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Charlie Sheen's Toxic Humor on CBS
Media Monitor ^ | 1/24/2007 | Andy Selepak

Posted on 01/24/2007 9:01:00 AM PST by Mike Bates

Television has always pushed the envelope and often past the point of bad taste, but Monday night's episode of Two and a Half Men did not just push the envelope, it ripped the envelope in half. Then, CBS burned and threw it in the trash, where this show truly belongs.

The show began with one of the title characters, the Half Man, 13-year-old Angus T. Jones, asking Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer if you have to be smart to have sex. This is prompted by his comment that he sometimes hears his on-screen mother and her boyfriend having sex.

The discussion went downhill from there, as Sheen and Cryer spoke openly about sex in front of Jones, all in the name of generating laughs. This is nothing new for the show, as one of the running story lines is sex, sex, and more sex. But Monday night's show took it even further.

Later in the episode and thankfully in a scene that did not involve the 13-year-old Jones, the show descended into discussions of Cryer's character as a boy having sex with fruit, urinating into a Tang container, and using his on-screen mother's feminine-hygiene product as a breathing device, convinced by Sheen's character this was how the astronauts do it. More indecent comments are made, which will not be detailed here.

SNIP

That Charlie Sheen, son of liberal icon actor Martin Sheen, would be involved in such a perverted show is not surprising. He has been linked in press reports to a series of morally objectionable behaviors, ranging from consorting with prostitutes, to drug and alcohol abuse, gambling problems, child pornography allegations, and alleged wife abuse.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: filth; moralabsolutes; pornography; sheen
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And, yes, I know that viewers can always change the channel. This is posted as a reflection of where we're going in entertainment.
1 posted on 01/24/2007 9:01:02 AM PST by Mike Bates
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To: Mike Bates

Charlie Sheen and humor should never be used in the same sentence without a negative in between.

On the other hand Charlie himself is a joke of Biblical proportions.


2 posted on 01/24/2007 9:02:57 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: Mike Bates

SeeBS Network
just what you would expect


3 posted on 01/24/2007 9:03:52 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: Mike Bates

I got a new Women's Wear Daily today. It's now called "W."

If you can stand it, check out the current issue. There's much to be said of the 'demystification of the human form' - that's about as nicely as I can say it.


4 posted on 01/24/2007 9:03:54 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Mike Bates

Trash is trash regardless of the covering.


5 posted on 01/24/2007 9:03:55 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Mike Bates

It's one of the few sitcoms we enjoy on a regular basis.


6 posted on 01/24/2007 9:05:28 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Mike Bates
After the discourse of the past few weeks, you should know that "24" is the only show in the history of television that has been able to influence the way people think, and it causes people to hate muslims. All other shows are entertainment only and have absolutely no effect on perceptions of reality.

< /sarcasm>

7 posted on 01/24/2007 9:05:32 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: Mike Bates

Generally, the only time I ever run into a sitcom is when I'm somewhere like a hospital waiting room or an airport. Not sure what shows I've actually seen parts of, but they are certainly disgusting. I can't imagine how anyone can stand watching most TV at all.


8 posted on 01/24/2007 9:06:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mike Bates

Ever heard of 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Errol Flynn?...Yes, I know they were blackballed, but this has been going on forever....


9 posted on 01/24/2007 9:06:39 AM PST by dakine
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To: Mike Bates
Charlie Sheen looks as thin as a crack-head.

Maybe that had something to do with Denise divorcing him?

10 posted on 01/24/2007 9:07:15 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Mike Bates

It's not unusual for me to gasp out the overt sexuality in some shows these days. We're getting used to it. But that show, for adults, was pretty funny. It should be on later in the evening, IMO.


11 posted on 01/24/2007 9:07:21 AM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: stm
On the other hand Charlie himself is a joke of Biblical proportions.

Why does Charlie Sheen get a pass for his nutty theories about 9/11?
12 posted on 01/24/2007 9:07:29 AM PST by jtal
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To: Mike Bates
This is posted as a reflection of where we're going in entertainment.

"Entertainment"? When you stop using the terms liberals assign and start calling things what they are such as "mind control", "secular progressive propaganda", them maybe we will see more clearly what is going on.

13 posted on 01/24/2007 9:07:33 AM PST by street_lawyer (Conservative Defender of the Faith)
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To: TexasCajun

Why blame Charlie Sheen...he's just reading lines that are given to him...he's not the writer.


14 posted on 01/24/2007 9:07:49 AM PST by Hildy (RUDY IN 2008)
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To: lilylangtree

People don't have to watch. But it is unfortunate this kind of thing is just coarsening our culture and dragging down standards across the board. It's no wonder many Americans don't have the nerve or good sense to see other threats to our well being.


15 posted on 01/24/2007 9:08:03 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Froufrou

Women's Wear Daily is not now called "W". "W" is a monthly publication by WWD. WWD is a daily trade publication that is put out daily as its name suggests.


16 posted on 01/24/2007 9:09:43 AM PST by all the best
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To: jtal
Perhaps because people that are not hard of thinking dismiss him as nothing more than a village idiot. Like father like sons.
17 posted on 01/24/2007 9:10:28 AM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: Mike Bates

I'll disagree with this article here. And I'm a very conservative woman. My husband and I have watched this show several times, and the kid carries the show. It is quite hilarious most episodes, but sexuality is a strong undertone. But if you're watching a TV show that stars Charlie Sheen, what do you expect? That it will be about knitting or library books? CBS knew what it was getting with Sheen, and any viewer should know this too. And no, I'm not a Sheen fan.

I would not let a child watch this show, but it does come on at 9:00 most places - well after kids should be in bed away from the TV. I don't like smut or trash, and I turn the channel if something offends me. This article makes the show sound a lot worse than it actually is.


18 posted on 01/24/2007 9:11:02 AM PST by AUJenn
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To: all the best; TNCMAXQ

I would like nothing better than to think the original is still out there, but I've been unable to find for so long that I can't remember the last time I found one.


19 posted on 01/24/2007 9:13:44 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: dakine
Ever heard of 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Errol Flynn?...Yes, I know they were blackballed, but this has been going on forever....

But not televised. BTW, Mr. Flynn was found not guilty in the rape trial.

20 posted on 01/24/2007 9:14:37 AM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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