On the Saturday night of Comic-Con @ Home, pop culture director / writer / mascot Kevin Smith held his annual An Evening with Kevin Smith panel, where he spoke for an hour about his life, movies, and more. And he got (almost) beeps every time he swore, which was a lot.
In total, throughout the 57 minute and 41 second panel, Smith received a beep a total of 113 times. If you’ve been to any of these events before, you know Smith doesn’t censor himself by speaking. He lets the curses fly, and why not? He made a living creating incredibly fun dialogue moments around 37 acts of blowjob (in a row?), Overweight men in ‘flying’ Batman costumes and transactional songs for buying marjiuana that s ‘open with many mentions of slang for coitus.
And even though YouTube doesn’t have guidelines for swearing, Smith beeped every moment a four, five, or twelve letter curse came out of his mouth. In the first two minutes of his panel, Smith received seven beeps, averaging 3.5 beeps per minute (BPM) or 210 beeps per hour. At 11 minutes, Smith made 36 beeps and it slowed down a bit to 3.27 BPM.
Entering the section where Smith discussed his current plans, the author accelerated a bit to the 16 minute mark at 57 beeps, with a cruising speed of 3.56 BPM. However, when mentioning the Netflix Masters of the Universe: Revelations series that he produces, Smith slowed down a bit. Between minutes 20 and 23, he only received a beep once, for a total of 62 – and his BPM at this point was 2.69.
Don’t worry, things picked up after the MOTU conversation. And Smith hit his 69th beep at 26 minutes and 37 seconds. It was very nice. Its BPM was around 2.5 at the time.
However, when Smith was talking about the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Iron Bob Funko Pop, he swore, but was not paged. The sound just went silent. This was not counted in our final tally, and neither did the point when Smith let the word “s ***” pass in front of the audio editor during this segment as well. Another passed 35 minutes, while Smith chatted about the pop-up Mooby’s restaurant.
At 44 minutes, Smith had received 94 beeps, which translates to 2.13 BPM or 128 BPH. Obviously, his swearing rate had slowed down a bit. However, the climax came at 46:12 when Smith hit 100 beeps. There was no highlight, no confetti, no ‘we made it’ sign. However, Smith has released a trailer for the upcoming Kilroy Is Here movie, which you can check out below at the 48:16 mark.
Smith explained that he’s been working on it for a few years, and the movie stars Chris Jericho – one of the Wrestle Buddies’ favorite wrestlers from the GameSpot wrestling podcast. Jericho plays the GaterChaser.
The trailer had four beeps in it, but that wasn’t part of the final tally, because it wasn’t Smith. Interestingly, the trailer was incredibly bloody and violent, but it wasn’t censored.
Maybe I’m splitting my hair. Two more curses were silenced and unissued as Smith recalled Comic-Con’s past. They were not included in the final count.
Smith closed the panel on Twilight of the Mallrats, a movie about Brodie Bruce, then breaking his intermittent fast and hit a total of 113 beeps, 3 editor missed s *** sheets and 4 audio drops there. where the beeps should have gone.
Since this panel has ended, Smith has announced that a “beep-free” version of the panel will be available to watch on his YouTube page later this week.