You've probably already heard about this but I figure it's worth a re-post - as you may know producer Chuck Lorre writes and posts 'vanity cards' at the end of every episode of Two and A Half Men and Big Bang Theory. A "vanity card" is that full screen image you see at the end of TV shows. Most times they're static, but they can also move (Stephen J. Cannell's imfamous ripping the paper out of his typewriter to name just the most famous)
Lorre's are so popular that he's devoted a part of his website to posting them - mainly because they sometimes get censored by CBS and/or go by so quickly that the average viewer can't read them and isn't interested in them enough to hit the rewind/pause button on their cable.
This past Monday, on VDay, Lorre posted the following vanity card:
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #329
I exercise regularly. I eat moderate amounts of healthy food. I make sure to get plenty of rest. I see my doctor once a year and my dentist twice a year. I floss every night. I've had chest x–rays, cardio stress tests, EKG's and colonoscopies. I see a psychologist and have a variety of hobbies to reduce stress. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. I don't have crazy, reckless sex with strangers.
If Charlie Sheen outlives me, I'm gonna be really pissed.
Now if I were Mr. Sheen and the guy who depends on me for ratings is expressing such a vote of non confidence, that would send me back directly to the Four Seasons and another suitcase of coke ....But really, a guy who wrings a lot of humor from Sheen's playboy character isn't the first person that I'd look to for sympathy anyway. :)
Sadly, there's all sorts of talk that if the network can't find a way to deal with Sheen's drug and hooker problem that they'll have no choice but to cancel the show.. which would depress me if I were Holland Taylor, Jon Cryer, et al.