In an interview with HuffPost Live this week, the man behind "Triumph the Insult Comic Dog" recalled a time he'd written a sketch with an anti-gay joke, but wisely opted to remove it.
Following the release of "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" in 2002, comedian Robert Smigel initially incorporated the word "fags" into a sketch that was eventually left on the editing room floor. Looking back, he's more than grateful it didn't make the final cut.
"We really don't know, as stodgy old adults, what will be appropriate in 15 years," Smigel, who is also the co-creator of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo," which used to be regularly featured on "Saturday Night Live," said. A number of 20-year-old interns, however, expressed their distaste for the word, and Smigel took their advice.
"I think the audience generally tells you what's appropriate this year, right now," Smigel said. "I just want make people laugh right now and be proud of what I'm doing."
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