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CBS Developing Twitter’s SHIT MY DAD SAYS Into Shitcom!!

I am – Hercules!! Justin Halpern, 29, who has already turned his “Shit My Dad Says” Twitter account into a book deal with Harper Collins, now has a deal to turn the same account into a sitcom. CBS has ordered a pilot script that Halpern will write under the supervision of “Will & Grace”/“Good Morning, Miami”/“Four Kings” creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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  • Nov. 9, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    by typhonicbeast

    I'm guessing it will be renamed into "Stuff My Dad Says", and who the fuck would watch that?

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Well I'll be damned

    by typhonicbeast

    I sure wasn't second.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

  • That's hilarious. The guy has like 10 very funny tweets and suddenly gets a book deal and a movie? I smell the Cavemen show all over again.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    How are the "Whazzup?!" guys doing these days?

    by Immortal_Fish

    No, really.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    anybody can become a writer these days

    by JettL93

    really pisses me off, it took me years to prove myself as one of hollywoods most reliable script writers, this guy tweets and gets a deal. Redonkulus

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Remember the Caveman sitcom?

    by Tall_Boy66

    Yeah, me neither.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I loved this guy when he was called Papa Titus.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:22 p.m. CST

    JettL93 couldn't find Hollywood on a map.

    by Hercules

    He may however be among the nine funniest guys on a 10-man meat-shaping conveyor belt in Des Moines.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The Simpsons predicted this with their

    by gravybits

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The Simpsons predicted this with their Angry Dad

    by gravybits


  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    The networks sure are desperate for shows

    by ShabbyBlue

    I'm surprised NBC didn't grab this up. Then again, Leno filled too many of their timeslots so there's no room for new programming. :)

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Oh God, Twitter

    by lockesbrokenleg

    A place where celebs go to die.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by DrunkyMcLush

    "took me years to prove myself as one of hollywoods most reliable script writers" A bit egotistical, no? And what amazing scripts have you written?

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:41 p.m. CST

    proved himself AICN's most reliable Tool....

    by chromedome

    Jett doesn't put the apostrophe in "...hollywoods most reliable scriptwriters" (hint for Jett: it goes in "hollywoods" )

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    First the Facebook movie, and now this!

    by ShabbyBlue

    Ugh... scraping the bottom of the idea barrel, eh Hollywood?

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Sounds like the CBS is desperate

    by JB007

    Maybe the stars will align and this could be a funny show but basing an entire series on just weird crap your dad says doesn't seem that entertaining. Sounds like it would be funny on the web as a short video series. CBS sounds desperate. Probably won't make it past the pilot.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    What's with the Jett hostility?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Just another of the running gag posters around here, surprised to see anyone, much less Herc, get in a huff about it.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST

    no no no no

    by SNForrester

    You can't sanitize those tweets for network TV. The cursing is the whole point. HBO or Showtime or nothing!

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:51 p.m. CST

    I'm jealous, but this is deserved

    by Dapper Swindler

    I remember reading the twitter page long ago and thinking about how this could and should be turned into a sitcom.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    But it's not a funny running gag

    by Tall_Boy66

    Seriously, "Has a beer and cheats on his wife" "you know it to be true" and "Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, yo." and AsimovLives bashing are solid running gags on AICN. Jettwhatever delusional, unfunny posting is not.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Hey, You guys can bash me. I'll say something dumb.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    hey now...

    by HebrewLantern

    Affleck WAS da bomb in Phantoms, yo!"<p>next role, the shark in the Jaws remake

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    In a way it is refreshing to see this garbage marketed honestly for a change. And I suppose it is cheaper not to even pretend polishing that turd.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Paging nrn...

    by PennsyDeux

    What about this game-changing Heroes stuff?

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I won't lie ...

    by Dollar Bird

    ... I'd probably give it a look if it was on and I had nothing to do. Who wouldn't like to see a show with an elderly, vulgar father who insults his twenty-something, unemployed son. It'd be like "All In The Family" without the politics and with potty-mouthed philosophizing. (Except they won't have the swearing.)

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:21 p.m. CST

    How appropriate

    by bah

    # "Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that."10:40 AM Nov 4th from web

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Pennsy-- obviously they backed off killing Sylar...

    by StarWarsRedux

    ...supposing that ever was a serious plan, and not just an idea tossed about in the writers' room and scooped as a spoiler before it took its natural course as an idea that settled down into Hiro simply saving Charlie (itself a big enough change in my book). In any case, I say they made a good decision. Quinto's fun to watch when he's in psychopath mode, and much better this season in conflicted mode. <p>Also, must say again-- tonight's episode was strong as hell. Only bit that didn't light my fire was the Deaf Chick's decision to be a doctor again, or something (which I'm sure will give her oodles of opportunities to use that weaponized-synesthesia power of hers). Everything else was awesome.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Ah, Heroes. You'll always be in last place to me.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I can only watch Syler fuck shit up on the screen for so long.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Sylar referencing "the line" was awesome.

    by jimbojones123

    I enjoy Matt and Sylar's stuff much more now.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by ShogunMaster

    I always thought that Jett was the equivelent of Supershadow. But at least SS writes scripts with George Lucas...

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Long as it get more ratings than Leno's bullshit!

    by Onin Solstice

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    "Slow children at play" sign a commentary

    by jimbojones123

    On what an idiot Claire Bear is on Heroes?Fat Cop really dead?

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    They already had this

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    It was called everybody loves Raymond. Cranky dad sits around saying random crap to his adult children.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Just go find a homeless person and record the batshit

    by gravybits

    crazy things he says, and then they wouldn't have to pay this jackass anything. I would think a bum would have more funny things to say.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Where's my sitcom about Meghan McCain's Twitter posts?

    by SpyGuy

    "I don't care what uptight people think or say about my pic showing off my boobs because sexual hangups are stupid...but I just want to apologize and state how really, really sorry I am for offending so many people with my pics."

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    hashtags the movie

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Seriously, Twitter is like the ghetto of the internet.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by StarchildAD

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    the peeps at eureka are happy today

    by brabon300

    looks like eastwick is gonna be cancelled, soon to be followed by that awful kelsey grammer sitcom, so two cast members can return to the only show worth watching on syfy<p> and when is some smart network suit gonna option these talkbacks for a show...most are 100x more entertaining then the shite they put on...and herc gotta eat

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    actually lockesbrokenleg

    by The_Crimson_King

    4chan's /b/ is the ghetto of the internet

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    anyway, this is a stupid idea....

    by The_Crimson_King

    how do we not know this guy just MAKES shit up and claims it's his dad? and if were gonna make a tv show based on an internet meme, why one I've never heard of till now? (of course to be fair I don't follow twitter)

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Oops, yeah, you're right!

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    yup, Twitter is more like some lame...

    by The_Crimson_King

    suburban neighborhood compared to /b/

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    JettL93 used to be hilarious

    by BadMrWonka

    he danced on the line where no one knew if he KNEW that no one was buying it and he was just keeping the joke alive, or whether he actually delusionally believed that ANYone might actually believe him.<p>now, he's no fun. I say BOO JETTL93! you could have been legendary, but you stopped keeping the shtick up, now you just write one stupid and WAY too obvious post, and never engage.<p>boo. not funny at all. you have failed officially.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    JettL93 is the real deal folks...

    by mrgreentheplant

    anyone who can invent hilarious phrases like "redonkulous" off the cuff can quite easily become a writer for dane cook, tyler perry's house of payne (and to some extent the lesser recognized but also excellent tyler perry's meet the browns) or whatever seth macfarlane is shitting out these days.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    this will do worse than that caveman sitcom

    by Meadowe

    Well in this economy at least people are going to get some $ working on this.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Jettl93's Filmography

    by DrunkyMcLush

    Transformers 1 and 2, Troll 2, most of Uwe Boll's movies, TMNT 3: Turtles in Time, Star Wars Episode 2 and an episode of Who's the Boss where Tony pisses into Angela's mouth and says, "Who's the boss now?"

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Some respectable writer he is....

    by DrunkyMcLush

    ... Sheesh

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    The universe doesn't give a shit about this

    by Citizen Sane

    Neither do I, god damn it! Shit! I told you god damned twitter was lame! This is gonna suck, just like most of the other god damn shit that CBS and Harper Collins does!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST



    Would be a funnier sitcom with Jett as a delusional man trying desperately to convince guys at his local bar that he's a player in Hollywood, whilst coming up with ever more extravagant ways of getting evidence.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    CBS and Harper Collins are a bunch of dumbasses!

    by Citizen Sane

    Nobody is gonna waste their time on this garbage.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:32 a.m. CST

    holy shit that was fast

    by sharpie

    the guy's been tweeting for what, 2 months? jeez. His lately haven't been that good, i remember when i started following, 90% of them made me laugh hysterically, but lately the most they get is a smile

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:36 a.m. CST

    I bet Kelsey Grammer is lined up to play him

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Twats tweet on Twitter

    by jbs9200

    Twats tweet on Twitter

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    I Know Justin

    by NotZombies

    And his writing partner. If you think some guy with a Twitter account would attract this much talent you're mistaken. Justin and Pat have been around for a while and this isn't their first project to attract attention. There is serious talent here and that's what WB and CBS are banking on. And yes, it is actually shit his dad says.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    And yes

    by NotZombies

    I'm biased.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Is this the Linsay Lohan story?

    by NippleEffect

    sure sounds like it

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:53 a.m. CST

    There is something worse than reality tv

    by NippleEffect

    twitter tv

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Hey, I liked CAVEMEN.

    by SnapT


  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Twitter is for twits.

    by Triple_J_72

    ..and twats.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Fair play to him. Wonder if media messiah is jealous?

    by V'Shael

    Sane people with an original idea, getting a TV series. Good to see. <p> And no bitchin about how anonymous forces could be stealing all of his MEGA ideas. He just put them up on Twitter. <p> Actually, I wonder.... If I collected all of Media Messiah's insane rantings, could I put them together and get a book deal? Probably not. But I could probably present the funniest paper ever at the next big Psychiatric convention.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    HERC actually demonstrating some taste?!

    by Stabby

    Or just jealous that CBS hasn't picked up his Tweets yet?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    All in the Family

    by JacksBloatedPayroll

    The original Shit My Dad Says.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST

    70 year old men don't talk like that

    by Magic Rat

    but 30-year old wanna-be writers do write like that. I call fake on this twitter guy.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    not just "anyone" can do this

    by itrainmonkeys

    you guys are just being jealous. <br><br>This justin halpern guy isn't just some no-talent shlub who posts tweets of what his dad says. He's a senior editor at and writes a lot of different internet articles based on humor. He's a "WRITER" and *GASP* he was hired to write a show.<br><br>just hope that something good comes from this instead of condemning it before it even gets to the pilot stage.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    "redonkulous" not invented.

    by jimbojones123

    The pigeons in "Bolt" used it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    "Shit My Dog Shits"

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    Hey, where's my TV deal!?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    I bought the new King

    by Series7

    Luckily I woke up around 3AM after passing out to The Room and remembered to get it before they upped the price. This shit better be good, I've always liked The Simpsons Movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    This should change CBS' rep as an "old person's network"

    by KingNineReturns

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:29 a.m. CST

    There are THOUSANDS of those one-liner websites

    by ricarleite2

    FUCKING THOUSANDS. A lot are better than this shit. Now, if this gets a book, OKAY, I get it, compiling all those cute little one-liners there. But a FUCKING SITCOM? Out of that? And meanwhile, Steven Wright is STARVING!! What the FUCK IS WRONG with this people?!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    It would probally be called...

    by Jamie McBain

    Stuff My Dad Says, instead.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    "redonkulous" heard it in a Smodcast

    by V'Shael

    some time ago, when Malcolm Ingram described Ryan Reynolds has having a body that was fucking redonkulous. <p> For a guy who doesn't know who his own country's leader is, Malcolm is fucking funny.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I don't get people who hate twitter

    by CherryValance

    I mean you must have an account if you know enough about it to hate it. And therefore, you tweet and are one of the twats you are bitching about it. If you don't have an account then you don't know what the hell you're talking about.<p> <p>I really like twitter. I think it's loads of fun. Stuff like #oneletteroffmovies or #worldsthinnestbooks let you laugh with bunches of people you'd never probably meet in real life. And it can be funnier than anything on TV. In fact you get to watch shows with people too and it's a whole lot of fun. I tweeted right through primetime last night (dwts & Castle) Chatrooms get too confusing for that. </p> <p>I never followed this guy though. I mostly keep it to the people I already know I like. But if people like his stuff, I don't see why it shouldn't be a movie. You guys are no fun. </p>

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    first person I heard say that was Jason Segel and that was a ways back.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST

    CherryValance - technical correction

    by Himbo

    Readers need not have a twitter account to love/loathe. Twitter feeds are available as a website, for a readers only option. I have a few select entities bookmarked, though I do not subscribe to service, nor have I issued tweet-one. <p> Hating on it IS a waste of energy. Might as well hate on text messaging. Of course I do hate that shit when I see some driver trying to txt.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Jett is a lying tard, but damn he makes me laugh.

    by HoboCode

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    I didn't know that

    by CherryValance

    but still why would you... oh nevermind.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Twitter kills brain cells

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    You literally cannot have a long, deep meaningful conversation on it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Cherry, can't speak for everyone else

    by Stabby

    but the reason I hate Twitter is because it gives egomaniacs a too easy outlet for their narcissism. Why do I care that Herc is making a ham sandwich for lunch? Why do I care what this guy's dad says? I don't!!!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    NotZombies I'm sure your pal "Justin" has talent

    by Tall_Boy66

    Talent for making crap, that is. So, therefore, this is what we're going to see on TV screens next fall, and it'll be quickly shitcanned in, like, I'd say 3 months would be generous. Next, please.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    i hate twitter..

    by emeraldboy

    I dont really want to know what fat lazy bored celebs do while going to the toilet or hwat they do all day.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    HoboCode, how does Jett make you laugh?

    by Tall_Boy66

    I don't see anything funny in any of his posts whatsoever. "Blah blah blah, I created this, I'm on the inside, I'm a writer, blah blah blah". Where's the jokes? Usually jokes have punchlines and set ups. Maybe NotZombie's buddy Justin could lend him a hand punching up a few of his gags?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Only retards like twitter anyway

    by Tall_Boy66

    "golly, this is so quick and, look, I'm seeing Kevin Smith tweet while he takes a shit! Isn't that fun! Oooh, NPH just posted he's buying salad dressing!!" etc. etc. Seriously, why is this shit entertaining to anyone?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Papa Titus

    by Laughing Irishman

    Yeah, I agree with FlickaPoo...this show was great when it was called Titus. Bring that show back instead.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Slow golf clap, Jett...

    by bunksteve

    For utilizing the same technique Osama Bin Laden used on the United States. Make one attack, then let other people invest their time and energy in coming after you. Amazing how every talkback you post on suddenly becomes about you. And you deserve it. Hell, I'm doing the same thing I'm complaining about, but I'm at least willing to admit I'm a hypocrite. My hat's off to you, sir.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Professional writer?

    by blackhole4140

    The appeal of the twitter account and concept is that it's a real unemployed 29 year old getting put down by his grumpy, Modern Day Archie Bunker father. To discover he's actually a professional writer(with a writing partner, no less) destroys what little appeal this story had. It would have been a great story- had it been true.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    guys, you know jett's pulling your legs, right?

    by mr. smith

    c'mon herc, he's no mre legit than Hobodarkseid, although matt fraction's way funnier.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed that JettL93 post

    by Reno

    The bitter, jealous people here, who consider themselves genius writers, just had to respond to it. Good comedy.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Next on CBS: "I am 12 and what is this"

    by WickedJacob

    the musical.

  • But I'm guessing that amusing little bit of irony just slipped past you, didn't it?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by SpyGuy

    Man, even Twitter's 140 character limit isn't as bad as AICN's subject cutoff.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Twitter is cool. I got a response from Shaq

    by lockesbrokenleg

    the other day. Totally freaked me out, cause he has like 2 billion people following him.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Spyguy, yeah but we're TalkBackers, not Twits

    by Stabby

    There's a difference.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Locke that's nothing

    by Stabby

    Jett gets twits from Spielberg, Lucas, Eisner, et al regularly 24/7.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    where'd he go?

    by I am the most horrible

    off writing reliably?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Damn it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by NotZombies

    If anyone said he was unemployed then it was probably misinterpreted somewhere. He'd just gotten a job working remotely for MaximOnline and moved in with his folks for an extended period, as he wasn't exactly sure what his next move would be. So yes, he lives with his dad. No, he's not unemployed. And again, his dad ACTUALLY says this stuff. His book will not just be a collection of tweets, it will also include stories about his dad. I feel like I'm divulging too much, but I just want people to keep an open mind about this (I know, I know, it's AICN). Justin and Pat are super down-to-Earth and about as non-Hollywood as it gets. I've been reading AintItCool for 12 years so I know how the TalkBack thing goes. Just good to see people discussing this.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    FailBlog: The Motion Picture

    by Thrillhouse77

    Michael Bay directs semi trucks losing their cargo.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Titus indeed, way to call it. Don't forget Archie Bunker too.

    by JT Kirk

    That was the first Twitter page that wasn't 100% garbage, but there is absolutely nothing in there that would make a funny sitcom, aside from the fact that ANYBODY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH could write the scripts, cliche after cliche, because they've seen it done a thousand different ways. Still, the guy deserves to get paid for making an entertaining and somewhat relevant twitter page, seeing as there's a hundred million and he's the ONLY one worth a damn.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I gotta admit, I like the idea

    by Dapper Swindler

    I think all the jealousy and nerd rage are making people blind to the potential. The effectiveness of these tweets is their bevity, they only give us a taste of what this character is really like. We use our imaginations to fill in the gaps, the context of when he said these things, and the scenario of what its like to live with him. It's no surprise that this got optioned for a sitcom because that's exactly what I imagine when I read them. If only this dad character can be fully realized the way he is microrealized by the tweets then this would be awesome. Of course, a healthy amount of skepticism is a prerequisite. <p> And for those comparing this to the facebook movie - that doesn't make any goddamned sense. It's not like this is going to be about twitter. I get the impression you just read "twitter" in the article title here and made an association with face book and then associated the two projects. This shouldn't and won't have anything to do with twitter so you can keep all your nerd hate/rage/envy to yourself as far as that medium is concerned.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I imagine more of a Frank Barone than Archie Bunker

    by Dapper Swindler

    Frank Barone, especially in the later seasons of Raymond, was just a cranky old crumudgeon who said whatever he damned well pleased without giving a shit. It's a similar character but with more of an edge I guess. I know old people like this. That's why I can relate to and appreciate this. I think this would make a terrific premise for a sitcom. Frank was the best thing about that show.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Here is the premise

    by Dapper Swindler

    A highly strung out, perhaps overly sensitive 20-something is laid off from his job, loses his live-in girlfriend, and is forced to move in parents that he has grown a little estranged with since moving out ten years ago. <p> The father is an obscene, free-speaking old man who doesn't give a shit about the small things in life. Meanwhile, the son is wound up and depressed about his job, girl, and worried about all the small things. He's afraid to speak his mind and offend others and worries what people think of him. <p> So there is your chemistry. The theme of the show is how the overly anxious son learns from his dad the truth that many old people seem to grasp: you realize that the shit that you always worried about when you were young doesn't mean shit at all. Basically, the show is about growing, aging, and realizing what is really important in life. But with a very darkly comic and biting edge.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Re: My above posts

    by Dapper Swindler

    This writes itself. All the ingredients for a successful sitcom are already built in. Explain to me why this is a bad idea again?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    CBS won't even have the word Shit in the title

    by lockesbrokenleg

    It will be "Wacky things" or some shit like that.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    boxxxy: The Movie

    by Thrillhouse77

    played by a botox'd Winona Ryder on LSD.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST


    by Thrillhouse77

    "Those Nutty Things My Dad Says" <p> I wonder what kooky thing he'll say next? *laugh track*

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Dapper Swindler

    by Larry Sellers

    nailed the premise. And you're probably right that the hate is directed at Twitter more than anything. But I'm always cynical about sitcoms until I'm actually in front of the TV laughing. This doesn't appeal to me. But if it gets some positive reviews I'll watch. And no, obviously I don't think for myself. And I hate Twitter. It's the most asinine shit ever. I don't care if you're on the way to your grandfather's funeral, or how your job interview went, or who was a bitch to you. But people like this "Shit my dad says" guy actually use it to entertain and not just whine/brag/ramble. So...hats off to that guy, I hate Twitter, and I'm cynical about sitcoms.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Larry Sellers

    by Dapper Swindler

    The show could and probably will suck as is usually the case for most of television. But all we know right now is the premise and I think the premise is fantastic. It's up to those involved to turn it into something worthless. Regarding your twitter hatred, I do not believe you actually hate twitter itself but rather the arrogance displayed by many of its users.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Bring Back the Cavemen

    by Man in Suit

    And why is Hollywood sleeping on the Geico gekko?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by blackhole4140

    Yeah, I think I simply pictured the writer as unemployed; it seemed like he spent too much time at home. I guess writing professionally gives him that luxury. I loved the twitter account, but it loses it's appeal to know it's run by pro-writers.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Another thread about another show that'll get bukkaked and cancelled. Case closed.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST


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  • Nov. 11, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    SpyGuy, that's absolutely not true.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Depending on the talkback I may or may not choose to have a long conversation. Furthermore I use complete sentences, proper grammar, and proper spelling. I also like to use little things called vowels. Heck, I'm probably over the Twitter limit already. If this conversation interested me I would continue. As the case was, I kept it short and sweet because that is all I had to say. But, sincer you brought it up, here you go.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I respect the past

    by Internet_Chat_Helper

    of chat, and remain hopeful for the future!

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    This isn't the same as Twitter

    by Triple_J_72

    We don't write what we had for breakfast here, or how many miles we jogged, or that one of our pets died the other day. The majority of us don't anyway...

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