The producer of “The Big Bang Theory,” Chuck Lorre, included a “prayer” in support of Democrats during the closing credits of the sitcom’s latest episode.
On Thursday, right before the Warner Bros. logo flashed across the screen, Lorre inserted — as he does at the end of each episode — a so-called “vanity card,” typically a logo or descriptor of some kind to denote ownership of what has been produced.
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Lorre uses each of his “vanity cards” to post an essay of some kind with thoughts on a current event or zeitgeist, each of which usually only appear on screen for a matter of seconds. That was certainly the case in the latest installment.
The television producer flippantly “prayed” to a God, in whom he doesn’t appear to believe, that President Donald Trump’s administration, which he described as “fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering,” to be weakened by the midterm elections on Nov. 6.
“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,” he wrote.
Lorre also asked God to “please help Bob Mueller,” the independent counselor leading the investigation into Russia’s alleged tampering in the 2016 presidential election.
“Guide him and make him strong, brave, wise and true,” he wrote. “And yes, I know there must be thousands of guys named Bob Mueller, so why not help them all, just to be on the safe side. Amen.”
Interestingly, “Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki, who portrays Leonard Hofstadter on the popular sitcom, said last year on the BUILD Series that there’s “a danger in making the show a political lightening rod” because it’s “a comedy at the end of the day.”
“We’re aware of that,” he said at the time. “Other people would do it better, anyway.”
It should be noted this is not the first time Lorre has set his sights on Trump. On Nov. 3, 2016, the producer’s “vanity card” centered on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, which he described as a “bumper sticker for victimhood.”
Then on May 4, 2017, he mocked the president for seeking to wield authority as the world’s leader, pointing out the ratings of his erstwhile NBC show “The Apprentice.”
“Defeat terrorism and crazy dictators? He couldn’t even defeat ‘Two and a Half Men,’” Lorre wrote, referencing a show he produced.