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Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

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Series cast summary:
 Alan Harper / ... (262 episodes, 2003-2015)
 Jake Harper / ... (226 episodes, 2003-2015)
 Berta (211 episodes, 2003-2015)
 Charlie Harper (179 episodes, 2003-2015)


The Harper brothers Charlie and Alan are almost opposites but form a great team. They have little in common except their dislike for their mundane, maternally cold and domineering mother, Evelyn. Alan, a compulsively neat chiropractor and control-freak, is thrown out by his manipulative wife Judith who nevertheless gets him to pay for everything and do most jobs in the house. Charlie is a freelance jingle composer and irresistible Cassanova who lives in a luxurious beach-house and rarely gets up before noon. Charlie "temporarily" allows Alan and his son Jake, a food-obsessed, lazy school kid who shuttles between his parents, to move in with them after Alan's separation/divorce. The sitcom revolves around their conflicting lifestyles, raising Jake (who has the efficient, caring dad while having a ball with his fun-loving sugar uncle who teaches him boyish things), and bantering with Evelyn and various other friends and family. Other fairly regular characters include Charlie's cleaning ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Two adults. One kid. No grown-ups. See more »




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Release Date:

22 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dois Homens e Meio  »

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Did You Know?


Who the "2 and a half men" of the show were has changed four times during the shows run: In season 1-8 it was Charlie Sheen (Charlie Harper), Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) and Angus T. Jones (Jake Harper). In season 9-10 it was Ashton Kutcher (Walden Schmidt), Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) and Angus T. Jones (Jake Harper). In season 11 it was Ashton Kutcher (Walden Schmidt), Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) and Amber Tamblyn (Jenny). In season 12 it was Ashton Kutcher (Walden Schmidt), Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) and Edan Alexander (Louis).

However, during the 11th season it was technically "2 men and a half woman". Since it's a very confusing title though, the show continued to be called the same. See more »


Alan Harper: [they are just about to sleep] You want to watch porn first?
Charlie: No!
Alan Harper: Why not?
Charlie: I'm drunk, in bed, in a hotel room with my brother and you want to know why I don't wanna watch porn?
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Crazy Credits

The Chuck Lorre Productions vanity card at the end of each episode consists of the words "Chuck Lorre Productions", the vanity card number, and a short essay or mini screenplay that changes with each episode. Topics have included a riff on slang words that Lorre wants to coin, the reason a certain scene containing the line of dialog that was used as the episode's title was edited out, and a screenplay about Lorre's assistant entering his office and finding him curled up in the fetal position. See more »


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Funniest Show on TV
6 March 2006 | by (United States Quaker Hill, CT) – See all my reviews

This show has more laughs per minute than any other sit com. I have not laughed as often or as intensely because of any TV show in decades. The casting and acting is superb and the writing creative and hilarious. If you don't laugh at this show, sell your television and see a doctor, because something ain't right. The characters are diverse and quirky, the subjects always seem to push the limits without offending, and I only wish the show was on more than once a week. It's the kind of show where the actors must go home, collect their checks and wonder why they are paid so much for doing something they enjoy so much. I envy them, we should all be so fortunate in doing something that brings this level of humor into the lives of others. For this I extend my sincere appreciation to the cast, writers, directors and producers.

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