Sep. 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM ET
Charlie Sheen is long gone from “Two and a Half Men,” but by the end of Monday night’s episode of the hit sitcom one thing was obvious — the former leading man is far from forgotten.
Show creator Chuck Lorre closes each episode of “Men,” and all of his other television offerings, with a creative vanity card. Sometimes those cards contain simple jokes or verses, and sometimes they touch on something with a bit more meaning. The latter was the case earlier this year, when Lorre first dropped hints about his problems with Sheen.
On the latest “Men” vanity card, it seems Sheen, or at least the drama that once surrounded Sheen, was again the focus.
“Sometime last year I realized I had become the unwilling contestant in a reality show,” Lorre’s card read. “I didn't understand the rules, wasn't sure if there even were any, and pretty much hated every second of it. For many months I kept hoping and praying that it would end. But it did not. Somewhere along the way, something inside me died.”
That wasn’t all Lorre had to say.
“Anyway, now, suddenly, I'm being told that the reality show's been cancelled,” the card, which aired the same day that news broke of a deal being reached between Sheen, Lorre and Warner Bros., continued. “Apparently, it was just one of those things that somehow got out of control. Sorry. Whoops. Live and learn. Moving on. Game over. And that's fine. I am so good with that. Yes, please, let's all move on. There's just one problem. That thing inside me that died? It walks at night. It's angry. It's hungry. And worst of all ... it's writing a tell-all book.”
Whether or not Lorre is serious about that last bit remains to be seen, but the writer-director-producer has a history of mixing humor and truth on those cards.
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