Charlie Sheen: Two and a Half-Employed Man
It would seem even the Two and a Half Men production crew don’t want Charlie Sheen on their set anymore, but there’s nothing they can do but wait until the protagonist is fit to return to set. The sitcom’s creator Chuck Lorre made his feelings clear by adding his thoughts to a vanity card at the end of the latest episode’s closing credits.
Drug addict Charlie Sheen insists he’s fit to return to work after his latest bout of rehab, but production has still been delayed. Producers don’t quite believe the party-loving trouble-maker is ready to return to the small screen yet. I’m sure he didn’t help things by going on radio and saying things like “stay off crack, drink chocolate milk” and “I don’t say sober. I’m not in AA, I don’t believe in it…It’s inauthentic, it’s not who I am.”
Chuck Lorre expressed his frustrations at having to shut production down by adding a vanity card to the end credits that flashed up briefly. The eagle-eyed (or those with video recorders) managed to catch it:
This comes after a previous one that read: “Do not attempt to replicate what you saw in tonight’s episode of Two and a Half Men. Despite the seeming lack of serious consequences and regardless of the hilarity that ensued, this is extremely dangerous behavior and could result in injury or death. Please keep in mind that we employ a highly-paid Hollywood professional who has years of experience with putting his life at risk. And sadly no, I’m not talking about our stunt man.”
So there you have it – the highest paid actor on American television can’t even be fired by the guy that created the TV show. And for those of you that are actually still watching the series, you’ll have a shorter run to look forward to this year, since all the delays have meant a reduction in the number of episodes from 24 to 20.