Chuck Lorre — who produces The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men and does that thing with the vanity cards after the credits where he writes long essays on them that you have to pause (or go to his website) to read — is angry at the tiny country of Belarus for ripping off one of his shows. After last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory, the monster hit CBS sitcom about four nerdy scientists and their ditzy blonde neighbor (that's really surreal without its laugh track), Lorre posted a screed about the alleged rip-off show, The Theorists, which he says has characters with the same names as those on Big Bang Theory and uses scripts that are simply Russian translations of BBT. The worst part is, there's nothing he can do about it because the show's production company is owned and operated by the government of Belarus. (Clearly, Hillary Clinton needs to intervene before this becomes an international incident!) After seeing Lorre's vanity card last night, blogger Larry Getlen found and posted clips from the Belarusian show — a major treat for any Big Bang Theory fans who also understand Russian.
Most Viewed Stories
X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, Explained
What to Remember for the Second Half of Game of Thrones Season 6
9 Movies to See (or Not) This Memorial Day Weekend
Report: Amber Heard Made Earlier Domestic Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp
Art Garfunkel Was Perhaps the Worst Hamilton Spectator of All Time
How Old Is Everyone Supposed to Be in X-Men: Apocalypse?
Have Mercy on Your Bank Account — The Full House House is For Sale
Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Was 'Verbally and Physically Abusive' Throughout the Entirety of Their Relationship
Emilia Clarke, What Are You Doing? Don’t Watch Game of Thrones With Your Parents
5 Secrets That Still Need to Be Revealed on Game of Thrones
Latest News from VultureDwayne Johnson Teases Fast & Furious 8 Involvement With a Poetic Black-and-White Instagram Post
"When you strip a man of all he has. All that's important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that's a very dangerous and twisted place."Melissa McCarthy Hopes All of the Negative Ghostbusters Commenters 'Find a Friend'
"All those comments — ‘You’re ruining my childhood!’ I mean, really."Jeff Bridges Will Drink Liquor and Do Other Spy Stuff in Kingsman: The Golden Circle
But he won't drink a White Russian, sadly. That's not classy or British.Retirement King David Letterman Drunkenly Takes the Indianapolis 500 By Storm
Viva la Dave!The Girlfriend Experience Recap: Homecoming
Christine may have won the battle, but she's losing the war.Courtney Barnett Rocks Out to the Grateful Dead's 'New Speedway Boogie' on The Tonight Show
Making Jerry Garcia proud.Is It Too Late Now for Justin Bieber and Skrillex to Say Sorry for Allegedly Stealing Parts of ‘Sorry’? Skrillex Denies Wrongdoing
"SORRY but we didn't steal this."Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Was 'Verbally and Physically Abusive' Throughout the Entirety of Their Relationship
Depp's attorney counters that she's "alleging abuse" for spousal support.Watch Andy Samberg Not Give a F-ck in a New Freestyle Video from Lonely Island's Popstar
People lookin' at Conner like he's crazy but he don't care though.Have Mercy on Your Bank Account — The Full House House is For Sale
For a cool $4.15 million.
What would Paul Simon think?Maze Runner: Death Cure Postponed Until 2018 in Light of Dylan O'Brien's Injuries
Precisely: January 18.Report: Amber Heard Made Earlier Domestic Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp
On May 21.Glee’s Mark Salling Indicted on Two Counts in Child Pornography Case
Saling was arrested by the LAPD in December.How Old Is Everyone Supposed to Be in X-Men: Apocalypse?
Somehow, Jennifer Lawrence has been tricked into playing another character in her 40s.Penelope Cruz And Jimmy Fallon Dubsmash On The Tonight Show And You Know, Look, Live Television Is Not Easy
Those long pauses.Emilia Clarke, What Are You Doing? Don’t Watch Game of Thrones With Your Parents
Never watch Game of Thrones with your parents.What’s Leaving Showtime: June 2016
Goodbye, Drive.With Dangerous Woman, Ariana Grande Shows That Being a Work in Progress Is Serving Her Well
She isn’t abandoning the tweenaged tattooed hearts of her first album; she’s just switched up their placement to somewhere more risqué.X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, Explained
It teases a longtime X-Men villain.