*Castle *does like to play games with it. I remember a recent episode where Becket meets an old friend of hers after many years apart. One of them says something relatively unbelievable, and the other one exclaims, “Shut the front door!”
As I recall, it was a CBC film called You’re Gonna Be Alright Jamie Boy back in the fall of 1976. The word “fuck” was used in the dialogue twice. Also, in once scene, one character called another a “milk-faced asshole”, and in another scene, a character was referred to as “a barrelful of shit.”
Those were heady times at the CBC; apparently the drama department had a new head who preferred producing works from Canadian plays over purchasing US programming, and several other “winners” of this type were produced.
Stacy London says that on What Not to Wear all the time, I think it’s become the standard TV phrase to use in that instance. Not that Castle isn’t wonderful, I’d never cast aspersions on the Continuing Career of Captain Tight Pants.
In the extras of the DVD, there are interviews with the actors. In one of them Nathan Fillion casually uses the word fuck in one of his answers. He then remembers that Molly Quinn is sitting next to him and it’s funny to watch how embarassed he is because he swore in her presense.