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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #213

Tonight's show ends our fifth season. It's hard to believe that when we began I was thirty-eight years old, could bench press two hundred and sixty pounds, run a four minute mile, calculate pi to eighty decimals in my head, kick a fifty yard field goal into a stiff head wind, hit a ninety mile an hour curve ball, play scratch golf from the gold tees, sing like Ray Charles, write like Philip Roth, make love like a jackhammer that's not afraid to share its feelings, and dance the fandango. But hey, isn't suspension of disbelief what this business is all about? Anyway, the point of this card was not to wax nostalgic for a me that is hopefully thriving in an alternate universe. The point was to express my gratitude to everyone who made time in their busy lives to watch Two and a Half Men. Your loyalty and support is something we never take for granted. Please know that our sole intention has always been to create laughter, never to offend. It is on this basis, and this basis alone, that I am constantly defending jokes to the CBS censor (a lovely, sweet-tempered lady who regularly proves that people of color can blush). Although to be completely honest, in tonight's season finale, Evelyn's line to her handsome young beau as to which movie to see at a multiplex, "You pick darling, you're the one who'll be facing the screen," kind of offends me. Where's a blushing censor when you need one?

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1st Aired: 19 May 2008

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