News, but not the serious kind
Can they say that $#*! on TV now?
Blog Guy, I’m curious about an upcoming fall CBS television show. You know the one I mean?
No, and I don’t give a dollar pound asterisk exclamation, either.
So you DO know the one I’m talking about! “$#*! My Dad Says,” on CBS.
Hey pal, you can’t say $#*! in my blog! The Parents Television Council has called on advertisers to boycott the series, saying this type of language should not be accepted as lighthearted fun. I guess they think kids might learn punctuation marks sooner than they should.
But Blog Guy, surely the $#*! is meant precisely to substitute for the four-letter s-word, which you can’t use on broadcast television. So they’re saying these symbols are as bad as the word they replace?
Maybe they’re right. Our own story on the controversy did go out online with a warning about the “strong language in title.”
And what was the title?
It was just “Media watchdog urges advertisers to boycott $#*! TV show.”
Yikes! Who stars in the program, by the way?
I believe it’s veteran actor William $#a!ner.
Actor William Shatner talks about his show ‘$#*! My Dad Says’ during the CBS, Showtime and the CW Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California, July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson