If you ask Charlie Sheen a question, there’s a damned good chance you won’t just get an answer, but a “Charlie Sheen answer.” And those are forever more fun, even if they’re not exactly kind or always sound of mind. It’s been three weeks since Two and a Half Men aired its Sheen-free finale, which killed off his long-gone character with all the grace of a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. And now Sheen has responded to it in a most glorious fashion.
When approached by a TMZ reporter and asked what he thought about the way the finale ended, Sheen initially just brushed it off and said he didn’t care. But then he dropped the kid gloves and went on the offensive against creator Chuck Lorre.
Now, those sound like fighting words to me. (Or at the very least, “breaking and entering before assaulting someone in their sleep” words.) But the smiling Sheen doesn’t really sound all that unreasonable, if you take the finale into account.
The episode ends with a Sheen stand-in walking up to the house’s front door and being squashed out of existence by a baby grand piano, which fell from a helicopter. At that point, the camera pulls back and there’s Lorre himself, breaking the fourth wall and saying “Winning” to the audience. That was obviously a direct reference to Sheen’s epic run of interviews when he had that tiger blood in his veins and said the only thing he was addicted to was winning. Seemed like a warlock-sized middle finger from Lorre, so I couldn’t imagine that Sheen would react lightly to being murdered through fiction.
He even tosses this non sequitur out there, perhaps to prove that he can say the things he says, and that America will understand.
This, while his friends (including Family Matters and Anger Management star Darius McCrary) were telling the TMZ guys “Merry Christmas,” assumedly for being gifted a Charlie Sheen answer. It’s the best stocking stuff no money can buy. Now can you guys imagine the YouTube videos that would have been created had former co-star Angus T. Young gotten killed off?
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Thank you for signing up to CinemaBlend. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.