As you probably know, “Two and a Half Men” has been canceled for the remainder of the season. Producers decided to pull the plug after Charlie Sheen’s latest radio rant, in which he called the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre, a turd, and went on to call President Thomas Jefferson a pussy. Granted, Jefferson was a bit of a douche bag about the whole Federalism thing. But even so, bad form, Charles.
Since it looks like we won’t be seeing new episodes of “Two and a Half Men” any time soon, if ever (fingers crossed), we decided that now would be a great time to take a look back fondly at the five greatest “Two and a Half Men” moments. Yes, it was difficult, but we actually found five.
In January, 2010, production of the show was forced to move ahead without a studio audience. The decision was made out of concern for the safety of actor Jon Cryer who feared his ex-wife, Sarah Trigger, was trying to have him killed. While viewers at home were eventually subjected to the horror, the would-be studio audience members were spared from sitting through the grueling ordeal.
In February of 2010, a few months after Sheen was arrested for fighting with his wife, the actor voluntarily entered rehab, causing production of the show to temporarily shut down. For a while, at least, television seemed a little less shitty.
In April of 2010, Sheen threatened to walk away from the show after seven seasons. As it turned out, Sheen was simply holding out for more money from the network. But for a brief moment in time, it seemed possible that the show might be going off the air.
After Charlie Sheen took part in yet another coke/porn star bender, he was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. As a result, Sheen made arrangements to go into rehab, and production of the show was once again put on a temporary hiatus. Aside form the cast and crew who would not be paid for the time off, there was much rejoicing.
On February 24th, 2011, CBS pulled the plug on the remainder of “Two and a Half Men” season 8, and comedy fans around the world cheered in unison. Of course, this does not take the lingering threat of season 9 off the table. But at the rate Charlie is going, chances are the show will have to be renamed “One and a Half Men and the Bloated Corpse of a Drug-Addled Deviant.”