The new TV show based upon a book with the same title is set to air on CBS this fall, and it stars William Shatner. [Bleep] My Dad Says, which will air on Thursday nights starting in September, uses a set of incongruous symbols rather than “bleep,” and it’s got many people talking. And not in a good way, either.
The Parents Television Council last week sent over letters to over 300 advertisers insistng they steer clear of the show until the name is changed. I will repeat that. The name of the show has a cuss word. The “s” word. But do parents really care about profanity?
It’s like when Lewis Black was to perform at the Kennedy Center but was turned down because of the gratuitous use of the “f” word.
A recent Rasmussen Reports pollster indicated the waning effect on parental concern about foul language on TV. This has nothing to do with religion, but a cuss word sends the parents shaking in their galoshes. The same goes with sex and violence. But seriously, people, deal with it. You get offended when you hear someone say “bleep” (it could be any expletive), yet you go around and use that kinda language around you kids. You, my friend, are a Hypocrite with a capital “H”! Besides, most young kids wouldn’t even be allowed to watch [Bleep] My Dad Says, as it will be aired at 10 p.m.