Compared to his Thursday performance, Sheen was only a bit less incendiary on the syndicated show “Loose Cannons,” with questions led by Pat O’Brien, who in the interest of disclosure described himself as a recovering alcholic and as a “dear friend” of Sheen.
Among Sheen’s statements:
On getting sober: “It’s what they told me to do. They rolled into my house, they said, change your life. And I did, in an hour. I guess they might be sort of missing the old guy that was showing up and hitting his marks and delivering gold. … If you want meet me at one of my workouts at 5 a.m., you’re gonna find out that smoking cocaine does not fit into that snapshot.”
Accusing Lorre of hypocrisy: “These guys were a couple of AA Nazis and really just blatant hypocrites in that whole regard, Chuck and Lee. These guys, they do not practice what they preach. It’s so transparent, it’s so sad. I watch him just wailing on people who have been loyal to him for two decades, then he gets into the men’s group on Friday and talks about ‘surrender’ and ‘acceptance is the key.’ “
On why he’s speaking out now: “It’s been a toxic environment for eight years. I’ve felt like an unwelcome relative being given cold coffee at 9 o’clock every night. I just got tired of it. I just got tired of people not knowing the truth.”
On his desire to work on a ninth season of “Two and a Half Men”: “If they want to roll back to season nine, I gave them my word I would do that, but not with the turds that are currently in place. That’s impossible. Can you imagine going back into the sludgepit with those knuckleheads at this point? Can you imagine? It would go bad quickly.”
On Les Moonves: “I’ve really got nothing to say, because he rolled into my house and he made a man-to-man request and I honored it. And I asked for a couple of things and he’s not honoring that, so we’re pretty much done. I don’t know — whatever, unless he’s got a really good excuse for a guy that like lives in the middle of truth.”
On what he would say to the “Men” crew whose jobs are in jeopardy: “I say be patient, get focused. We are at war, and there are ways to deal with these clowns and take all their money. … Defeat is not an option. They picked a fight with the wrong guy. … They’re in absolute breach.”
On options if he doesn’t go back to “Men”: “(I’ll) do something beyond the dribble that’s this pukefest that everybody worships.”
Sheen indicated he wasn’t going silent anytime soon: “Let’s do some follow-up stuff next week,” he told O’Brien. “There could be some interesting things to talk about.”
Lorre has not commented on Sheen’s latest outbursts.