May 21st, 2010

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The Shat weighs in


What William Shatner Thinks CBS Should Call S#*! My Dad Says

The relevant bits:

It should be apparent that the original material required some massaging for its journey to the Thursday-night lineup of this most middle-American of networks. (On TV, the father will be moving in with the son, and he will be listening well when a lisping homosexual at the DMV tells him, "No matter how old your kids get, it's never too late to be a dad.") It should be more obvious yet that the casting department knew in an instant whom to speed-dial. In days gone by, when a great actor reached a great age—Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud come to mind here—he would take another go at the great Shakespeare tragedy about the mad king and his three daughters. In 2010, when a casting agent needs a great ham actor in his 70s, there is only one place to go, and "$#*! My Dad Says" is William Shatner's King Lear. The show's tag line seems to be, "The Shat hits the fan."


Wiping the truffled crumbs of one such canapé from my mouth, I asked Shatner how he thought CBS should refer to "$#*! My Dad Says" on air. Moonves had told me that there was an "ongoing discussion" about whether they'd go with "Stuff My Dad Says" or "Bleep My Dad Says" or "[Bleeeep] My Dad Says," but the star wants to be very specific about the vague noun: "We say spit; why can't we say shit?" said Shat. "Shit is a very natural function of the body. We shouldn't discard it."

Ah, Shatner. So cool, so so cool.

ETA: (Though I must say, I wouldn't mind seeing him take on King Lear. I've always wanted to see him do Shakespeare.)