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Chuck Lorre -- Blasting Charlie With Monkey Jokes?

4/29/2011 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chuck Lorre is taking a vicious shot at an actor -- accusing him of being a drug addict who is "impossible to work with" ... but the shocker is he's NOT talking about Charlie Sheen. Maybe.

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At the end of last night's "The Big Bang Theory" ... Lorre's vanity card seems to be joking about a monkey that was on the episode -- saying its "behavior became increasingly erratic, to the point of refusing to come out of his trailer to rehearse."

The card continues, "The monkey is a heroin addict. Yes, hard as it may be to believe, the monkey had a monkey on his back." It goes on to say the monkey is in detox and a 12 step program.

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But after Lorre's announcement he's retooling "Two and a Half Men" without Charlie -- and Charlie's nuclear response, we gotta ask ...





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76.

pegnew    

Did anyone see Mike Ward's story in the Enquirer about Charlie's
letters of apology to his former bosses BEGGING for his old job
back!!! l.m.a.o.!!! He'll NEVER get a gig like that again! He's
rendered himself unemployable. Guess his agent's phone isn't
exactly ringing off the wall. His arrogance is almost as off putting as his well chronicled B.O.

For those thinking Charlie is rich - guess again. It takes a ton just to pay all of his attorneys, not to mention his posse, child support and house payments...YIKES!!!

1216 days ago
77.

Politico Pablo    

At least the monkey has better teeth than Charlie.

1216 days ago
78.

christy    

I personally think that chuck lorre is really showing immaturity here. It is stupid and I love the show but do not want that crap. It is his personal opinion but noone cares. As for what Charlie did, I agree, it was his personal life and can do as he pleases. I do not agree with his choices but they are his and so are the ones you make whether good or bad. If it was affecting his work then fire him but if it wasnt then it really is not their business. This did not lower their ratings one bit. At electric zipper, your a moron. Where you jump to murders is just stupid. If you do not know the difference then that is your problem. And for those who made comments about hangover, he was referring to the monkey smoking on big band theory. What does the hangover 2 have to do with this

1216 days ago
79.

YXN    

They both need to grow up and move on with their lives.

1216 days ago
80.

Jack DaCarup    

Lorre is showing some "tough love"

Maybe it is just what Charlie needs to hit his bottom and seek help.

1216 days ago
81.

RoastBeef    

It's Lorre's show and he can script anything he wants. He focused on the monkey and if Charlie and his cult want to take that personally, they're free to do that. They can even take the Royal Wedding personally. I don't understand why. Charlie cured himself, he's a bigmouth rock star from Mars, claims he's superior, has Adonis DNA and tigerblood and he has one gear - GO. So,where's the resemblance?
The monkey is smarter. The monkey stopped. The monkey believes that rehab works and appears to have gone willingly. The monkey isn't in jail so we know he hasn't beat up any human women. He also has all his teeth and his vision is better. The monkey laughs with sincerity; he doesn't sneer. I would also bet he gets his potassium from bananas.
Lorre is brilliant. If he does continue with 2 Men, the monkey is a shoe in for the begging arrogant loser.
Monkey = WINNER!

1216 days ago
82.

RoastBeef    

@ christy 27 minutes ago I personally think that chuck lorre is really showing immaturity here.
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Why? I think he's having fun and making his audience laugh. The man's a blazing success and will stay that way. The entire script for 2 Men was immature and yet some rave about it.
If there is a message in that script, it has to be immature in order for the message to be understood by the one it's for. How else do you communicate with a lunatic fool? You speak their language.

1216 days ago
83.

Jack DaCarup    

every night? I don't think so.

1216 days ago
84.

Melissa S    

Comparing Lorre's few vanity cards that appear on the screen for 2 seconds at the end of a show, to all of Sheen's crazy videos, interviews, insulting letters and cross country ranting is like comparing apples to oranges. Totally different.

Before being published and promoted in articles like the above, a person would have to work hard, and really want to read the vanity cards.

Contrary to Sheen's antics, which you have to work REALLY hard to try to avoid.

1216 days ago
85.

Jack DaCarup    

Comparing Lorre's few vanity cards that appear on the screen for 2 seconds at the end of a show, to all of Sheen's crazy videos, interviews, insulting letters and cross country ranting is like comparing apples to oranges. Totally different.

GOOD POINT!

1216 days ago
86.

Mr Furley    

I guess someone finally touched Dieter's Monkey.......;-)
(& if ONLY Charlie could be half as funny....& competent!!!)

1216 days ago
87.

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Tammy 26 minutes ago TO CCC- where did I say Lorre didn't have a right to say what he did? A_S_S_H_O_L_E_S are allowed to speak too.

So right Tammy and youre the BIGGEST A>S>S>H>O>L>E> here...so you should know..pathetic skank!

1216 days ago
88.

yo    

Yes, Charlie Sheen is a PATHETIC COWARD.

No doubt on that.

But he will be gone soon, no worries!

1216 days ago
89.

yo    

Here is how Charlie Sheen is a pathetic coward homo loser:

Charlie switches week to week, from sucking on Lorre's prick begging, grovelling, blowing for his job back...

to viciously insulting Lorree

that is called BI-LOSING

and even if Charlie is Bisexual, it is no excuse!

1216 days ago
90.

panchang810    

Chuck Lorre will perpetually receive millions of residuals from ALL OF THE HIT TV SERIES he has created and WILL STILL CREATE. Meantime, looney Charlie has succeeded in hitting rock bottom and the mere mention of his name spells doom among Hollywood writers and producers. Even his colleagues will not even dream of working with him in any TV series and films. He has put himself in such a very pathetic situation that he hass made himself a mere curiosity actor of small-venues doing boring and irrelevant "live show" available for a few bucks with nothing to offer to his equally pathetic few supporters.

Looney Charlie can badmouth THE CREATOR of his former hit series to his content but the fact remains he will NEVER regain his former fame, while Chuck Lorre will continue to create more hits.

So who's winning again? Obviously the name is NOT Charlie.

1216 days ago
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