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Terry Gross is an excellent interviewer. Louis CK likes to talk about how disgusting he looks during sex. When their respective talents met last week on an episode of "Fresh Air," Mississippi declared the content "inappropriate" and banned the public radio show from its state airwaves. According to Gawker, this was the exchange that prompted it:
Louis CK: But if I'm with a woman and she wants to be with me, she must like me. I definitely have sex with my T-shirt on, always. I haven't had sex without a shirt on, God, since I was about 23."
Terry Gross: Is that true?
Louis CK: Yeah, I just don't think that's fair. I mean, you know, let her think she's with somebody decent, you know? ... I do have sex sometimes on the show, and there's a rule that I have to be on my back.
Terry Gross: Why, because your stomach flattens?
Louis C.K.: Well, no, God, no. I'm not laying back in that bed thinking, "I look awesome right now." It's because I think I should always be the victim of the sex. I don't think anyone wants to see me looming over her. I think that's an upsetting image. And then also, the mother-dog stomach that I get when I'm ... you get the point.
The show was pulled due to one listener's objections. If we weren't tipped off the specific passage, it would be heartening to think that some righteous Mississippi citizen was offended by the frank use of the word "faggot." But in all likeliness, it happened right after CK said the words "mother-dog stomach."
You can listen to the whole (great) interview here.