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.