Say what you will about TV screenwriter and producer Chuck Lorre, who's currently embroiled in the Charlie Sheen debacle now plaguing CBS's 'Two and a Half Men,' but you may not have known that Lorre has humble beginnings as a workingman guitarist. Vanity Card #202 on Lorre's site reveals that an episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' was actually inspired by the writer's chance meeting with jazz phenom Pat Metheny
, whose new record, What's It All About, features tunes from the likes of Paul Simon and Burt Bacharach. It was an imploding feeling, like the kind you get when your ego is being demolished like an old Vegas casino," Lorre revealed. Thankfully, the feeling was accompanied by a soft, reassuring voice in my head that whispered, 'Find work in television, nobody's a prodigy there.'"