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It's Time To Recast "Two And A Half Men"
The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-27-12 | The Looking Spoon

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.



TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: obama; reagan; satire; twoandahalfmen

1 posted on 11/27/2012 11:45:55 AM PST by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon
It is filth- and unfunny filth at that.
2 posted on 11/27/2012 11:48:02 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: The Looking Spoon

I always thought Charlie Sheen, and then Ashton Kutcher, played the half-man...


3 posted on 11/27/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Recast? I’d say time to cancel.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 11:56:23 AM PST by texaschick
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To: The Looking Spoon

Disgusting show. When I saw the numbers on how many people watch it, my conclusion was that 0bama would be reelected.


5 posted on 11/27/2012 12:00:35 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: The Looking Spoon
By what date will "The Half" give back all the ill-gotten millions he's received from the filthy show?

Hahaha. I crack myself up.

6 posted on 11/27/2012 12:04:29 PM PST by gdani
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by nomobs
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To: gdani

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.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 12:45:56 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Two Broke girls is as bad..... Same writers.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 12:56:02 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 12:56:16 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

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.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 1:05:40 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: South40
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 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.

12 posted on 11/27/2012 1:11:03 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: shelterguy
I don't do sitcoms, can't stand the laugh tracks.

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.

13 posted on 11/27/2012 1:13:48 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Jim Scott
Those who sneer that he should give back his salary for past shows seem to be more incensed over his conversion to Christianity

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.

14 posted on 11/27/2012 1:19:50 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 1:23:13 PM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I’m confused, just who were the “men” on that show?


16 posted on 11/27/2012 1:29:13 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Jim Scott

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.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 1:32:41 PM PST by greene66
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To: dfwgator
I’m confused, just who were the “men” on that show?

Along with the rest of us who see that kind of 'entertainment' as pointless, you stand in good company...

the infowarrior

18 posted on 11/27/2012 1:39:10 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 1:40:26 PM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 1:41:18 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: The Looking Spoon
I've never seen the show, but considering that most stuff on TV is filth, I'm sure the kid is right.

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.

21 posted on 11/27/2012 1:41:40 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: The Looking Spoon

That’s GREAT!!!!


22 posted on 11/27/2012 1:47:41 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Im willing to bet if they ran Little Rascals from the 30s and 40s it would get better ratinga


23 posted on 11/27/2012 1:48:36 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: South40
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.

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...

the infowarrior

24 posted on 11/27/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: mriguy67
Im willing to bet if they ran Little Rascals from the 30s and 40s it would get better ratinga

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.

25 posted on 11/27/2012 2:01:24 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty ( Fast and Furious , Benghazi - What's 0bama's current body count?)
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To: gdani

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.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 2:04:57 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: South40
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

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.

27 posted on 11/27/2012 2:50:06 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: The Looking Spoon

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.


28 posted on 11/27/2012 3:43:56 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“I’d really like to see “Amos and Andy”, but that will never happen.”

YouTube is your friend.


29 posted on 11/27/2012 3:47:20 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: I want the USA back

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!!!!


30 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:32 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: shelterguy

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.


31 posted on 11/27/2012 6:45:37 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: infowarrior
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...

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.

32 posted on 11/28/2012 2:06:16 AM PST by JeffAtlanta
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To: WilliamIII

“””Why don’t you allow others to disagree with you?””””

It doesn’t matter who disagrees with me, they would still be wrong.


33 posted on 11/28/2012 5:01:08 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: JeffAtlanta
His spiritual advisor is Chris Hudson of the Forerunner Chronicles.

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'...

the infowarrior

34 posted on 11/28/2012 9:01:41 AM PST by infowarrior
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