But I simply must share a couple of clips from her early television career, neither of which would be allowed to air on network TV in 2009, both of which handily sum up her awesomeness.

From 1971, "Cousin Maude's Visit" on All in the Family:

And from 1972, "Maude's Dilemma," from the All in the Family spin-off Maude:

May I remind everyone that 2006's R-rated Knocked Up—a two-hour adult comedy which would only be seen by paying customers over the age of 17—couldn't manage to say the "A" word even once, settling instead for the hilarious but shame-ridden "shmuh-shmore-shun"?

Thanks for help with video curation, Towleroad.