Posted: 5:26 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014
Chuck Lorre, who is responsible for Two and A Half Men, Mike & Molly and The Big Bang Theory, made a joke about Ben Affleck’s manhood at the Producer’s Guild Awards a week ago.
Chuck said that he ran into Ben at the urinal at the Golden Globes and joked, “Yes, I peeked. And yes, Comic-Con — he can play Batman.”
The joke made people laugh, but it left Ben scratching his head and men everywhere wondering if he really checks out other guys at the urinal.
So the sitcom producer explained himself on one of his famous vanity cards at the end of Mike & Molly Monday night.Here’s what his vanity card said:
“Not that it really matters, but the joke I made at the Producers Guild Awards regarding Ben Affleck’s genitals being of sufficient size to fill the caped crusader’s codpiece was just that, a joke. I’ve never met Mr. Affleck in or out of a men’s room. Nor am I in the habit of peeking at another guy’s junk while standing at a urinal. (I mostly stare at the tiles and worry that the invisible auto-flush light beam is secretly cooking my internal organs.) I just wanted to open my speech with a cheap laugh about the Golden Globes. To be completely honest, the original version of the joke had me peeing next to and peeking at Martin Scorsese — who was, at best, a grower not a show-er. I cut it, wisely I thought, because it felt unfair to “belittle” a giant of cinema, even if I had issues with “Hugo.” I then considered telling the same joke with Harvey Weinstein as the celebrity at the neighboring stall, but cut that as well because I worried that he might be able to have me hurt.”