Shit My Dad Says link 3
"It's watering plants, Justin. You just take a God damned hose and you put it over the plant. You don't even pay rent, just do it. Shit." Visit Link →

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Bardoron Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 12:39pm

I must be missing something. This gets a TV deal? One in four comments is mildly funny. I know talented comedy writers in LA who are out of work.

Sorry, Justin, your dad is just an old guy who's so cantankerous and scatological he occasionally lucks on some workable comedy phrasing. And you are just one hell of a lucky guy.
joeyo (#9) Thu Dec 3rd, 2009 12:39pm

Yeah i thought the dad should have gotten the tv deal
CB Mon Jan 11th, 2010 9:33pm

Sorry Bardoron, envy isn't going to write that feature comedy for you--I mean your friends.

I think it's an honest glimpse into the humour of a man with life experience and one hell of a steel set of balls. And he'll never use a word like scatological. Brush up on the times jerk.
Bardoron Sat Jan 16th, 2010 2:04am

Hi, CB ---

Humor is of course subjective and one man's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is another man's "According to Jim," so I accept the fact that we all have different senses of humor. And I think the writer of ShitMyDadSays is to be commended for whatever he did to get the word out to ensure people would read his stuff.

There is a bit of envy involved on my part, you're right, because I am an amateur humor writer. If you'd like to see some of my work, I'm on Twitter at Bardoron5. But I do it for the fun, not for anticipated professional gain.

However, there are talented people in Hollywood who are aghast at the success of a Twitter account writer with less than 100 tweets. One such is a friend of mine who has written and performed comedy for over 30 years. He has been on the writing staffs of both Cheers and Seinfeld as well as many other shows (Third Rock from the Sun, etc.) Don't know if you're a fan of Seinfeld, but he wrote the well-known episode "The Opposite." He has had difficulty in finding TV work of late despite his impeccable credentials. How do you suppose people like this feel when someone who apparently hasn't paid his dues like Justin lands a TV deal?

As for "ShitMyDadSays." I simply don't find the character particularly funny or original. It's a old premise --- take a older person you expect to act grandfatherly (or motherly) and have him or her say crusty off the wall things you don't expect. Don't know how old you are, but the old Phyllis TV show had a little old lady character named Mother Dexter, who always talked about how she'd love "to get it on with Charles Bronson." Same deal.

As for his use of what I call scatalogical terms, so what? We all use these terms every day. Using them for humor is as old as Regis Philbin. Worth a laugh? Sure, a handful of times, but not to build a career out of.

What I do agree with you about is this: If I knew and appreciated the real Dad, then I would find this "an honest glimpse into the humour of a man with life experience and one hell of a set of balls." But I don't know him or even know if he exists. So what I'm left with is a bunch of one liners, some of them a little funny, some of then not.

In any event, we can agree to disagree. Maybe the TV show will be great. But it is a shame for those who have labored so long and so hard in the vineyard (decidedly not me!) that there are no TV deals for them as well.
Dee Mon Mar 8th, 2010 5:54pm

Welcome to LA ! Writers who bought houses and raised their families are taking credits like MASH off their CV because it makes them sound OLD not experienced.

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