Those who watched the episode of the “Big Bang Theory” that aired on October 25, 2018 were treated to more than a sitcom. People who remained glued to their screens until the very end saw a “prayer” mocking President Donald J. Trump and beseeching God’s blessings on Democrats. While neither political party nor the President’s name were mentioned, the message’s intent was clear.
Chuck Lorre, the producer of the “Big Bang Theory” inserted the caption right before the Warner Bros. logo appeared on the screen. This practice isn’t new for the show’s producer. He includes a so-called “vanity card,” usually a certain type of descriptor or logo claiming ownership of what has been produced, at the end of each episode of his show. Lorre’s “vanity cards” typically only stay on the screen for a few seconds. The latest installment was no exception.
The “Big Bang Theory” producer mockingly “prayed” to a God, in whom he doesn’t seem to believe in, that the Trump administration would be weakened by the upcoming mid-term elections. Lorre began the “prayer” by saying, “God, (I call you that even though I suspect thou art well beyond names and words and might actually be some sort of ineffable quantum situation), I humbly beseech thee to make thy presence known on November 6th. Demonstrate your omnipotence through us as we make ink marks on little circles in curtained booths.”
Lorre then began viciously ridiculing Trump by stating, “Of course if you, in your divine wisdom, believe a fascist, hate-filled, fear-mongering, demagogic, truth-shattering, autocratic golf cheater is what we need right now, then, you know, thy will be done. But 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.”
Robert Mueller, the independent counsel at the head of the investigation into Russia’s suspected meddling in the 2016 election, was the next subject of the “prayer.” Lorre remarked, “Also God, please help Bob Mueller. Guide him and make him strong, brave, wise and true. 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.” Despite using the word “Amen,” the “Big Bang Theory” producer wasn’t finished with his “prayer.”
Lorre added, “Oh, almost forgot, remind those who collaborate with the darkness that thou art the light, and the light is not above whipping out a little Old Testament wrath. Amen again.” “Chuck Lorre Productions, #598” was listed at the top of the “vanity card.”
The offhand “prayer” for mid-term election interference wasn’t Lorre’s first attempt at showing his disapproval of Trump. At the end of the episode airing May 4, 2017, Lorre bashed the 45th President of the United States for seeking to brandish authority as a world leader. The “vanity card” Lorre inserted in this episode referenced the ratings of Trump’s popular NBC show “The Apprentice.” In it, Lorre said, “Defeat terrorism and crazy dictators? He couldn’t even defeat ‘Two and a Half Men.’” Interestingly, Lorre produced the show “Two and a Half Men.”
On November 3, 2016, the “vanity card” Lorre used made fun of Trump’s famous “Make America Great Again” slogan. It read in part, “Don’t be fooled. Big Daddy can’t save us. Our salvation lies within ourselves. Within our own ingenuity and determined effort. ‘Make America great again’ is a bumper sticker for victimhood. But we are not victims. We are the creators of opportunity. Sure the system’s rigged. It always has been. So what?! We are a nation of immigrants who have consistently ignored the rigging.” Undoubtedly, as long as the current President is in office, Lorre and other liberals will take every opportunity they can to taunt him and the Christians who support him.
~ 1776 Christian