CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #178 (CENSORED)
There are no gay people on the writing staff of Two and a Half Men. Nevertheless, we wrote and produced tonight's episode in the hopes that we would be nominated for a GLAAD Award. Our reason for this was simple. We all wanted to go to a big party where we could, for just one night, pretend we were marvelous. But in order to get to that party, we knew we'd have to write a penetrating exploration of a delicate, often inflamed area. At every step of the way we reminded ourselves that if our attempts at comedy made anyone wince, we needed to immediately withdraw and come at it from a different angle. After all, there was no reason to add to the swelling piles of asinine homophobic comedy. We chose, instead, to write a show that reaches around the obvious in order to swallow the truth. And what is that truth? Well, in a politically correct world, the truth is not an easy thing to spit out. But we think, in the end, it finally comes down to this: healthy human sexuality cannot be compartmentalized. It is a liquid thing, ever-expanding, contracting and flowing, and certainly not something that one can simply put in a box. That being said, we hope the folks at GLAAD will judge this episode as being worthy of honor and that we get to meet Elton John.