Sunday, August 2, 2015

Stuff the Shat tweets

Reporters struggling to find an acceptable pronunciation of the title of CBS' "$#*! My Dad Says" got an assist from one questioner, who in wording a question to CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler, referred to the William Shatner show - based on a Twitter feed that doesn't bother with all the punctuation - as "Feces My Dad Says."

Stuff the Shat tweets

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What's happening on the West Coast, where TV critics have once again invaded an unsuspecting hotel -- this time it's the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, and are grilling actors, producers and the occasional network honcho:

Reporters struggling to find an acceptable pronunciation of  the title of CBS’ “$#*! My Dad Says” got an assist from one questioner, who in wording a question to CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler, referred to the William Shatner show – based on a Twitter feed that doesn’t bother with  all the punctuation – as “Feces My Dad Says.”

The 79-year-old Shatner, meanwhile, claims to have "a glowing and growing relationship with Twitter" -- you can see how easily this guy would go over 140 characters -- even though he doesn't tweet himself, but has hired "a young man whose fingers are the very extension of computer keys."

He does, however, take an interest, saying he "very carefully modulates" what's communicated.

You can follow Shatner and his young man at twitter.com/williamshatner.

Oh, and by the way, Shatner, whose TV experience dates back to the days when television was live because that was pretty much the way they made it, isn't likely to side with those who are upset by the show's title.

When a particularly conservative reporter tried to get him to say he'd prefer they change it, he replied: "I wish they'd say s----."

 

 

Daily News TV Critic
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