Charlie Sheen Is A Super Hero
By: David S. Grant
Charlie Sheen is a super hero. There I said it, no taking it back. Why now you ask? Because we’ve had time to digest what occurred one year ago. For those who don’t remember or were not caught up in the Made for TMZ television special (shame on you if you weren’t) here is a brief summary:
Jan. 30, 2011 – CBS shuts down “Men” again for Sheen to go to rehab, only this time he claims he’s using a home-based program
Feb. 14, 2011 – On an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show,” Sheen says he’s ready to go back to work but CBS won’t let him
Feb. 24, 2011 – Sheen trashes “Men” creator Chuck Lorre on the syndicated “The Alex Jones Show;” CBS and Warner Bros. cancel season eight of “Men”
Feb. 25 to March 2, 2011 – An increasingly erratic Sheen appears on NBC, ABC, CNN, a slew of syndicated newsmagazines and more proclaiming that he has “tiger blood and Adonis DNA” and threatening to sue CBS over the shutdown of “Men”
March 5, 2011 – Sheen presides over his own webcast, which draws more than 1 million viewers
March 7, 2011 – CBS and Warner Bros. fire Sheen for “felony offenses involving moral turpitude”
So you ask what are his super powers? Every super hero needs to have something stronger than anyone else. Agreed, and for Sheen his super power is media monopolization. Charlie owned the news and headlines for a full month plus off and on prior and after his peak. During this time we forgot about wars on foreign lands, disasters across the world, and local tragedy. We were focused on Charlie and his goddesses. It was a break. Need further proof? Here’s three other reasons I believe Charlie Sheen is a super hero.
1. Sheen admitted to having tiger blood and Adonis DNA. He directly told the viewing public he wasn’t like everyone else: He is made of tiger blood. That’s super hero type blood.
2. Somehow we accepted that the home video clips of Charlie Sheen in his house. Remember these? Do you realize what was going on there? You have a rehabilitating crack addict who works out with weights and cigarettes, has two girlfriends known as the goddesses, and devotes all free time to getting another Major League movie made. Re-read the summary above, then re-read the previous sentence. We bought this. Looking back, how? It’s not possible, is it? Two words: Super Powers.
3. Where is he now? Sure, you hear about another television show and this and that, but I think it’s safe to assume Charlie Sheen is laying low waiting for a world disaster to strike so he can once again take over the media and make us laugh, or cringe, and most importantly, forget.
After a recent viewing of Hot Shots it’s hard to believe that Charlie Sheen was sent here to save the world, but it’s true, one television viewer at a time. #winning
The above guest post was written by David S. Grant, author of ten books including “Corporate Porn”, “Bleach|Blackout”, “Hollywood Ending”, and “Rock Stars”. His latest novel, “Blood: The New Red”, is now available. David lives and writes his weekly rock, travel, and NBA columns from New York City. For more information go to Twitter: @david_s_grant