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Shatner talks '$#*!'

Posted by Steve Greenlee  August 9, 2010 01:29 PM

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shatner8910.jpgThe quote of the day comes from William Shatner. It's related to the dustup over his new TV show, "$#*! My Dad Says." The CBS sitcom, starring the guy who played Captain Kirk as a cantankerous father, is based on the bestselling book of the same name (which is, in turn, based on a ridiculously popular Twitter feed), and now it's drawing the ire of the Parents Television Council. The PTC sent a letter to 340 advertisers, asking them to boycott the show -- which is scheduled to air on Thursday nights this fall -- unless the title is changed to something less profane. Shatner's take? "Do you know what I wish?" he told the Associated Press. "I wish they would call it [bleep]. ... I've got grandchildren. I brought up three girls. They've all got kids. OK? And you say, `Boopy-doo-doo, you've got to make poo-poo. Come on. Make poo-poo in the toilet.' Eventually, 'poo-poo' becomes [bleep]. `Go take a [bleep], you'll feel better.' You say that to your kids. The word [bleep] is around us. It isn't a terrible term. It's a natural function. Why are we pussyfooting?"

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