Trivia / Anger Management

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For the TV series:

  • Actor Allusion: Sheen has previously played a ballplayer: Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn, in the film Major League.
    • In the final episode, Corbin Bernsen played "Roger", the general manager of Charlie's old team, who addresses Charlie as "Wild Thing". Bernsen had played a "Roger" in that movie too.
  • Casting Gag: Charlie Sheen has a daughter named Sam in Real Life too.
  • Five Year Plan: The producers of the show offered FX a 10-90 production plan in which 90 episodes were ordered after the show proved itself during the first ten episodes.
  • The Danza: Charlie Sheen as Charlie Goodson, Martin Sheen as Martin Goodson, Michael Boatman as Michael and Andy Mientus as Andy.
  • Meta Casting: The series is overflowing with references to Charlie Sheen's sometimes bizarre past behavior while under the influence of narcotics.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Charlie's dad is played by his real-life dad, Martin Sheen.
    • Michael Arden and Andy Mientus (Patrick and Andy) are a real-life couple as well as onscreen.
  • Role Ending Misdemeanour: Selma Blair was given the boot for complaining about Charlie Sheen's behaviour.