What is this $#*!?

Actually, the more pertinent question is “Where is this $#*!?”

In an effort to turn a popular Twitter feed into a broadcast comedy, CBS has given $#*! My Dad Says a rather un-DVR-friendly title.

It seems DVR designers quite understandably never suspected that a network would launch a TV show that started with the word “$#*!.”

There may be a way to find such symbols within the DVR interface, but a casual survey of customers subscribing to a few different video services found nobody who could manage to type the first word of the title.

Are people going to have to watch this show live, so to speak? Holy $#*!

(Via Population Statistic.)


  1. Jeffro »

    23 September 2010 · 8:39 pm

    I just saw the episode in question. I doubt if anyone will miss much if they can’t record the show.

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  3. CGHill »

    24 September 2010 · 10:19 am

    On Twitter, I asked Kevin Latham how he was going to handle this. Said he:

    I did mange to look it up “to set later” via the DirecTV iPhone app. Had to search for “Dad Says”

    At least there’s one way, evidently.

  4. Mark Alger »

    25 September 2010 · 8:23 am

    On my cable system, you can point and click in the program listing if you want to record something. I haven’t tried it with $#*!, but I assume it would work. After that, who cares how it’s spelled?

    Doesn’t everybody’s work that way?


  5. CGHill »

    25 September 2010 · 10:09 am

    Herewith an admission: I don’t own (or rent) a DVR, and I haven’t recorded anything on television in several years.

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