S#*! William Shatner Says
Published: September 20, 2010 - 5:22pm
Star of the upcoming CBS comedy S#*! My Dad Says, William Shatner was recently interviewed by Collider and talked about the new show, as well as what he thought of Chris Pine, who played his iconic character Kirk in the new Star Trek film.
The new comedy, S#*! My Dad Says , is based on a very popular Twitter feed, which was in turn transformed into a book. It's not too often we see TV shows adapted from Twitter feeds, but the enormous popularity of the trend seems all too huge to dismiss anymore. The Twitter feed was born out of a man who ended up having to move back home with his elderly father and one day decided to write down all the absurd things his dad would say to him.
"When his book came out, I read it with great curiosity and, within the book, there is a warmth and a genuine relationship between father and son."
"I love the idea of it. On Twitter, everyone cottoned to the fact that a million and a half people bought into the 140 characters. It’s no accident that the book has been on the best seller list. It’s something magical," said Shatner.
Here's the most recent Tweet:
"You came out of your mom looking like sh*t. She thought you were beautiful. Don't know what scared me most, your looks or her judgment." 10:51 AM Sep 17th via Sh*tMyDadSays.com
When asked if the show's title should have been altered to be more family-friendly, Shatner makes no bones about saying he wishes the censors would just finally unleash the word from oppression once and for all.
"Do you know what I wish? I wish they would use the word “sh*t.” I’ve got grandchildren. I brought up three girls, and they’ve all got kids. You say, “You need to doo-doo. Come on, you’ve got to make poo-poo in the toilet.”
"Eventually, “poo-poo” becomes “sh*t,” and you say, “Go take a sh*t, and you’ll feel better.” The word “sh*t” is around us. It isn’t a terrible term. It’s a natural function, so why are we pussyfooting?" he said.
When asked about the possibility of filming a cameo or supporting role in the new Star Trek film that J.J. Abrams is still fleshing out, Shatner says he'd love to but there are no firm plans in place at this time. He also speaks highly of the young actor who filled his shoes in the first film and if his performance echoed a young Shatner from the series.
"I’ve become a buddy of J. J., but I don’t know if they can solve the problem of how you put the body I’m in now with the Kirk that we remember from 40 years ago."
"I appreciated his performance (Chris Pine). I didn’t see what some people have written about, but I’m not that observant," he said.
Check out the debut of S#*! My Dad Says on CBS this Thursday, September 23rd.