TV Moment of the Week: Sheen rants; ‘Men’ takes a break

There were some great moments this week up for nomination for Moment of the Week, but in the end, I chose one that was all a’twitter last night.

Charlie Sheen finally crossed the line. No, he wasn’t found naked with a hooker in a hotel room with drugs and alcohol surrounding him…this time. Instead, he ranted on the radio, “discussing” everything from women (they’re “turds”) and his alcohol dependency to his public image and the creator of Two and a Half Men himself, Chuck Lorre.

Here are some of the lovely things Sheen had to say, but you can read more here.

About the women: “If I bring up these turds, these… losers, there’s no reason to then bring them back into the fold because I have real fame, they have nothing. They have zero. They have that night. And I will forget about them as the last image of them exits my beautiful home. And they will get out there and they will sell me and they will lose. Bring me a frickin’ challenge. It just ain’t there.”

About Alcoholics Anonymous: “I have a disease? Bulls—. I cured it… with my mind. it’s all good guys… I can’t use the word sober because that’s a term from those people, and I have cleansed myself. I have closed my eyes and in a nanosecond I cured myself from this ridiculous… It’s just the work of sissies. The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning. You know? This bootleg cult arrogantly referred to as AA now supports a 5 percent success rate. My success rate is 100 percent. Do the math! … One of their stupid mottos is ‘Don’t be special, be one of us.’ Newsflash: I am special and I will never be one of you. ‘Oh, we have to all sit in here and touch ourselves and frown.’ Well, you don’t look like you’re having a lot of fun. I’m going to hang out with these two smokin’ hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here but I sure like the view.”

After hearing part of the interview, the most frightening part of this rant is the fact that Sheen doesn’t seem angry at all. It’s just straight-forward answers to questions, like this is what he naturally thinks day-to-day. Eek.

But that’s not all. Because of his rant (and all of his other behavior that led up to it, I’m sure), CBS and Warner Bros. Television has decided to stop production of Two and  Half Men for the rest of the season.

What’s more? Sheen reacted, and it just gets worse. Read all about it here. Here’s the line that stands out most for me, about Lorre:

“I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot can’t handle my power and can’t handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly, I have defeated this earthworm with my words; imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists.”

Other than the obvious shock and awe value, why does this merit Moment of the Week status? Well, I’m actually quite surprised they made this decision. I haven’t heard someone getting pulled for bad behavior since Robert Downey, Jr. went to rehab during Ally McBeal, and while he wasn’t a major player in the series, it sure caused a stir. This show’s supposedly the number one comedy in America. And it’s been shut down completely. This is bad, yo.

But in case you don’t care, you can check out this week’s runner up. This is a much more entertaining (though less momentous) moment, but hey, worth a laugh.

Lea Michele gets vomit in the face on Glee.

You know, that blonde really can sing. And if it were up to me, every episode would end with Lea Michele getting vomit in the face.