“Anger Management” star Charlie Sheen stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday (Jan. 22) and host Jay Leno says that Sheen’s life fascinates him … and then takes him on a trip down memory lane, starting in 1993 with his first appearance on the show.
Leno also says Sheen is the most canceled guest during his tenure at “Tonight”: “You had your wisdom teeth pulled four times” and Sheen admits with a laugh that he once staged a car crash to cancel his appearance on “The Tonight Show.”
“I told Dylan, my old driver, to go into a skid, with me belted in, so there would be tire tracks on the road, and then put the thing into the ditch,” says Sheen.
Leno then whips out a montage of Sheen jokes — prostitutes, pimps, partying. Sheen takes the montage in stride and says his reaction to the jokes was always one of appreciation.
“My friends would say, ‘Jay talked about you in his monologue last night,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, hell yeah!’ And my first question was always, ‘How smart was the joke?'” Sheen says. “And I knew they were always, always perfect from the greatest comedic mind I’ve ever known.”
Below, Sheen gives Leno a gift and then talks about how Laura Bell Bundy has breathed new life into “Anger Management,” replacing “Slima-Selma Blair, you’ll probably cut that out,” Sheen cracks. His contentious relationship with Blair is well-documented.
“Anger Management” returns Thursday, Jan. 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.