Charlie Sheen — of all people — “counseled” Jay Leno on some anger-management issues when Sheen came on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday to talk about his sitcom, “Anger Management,” and a notorious recent guest-star, Lindsay Lohan.
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Sheen plays an anger management counselor on his FX show, and Leno apparently visited the set recently.
The result was a hilarious, full-blown “Anger Management” scene in which Jay, playing himself, joined in for some group therapy led by the Sheen character, Dr. Charlie Goodson.
The scene involved Jay admitting that he got so mad at a passerby he interviewed for one of his “Jay Walking” segments that he punched the guy in the face. The reason: When Jay asked the man to name the first president of the United States, the man answered, “George Jefferson.”
The “scene” involved all of the “Anger Management” supporting cast too — including Selma Blair and Barry Corbin.
On the subject of Lindsay Lohan, Leno asked Sheen to address the various reports that the actress was a problem to work with when she filmed a guest-appearance on “Anger Management” a few weeks ago. The episode airs tonight (Thursday, April 11).
“Was she late quite a bit?” Leno said.
“Not on Day One,” answered Charlie, who said Lindsay was not only on time that day, but she remembered all her lines and “hit every mark” with no problems at all.
But then, he said, “We had to deal with Day Two.” He admitted that she was four hours late on the second day and they had to “work around” her absence until she showed up. “It was as though she had us held hostage [on Day Two] because she gave us half the show [on Day One],” Sheen said candidly. Production on “Anger Management” is notoriously fast with episodes being produced start to finish in two days.
Why was Lindsay late? Leno asked. Charlie’s answer: “She had an earache,” he said, emphasizing the words “earache” with air-quotes — a sign that the earache may have been less than true.
“She was late. What can I say?” he told Leno. “But when she got there, she was prepared … with an excuse!”