$#*! My Dad Says…


I dig William Shatner.  Star Trek and Boston Legal, the dude is a legend.  So naturally when I heard he was starring in a new TV series called “$#*! My Dad Says” I just had to see what it was about.

The TV series is based on a Twitter feed by Justin Halpern, on the crazy comments his dad Sam Halpern says on different things in life. To quote Wikipedia:

Justin Halpern started the account on August 3, 2009, soon after moving from Los Angeles back to his parents’ house in San Diego. He intended it only as a storage site for his father’s salty comments, but a friend posted a link to it. Comedian Rob Corddry then tweeted the link, and that really “jump-started it” according to Halpern. In less than a month, the page was mentioned by The Daily Show, a popular San Francisco blog called Laughing Squid, and actress Kristen Bell. As of February 3, 2011, the feed has over 2,000,000 followers.

In September 2009, Justin Halpern found an agent and started sifting through book deals. He signed an agreement with Harper Collins in October 2009. The book based on the feed, titled Sh*t My Dad Says, was co-written with Halpern’s longtime writing partner Patrick Schumacker, and was released on May 4, 2010. During its first week, the book reached #8 on The New York Times Best Seller list for hardcover nonfiction.Five weeks after its release, the book was #1 on the list.

In November 2009, CBS announced that it was developing a television sitcom based on the Twitter feed, which would star William Shatner. The series, officially titled $#*! My Dad Says (spoken as Bleep My Dad Says), was green-lighted by CBS in May 2010 and is airing on CBS on Thursday nights currently

This is what the REAL Sam Halpern looks like and some of the posts on Twitter:

Seriously if you can watch this series or can read the tweets you will be rolling on the floor laughing at what this guy says.

In closing one of my favorites is:

“A parent’s only as good as their dumbest kid. If one wins a Nobel Prize but the other gets robbed by a hooker, you failed.”
1:02 AM Feb 23rd, 2010 via web

MadMike posted at 2011-3-18 Category: LighterSide

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