadwood: HBO's series Deadwood had a reputation for salty dialogue even before the first episode aired. It was nearly impossible, they said, to keep count of the number of f-words spoken during each program. We took it as a challenge.
Of course, the obvious question here would be "Why in the world would anyone CARE how many times the word "F--K" is used by anyone?" This is HBO, after all, not PAX TV. This might be news if we were talking about Seventh Heaven, but clearly we're not.
To my way of thinking, this is truly only indicative of the fact that someone has WAY too much time on their hands. Ever think about perhaps, oh, I don't know...getting a job?? Perhaps some volunteer work might be in order??
Of course, why would you need a job, or even a hobby, when you can collect truly
useless useful information like this:
Total fucks in series: 1406
Cumulative series FPM: 1.41
Total fucks in Season Two: 575
Average fucks per episode: 95.8
Cumulative Season Two FPM: 1.78
Total fucks in Season One: 831
Average fucks per episode: 69.3
Cumulative Season One FPM: 1.23
As if this wasn't enough, the author then goes on to conduct a statistically analysis on every single episode of Deadwood. Why? Who the hell knows, but I've got to think there's a drinking game in here somewhere....
That is fucking awesome. (sorry, I couldn't resist)
Even though there are a lot of 'Fucks' in there, Deadwood is fucking awesome.
by MrBlank at April 17, 2005 11:14 PM
What the fuck? Then again, one must wonder why this volume of fucks is necessary. In dialogue it is kind of like meaningless filler. Maybe the writers just suck. Or fuck. Or both.
by anna at April 18, 2005 7:53 AM