Battlestar Galactica’s favorite curse word is getting around. Maybe one day it will be banned by some overzealous idiot censor.
The word has slipped the bonds that tethered other pretenders like Mork’s “shazbot” in “Mork & Mindy” or Col. Sherman T. Potter’s “horse hockey” in “M*A*S*H.” Its usage has moved from the small but fervent group of “Galactica” fans into everyday language. It’s shown up in very mainstream shows like “The Office,” “Gossip Girl” and “Scrubs.”
Kudos to Glen Larson for dodging the censors and giving his actors a word they can say with authority.