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Logo description and capture by Michael David Bass



1st Logo
(1995-1997)

Nicknames: "Chuck Lorre Computer", "The Apple Macintosh", "The Macintosh SE"

Logo: We see an Apple Macintosh SE on a desk with lots of office supplies surrounding it, including a keyboard, mouse, pencils,Vanity Cards - CLG Wiki
and a floppy disk.

Chuck Lorre
Productions

in a white Peignot font used on the first logo of Viacom, as well as the title card of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the first logo of The Jerry Springer Show, is written on the monitor against a dark blue background.

FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds:
The closing theme of the show.

Availability: Originally seen on Cybil when originally aired on CBS. Seen on Grace Under Fire repeats on Oxygen. It COULD BE possible that the original pilot episode of Dharma & Greg may have this logo as well.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(September 24, 1997- )

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Nickname: "The Essay"

Logo: On a black (or
white) background, the company name is in a black (or white) font, and sometimes there is a number (marking the number that the card is) next to the company name. Below is an essay in a very small font which must be paused on tape to read it. Sometimes, a picture is used. You can see all the essays at both http://www.chucklorre.com/ and http://dharma.henrysworld.com/.

Trivia:
  • The logo was briefly retired due to the media taking the essays too seriously during the Charlie Sheen controversy during season eight of Two and a Half Men.
  • There currently more than 400 different essays.
  • Some essays have been censored by the networks
  • This logo was parodied in MAD magazine when it spoofed The Big Bang Theory.

Variants:
  • On some episodes of Two and a Half Men, photos replace the normal text.
  • On one episode of Two and a Half Men, "Chuck Lorre" is replaced with the symbol for the musician Prince.
  • On the Dharma & Greg episode, "Yes, We Have No Bananas (or Anything Else for That Matter)", the name "Chuck Lorre" is replaced with a bunch of symbols.
  • In some cases, a card numbered "111" is used when he has "nothing to write about". It has only been seen on two occasions.
  • On some later Two and a Half Men episodes, the text is replaced with the words "Gone fishin'", and the background is a picture of a man underwater in a scuba suit (Chuck Lorre himself) giving the "OK" signal to the camera.
  • On a season 7 episode of Two and a Half Men, "Chuck Lorre" is replaced with another logo called "A Marty Pepper Production" in an old-school broadway background with a funny voice saying "It's a Pepper!"
FX/SFX: None.

Music/Sounds
: A brief sound clip of a heavenly choir singing. On The Big Bang Theory, it's the end theme.


Availability
: Common. Seen on Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, The Big Bang Theory and also CBS's newest sitcom Mom.

Scare Factor: None to Minimal; the choir may startle you (since it comes on so suddenly), but you might just be mad at how you can't read any word. Also, if you saw the logo on a black background combined with the music, like these "In Association With" screens, you won't like that either. None to low for the Gone Fishin' variant.

Archives: There is a complete collection (which is updated every time a new episode airs) of the vanity cards at Chuck Lorre's website.


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thegabe2140 1998 logo 0 Jul 20 2012, 12:49 PM EDT by thegabe2140
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seen on DAG Before ftxf and TCF-TV.
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ForrestLesak music sounds variant 0 Apr 15 2012, 3:06 PM EDT by ForrestLesak
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On The Big Bang Theory its the end theme and on Cbs the network jingle plays over this logo on new episodes or reruns of this show also heard on new episodes of two and a half men and Mike and molly
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zbarb1000 Acctly 4 Sep 23 2011, 10:43 PM EDT by OZ_Paramount87
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Logo 2 is not Retired (it's still seen on The Big Bang Theory)
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