Remember when Charlie Sheen was a psycho nut-job that claimed to be born of Tiger’s blood and threw around the phrase “winning?” Yeah, I miss that. More importantly, Charlie Sheen is newly coherent and is laughing off all his crazy antics.
Charlie appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and talked about how he had no idea why he ever though he was “winning.”
“What was I talking about?” Charlie says with a laugh, “I lost my children, my job, my money, my stature, and my mind. What was I winning about? What was I winning?”
On this, the audience and Jimmy, erupt into laughter. We love it when a crazy person admits that they are crazy. Now if only we could get Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears to figure out how to make fun of themselves.
Charlie’s new show Anger Management premieres Thursday on FX, and Charlie admits he had to go to actual anger management for a year to both prepare for the role and you know, sort out his own anger issues.
“I spent a year in anger management. It sucks, I mean, it’s odd because you can only do one session per week, to make you more pissed off,” he says, still laughing.
One of the tips his counselor told him to manage his anger includes, “They ask you to count to ten, or in my case, I count my teeth.”
This is all very funny, but the best moment of the interview came during an unscripted moment in television when Charlie and Jimmy face off in a batting cage bit during the show.
As Charlie goes to bat his winning hit at the faux batting cage, Jimmy Fallon approaches him and says, “Wait, let me give you some advice my father never gave me.”
Charlie improvises brilliantly, “But Dad, you told me it’s not about winning, it’s about how you play the game?”
And then Jimmy, doing a really impressive “Charlie Sheen” impression, goes “No… Winning! Duh.”
Boom. End Scene.