There’s actually a way to stay alive in “Deadwood.”
At the Thursday premiere for the sophomore season of HBO’s oater at the Hollywood & Highland Annex, the cast doled out advice on how to sidestep a shootout in the 1877 South Dakota town.
“Don’t fall asleep at my tables. Pay your whore on time. And get the fuck out before I come downstairs,” warned Ian McShane about his character Al Swearengen, the town’s saloon tycoon who has a penchant for profanity.
However, you never know what will set Calamity Jane off.
“You probably don’t want to make a pass at me. Not that you would want to,” advised Robin Weigert, who as the liquor-touting cowgirl has a mouth that rivals Swearengen’s.
Though scholars have questioned the historical accuracy of the show’s foul language, series creator and exec producer David Milch has done his homework on the era.
“The truth is that this is an oral tradition, and verbal obscenity is not written,” Milch said.
Revelers could get into the spirit of the skein with blackjack and craps — swearing optional for those dealt a bad hand.