Co-creator Robert King says he was given three to four days to edit each episode, and they were done via Skype since the editors were in Los Angeles while he and wife/co-creator Michelle King live in New York. "It was very difficult," says Robert King. "CBS was sympathetic because the point was the controversial language, you know? It wasn’t secondary, it was really the point. So we were surprised that we were able to get some language that is intended to be offensive. And then, with regards to the “fucking,” a lot of that was doing audio dropouts. Whenever someone says 'f*cking' on Survivor, there’s an audio dropout, not a bleep, and a weird digital smear over a mouth." He adds: "You need the power of all those nasty things being said. And by the way, some of the nastiness is in bad, racist jokes of online people. The language isn’t always as offensive as the full context of the sentence, and that was allowed to stay intact."