Bob Newhart was the guest on TV Land’s Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg. David started to ask Newhart why he never used blue material in his comedy, even though David hinted that Bob certainly could have.
Newhart’s response: “Well, I know the words.”
They never got back to the question, as they veered into talking about doing Roasts, which inevitably turn blue.
Newhart gave an anecdote about Roasts, a completely clean one. David then gave his anecdote, a blue one (although a soft PG by today’s standards).
I found that interesting.
Both knew the words. Both were talking about the same topic. They just made two different choices.
I guess with enough creativity, we always have a choice.
Just my thoughts,