Episodes: 18 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 23, 2010 – February 17, 2011
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Will Sasso, Nicole Sullivan, and Stephanie Lemelin.
TV show description:
This sitcom is based on the popular Twitter feed by Justin Halpern and revolves around a father who thinks nothing of expressing his wildly politically-incorrect opinions at the drop of a hat.
Henry Goodson (Jonathan Sadowski) is a young struggling writer-turned-unpaid blogger. His older brother is Vince (Will Sasso), the meek half of a husband/wife real estate team. There’s no question that his aggressive wife Bonnie (Nicole Sullivan) truly wears the pants in the family.
Henry and Vince’s father is Ed Goodson (William Shatner), a forthright and opinionated man who will always tell you exactly what he thinks, especially if you didn’t ask.
When Henry finds that he can no longer afford to pay rent, Ed temporarily softens and invites his son to move in with him. Having no other choice, Henry agrees but knows that he won’t be able to escape his father’s verbal assaults.
Episode 18 — Who’s Your Daddy
Henry meets a beautiful girl named Laura on the internet and senses a strange connection to her. Things get weird when she seems to know a little too much about Ed. Worried that she might be his long-lost daughter, Ed attempts to discover the truth, even though he’s not ready for it.
Vince and Bonnie, sad that their attempts at artificial insemination (in the previous episode) didn’t seem to work, throw themselves into their work and end up as real estate agents on The Real Housewives of San Diego. Camille (Camille Donatacci Grammer), a divorcee and reality series star, goes house hunting with them. Their shoot is disrupted when Bonnie throws up on camera. She’s pregnant.
After doing a secret DNA test, it turns out that Laura is not Ed’s child. She comes to the house and confesses that she’s in love with his son — but it’s not Henry or Vince. It turns out Ed has another son that he’s never met who had been scared to meet him. Laura opens the front door to reveal him. We can’t see who he is but hear a young voice say “Hi, dad.” The family all stare out the door and Ed exclaims, “Holy Bleep!”
First aired: March 15, 2011.
Behind the Scenes
The network contends that the show title should be pronounced “Bleep My Dad Says“.
Image courtesy CBS.