Elaine Stritch, 89, Drops Uncensored F-Bomb on The Today Show, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford Panic

Elaine Stritch on The Today Show
Elaine Stritch got candid on the Today Show, dropping the F-bomb while talking to Hoda and Kathie Lee. Courtesy of Elaine Stritch

She's certainly not shy! Veteran stage and screen actress Elaine Stritch appeared on the Today Show on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to talk with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford about her new documentary, Shoot Me. The 89-year-old Broadway baby is known for her loose tongue, and didn't disappoint during the live segment. 

"Elaine, you are so beloved as much for your work, but also for your mouth," Kotb, 49, started. "You say whatever you want to say."  

"Thank god it hasn't been passed on television," Stritch joked. "If you just say things naturally, it's fine. They just think in f**k."

The two hosts looked visibly shaken and jumped back, exclaiming, "Oh dear! Oh dear!"


But the 30 Rock alum seemed unfazed, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a giant fur coat and hat with her feet propped up in Gifford's lap. 

"No, I made a serious point by that," she continued.  

Fans immediately posted videos of the uncensored expletive on Twitter, and Girls star and creator Lena Dunham retweeted one video, writing, "Life rules." 

The Tony and Emmy winner, who joined Twitter on Valentine's Day, shared a picture with Kotb and Gifford writing, "LOVE these broads, but no F'ING way they get the last word on this show!" 

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