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Saturday, February 06, 2010

And the "Right Place at the Right Time" award goes to...
Posted by Jill | 3:21 PM
29-year-old Justin Halpern, of Shit My Dad Says fame:
CBS has picked up a comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has enlisted more than 700,000 followers since launching in August and has made its creator, Justin Halpern, an Internet star.

"Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are on board to executive produce and supervise the writing for the multicamera family comedy, which Halpern will co-pen with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker will also co-exec produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project, which has received a script commitment.

The comedy's title will change if it gets on the air.

Halpern, 29, had moved back in with his parents in San Diego, and on Aug. 3 he launched "Shit My Dad Says," a Twitter feed featuring colorful -- often profane -- comments and pearls of wisdom made by his 73-year-old father during their daily conversations.

Some examples:

"Sometimes life leaves a hundred-dollar bill on your dresser, and you don't realize until later that it's because it fucked you";

"Why the fuck would I want to live to 100? I'm 73 and shit's starting to get boring. By the way, there's no money left when I go, just fyi";

"The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain't like he knows the cure for cancer and he just ain't spitting it out."

Shit My Dad Says is the second hot Internet property to land at a broadcast network this development season as a potential half-hour series.

Hey, CBS! I have this thing called Disciples of Joe, in which I review Trader Joe's products and reflect on their relevance to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Call me.

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Blogger jurassicpork said...
So let me get this straight: The kid fucks up and has to move back in with his parents when he's almost in his 30's.

He amasses an internet following running toward 1.2 million, then publishes a book then gets a TV deal while not displaying any talent whatsoever while writers of actual talent keep getting form rejection letters from publishers and agents?

Then they're going to take a genuinely funny concept and completely fuck it up by bleaching out all the expletives that make these aphorisms funny?

That's like ABC Family trying to produce The Sopranos. Imagine how well that would've played out.

Meanwhile, how much does Dad make on this hare-brained scheme when all Sonny did was transcribe what he said?

The world no longer makes sense. It's as if God suddenly said Fuck it sprinkled crazy dust on all our heads.

Blogger merlallen said...
what happens when dad dies? shit my mom said?

Blogger Barry said...
Dammit, why can't we ever come up with the next big Internet meme?

Blogger Distributorcap said...
nowq you know why i sit at work in amazement