Manka Bros Studios - Home
Manka Bros Businesses
Manka Bros Studios - Home
Manka Bros Theatrical Manka Bros Television Group Manka Music Group Manka Bros Publishing Group Broadway Manka Manka Faith Manka Kids Manka Bros Corporate
OnMedea - Manka Bros. Studios
Manka Bros Message Boards
Contact Manka Bros
Shit My Dad Says - R.I.P. - OnMedea

Shit My Dad Says - R.I.P.

| | Comments (6) | TrackBacks (0)
shit_my_dad_says_headstone.jpgWell, Justin Halpern, you had a great thing going for two months. 

No one blames you for cashing in - you didn't really have anything else to do and no real job (since Twitter doesn't pay).  And your dad must be through the roof.  But still - "Shit My Dad Says" is over.  It's dead. 

Just imagine what CBS/Warner Bros. and "Will & Grace" creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick will do to it.  You realize, it will now be called:  "My Dad" (or "Things My Dad Says")... or some tame/lame variation. 

For those who don't know what I'm talking about... (from Hollywood Reporter):  "Twitter sensation "Shit My Dad Says" is headed to television.  CBS has picked up a comedy project based on the Twitter account, which has more than 700,000 followers since launching in August and has made Justin Halpern an online 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."

So congratulations Justin, your Dad has now become "A Dad" - a compilation character which will most likely include colorful phrases from Kohan & Mutchnick's dads, studio executive's dads, network executive's dads (because all of our dads say funny shit!).  Imagine what WB/CBS will do to this pearl:

Shit My Dad Says on Twitter:  "If mom calls, tell her I'm shitting... Son, marriage is about not having to lie about taking a shit."

CBS' "My Dad":  "If mom calls, tell her I'm on the can (hold for laughs).  (Son looks out at the audience, stunned).  Son, marriage is not above having to lie about being on the can."  (Hold for huge laugh and applause.)

The one thing that may be entertaining here, Justin, is the Tweets your dad may come up with while watching "My Dad" on CBS.  "Why didn't you get that old fucker from "Frasier" to play me?!" etc. etc. etc.

Regardless of what happens next, "Shit My Dad Says" is dead.  It's now relegated to the "Yes, Dears" and "Eight Simple Rules" of the world.  R.I.P. 

It's now up to someone out there to start Tweeting about "My Crazy Momma".

jill_kennedy_small.jpgJill Kennedy - OnMedea

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Shit My Dad Says - R.I.P..

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Fred T. said:

No way, Jill. He hit the motherload. A nobody guy who starts a Twitter site in August suddenly has a network deal in L.a. That's the American dream, baby!

Hollywood Producer said:

A slacker who is famous for laying around the house and twittering unedited comments said by his dad is going to write a TV show? TV show writing requires insane discipline and actual talent (regardless of what you may think about TV). This project will not get out of the script stage.

Dis - A. Pointed said:

Agreed. Actual i don't agree. I don't really care. Everyone kept forwarding me that site and kept saying - I dont' really care.

Molly Glover said:

How is it possible that this guy has 730,000 followers but only 73 tweets? Has anyone called bullshit on this whole thing? Maybe this was dreamed up by some studio marketing department ala Lonelygirl15. How can 73 tweets be translated into a book?

Fred t said:

I didn't realize it was only 73 tweets. Something does seem odd about that. I wonder how recently this guy signed with ICM.

A Liberal Chick said:

That was fast.

Leave a comment

About Jill Kennedy

Jill Kennedy - Blogger - OnMedea Jill Kennedy is an Ivy League MBA / refugee from Lehman Brothers.

Manka Bros. (and the Manka Business Channel) hired her (for a very low sum) to cover the world of media (not the world of Medea) in her own words without corporate inteference.

Manka Bros Studios - OnMedea - Follow On Twitter


About Medea

Medea Medea was a real bitch from classical mythology - as most famously dramatized by Euripides.

She was a sorceress and wife of Jason, whom she assisted in obtaining the Golden Fleece. When Jason deserted her, she chopped up their children. One could say, Medea acted as rationally as a major media company.



Tips, Scoops and Smoking Guns

Manka Bros. Studios - All Rights Reserved