Interviewer (2004): Your humor has always been good-natured and clean. Have you been tempted to work blue?
Ellen: I'll fucking say it again. It's not like, I mean, the thing is, it's not like I don't, you know, if something drops on my hand, you know, I slam my finger in a car door, I'm not going to say 'oh, goodness, that hurts.' I'm going to curse. The reason I do what I do is because I was influenced by Steve Martin by Woody Allen, by Bob Newhart, by Carol Burnett, by Lucille Ball. I mean, if you put "fuck" in front of anything an audience is going to laugh. You know? It's just---it's easy. And I like a challenge.