Skip to comments.Charlie Sheen's Toxic Humor on CBS
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.
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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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.
just what you would expect
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.
Trash is trash regardless of the covering.
It's one of the few sitcoms we enjoy on a regular basis.
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.
Ever heard of 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Errol Flynn?...Yes, I know they were blackballed, but this has been going on forever....
Maybe that had something to do with Denise divorcing him?
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.
"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.
Why blame Charlie Sheen...he's just reading lines that are given to him...he's not the writer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But not televised. BTW, Mr. Flynn was found not guilty in the rape trial.
I avoid watching sitcoms, but my wife claims it is a very very funny show. I'm afraid I find most of these outraged assaults on the content of TV shows really tiresome: I also think Charlie Sheen leaves a lot to be desired as a person, and an "intellect" but railing against a show on these grounds leads some to think people on "the right" are really the ones who want to shut people up. We know how much more that's a characteristic of people like Charlie Sheen. So let's allow these people to be the ones to mouth off about what THEY want to be censored, and let's not give them the satisfaction of playing that game.
But you like this show. OK.
Yes, but those two, and Hollywood of the past generally, kept such exploits behind closed doors. They didn't try to sell depictions of them to the public at large.
I am so glad I dont watch all that much network TV.
I have no idea what kind of a person he is, as I do not know him, but my wife and I agree that it's a very funny show, and we enjoy entertainment that makes us laugh.
If you do not watch TV and should just happen to spot an episode occassionally of Charlie Sheen in 2 and half men....you are totally disgusted by their crude, and demeaning behavior and wonder why that show is even on the air.
yikes. I watched this show once, 'cause of its "great" ratings and all the hoopla and whatnot about how "hilarious" it is, but was totally offended at the "jokes" (which all revolved around sex and the awkwardness of discussing sex around a young boy).
I didn't find it funny and I'm no prude. I found it just awful and icky. Never watched it again. I'm not really surprised to hear about this show lowering its already low bar. If I were an advertiser, I sure wouldn't advertise on that show...unless my "product" was a phone sex line, or I was a media planner for the DNC.
THAT's why the jihadists hate us....
What makes you even think he will? Are you a friend of the family?
But this show has been slipping further into the muck with each episode. I've switched to '24' and it's a far better show, with a much more talented cast.
And AIM is just realizing this? They are about 15 years too late to realize what the rest of the country already knew. Charlie Sheen has ALWAYS been into hookers. He was a client of Heidi Fliess's who ran a huge hooker business in L.A. The guy had a dancer's pole installed in his place in Malibu.
They hate us because of Charlie Sheen?
I'd say the timing is really critical right now. The Dakota Fanning movie "Houndog" has already upset many, many people.
I don't think it's really about whether children WATCH this kind of thing or not. There are children acting the parts, and the message is the same to them as it is to the adults who watch it. That [the smut's] O-K.
NAMBLA agenda? No doubt about it.
You know, I've always wondered why that was. . .
"the only thing I watch is Home and Garden and the Food Channel."
ok, so we've established that you like house porn and food porn. ;)
Definitely must-miss TV. During one of the football games on Sunday, they had a promo for some show "How I Met Your Mother". During this promo, played during the afternoon, the network played a clip where the characters used the words "sword" and "sheath" as euphenisms for male and female anatomy. Another character made the claim that his "wouldn't fit". They then showed the cast of the show, supposedly nude, with a banner displaying the title of the show across their bodies.
Ok. Play that crap at night, but not during the game, when folks have their kids watching.
Don't think this is the first time they've commented on such programming.
Sooo, you're obviously not easily offended then.
I've seen trailers for this during other shows - it reminded me of Junior High School boys' bathroon humor.
Each to his own, but don't try to pass yourself off as "conservative" or sophisticated while saying you enjoy this junk......
They hate us because of Charlie Sheen! They detest his greasy good looks and 1980s sardonic wit.
CBS obviously can put trash on their network if they want too. But I can voice my opinion on what kind of low down gutter trash they are putting on TV. And I do not have to watch, and I don't have to encourage anyone else to watch. I guess if you are use to watching trash , it wouldn't alarm you.
He will no doubt be influenced by Hollywood/New York liberals who work, act and control the industry he is in.
I have no idea about his parents ideology, do you?
Yeah, save football time for beer commercials with busty babes, as God intended.
"I was used to watching a comedy in this time slot, because 'Everybody Loves Raymond' was so good, and I found that laughter was a good way to start the week.
But this show has been slipping further into the muck with each episode."
So I take it you didn't see the "Raymond" episode where his mother creates a sculpture that greatly resembles the female sex organ and then tries to donate it to a Catholic charity.
30 minutes of a giant stone vagina on the screen.
And twins. Don't forget about the twins.
Kudos on a great observation.
When one of the top rated shows is Doctors Banging.......I mean...Grey's Anatomy....others will emulate the formula.
I don't even know his name, I just enjoy the show.
Here's an idea: suggest to the censors in Congress that we'll accept 'equal time' restrictions on the radio if they'll accept it on the TV.