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Can Two and Half Men Survive Without Charlie?
Local Planfield ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Sheila Raddatz

Posted on 09/22/2011 8:05:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

What was that thud Monday night? Oh yeah, it was the season premiere of Two and Half Men without Charlie Sheen!

Two and Half Men, a long time running favorite, had 28 million viewers on the September 19th’s season premiere episode titled, “All Will Be Revealed”. Sheen's hairy replacement, Ashton Kutcher, did reveal a lot in the literal sense because of his naked scenes that were placed strategically throughout the episode. But, what was really revealed were the 9500+ negative comments posted on Two and Half’s Facebook page that suggested that Sheen’s aftermath of his altered fury has buried the chance of Two and Half Men to continue on as a fan favorite without good ‘ol Charlie.

The reveal episode opened with the funeral for Charlie’s untimely death that may or may not have been caused by his newly wedded wife, Rose. Rose, his long time on again, off again stalker girlfriend, found Charlie in the shower with another woman on day number 2 of their union and the next thing you know, Charlie is dismembered after he fell in front of an oncoming train in Paris leaving nothing but financial despair for his beach front property.

Ashton’s character came to play as a man who chickened out of committing suicide because the water was too cold. He stopped by Sheen’s beach home looking for a phone and maybe a reason to be brought into the episode, too. Whatever it was, it flopped.

The question remains, will Charlie be brought back from the dead to help resurrect the show, or will this be another end to an era? Judging by the Facebook comments, the network needs to swallow their pride, fasten their seatbelt and get ready for another frenzied ride on the Charlie train.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 09/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

No the real question is why is it still on the air. Why wasn’t it canceled after six episodes.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 8:08:07 PM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve survived without 2 1/2 men for years and don’t care one way or the other if it survives.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 8:09:53 PM PDT by umgud
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I don’t think it will hold its current audience, but if Ashton Kutches does the nude thing on a regular basis, it could attract a new, different audience.


4 posted on 09/22/2011 8:11:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A more important question is, “Why would anyone care if it survives”!!


5 posted on 09/22/2011 8:12:12 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Uh, no offense intended, but who cares?

Charlie Sheen is a turd, and it’s impossible to pick up a turd by the clean end.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 8:12:30 PM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: umgud

The “kid” is now a grown up. It should be called “3 boring men”.


7 posted on 09/22/2011 8:13:01 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: MinorityRepublican

28 million viewers minus 9500 negative commenters still leaves lots of viewers.


8 posted on 09/22/2011 8:16:32 PM PDT by discostu (yeah that's it)
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To: MinorityRepublican

98% of TV is pure crap. That show is one of the crappiest.

I hope it has now jumped the shark.


9 posted on 09/22/2011 8:19:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg

I watched it until Kelso came on. He’ll always be Kelso to me. I like(d) That 70’s Show but always liked Kelso the least of all the characters.

Oh, and WTF happened to Jenny McCarthy’s face? WOW! BAD, BAD SURGERY. She used to be so pretty.


10 posted on 09/22/2011 8:21:11 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Too many haters on this thread. Anyway, That 70s Show was awesome and so was Two Men and a Half until Charlie Harper had to be killed off because in real life, he went crazy.


11 posted on 09/22/2011 8:26:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: umgud
I’ve survived without 2 1/2 men for years

Well..if you are a woman. I feel for you....

If you are a man...I never knew.

12 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yep. Chazz Sheen “seems” to be saner these days...rehab, perhaps?

Two and a Half Men, like The Office, are on the last toe of their last leg; you can’t ditch the series star and still go on.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 8:32:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Who gives a crap and why is this even posted on FR?
Ignore Hollyweird and maybe it’ll go away.


14 posted on 09/22/2011 8:32:31 PM PDT by Outland (Ping me when the revolution starts. Anything less won't fix this mess.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Charlie Harper was Charlie Sheen was 2 1/2 Men.

When Hollywood said they didnt want him no more, they said goodbye to his runaway train life as a sitcom and cash cow for everyone. Can you really believe that Hollywood said that he was too far gone and refused to make (more) money off his crazy lifestyle??(!!)??

Just when you think you can count on something.


15 posted on 09/22/2011 8:38:00 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I enjoyed the show and have all the old episodes on disk.

But I could only stand 10 minutes of the first episode without Charlie.

Comedy is a very fragile thing and if you try too hard or modify a working recipe even a little it falls apart.

They were trying way too hard to be funny... it was an epic fail.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (More rubble, less trouble)
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To: Delta 21

“I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character,” Sheen said. “Anything less would have been an insult!”
Charlie Sheen on the death of Charlie Harper


17 posted on 09/22/2011 8:40:44 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Delta 21
They have signed contracts for bought commercial time. As long as they have taken the money for the time they will have to put on a show. Good or bad. When they quit buying time slots the show will go off the air. It has nothing to do with the quality of a show, it's if the show can sale advertisement time.
18 posted on 09/22/2011 8:47:02 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the rest of the planet can survive without Charlie Sheen, then certainly about anything else can.


19 posted on 09/22/2011 8:52:14 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: MinorityRepublican

wouldn’t be a loss at my house.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 8:57:45 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: Delta 21
“Anything less would have been an insult!”

Since it was brought up on a UARS thread, getting killed by a "big ole'
frozen hunk of 'butt release'" (aka a "Boeing Bomb") would have been
the way for him to go.

21 posted on 09/22/2011 9:01:32 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: MinorityRepublican

There was a funny line in that episode. I can’t remember what it was but I remember there was.

I think it would have been a lot funnier if they had hired writers. They may want to consider that in the future.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 9:13:57 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No, no and no, not funny anymore, the show is Charlie and you can not replace the show.. you know what I mean.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 9:33:50 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

All good things come to an end. It’s time the sitcom was put out of it’s misery. Talk about reaching...


24 posted on 09/22/2011 9:39:56 PM PDT by mort56
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To: MinorityRepublican

What is this....television...that you people speak of? Something from the twentieth century, perhaps?


25 posted on 09/22/2011 9:44:53 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: MinorityRepublican

Charlie may be gone. and that’s a good thing.
But the vulgar crap is still there. I pass again.


26 posted on 09/22/2011 9:45:34 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: Delta 21
Rose's description of that event,"He exploded like a meat balloon," was about the best line in the episode.

Everyone seemed flat, and the writers didn't come up with hardly any good comedy.

It's the last season, if it lasts that long.

27 posted on 09/22/2011 9:48:16 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Osage Orange

LOL

Dog...


28 posted on 09/22/2011 9:55:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Strange, stopped watching Spin City cause of him.


29 posted on 09/22/2011 10:16:59 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: svcw

It wasn’t cancelled because it made the company money. Why are you against capitalism?


30 posted on 09/22/2011 11:59:55 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; randita

Didn’t watch it but, Sheen’s character was pushed in front of a train in Paris by a crazy GF? Nice.

I’d rather watch a show about a French detective’s efforts to bring her to justice than Ashton Kutcher. (an older woman recently surprised me with the comment “I wouldn’t throw him out of bed”)

“Walden Schmidt” a suicidal billionaire? Sounds lame.


31 posted on 09/23/2011 12:03:18 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: boop

Jon Cryer has always been the “half” a man in the title. ;-D


32 posted on 09/23/2011 12:04:00 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: umgud
"I’ve survived without 2 1/2 men for years and don’t care one way or the other if it survives."

You beat me to it.
Now take away my re-runs of Law & Order and I might pitch a fit. . . . . . .

33 posted on 09/23/2011 3:35:03 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Outland
Who gives a crap and why is this even posted on FR?

Agree. Aren't the promos they show during NFL games revolting enough?

ML/NJ

34 posted on 09/23/2011 5:14:08 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: MinorityRepublican

He was Kelso but just longer hair and rich.

Many a sitcom has tried to survive when someone leaves the stage - and failed.

I think this one will, too.

Check out this article - mentions Kelso’s show.

http://splitsider.com/2011/03/10-sitcoms-that-lost-their-lead-actors-and-kept-going


35 posted on 09/23/2011 5:30:33 AM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve never watched this show and never intend to. Same thing with these Jersey Shore shows.


36 posted on 09/23/2011 5:32:37 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: cydcharisse

That is so cute - against capitalism.
I guess I should have phased the question as why on earth would anyone waste time watching that drivel.
Scripts were juvenile, acting mediocre and the premise was idiotic.


37 posted on 09/23/2011 6:35:24 AM PDT by svcw (It is who I am, it is what I do.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

[...it could attract a new, different audience.]

This may be a clue: When the Jon Cryer character makes the statement to the Ashton character ... “I can’t get your penis out of my mind”, the gay community was probably simply beside themselves with uncontrolled giggling.


38 posted on 09/23/2011 6:56:00 AM PDT by RetSignman (It's Fall...the "Goebbles Warmers" are packing their bags , migrating for their winter caves.)
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To: Vendome
Yeah....I jerk around quite often.
39 posted on 09/23/2011 12:05:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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