Elaine Stritch Responds to Cursing on The Today Show: “I Don’t Know What the F-Bomb Is”

Elaine Stritch attends the "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" screening
Elaine Stritch tells Us Weekly that she doesn't know what the F-bomb is after dropping one on the Today Show on Feb. 18. D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

Elaine Stritch doesn't give a … well, you know. The 89-year-old legend of the stage and screen made headlines on Feb. 18 when she dropped an uncensored F-bomb on the Today Show in front of horrified hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford

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But when Us Weekly spoke to the 30 Rock star at the New York screening of her new documentary Shoot Me on Wednesday, she didn't seem fazed by her morning show antics. 

"What F-bomb? I don’t know what the F-bomb is," she said. "I woke up the next morning and I was a very popular lady. I know how to rob a train." 

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Though she enjoys the attention as she promotes Shoot Me, Stritch thinks that television censorship has gotten extreme. 

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"If you got any confidence in yourself, you say what you think is appropriate and press on. Don’t be ridiculous," she continued. "You know it’s like a mystery thing on television right now. Can I say it? Can’t I say it? It’s like you’re waiting for approval from the people with the money."

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