As we’re treated to another week of The Big Bang Theory, it’s almost a certainty that creator Chuck Lorre will grace us with another vanity card aimed at Donald Trump, or a member of his administration. Following the February 7 episode, “The Donation Oscillation,” and its credits, the vanity card targeted White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as well as her prayer life and her looks.
If it’s Thursday night, it’s CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, which has come to mean another Chuck Lorre vanity card during the last few seconds of the credits. Many of them have had to do with President Trump, though Lorre once again purposefully did not mention Trump by name.
As television shows begin to return back to their regularly scheduled programming following their winter break, so has Chuck Lorre resumed his political rants when it comes to shows he’s created and produces. This is even when the show’s episode has nothing to do with politics.
Viewers who tuned in for The Big Bang Theory’s October 25 episode “The Imitation Perturbation" were treated to more than the story arc of the week, namely the feuds surrounding couples impersonating each other for Halloween. Those who watched until the very last second may have noticed a very political "vanity card" for Chuck Lorre’s Productions that blasted President Trump as "a fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering, autocratic golf cheater."
For their 60th anniversary issue, TV Guide interviewed "Television Visionaries" to assess the current state of the tube. When asked what was missing from TV in 2013, CBS CEO Les Moonves strangely declared "I wish there was more investigative reporting right now."
That's an odd answer, since it's something he could clearly fix -- but CBS shows like "60 Minutes" are presently preferring the sit-down puffball Obama interview. "Modern Family" creator Steven Levitan also wants a crusading Edward R. Murrow figure to move public policy to the left:
Chuck Lorre, executive producer of three sit-coms on CBS (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly), used the ends of two of his shows Thursday night to tease an online diatribe ridiculing Mitt Romney’s “magical underwear” as part of a series of questions mocking right of center policies, such as: “What does it say about us when we export democracy with Hellfire missiles, then restrict the right to vote here?”
His more vulgar language after the jump.