It took Alton Brown less than five minutes during the March 2 livestream of Quarantine Quitchen to drop two s-bombs. The week before on QQ, again less than five minutes in, Brown came perilously close to dropping the “mother” of all f-bombs as he groused about a particularly good vintage of Dom Pérignon he had on hand. He then went ahead with the standard f-word a couple minutes later.
Brown may not be too concerned about the sensitivity of his viewers’ ears, but he does want all his swearing to bring some goodness into the world. With this in mind, he announced March 3 on Twitter, “Starting next week, there will be a #SwearJar on QQ with each ***** costing a buck. All proceeds will go to @HumaneSociety.” It’s unclear whether the jar will be filled for any swear word, or if he was going for a hidden rhyme in his tweet. Regardless, his followers expect the Humane Society to be enriched by his decision.
One Twitter quipped, “This just in: Alton Brown pledges thousands of dollars to charity.”
Another tweeted, “I’ve watched the shows regularly. With how much you swear, maybe you should make that a quarter instead.”
Brown’s charity of choice makes sense. He described his and Ingram’s decision in 2018 to adopt a rescued Boston terrier from the Atlanta Humane Society as “completely life-changing” (via The Daily Meal).