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Logo description and capture by Michael David Bass


1st Logo
(1995)

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 Cybill.

Availability: Originally seen on season 1 and early season 2 episodes onCybil when originally aired on CBS.

Scare Factor: None.



2nd Logo
(September 24, 1997- )

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Nickname: "The Essay"

Logo: On a white
background, we see "CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS" at the top of the screen in a black font, with a number next to it that groups how many of the logos there have been. Below it is a short
essay in a very small font which must be paused on tape to read it.

Trivia:
  • The logo was briefly retired due to the media taking the essays too seriously during the Charlie Sheen controversy that went on season 8 of Two and a Half Men.
  • There currently more than 400 different essays.
  • This logo was parodied in MAD magazine when it spoofed The Big Bang Theory.
  • A special coffee-table book was printed in 2012 called What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter, which features artsy arrangements of hundreds of Chuck's essays.

Variants:
  • When this logo first appeared, it featured a black background with white text. It was later inverted so it could be easier to read.
  • 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.
  • One season 2 Dharma & Greg episode has a sketch of a man laying with some birds fly above him at the middle of the essay.
  • There's a variant features a photo of Chuck Lorre with Brian Lowry, and Andy Wallenstein. "Chuck Lorre" is on WordArt style, while the essay is in a white box.
  • 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 Chuck Lorre underwater in a scuba suit 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!"
  • Special "Censored" cards have been used when the networks reject a certain essay.
  • On The Big Bang Theory episode "The Pants Alternative", a "sideways smiley face" is seen at the top of the essay, which reads out like a memorial epitaph to it.
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 Mom.

Scare Factor: Depends:
  • Black background: Low. The choir and the dark background may startle you.
  • White background: None to minimal, being the background is tamer than before.
  • Other variants: None to minimal, especially if you expected the normal essay.
Overall, the logo is popular and well-liked by many people.

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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