The show features Osama bin Laden joke when the characters talk about an elusive mouse, but ABC mutes the punchline.
Another show coincidentally made a reference to Osama bin Laden just days after the terrorist's death became a hot topic. After NBC's "Chuck" featured a picture of Osama with big targets on his forehead and chest on May 2, ABC's "Happy Endings" mentioned him in a joke launched by Zachary Knighton's character on its May 4 episode.
In "Of Mice and Jazz-Kwon Do", Knighton's Dave and Elisha Cuthbert's Alex discuss how difficult it is to trap a mouse that has been running around her apartment. "It's been like, four days. I can't believe you haven't caught this mouse yet," she says.
Dave replies, "I know, he's like my bin Laden," and goes on elaborating, "Jessica bin Laden, a super hot Arab girl I went to college with." The audio then mutes, but Dave's mouth can be seen still moving. It is then revealed that the cut line is, "She was the one that got away."
It is very likely that ABC bleeped the line because Osama no longer got away and the joke would seem outdated. However, the joke can be seen in its entirety during the airing on Canada's Citytv.