In his new memoir, So That Happened (out April 7), Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men (and more importantly, Pretty in Pink) details his own account of his former co-star Charlie Sheen’s breakdown. Cryer doesn’t mince words—his description of Sheen’s undoing is brutally honest, and it’s pretty fascinating to go back down that rabbit hole of “tiger blood” and “goddesses.”
Charlie Sheen had a few choice words for Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre and about the show’s finale, according to People. The actor sent this message to Lorre via TMZ on Monday: “You must feel safe, motherf***er. You must feel safe where you live.”
At the risk of sounding like the title of a Two and a Half Men episode: Honestly, we expected bigger.
TV’s longest-running current live-action sitcom closed its run Thursday night with a hefty ratings gain compared to last week, which marks the show’s biggest numbers since 2013. Yet the comedy’s performance was far from the huge spike one might have expected, given its longevity and media attention.
Charlie Harper was still alive, yet Charlie Sheen was nowhere to be seen on CBS’ Two and a Half Men series finale. The comedy closed its record-setting 12-season run with an ultra-meta one-hour episode Thursday night, which brought back many familiar faces from the show’s past, a few celebrity guests, a rather unexpected dose of animation, and a shock cameo by the show’s co-creator.
Two and a Half Men ended like it’s acted for 12 seasons—uncompromising in what it was. The hour, entitled “Of Course He’s Dead,” didn’t just address the show’s detractors or the history of Charlie Sheen both on and off the show, it made them the focal point around the final episode’s plot.
It all comes together in such unapologetic fashion—with such a meta flair that even Dan Harmon wouldn’t attempt it—that whether you liked the finale or not, the show doesn’t care. It, and Chuck Lorre, went out on the exact notes it wanted to end. And that note, as far as Lorre was concerned, was a #winning one.
Two and a Half Men ends Thursday after a titanic 12-season, 262-episode run that truly launched the Chuck Lorre empire. And in case you weren’t one of the millions who tuned in over the past dozen years, a lot happened on this show.
Like what, you ask? Here are a few of the more notable, bizarre moments that EW could pick out.
Charlie Sheen returning for the Two and a Half Men series finale sounded more likely during a press conference with critics at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Thursday.
Ashton Kutcher didn’t even have to say anything to start the rumors of Charlie Sheen’s return to Two and a Half Men.
When Ashton Kutcher appeared on Conan on Oct. 28, Conan O’Brien asked him about Charlie Sheen’s recent comments suggesting he’d like to return to Two and a Half Men in its final season. And it’s clear in his response that there’s not much love for his sitcom predecessor.
Jon Cryer is a two-time Emmy winner who now pulls down $620,000 per episode after 12 seasons on TV’s Two and a Half Men. But to another generation, he’s Duckie, the BFF Molly Ringwald should’ve ended up with at the end of Pretty in Pink.
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