May 19th, 2010
02:14 PM ET

From Twitter to TV: "$#*! My Dad Says" on CBS

The (expletive) Justin Halpern’s dad says is hilarious - hilarious enough to warrant more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter, a book and a sitcom that will debut on CBS next season.

Halpern’s bio on his Twitter page says it all: "I'm 29. I live with my 74-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down (expletive) that he says."

Halpern’s dad’s poetic and wildly inappropriate quips inspired the sitcom "$#*! My Dad Says" (another title option was "Bleep My Dad Says"), about a struggling writer and his outspoken father, to be played by William Shatner.

The sitcom will be filmed as "an old-fashioned, multicamera, studio audience comedy" like CBS’s "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," according to The New York Times.

Some of Halpern’s dad’s funniest witticisms (that don’t require a parental advisory warning) include:

"I didn't say you were ugly. I said your girlfriend is better looking than you, and standing next to her, you look ugly."

"Pressure? Get married when you want. Your wedding's just one more day in my life I can't wear sweat pants."

"We're out of Grape Nuts... No, what's left is for me. Sorry, I should have said 'You're out of Grape Nuts.' "

Will you watch "$#*! My Dad Says" on CBS?


Filed under: television

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  1. Jasmine

    Sounds dumb ... won't be watching this nonesense!

    May 20, 2010 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Josh M

    ...you have got to be kidding me...

    May 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jill

    I follow it on FB too... Hilarious! I would definitely watch it!

    May 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael Canzoniero

    He's nothing compared to what 70's bowler Jerry Calypso said ... Google "Jerry Calypso"

    May 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brian

    Well Frasier crane had his dad. and this would be in the same vein I think. I follow on FB, and love it. Will it translate, if they keep it about fathers and sons I think it could work, just don't dumb it down.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tara

    I remember the "$#*! my grandmother used to say so this should be hiliarous. I think when you get so old you just don't care about holding your tongue they've probably done most their lives. Why not live it up at the end.

    May 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tina

    I agree with Maryann-Orlando FL.........I read it on twitter and it cracks me up.....whether or not it will be a hit on tv I guess we'll see.....apart of me thinks that it won't though and it will just ruin everything.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Maryann-Orlando FL

    I've been following this on Twitter, and it cracks me up every time!

    Not sure how it will translate to the little screen, though.

    I'll give it a try simply because William Shatner is in it, and I love him.

    May 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rachael weiss

    Ill give it a shot...

    May 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bobby

    Shatner EFF-TEA-DUBYA

    May 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |

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