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Jim Gaffigan’s CBS comedy pilot just got hotter after his joke tweet goes viral

Jim Gaffigan’s semi-autobiographical comedy pilot at CBS for next season just got hotter after a gag he posted on Twitter went thermo-nuclear.

Gaffigan’s stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy pilot about a guy who lives with wife and kids in a small New York apartment. Among the things that makes Gaffigan interesting to CBS these days is his 1.6 million followers on Twitter.

So Gaffigan this week tweeted a joke — about manicures.

Ladies I hope getting your nails done feels good because not a single man notices you got them done.

— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) May 1, 2013

As in: “Ladies I hope getting your nails done feels good because not a single man notices you got them done.”

Apparently a good-ish chunk of his 1.6 million Twitter followers are women who were not amused.

“It does feel good, Jim. It feels like I have control over my finger nail condition in my life AT THE VERY LEAST!!” tweeted one angry chick.

Plenty more where that came from:

“Not sure how others are reacting, but the joke implies women should only do things with men in mind.”

“Why do you assume we do such things for men’s approval? Asked another, adding, “Newsflash: Not everything women do it about pleasing the menz.”

And, most pithily,

“You’re such an [expletive].”

Yes, still talking about manicures here.

The menz also weighed in:

- “We’ve barely scratched the surface on this debate. Tweeted from my cuticle, I mean cubicle.”

- “Women are trying to nail you to the cross for this one.”

- “I got caught looking at a woman’s nails. She said, ‘Hey, my face is up here!’.”

“If you think people are overreacting to my edgy ‘nails done’ post here, you have to see the anger on my Tumblr,” Gaffigan noted Thursday morning.

Among them: “Nobody gives a [expletive] about you noticing their nails, Jim Gaffigan.”

Late Thursday morning, Gaffigan finally threw in the towel:

“I’m sorry you or anyone was offended by my edgy ‘nails done’ joke. I’ll attempt to be more sensitive in the future.”



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