HBO finally put the show up last night's Real Time
to view for those of us who didn't watch the show live because they edited out a phrase that Bill Maher uttered.
Maher was interviewing junior Senator Sasse and Sasse was talking about Millennials in his book in which he says that "there's something weird in human history if you can't tell 10, 15, 20 and 25 year olds apart - because that's new."
The topic turned to dressing up for Halloween.
Maher: "Halloween used to be a kid thing."
Sasse: "It's not anymore?"
Maher: "Not out here, adults dress-up for Halloween. They don't do that in Nebraska?"
Sasse: "It's frowned upon. We don't do that quite as much."
Maher: "I need to get to Nebraska more often."
Sasse: "We'd love to have you in the fields with us."
Maher: "Work in the fields? Senator, I'm a house n----r."
That's it. It was a joke. It was actually funny for a white guy to turn the slavery paradigm on its head and say it about whites. No need for everyone to get all riled-up - which nearly everyone did.