October 17, 2005
The Guy Who Said "F*ck" on SNL Has Commited Suicide
Charles Rocket, a comedian and actor who appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and had roles in a variety of movies and television series, committed suicide, the state medical examiner has ruled.Thanks to the internets, I was able to surf and find the exact quote that got Charles fired:
Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Calervie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.
...Rocket was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the 1980-81 season. He gained notoriety when he was fired from SNL for swearing on the air.
On the February 26, 1981 show Charles Rocket, playing J.R. Ewing, said clearly, "Oh man, it's the first time I've been shot in my life. I'd like to know who the fuck did it."The same website had tons of other fun facts about the word fuck, including this useful tidbit:
Because of its profane status and versatility, the word "fuck" can be used many times in an English sentence. For example,For more, go here."Fucking fuck those fucking fuckers!" ("Forget about those very disliked people.")
"Fucking fucker's fucking fucked!" ("It is broken.")
Rocket also appeared in one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Max Headroom as well as Moonlighting, Dumb and Dumber and Dances with Wolves. Rest in peace, dude.