Recalling a time his grandson Noah was eating at the kitchen of the couple’s abode, Steve told his “Family Feud” audience that the little one picked up a bad habit from his Papa.
“My wife told me to watch my mouth around the grandkids. I guess I should’ve listened to Marjorie 😂😁🤣My grandson Noah tried to repeat a cussword after hearing me on the phone but he left out a few letters 😂😁🤣,” read the caption of the video tweeted on Sept. 20.
“He said, ‘Papa Mofo,'” Steve recalled in the segment “Rolling with Steve Harvey” of what Noah said when his wife asked their grandson what he was doing. Marjorie then confronted Steve about the term, asking her husband what he said.
“I said, ‘I ain’t said s–t!'” Harvey remembered he replied as the audience burst into laughter. “She said, ‘Steve, you cussing now! He tried to repeat a cuss word!'”
But Steve maintained Noah never actually uttered the swear word in question.
“He left letters out!” Steve told his spouse. “Papa mofo! He don’t know it yet!”
The story, ever a relatable one, left Harvey’s fans in stitches online.
“that’s funny tho 😂😂”
“Yessss My Husband cusses and I constantly tell Him all the time stop the cussing 🤬 around the Kids know one of My Granddaughter cuss Lordy ⭐️👏🏼🤗”
“My father-in-law could cuss with the BEST of them until he heard my daughter look up at him and say her version of Mofoing Ni$$a😳my husband screamed I told you man she is a human tape recorder😂”
“This is hilarious lmao”
“Listen to your wife no better resource that has the families best interest at heart 💜. You thought it was funny 😁 leave it to Steve. 😅😂🤣❤️”
While fans may find Steve’s cussing antics humorous, Pastor Shirley Caesar did not. Caesar appeared on the “Little Big Shots” variety talent show spin-off, “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” in 2017 and told host Steve about how she disapproved of his sailor’s mouth.
“Starting right now, you’re not going to do that anymore, right?” Caesar asked the host, who admitted he’d try but said it would be difficult, considering his potty-mouthed comedy routines earned him lots of money.
“So since God has blessed you, Steve, I ain’t playing, darling,” Caesar, a Grammy-winning gospel singer said. “You don’t have to use those ugly words anymore.”