Pat Robertson, asking for the spirit to fill him, instead got Lenny Bruce. All hell broke loose when he started cursing uncontrollably on the 700 Club. The show was not running on delay as something of this nature had never happened before, and there was no reason to doubt that anything coming out of Robertson's mouth would be anything other than saintly.
The FCC has now ordered the 700 Club to install delay mechanisms in their broadcasts so as to avoid any future mishaps during live shows, but declined to fine the show for this first and, most probably, only infraction.
A visibly shaken Pat Robertson was reportedly whisked away to the executive washroom where fellow broadcasters were busy washing his mouth out with soap while simultaneously praying for his salvation.