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Chuck Lorre

Slams L.A. Freeway Workers

You're All Lazy Aholes!!!

11/8/2013 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guys working on L.A.'s famously crowded 405 Freeway are all a bunch of lazy, unproductive pissbags who are SCREWING millions of commuters every single day ... so says legendary sitcom creator Chuck Lorre.

FYI -- the 405 has been under construction for years (you may have heard about Carmageddon in 2011 and 2012) ... and Monday night, Lorre unleashed the fury that had been building for years in a Vanity Card that aired during the CBS shows "Big Bang Theory" and "Mom."


The card reads, "Dear Guys Working on the 405 Freeway, How's it going? I only ask because you started work over five years ago to add more lanes and, well... there aren't any."

"I've also noticed that on most days you're not actually doing anything. Is it possible you've grown bored with the project?"

Lorre continues, "From my untrained eye, you appear to be understaffed. Perhaps you might consider hiring a few thousand more guys and work in 'round the clock shifts, instead of, you know, just when you feel like it. Also, to avoid angry commuters flipping you off, how about giving them a heads up when you close an off ramp for no apparent reason? (Maybe a few miles in advance instead of a hundred yards.) And finally, I need to ask a small favor. Several times a week I crawl along the ol' 4-nication-05 with a bladder that is near to bursting."

"How about we work out a system where I, and other urinary-challenged drivers, get to pull over and share your port-a-potties? Maybe we can repay your hospitality by bringing you fresh magazines to read while you're in there working."

Pretty aggressive -- and the freeway project is reportedly more than 16 months behind schedule -- but is it justified?

Lorre's no stranger to conflict -- he famously battled with Charlie Sheen back in 2011 and recently felt Roseanne's wrath when she blasted him on Twitter for allegedly stealing one of her jokes.


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The whole state of California (especially LA) is poorly runned. THis is just one of thousands of examples of bad management...dont get me started on the garbage and graffitti that litters almost 95% on this town. Theres a reason why people and companies are leaving California for other states. in the past year, 3 companies I deal with have all relocated to Texas and Washington.

352 days ago

Mr. Pukey    

YAAAHHH!!! This should be an open letter to all of the LAZY, incompetent and horrible road workers around the country who do the same thing. Opening a lane after an all day closure @ 3:30pm does NOT fix the 20 mile backup you caused to patch one tiny pothole. A$$HOLES!! Yea it touched a nerve with me too.

352 days ago

Fred Farkel    

Lorre may be rich but in the end, we all end up with prostate issues.

Years ago, I remember reading that High Hefner would not make the drive from Holmby Hills to Calabasas to visit Kendra or Holly or whoever... well yeah, I agree. Where exactly would a prostrate challenged male like Hugh Hefner stop and go to the bathroom? At a gas station?? McDonalds?? In N Out Burger??

What a shame. All that work and success over the years and he has to stay home because of traffic jams and no toilets.

Join the club boys...

Thank you

352 days ago


Maybe he should offer to help them on the construction project. I'm sure he has the knowledge & physical ability to do a great job.

352 days ago

South Side     

Over a year behind schedule and they're still not finished? I'm not a fan of Chuck but the guy has a solid point.

352 days ago


It is true, but that is coming from a guy who is the master of lazy, unfunny comedy.

352 days ago


I can totally see Charlie Sheen at the 405 work site tomorrow handing out doughnuts and praising the workers, just to spite Lorre!

352 days ago

Chucky Mapoo    

Laugh track at the end of Chuck Lorre's harangue.

352 days ago


Hey Chuck, did it occur to you that if these contraction site were fully staffed and were on schedule the State of California wouldn't be able to rip-off the tax payers?
It's more about bureaucracy then anything else.
Oh and Chuck speaking of ripping off the tax payers, why don't you and your fellow "TV people" stop collecting unemployment when your shows go on hiatus? Is it fair that "TV stars, writers, directors, who make thousands per episode go on unemployment when not filming? Why not learn to live off what you make like the rest of us? - THAT would save some money to put towards highway projects.

352 days ago


Here is a link to the Vanity card:

352 days ago


It's the same in the NY-Metro area.Many a contractor made his retirement on long , drawn out projects.Usually by the time a project is finished,it took sooo long it was already obsolete.

352 days ago


Tell us Lorre what really happened between you and Charlie Sheen that led to his departure off of two and a half men?

352 days ago


what happened? When I lived in L.A. they worked on the roads at night with those really bright lights.

352 days ago


freaking hilarious.

352 days ago


chuckie chuckie chuckie, you shoud come to shi tcago and see how theses lazy azz mofos work.

352 days ago
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