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'Shit My Dad Says' Canceled: Justin Halpern's Father Reacts

First Posted: 05/17/11 02:12 PM ET Updated: 07/17/11 06:12 AM ET

Shit My Dad Says

One would think that, if a network television show based on someone's life was just cancelled, that someone might be very upset. Of course, when that someone got the TV show because he didn't care about things like TV shows, the reaction is a little bit different.

Justin Halpern's Twitter sensation, "Shit My Dad Says," first became a book and then, incredibly, a sitcom on CBS starring none other than William Shatner as his cranky, tough talking father. When he got the news that it was canceled after one season, he called his dad to tell him. His reaction? Hilariously typical, according to the transcript Halpern later posted to his blog.

Here's an excerpt:

.... "You didn't know who it was and you answered the phone with 'Hey. What do you need? I'm busy?," I asked.

"Let's people know not to f*ck around with my time," he said.

"My show got cancelled," I said.

There was a moment of silence on the other end of the line and I wasn't sure if he heard me. I was about to say it again, when he spoke.

"Well. F*ck. Sorry to hear that, son."

"Eh, it's okay. It happens. It was crazy I got a show on the air in the first place."

"Well, I liked it. It was kind of shitty at first, but I thought it got a lot better. You know what show I like? 'Cheers.' That was a good show," he said.

To read the rest, click over to Halpern's blog.

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