Image Credit: Ron P. Jaffe/CBSSix years after Janet Jackson exposed her bare nipple-clamped bosom on CBS’ broadcast of the Super Bowl, the network has once again attracted the ire of the Parents Television Council. This time, the PTC is taking aim at William Shatner’s $#*! My Dad Said, the Twitter-inspired sitcom CBS just picked up for its fall schedule.
“CBS intentionally chose to insert an expletive into the actual name of a show, and, despite its claim that the word will be bleeped, it is just CBS’ latest demonstration of its contempt for families and the public,” PTC President Tim Winter said in a statement.
The network, which reassured reporters before its upfront presentation in New York Wednesday that promos for Sh#* My Dad Says will use the word “bleep,” issued this statement in response to the PTC: “The program is inspired by the wildly popular Twitter phenomenon, which now has more than 1.5 million followers and also has spawned a best-selling book of the same name. It will in no way be indecent and will adhere to all CBS standards. Parents who choose to do so will find the show can easily be blocked using their V Chip.”
I’m not sure why the PTC hates the dollar sign, number symbol, asterisk, and exclamation point so much, so I’m going to assume the symbols stole its girlfriend in college or something. (And based on this picture, Shatner thinks the title’s a-okay.) What should $#*! My Dad Said be called instead? Crazy Things My Dad Said? Poo My Dad Said? Hey, Shatner’s In This, so Watch!?