At the end of every episode of Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Mike & Molly, the vanity card for Chuck Lorre Productions contains a direct message from Chuck Lorre himself.
Often very personal in nature, the topics are very diverse and even though the cards are only displayed for a few moments on television, CBS has been to known to censor his words. This time, Chuck has decided to censor himself.
In the card that popped up at the end of last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory, Lorre wrote: "I've decided to save everybody a lot of unhappiness and not submit this week's vanity card to the CBS censors (I know when I've crossed the line with these things and don't need a bunch of corporate lawyers getting their cotton blend panties in a bunch). Accordingly, I've banished the offending card to that dark place where all my offending cards go - the internet."
On his official website, Lorre published the uncensored version of his message. An unabashed supporter of US President Barack Obama, Lorre turned intensely political and attacked Republican candidate Mitt Romney less than a week before Election Day. Following is the full posting.
CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #397
CENSORED BY ME
What does it say about us when we are simultaneously pro-life and pro AK-47's? What does it say about us when God's will would allow a rapist to ask for shared custody and child support payments? What does it say about us when a black guy's in charge and we say things like "it's time to take America back"? What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like "The Bachelor"? What does it say about us when we export democracy with Hellfire missiles, then restrict the right to vote here? What does it say about us when we build nuclear submarines to defend against exploding vests? What does it say about us when we think a guy who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, keeps his money offshore, stubs his toe and says "H-E-double hockey sticks" and wears magical underwear can feel our pain? What does it say about us when we demand less government and more FEMA? What does it say about us when we completely forgot the colossal shit storm we were in four years ago?
The answer, my friends, is not blowing in the wind.
The answer is, "We are fucking crazy."
While I'm not a fan of Lorre's brand of broad humor, his message here is pretty accurate aside from his comments about Mitt Romney not drinking or smoking. Those aren't requirements to empathize with the general population. How do you feel about Chuck's political statement?