"Elaine, you are so beloved," Gifford said, unaware Stritch was teeing up a live television faux-paus. "As much for your work, of course, but for your mouth. You know, you say whatever you want to say! When did that all happen?"
Stritch responded with: "If you just say things naturally, it's fine! You know, they just think in fuck."
Exactly, they think in fuck. Today's censors dropped the ball, and Stritch's line passed by unedited.