"Fuck," sadly, is not a word one is likely to encounter very often on regular-ass television. So imagine fans' confusion when the arrival of profanity-loving Negan on AMC's The Walking Dead was first announced, a character as known for his adoration of the word "fuck" as his semi-sexual love for his cliffhanger-inducing, barbed baseball bat. Last season's Dead finale left much to the imagination, including—due to the general lameness of censorship—Negan's vulgarities. But that's all about to change.
The full, non-lame version of Negan's pivotal bat-wielding scene will be included on the season 6 Blu-ray release of The Walking Dead Aug. 23. The new, fuck-ier monologue clocks in at a whopping 11 minutes and, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, more than delivers on the f-bomb count. In fact, the uncensored version of the scene boasts 23 fucks and related variations! Amazing. Well done, AMC. Good job, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. "Fuck" is a hell of a word!
The uncensored shenanigans include many creative uses of "fuck," including this little gem:
"I am gonna beat the holy fuck fucking fuckety fuck out of one of you."
Exactly who was on the other end of that bat obviously remains a frustrating mystery, though AMC is clearly trying very hard to convince everyone it was Daryl Dixon. "It’s a brand new world right now, man," Norman Reedus told Deadline in June. "We have [a] big bad guy and that opens up our world quite a bit and changes everything. I mean, you see a shift of power completely on our show."
Peep the recently released trailer for The Walking Dead season 7 below, featuring exactly zero instances of the word "fuck."
The Walking Dead returns to AMC Oct. 23.