$#*! My Dad Says

Jim 2010s

Aired: 2010 (CBS)$#*! My Dad Says

DAD: Ed Goodson (William Shatner) / Widower, maybe

DAD’S JOB: Doctor

KIDS: Henry Bennett (Ryan Devlin), Vince Bennett (Will Sasso)

WHERE’S MOM?: Dead, maybe

STAND-IN “MOM”: Kathleen Bennett (Nicole Sullivan), Daughter-in-Law

The CBS advertising department must be having late-night sessions trying to come up with a style guide for discussing this show. I’ve heard the title as everything from “Bleep My Dad Says” to “Stuff My Dad Says” to the thing you can’t say on television My Dad Says.

Having seen the preview, Shatner’s character is awfully reminiscent of Stacy Keach’s Ken Titus character of a decade ago. The writing seemed sturdy enough, but I don’t know how far they thought they could grow the series with only one strong character.

No explanation yet as to why sons Henry and Vince Bennett have a different last name than Dad Goodson.

Of course, this show is based on the Twitter feed by Justin Halpern of nearly the same name.