Skip to comments.It's Time To Recast "Two And A Half Men"
Posted on 11/27/2012 11:45:42 AM PST by The Looking Spoon
First it was Charlie Sheen, now the "half" portion of the two-and-a-half men has become Christian and has seen the light, now declaring what many of us have known for a long time, that the show is "filth."
This reminded me of a piece I did during the Sheen meltdown.
I always thought Charlie Sheen, and then Ashton Kutcher, played the half-man...
Recast? I’d say time to cancel.
Disgusting show. When I saw the numbers on how many people watch it, my conclusion was that 0bama would be reelected.
Hahaha. I crack myself up.
Petition the whitehouse, that’s if there are 25,000 people who watch the show. Never liked Sheen or his dad. I have no reason to care or complain, becasue I just exercise what little freedom I still have by watching something else.
Why should he give his pay back?
He was an 8 year old kid when he was cast in that show. And somehow, that little Texas boy grew up in that environment, and still managed to become a decent person. At 19 he decided it was garbage and said so.
He deserves the money he earned. Especially since he was a kid and probably had limits to how much it was his fault he was there. 8 year olds don’t wind up on TV without some parent pushing very hard for it to happen.
A very solid case can be made that all the adults in that kid’s life took advantage of an 8 year old, by making him a comedic prop in a lewd production. I hope he enjoys every dime he got from them.
Two Broke girls is as bad..... Same writers.
Interesting. I don’t watch it for two reasons; I despise Charlie Sheen and that type of show is just not my cup of tea. I also cannot tolerate laugh tracks. I do know people who do watch it and they say they love it. That said, if the kid doesn’t like the show he should ask to be let go or quit. $250,000 an episode may be hard to quit, though.
I watch it all the time and I have all the episodes. It is a funny and relaxing show. People need to lighten up or mind their own business.
I never watched it because most sit-coms are loud, lewd and not very funny. I didn't think this one would be an exception. The promos looked lame so I ignored it and am glad that I did.
As for the kid actor, 19-year-old Angus T. Jones, his calling the show 'filth' and asking people not to watch it will undoubtedly be grounds for the production company to fire him and I assume he wants that to happen. Those who sneer that he should give back his salary for past shows seem to be more incensed over his conversion to Christianity than anything else and are eager to call him a hypocrite. I won't. He earned the money he was paid but no longer wants to perform on the show so he'll no longer be taking the producers money. What's wrong with that? It's his choice. That his faith is his motivation should not be an issue. Had he waited until the show went off the air, then called it 'filth', he would be a hypocrite. This way, he states his opinion and leaves the show with his integrity intact. Good for him.
But I agree with your point. People do need to lighten up. If they don't like the show all they need do is not watch. That works for me quite well.
I just watched a bit of the video of the kid. I thought he had turned Christian and discovered he didn't like the content of the show. But that is not the case. He's been a Christian all his life. So why would he participate in a show that he considers to be "filth"? Because he loves the money. He needs to lighten up also. Either lighten up or quit. But quitting would require him to give up those fat paychecks. Not easy to do.
Conversion? Did you watch any of the interview? He's been a Christian since preschool. I wonder why the parents would send him to Christian schools and then allow him to be on a show that many, he included, consider to be filth.
Just give me the money. Sorta like the objectors during WW2 that refused to be inducted into the armed forces but lined up to take jobs in the munitions factories.
I’m confused, just who were the “men” on that show?
I agree. He was a kid, after all. It takes a while growing up, finding and formulating your moral boundaries. He was probably also rather proud to be earning a big paycheck, contributing to his family. Lot of varied and conflicting directions for him to work through.
Sounds positive, though, for him to come to this conclusion. The show is astonishingly putrid. It wallows in vileness. Jaw-dropping how far down American culture has devolved, looking at things like that. The whole country is such a cultural sewer nowadays.
Along with the rest of us who see that kind of 'entertainment' as pointless, you stand in good company...
I may not be classified a “Bible thumper,” but what the kid says is right on. The show has truly sunk to a level far below simple innuendo. I find the show’s sexual pronouncements quite offensive, and it takes away from the comedic value the show previously possessed. With the current direction, the show belongs in the trash heap.
Very few kid actors transition into adult actors successfully. Angus should quit the show if he can get out of his contract, determine what it is he wants to do in life, and take whatever education he needs to accomplish that. Doubt he would ever be considered a leading man type, or be a comedian, and would always be the second banana. 2-l/2 men was good initially, and Charlie Sheen was perfectly cast, but it soon deteriorated into pure sleaze, and it was horrifying to see a young Angus, then unaware, delivering smutty double entendres.
Calling it "filth," and telling people to stop watching the show, will certainly gain a lot of attention. It might be enough to wake up the sleeping viewers. "Why shouldn't I watch it?" "What makes it filth?" Asking questions is a beginning.
Im willing to bet if they ran Little Rascals from the 30s and 40s it would get better ratinga
As to your first point, how many Christian preschoolers truly understand, independently, what being a Christian truly means? At what age, biologically do they actually begin to understand?
Concerning your second point, you hit across something quite relevant to your first point. What kind of Christian schools did he actually attend? A traditional kind, or one of those whose mission is more 'social justice' and little, if any at all of what we consider moral upbringing? We truly don't know, but if it is as I suspect, the adults which should have been molding his character have actually let him down badly, and may themselves be learning all about 'millstones about the neck', and 'thrown into the depths of the sea' and all that which was stated by Christ as the wages of those who cause 'little ones to stumble'.
That he is now at an age where he is possibly able to discern for himself, and is doing so is more to be commended than condemned...
Yes it would, but Jesse Jackson or someone would say it is racist, because the way they portray Buckwheat. I'd really like to see "Amos and Andy", but that will never happen.
He became a Christian. He spoke his mind. He earned his pay. Why should he give back the money he earned in a legitimate though disgusting occupation. The kid has integrity to speak his mind as he is growing up.
Did you watch the interview? Jones states that he attended Christian schools but didn't take Christianity seriously and his parents did not provide a Christian home. Jones states that he was into the usual crap privileged teens get into. A few months ago Jones states that he felt God embrace him and after some agonizing, he realized that he needed to change his life.
This epiphany, at age 19, is not uncommon for Christians that have a connection to the faith (as Jones did with his school) but don't really pursue it. Protestant Christians do not believe in infant baptism. Protestant Christians generally discover their true faith as adults. Some at 19, some at 80. Angus Jones has found his and is doing what he knows he should do. That he is criticized for doing so is axiomatic.
I hope young Mister Jones will be able to surmount the heavy criticism he'll receive in the days to come. Most people that like what Hollywood has to offer don't take kindly to being told that it's 'filth'. This thread is a good indication of that. However, it's all just opinion and worth what we pay for it but I wanted to offer the courtesy of a reply to your post.
Most sitcoms are filth. I grew up watching wholesome shows such as “Leave It To Beaver” and am disgusted by what kids are exposed to in prime time. Considering our video diet, it is not surprising that the country is sick.
“I’d really like to see “Amos and Andy”, but that will never happen.”
YouTube is your friend.
The kid just apologized. All is well again. lol. Somebody got to him....although I knew the episode was crap anyway. What cult religion is that? They put rap stars as their God???? Hopefully his parents gave him a big kick. The drama is OVER thank goodness!!!!
People need to lighten up or mind their own business.
Why don’t you allow others to disagree with you? Lighten up, not everybody enjoys raunchy filth. Live with it and mind your own business.
He didn't find God, he found a cult. His ramblings and bizarre behaviour should have made that apparent.
His spiritual advisor is Chris Hudson of the Forerunner Chronicles. Cults like this prey on confused people like Jones and bleed them dry. Hopefully you don't think this is to be commended.
“””Why dont you allow others to disagree with you?””””
It doesn’t matter who disagrees with me, they would still be wrong.
Never heard of this group. If you're correct, it isn't to be commended. *My* point was that his'Christian' parents and 'Christian' school in his formative years may have been just as ill-serving. In fact they may have set him up to be preyed upon by *other* 'wolves in sheep's clothing'...
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