'Big Bang Theory' Creator Chuck Lorre Snuck Anti-Trump Message Into Show
You probably didn't know Big Bang Theory producer Chuck Lorre had what's called a "vanity card" at the end of all his shows. Then again you'd have to watch to the end of all his shows to see it. Explains why most of us didn't know. But it's a thing Lorre does. Like many Hollywood leftists (see Jane Fonda Wants Hollywood to Save Us from Donald Trump and Hollywood Reporter Headline Celebrates Rise of the Beta Males), he used his vanity to express disapproval of the current President of the United States. It's almost as original as nerdy guys with no game.
Of course if you, in your divine wisdom, believe a fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering, autocratic golf cheater is what we need right now, then, you know, thy will be done. But if thou art inclined to more freedom, more love, more compassion, and just more of the good stuff thou hath been promoting in our hearts or our parietal lobes – either one, doesn’t really matter – I submissively ask that thy encourage voter turnout in that general direction.
To be fair, his vanity card was at least a little humorous. Funnier than Young Sheldon. I don't care how many Americans disagree with me. The show is terrible.
However, Lorre's show Mom is excellent. He can sneak as many anti-conservative messages in his closing graphic as he wants. Lorre can even make fun of me and my mom. We'd still watch. My mom may even get a kick out of it.
But what Lorre should probably really do is stick to what people who watch sitcoms want: some laughs. We have plenty of political hacks shoving politics down our throats at every opportunity. So if Lorre could stick with some funny tropes and laugh tracks, that'd be swell. Not that Chuck doesn't have the First Amendment right to spew his stupid wherever he wants. He does. But maybe just maybe Big Bang Theory fans would rather watch nerdy guys score ladies way out of their league. It's a fantasy they can at least enjoy.